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Women and HIV/AIDS

...years passed, women have emerged asanother group hard hit by the AIDS epidemic. Even though more men than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means that about one infour Americans living with HIV are women. HIV has also become the thirdmost-deadly...
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Do HIV carrirers test negative (HIV CARRIERS) (HIV BASICS)

DO HIV carriers test negative? (I did an HIV 1&2 test which came back negative. But someone told me that I could still be a carrier. The test was done six (6) months after my last possible exposure.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,There is no such thing as an "HIV carrier." See below.Dr. Bobis there such thing as HIV- carriers?Mar 13, 2007 Hello Doc, I have tested negative for HIV out to Read more »

I slept with an african american bisexual prostitute!!!

I have written to you 4 times and counting!!!!!!!!!!Doc, I made a boo boo, as the title explicitly states. The encounter included unprotected oral, broken condom, and nipple suckage, ( I think she might have had a kid, little milk).I cheated on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi, Boston Bobby,1.Nope.2.Extremely doubtful, based on your history and excessive testing to date. However, HIV-antibody testing taken prior to three months is not considered definitive, and I do not recommend PCR testing for routine HIV Read more »

AIDS Virus?

Sorry if this sounds like a really basic question but is there such a thing as an AIDS virus? I'm pretty confident there isn't but my main source of news, The New York Times, uses the term everytime they write about HIV.This is a quote from today's...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Perhaps you're just a semantics kind of guy and realize that the term "catching AIDS" should be more correctly stated "catching HIV, the virus that causes AIDS." However, if that's not the case and you really wonder if HIV exists, then... Read more »

Who is more prone?

Hello there doctors, I am a 15 year old girl and very curioous about HIV and who is more prone to acquire it. No I am not HIV positive becuase I never had sex or was born with sai ddisease, but I would like to know who is more prone to contracting...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Anyone having unprotected sex can acquire HIV infection. It is of little use to try to compare risk of infection among certain groups. The virus can pass through mucosal Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"I Have an Evil Child at My House:" Stigma and HIV/AIDS Management in a South African Community

...material, symbolic and organizational contexts associated with stigmatization of people with AIDS," they wrote. Anecdotes told of children with HIV whose mothers say, "I have an evil child at my house who has contracted the disease," families who... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Doctors, AIDS Advocates Concerned African Governments Will Halt Nevirapine Use to Prevent Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

...Doctors and HIV/AIDS advocates in Africa are concerned that their governments will halt the use of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine to prevent mother-to-child Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Profiles South African Program Using Nevirapine to Reduce Risk of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

...examined a program at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa, that aims to reduce the risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission by administering the antiretroviral drug nevirapine to HIV-positive pregnant women and their... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

African Countries Should Stop Using Nevirapine to Prevent Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission, Italian Group Says

...nevirapine once within the first three days after birth to reduce the risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 2/10). However, Sant'Egidio spokesperson Mario Marazziti at a press conference announcing the... Read more »
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Tested positive last month...its very difficult!!!

Posted by nevathot, 1 Reply
...i go,and deep in me i know i wouldnt sleep with any of these men...it makes me angry to think why cant other people who are hiv poz prevent the spreading of this disease...if i can do it why wouldnt whoever i got it from?I have a partner who is... Read more »

HIV STORY

Posted by Anonymous
...Thembi Ngubane. Twenty-year-old Thembi Ngubane. Editor's note: Five million South Africans suffer from HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. This makes South Africa the hardest-hit country in the world. Fully three-quarters of new cases Read more »

HIV Education

Posted by Anonymous
... 1,000 Points of Faith: HIV Prevention Goes Church-to-Church by Kellee Terrell October 25, 2006Pastor Marilyn Chisholm is organizing an HIV movie night Read more »

hiv stories

Posted by Anonymous
...AVERT.ORGAVERT is an international AIDS charity avert.org - bringing you information on HIV & AIDShome about AVERT donate here contact us help & advice site guide Africa Countries & Regions Education Gay & Lesbian Read more »