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Are The Majority Of Hiv Infections Heterosexually Transmitted

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AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

... How Many Older People Have AIDS? Why Are Older People Getting Infected? Is HIV Disease Different for Older People? Is HIV the Same in Older People? What Other Health Problems Are Common? Mental Problems The Bottom Line How Many Older People Have AIDS? About 29% of all people with AIDS in the United
Ask the Experts

Where does HIV have to travel in order for a heterosexual male to get infected?

Dr. Bob,If a heterosexual male was having unprotected sex with a female, where does HIV have to travel for that person to become infected? Barring any cuts or scrapes in the genital or groin area, does it have to just get inside the opening at the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...relative. Remember, worldwide HIV is predominantly spread by heterosexual contact. There are 34,000,000 of us infected. The vast majority of males living with HIV worldwide were infected via unsafe heterosexual sex.Remember to cover your stump... Read more »

resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

Super infection HIV+ couple

I am still trying to understand whether super infection is possible between spouses who are HIV+ and faithful to each other? We are a couple HIV+ my wife started taking medicines (Trimune 30) more than three years ago when her CD4 count dropped to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...reprint it below for those readers who may have had difficulty downloading the reference. Stay well. Stay informed. Dr. Bob Dual HIV Infection A number of individuals infected with more than one strain of HIV have been identified over the past... Read more »

diffrence between hiv infection and hiv 1/2 eia oositive and confimation negative

i was tested in september and was eia1/2 positive but confimatory westernBlot1 negative so am i called hiv positive or negative? in my lab test report it was written that negative westernBlot does not exclude hiv infection what does it mean? and i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...negative confirmatory Western Blot is considered to be a "negative HIV-1 screening test."The disclaimer about not excluding HIV infection refers to situations such as people being tested within their "window period." By the way, all laboratory... Read more »
Articles
International AIDS Society

Social Exclusion and Lack of HIV Prevention Programs for Men Who Have Sex With Men Escalating New HIV Infections in Major Cities of the Global South

...resources allocated to MSM-focused HIV prevention and care are seriously disproportionate to their contribution to national HIV infections. Most countries in Asia, for instance, spend less than 1% of their HIV and AIDS budgets on MSM, yet 5-20%... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...OIs continue to cause considerable morbidity and mortality for three primary reasons: 1) many patients are unaware of their HIV infection and seek medical care when an OI becomes the initial indicator of their disease; 2) certain patients are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Treatment of Drug-Susceptible Tuberculosis Disease in HIV-Infected Persons

Introduction In February 2003, the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) released new guidelines for the treatment of TB. This fact sheet will... Read more »
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Fear of HIV Infection is a major disease

Posted by GaryNPA, 3 Replies
I have been posting on this board in an attempt to help folks for a long time now. Person after person after person has a low risk exposure, experiences guilt and anxiety - then loses sleep and runs down their body - and then gets ill all over... Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...willfully, knowingly had the virus self-inflicted. Do they really deserve any care or compassion? I don't mean to underrate HIV disease. A disease is a disease and it always feels bad if someone is suffering from such a horrible one. But if it... Read more »

Why doesn't anyone write about AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was diagnosed with AIDS 1 month ago. I am still in a state of shock. My CD4 count was 24, Viral load over 650,000. I was hospitalized with PCP, also had Thrush...I was place on Atripla and various anti-biotics...miraculously I feel good....don't... Read more »

What's the deal?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have a simple question: I keep hearing that HIV treatments and sooo much better now then ever. well if they are so good, why are soooo many people still dying from AIDS in countries with good health care? (US, UK, Canada) Read more »