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Articles About Women Who Have Been Affected By Hiv And The Health Care System

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...fasting overnight. Pap smear (See fact sheet 510 ): Tests for abnormal cells in the anus or vagina. Test at baseline and once a year, or more often if abnormal cells are found. The cervical Pap smear is a standard test for women. Anal Pap smears are done at many centers in both men and women. Tuberculosis skin test (See fact sheet 518 ): Shows if you have ever been exposed to tuberculosis (TB.) Test at baseline. Test once a year if...
Ask the Experts

OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IS FAIR, DON'T LET OBAMA MESS IT UP!!!!!

Dr. Bob,I dont trust Obama. Im a red-blooded American and I think our health care system is fair and that insurance companies have the right to make a buck. Folks who need or want insurance should just go out and buy some the way I did. Lets not try...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...provide health care for all. This is really a moral issue. Please see the Nicholas Kristof article below. If you still believe our health care system is not broken, then you are choosing to ignore fact and reality. I urge you to rethink your... Read more »

Response- "Our healthcare system is fair" post

I completely understand and respect this is a HIV forum for questions and information. I respect it because I work in the field educating youth. But I just had to comment on this post, "red blooded american"...what exactly does that mean??? Do...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...SYSTEM IS FAIR, DON'T LET OBAMA MESS IT UP!!!!!Sep 20, 2009Dr. Bob,I dont trust Obama. Im a red-blooded American and I think our health care system is fair and that insurance companies have the right to make a buck. Folks who need or want... Read more »

Health care in the US

Hi Dr. Bob,I have seen some questions about people being on HIV meds and have no insurance to cover them. I live in Canada so am not aware of how the health system works there and I am curious. I know here if you do not have access to a health...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The American health care system prior to the passage of the recent health care reform legislation was seriously flawed. If someone had a medical problem -- HIV, Read more »

Health care's weak reforms (HEALTH CARE REFORM, 2009)

Dr. Bob, I am a student and am currently uninsured. Considering that the fact that there are several people in my position, how can you be so supportive of the democratic party and their weak reforms to the financing of the United States health care...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...guide, health care reform will have broad public support once it's in place and the scare stories are proved false. The new health care system will be criticized; people will demand changes and improvements; but only a small minority will want... Read more »
Articles
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

... Women and HIV in the United States Women represent the fastest growing demographic of HIV infections worldwide. In order to work Read more »
Center for Health and Gender Equity

U.S. Organizations Speak Out on Women and HIV to Inform Health Policy and National AIDS Strategy

...is increasingly that of a minority woman living in poverty," said Gina Brown, Medical Case Manager of the NO/AIDS Taskforce. "Health care systems have largely neglected the complex medical, economic, and social realities of HIV-positive women." ... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...CD4 cell counts Having a higher viral load Taking Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT) Anemia is a common condition for HIV-positive women, but it is often overlooked. If left untreated, anemia is strongly associated with HIV disease progression and an... Read more »
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1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...of people living with HIV grows, so does the cost of providing medical services to this population and the burden on the U.S. health care system, Wolitski said. The CDC estimated that about one in five 232,700 of the 1.1 million people infected... Read more »

Growing?

Posted by Survivor
...conditions. Our solutions will be tied directly to how much weand our governmentsvalue human life over the profitability of health care systems or the particulars of politicized religious beliefs. AIDS has taught us, whether or not we wanted to... Read more »

hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...arrived, and 4.6 percent tested positive. According to a Maryland Division of Correction spokesman, 1,104 of about 25,000 men and women in prison were infected with HIV as of September, and 420 of them had AIDS. The system has no statistics on... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Stigma and Discrimination

Posted by bradford
...for those whom I hope will benefit. Ignoring the importance of meeting these needs will bring an ever-increasing cost to our health care systems and us worldwide. A simple exercise in these directions and implementation would have an enormous... Read more »