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Causes And Effects Of Aids On American History

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV in Prisons and Jails

...male inmates (1.7%). Health Care in Prisons and Jails Medical care in a prison or jail depends on the local facility. In general, prisoners do not receive health care that meets public health standards. Each year, many Americans with chronic diseases are jailed. This includes: about 25% of HIV-infected Americans 33% of those infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV, see Fact Sheet 507 ) 40% of Americans with active...
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PEP Side Effects

I'm a 35 yo man who I was having receptive anal sex with another man (casual sex) yesterday (10/28/10). Unfortunately the condom broke during intercourse. When I heard the sound the condom was broken, I withdrew immediately, but then I saw he was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the hospital put me on Viread and Combivir as a precaution. The patient was homeless, intoxicated, and not forthcoming of his medical history.What do you think of this situation?Response from Dr. FrascinoHi,Vomitus (like saliva, urine, tears,... Read more »

effectiveness of Aspen Lamzid

My doctor put me on ASPEN Lamzid(zidovudine300mg and lamivudine 150mg) 5 Hours after exposure to sexual intercourse with an HIV infected lady. Is this the best treatment and how high are the chances of being infected. After how long can i do an hiv...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the hospital put me on Viread and Combivir as a precaution. The patient was homeless, intoxicated, and not forthcoming of his medical history.What do you think of this situation?Response from Dr. FrascinoHi,Vomitus (like saliva, urine, tears,... Read more »

Condom failure - PEP side effects (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST, 2010)

Dear DocI am a bisexual male who has always tried to be safe when it comes to sexual partners. However during recent insertive anal sex with a casual male partner (of unknown HIV status), the condom split. I withdrew less than a minute later without...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the hospital put me on Viread and Combivir as a precaution. The patient was homeless, intoxicated, and not forthcoming of his medical history.What do you think of this situation?Response from Dr. FrascinoHi,Vomitus (like saliva, urine, tears,... Read more »

EMS Exposure (PEP AND THE NEED FOR HIV SPECIALIST)

A patient of mine had projectile vomiting and some of it landed in my mouth and eyes. There was no way I could have avoided this. I do not think there is a risk of HIV transmission, however, the hospital put me on Viread and Combivir as a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...which to choose regarding HIV specialist. Certified HIV/AIDS specialist physicians in your area can be located by consulting the American Academy of HIV Medicine Web site, www.aahivm.org. Finally, if you do find that time machine, let me know. I... Read more »
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The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...factors may increase your risk, such as: Taking protease inhibitors (PIs) Being over 40 Being overweight or obese A family history of the disease A poor diet Not exercising regularly A lot of fat around the belly Hepatitis C or liver... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...that women are less likely to engage in HIV treatment or care lies in higher rates of physical and sexual abuse in women. A history of abuse has been shown to decrease the likelihood that a woman will start and stay on an antiretroviral regimen. ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...and the sex-work environment. A risk-behavior study in San Francisco found that the majority of its transgender sample had a history of using non-injected drugs, including marijuana (90%), cocaine (66%), and speed (57%). In addition, 34% had a... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

A Brief History of HIV

...will be a reminder. For the younger crowd and those for whom dealing with HIV is a relatively new experience, I hope this brief history of HIV will be informative and provide a different perspective for you. It is likely that we will never know... Read more »
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Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

Posted by hresources
...50 states and approximately 250,000 membersthe NAACP has played a critical leadership role in advancing the rights of African Americans and evolving American democracy in ways that are relevant to the lives of all Americans. The NAACP... Read more »

Side effects

Posted by abirch, 1 Reply
...I am an African American women who has been hiv+ for 10 years I have been taking medication for 8 years. Currently I am taking indinavir, combivir, and Read more »

Interesting Facts

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...cases in the last year alone. There have been almost 450,000 AIDS-related deaths in the U.S.2 An estimated 800,000 to 900,000 Americans are living with HIV, including over 320,000 who are living with AIDS, the most advanced form of HIV disease.3... Read more »

Wondering why voting for Kerry is Important?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Bangkok, the preeminent scientific gathering on HIV research and treatment. The last gathering, in Barcelona in 2002, included 236 American government scientists. In addition, Health and Human Services hacked its general funding for the AIDS... Read more »