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Effective Prevention Strategies For Vulnerable Population

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The Feminization of an Epidemic

...review what we do know about women and HIV in terms of prevention and treatment, as well as highlighting areas that still require more research. The Statistics The statistics serve as a potent reminder that specific HIV prevention strategies for girls and women are greatly needed. Women represent 46% of all people in the world infected with HIV. However, the rate of new infections among women is climbing, with 50% of all new infections...
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How are we doing?

So the AIDS epidemic turns 25 this week. Over all how are we as a nation doing combatting the disease. Thanks for your insight.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...men).Most egregiously, in the latest draft Bush and cronies have insisted on deleting any and all references to "evidence-based prevention strategies!!!" These are strategies scientifically proven to work! They want to substitute... Read more »

Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.The recommendations were based on the finding that loweing the viral load will indeed lessen the risk of transmission of HIv but may not eliminate it.Studies that examined men on HAART with undetectable viral loads in their... Read more »

Quercetin-Black Tea/Green Tea and Atripla

Is there any interaction between Black or Green Tea and Atripla. Both teas have the antioxidant quercetin which is supposed to help the immune system, according to The University of Michigan. Please advise!
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
to my knowledge no data on drug interaction (or effectiveness) between black or green tea and efavirenz or Atripla. If any reader knows of a reference please post. I would not expect a clinically significant interaction but recommend informing your... Read more »

when we can expect first therupetic vaccine to come in market?

i have been on meds for almost 2 weeks and feel as if its already been decade popping up that poison every day,it makes me feel depressed and sick, recently i read about developements in field of immunotherapy and therupetic vaccines of different...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the data are also a reminder that they must be done -- because there is such a clear and urgent need for additional new HIV prevention strategies. For example, HIV incidence among gay men and other men who have sex with men in the STEP study was... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Report Examines HIV Prevention Among At-Risk Groups

...HIV/AIDS, including commercial sex workers, injection drug users and men who have sex with men. It also examines effective prevention strategies aimed at such groups, including peer education, comprehensive health services and treatment,... Read more »
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Presidential Candidate Senator Barack Obama Gives Five-Point Plan for Fighting HIV

...without a comprehensive, large-scale societal investment in improving the educational and economic opportunities of our most vulnerable populations, which are disproportionately affected by this disease.That being said, my top five priorities are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

What is the link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually... Read more »
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Preventing Other Infections

In HIV, your CD4 count is key. It's the most important measure of your immune system's health. When it's high, you're in good shape. But when it's low, you're at risk for developing a number of potentially dangerous illnesses. These illnesses are... Read more »
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Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
I write this question in the hope of gaining insight from both HIV positive gay men as well negative men in "magnetic partnerships". I only now discovered this term "magnetic", as it relates to my life! It can no longer be a twist of fate that my... Read more »