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The Feminization of an Epidemic

...article? Hate it? Tell us what you think! Got a comment on this article? Write to us at . References Pardo M, Ruiz M, Gimeno A, et al. Gender bias in clinical trials of AIDS drugs. In: XIV International AIDS Conference. Barcelona, 2002 Collins E, Walmsley S. Research on women, are we doing enough? XVII International AIDS Conference, Mexico City, Abstract# CDD0248, 2008 ...
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Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
HelloI am not familiar with any published peer-reviewed and scientifically rigorous articles on "Hootone" treatments for HIV infection. ThanksJoe Read more »

BF on anti hiv drugs I am not

Hello Dr Frascino and I hope youand your partner are doing well :) My partner is on Atripla and has been for a year, I am positive too but not on any medication. My question concerns sex. I am the top in our relationship, and I would like to know,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello UK Lad,You ask if there is a risk of a superinfection whereby you could contract another strain of HIV that is resistant to one or more components of Atripla. The answer is yes, there is at least a theoretical risk this could happen. In order... Read more »

hiv positive

i have not started my medications yet because it causes 1200 dollars so what do i do in the mean time until i can find the help i need to get this medication. i am sick and i need this right away
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...therefore it is difficult for me to provide guidance. If you are writing from the U.S., you may qualify to participate in an ADAP (AIDS Drug Assistance Program). Contact your HIV AIDS specialist or local AIDS service organizations for additional... Read more »

help with my anti-hiv drugs lebanon

Dear Dr.,First I would like to say that your forum is helpful in so many ways.It was one week ago that i learned the dramatic news of being HIV+ and I am pretty sure you felt at one point what I am feeling right now. But somehow im finding the power...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I would wait for the results of the tests to come back as these can best help me answer your question. In your situation (limited availability of HIV medications) waiting to start therapy may be wise - provided your CD4 cell count is not below 350... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tanzania Plans AIDS Drugs Distribution for October

...Mwinyi, deputy minister in the Health Ministry of Tanzania, saidFriday that his nation hopes to start distributing free HIV/AIDS drugs topatients in October. A priority will be getting help to specific groups,especially pregnant women, he said.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zambian President Announces New Goal of Distributing AIDS Drugs to 100,000 HIV-Positive People by End of Next Year

Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa on Saturday in a televised address in advance of the country's 40th anniversary of independence announced that the government aims to distribute antiretroviral drugs at no cost to 100,000 HIV-positive residents by... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA to Share Confidential Information on Generic HIV/AIDS Drug Approvals With WHO; Deal Might Speed Drug Distribution

...antiretroviral drugs could arrive in countries in two to three months, according to the Globe . The agreement will "reduce the cost of AIDS drugs, and we also hope it decreases the confusion on the ground," WHO HIV/AIDS Programme Director Jim... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwe to Distribute Cheap AIDS Drugs

The government of Zimbabwe said Tuesday it would start distributing cheap antiretroviral drugs to people infected with AIDS next month as part of efforts to combat the disease. Health officials said the move was in response to the continued rise in... Read more »
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April 23rd is Rethinking AIDS Day

Posted by Alex1
...April 23 International Actions International Wear a black ribbon in memory of those who have died as a result of toxic AIDS drugs and/or medical neglect brought about by the AIDS misdiagnosis. Obtain ribbons in bulk, give them to friends to... Read more »


Posted by Survivor people living in developing countries. Drug prices in America are still so high that, especially with Medicaid and federal AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAP) budget cuts, many HIV positive Americans will be forced to choose between paying... Read more »

Christian Grantham of GAYBC Questions AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
If you've recieved a life-and-death diagnosis you deserve to hear both sides of an issue. I believe that people to have a right to hear BOTH sides of the story. People are smartthey can make their OWN minds about in issue. We've just reached... Read more »

The truth about HEAL and AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...San Francisco HEAL chapter regularly plasters the Castro with brightly colored flyers screaming, "Warning! Consumption of anti-HIV drugs has been shown to be lethal!" HIV positive boxer Tommy Morrison, profiled in POZ last July, takes his... Read more »