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Can Hiv Cause Deafness

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Gay, Deaf and Missing the Message; Deaf People Are Affected by HIV/AIDS at Higher Rates Than the Hearing

In kicking off Pride Week festivities on Monday, Toronto Councilor Kyle Rae noted that American Sign Language interpreters will translate speeches and song lyrics at all official events. Advocates worry that that many deaf people are missing out on... Read more »

Deaf-REACH's HIV Prevention Program Speaks the Deaf Community's Language

From the Margin to the Center: A Spotlight Series Did you know that people who are deaf or hard of hearing are two to four times more likely to contract HIV than their hearing counterparts? That's just one of many facts that Sylvie Soulier... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

HIV/AIDS in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Introduction Hearing Impairment The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Stereotyping Communication Between the Hearing and Hearing Impaired HIV Among the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Lack of Information Sexual Contact Substance Abuse Access Issues ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Bilateral deafness

hi Dr B, I have lost 40% of my hearing sometime last year.i would like to find out is this common in people living with HIV?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Sorry to hear of your situation. Hearing loss is not a common, nor described complication of HIV.BY... Read more »

Can a pet licking sweat or a cut from a HIV positve persons skin cause them to get sick or even HIV but in animal form whatever that may be? (CATS AND DOGS AND HIV, 2009)

Hello there. This may sound like a weird question but I have to ask because the only way to know is to ask, also someone else may be wondering the same thing. First of all I am currently on meds and undectable my question doesn't pertain to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Actually you are certainly not the only one wondering if Toto or Miss Kitty could be at risk. In fact we have an entire chapter in the archives of this forum devoted to animal HIV transmission. I'll reprint below some information from those... Read more »


I was wondering about your thoughts regarding the media's portrayal of HIV/aids? It seems that most of us are deathly affraid of contracting HIV and, unfortunatley, I think it is due to a lack of PROPER education. It seems most of out fears are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I believe there are multiple reasons for irrational HIV fears.Consider the following poem written by Johnson Mwakanze, a Kenyan living with HIV . . . "Underneath the Veil"This one thing has destroyed families,This one thing has... Read more »

*are many parners those who are hiv negative causes hiv

*respected sir,iam a 29 year guy.last 6 yr i had unprotectedsex with my last three girlfrnd.i know their hiv status.they all are hiv negative.i also been tested 7 times .they all are negative.and am going for my marraige with my new spouse.last i...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-You can rest easy, you are indeed negative. Good luck with your marriage. Take careLHW... Read more »
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Study on HIV/AIDS in the Deaf Communit

Posted by Anonymous
My name is Melissa Adams. I am a hearing student at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. For my Master thesis I am doing interviews with HIV positive Deaf adults to learn about their experience with this disease. The... Read more »

HIV Causes AIDS -- And Knowing It Could Save Your

Posted by Anonymous
HIV Causes AIDS -- And Knowing It Could Save Your Life
By San Francisco AIDS Foundation

While the global HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to rage, a small number of fringe groups have been aggressively promoting misinformation about AIDS. Some claim that... Read more »

The way we address HIV is cause for concern

Posted by bradford
The way we address HIV is cause for concern.

The truth is that there are millions of people living to whom HIV has not caused illness and death. This information brings joy and hope to the heart of any person who has ever dreaded the onset of AIDS.

Ini... Read more »

Hiv doesn't cause aids

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
don't be a victim of greed , hiv doesn't cause aids and if you take those toxic drugs you will eventually die Read more »