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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
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Worried medical student please help!

Hey doctor I hope you can help me because I am going crazy here.I am a third year medical student and i was in doing ward rounds with the senior doctor I was asked to take a patient blood pressure. I didnt wear any gloves, I took his BP and noticed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."trying to be rational," but I assure you that you are not succeeding. Your fears are completely unwarranted. I agree with your mentor: no risk!HIV is not your problem, but I do think you have a medical problem that does warrant attention:... Read more »

Crazy medical student Dr.Bob I cant eat or sleep please answer

Hey Dr.Bob I havent slept for days I need to know whether I am developing an ocd or whether I should even get an hiv test, and your honesty is what I need.I did some ward rounds 2 weeks ago with my mentor in an immunology ward. Did 2 patients blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...lately.Do you think I should be tested?I never been so scared in my life doctor, I spoke to my mentor and he said I am at no risk. People are acting as if i am crazy lol. I keep thinking that maybe i didnt see the blood going in, I dont know..I... Read more »

pos med student

Dear dr. Bob,Let me start by saying that your story and the way you deal with your HIV by helping other people the way you do, is very inspiring to me. I hope my question wont be too long, well see :-)Last summer a guy used a lambskin condom,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...unrealistic fear of becoming HIV infected" is concerning, considering we are 27 years into the pandemic! I sincerely hope their mentors address this problem.Finally, I should mention your concern for your future patients' safety is laudable. This... Read more »

HIV/AIDS, a good investment?

Ben,I wanted to get your take on what has been thrown about in hiv/aids forums I attend. I know you are an advocate for us and this is why I ask. Given the amount of money Pharma makes off of an HIV/AIDS patient, why would a cure or substantial...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...hi Eric,Great to hear from you. First off, let me say that too many people in the world and this country can't afford healthcare.I also believe (as someone who was mentored by a Nobel laureat) that investment Read more »
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University of California-Los Angeles

Study Details Strategy for Boosting Ranks of Black HIV/AIDS Researchers

...Health (available online at www.ajph.org/cgi/content/full/99/S1/S48 ). "The most effective behavior-change policies allow for individuals to be part of the solution and not the problem," said lead author Dr. Gail Wyatt, professor of psychiatry... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Youth

...taught about AIDS or HIV infection in school. Overall, a multifaceted approach to HIV/AIDS prevention, which includes individual, peer, familial, school, church, and community programs, is necessary to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS in... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living With HIV Special Concerns for Women, Children and People Over 50 What Does the Research Show? ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"Know Now. Live Longer." Promotes HIV/AIDS Treatment Awareness

... "In 2008, 42 percent of the people living with HIV/AIDS in Memphis were not receiving medical care for their disease. A simple lack of awareness of the [Ryan White Read more »
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15 years old, and positive

Posted by blahblahblah, 7 Replies
...just figured i would sign up on this site, and find someone my age to talk to. I don't know anyone my age that is positive with HIV. Well i am! I have questions, but i don't think anyone would understand unless they were positive. It's depressing... Read more »

Catholic Relief Services- HIV/AIDS Chief of Party

Posted by hrrecruiting
...district of Nyamasheke with a comprehensive package including VCT and PMTCT. As of October 31, 2007, AIDSRelief Rwanda had 2,346 people actively receiving ART, and 6,300 enrolled in care and support at LPTFs. In addition, the USG has requested... Read more »

Teens in Rural Areas

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...adults? Where would it be most effective - school, church, movies, etc. Who would you be most likely to listen to - parent, mentor, pastor, person with HIV, etc. Any thoughts you have on these questions would be most appreciated. Thanks in... Read more »

Don't want to talk about it.

Posted by bertuccio, 2 Replies
...but I don't see too much of a point to bringing it to the forefront of my thoughts. I wonder if this is something that other people have thought or felt as well? I know that talking about it with people who have been there and done that is very... Read more »