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Common Victims Of Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Abduction and Rape of Young Girls for Marriage Common in Rural Ethiopia, Victims and Aid Workers Say

UNICEF estimates that more than 70 percent of marriages in Ethiopia are initiated through the abduction of young girls, and male dominance and stigma against the victims often allow the perpetrators to go unpunished. While such abductions in African... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Teen Sex Assault Victims Rarely Finish HIV Meds

In a recent study, only 15 percent of adolescents who were put on HIV postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) after a sexual assault completed the recommended 28-day treatment course. "The use of PEP in this population can be difficult because of patient... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

India's Catholic Church Issues Guidelines for Treating HIV/AIDS Victims

Responding to a priest's refusal for a church cemetery burial of a parishioner who died of AIDS, the Roman Catholic Church in India's southern state of Kerala is asking its members to show compassion toward those with HIV/AIDS. In a circular issued... Read more »
Ask the Experts

no one to ask around, every statistic has to have its .05% victim, donation Q also.

Hello Dr, unless my Q is in the electronic junk basket I will reiterate my story in a shorter version with more to the point Q.Situation: father of a beautiful baby girl w/a regretful night at a glory hole. Performed Oral on a man and freiked out...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello New Devoted Reader from MIA,MIA? Missing in Action?Rather than discuss your "freiked out" current condition, I'll proceed directly to your questions:1.Your symptoms are not worrisome for HIV ARS or HIV disease.2.I cannot... Read more »

One HIV Victim

I just tested positive after being sick with primary HIV Infection. At my last clinic visit, my provider started me on medications to keep my "viral set point" low. Are "viral load" and "viral set point" the same thing?...
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 recent diagnosis.I agree with starting treatment as early as possible; and yes, viral load and viral set point are synonymous (at least before you start treatment).To be specific, the viral set... Read more »

Question on Emergency Relief for Hurricane Victims w/HIV

Dr. Bob, you are the best one I can think of to ask this question of since you started and run your a charitbale organization for those people with HIV of lesser means.I ran into dead ends at NYC's GMHC and NYC's AMFAR office. Are there...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The needs, medical and otherwise, for those affected by Katrina's wrath are enormous. General medical donations are being accepted by the Red Cross and other relief agencies. I have not been contacted by any HIV/AIDS-specific relief... Read more »

Rape victim will like to say thanks, Dr. Bob!!

Hello Dr. Bob, I am the young male in his twenties that wrote you before that was mugged and sexually molested by three men. After you responded to my letter, I gathered my courage and took an HIV test. I was sexually molested in early January and I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Welcome back to the forum. Im delighted you took my advice. Congratulations on your negative test and getting the support and counseling you need! WOO-HOO. Lets hope the bastards who did this to you are caught and punished. Chances are they are... Read more »
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Horrified Rape Victim

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Heelo Everyone,
I have been lurking for the last threee months trying to find answers concerning possible infection. Here is my story: On June 4, 2005, I was raped. The rapist was caught and found to be HIV+. In short, I had a nervous breakdown. ... Read more »

accident victim hiv+ after blood transfusion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Accident victim HIV+ after blood transfusion

My 19 year old daughter was a victim of a drunk driver. She was
on life support for a month, in the hospital for three months,
underwent five surgeries, and received 21 units of transfused
blood. Now,... Read more »

Daughter of an AIDS victim

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
As a daughter of an aids victim....It makes me frustrated to find that those who already know they have aids go out and have sex and infect other with it and don't seem to acknowledge that they need to change their habits. I have to watch my mother... Read more »

innocent victims

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Innocent Victims

Innocent Victims By: Rev. Alexander R. Garbera During the April
2nd, 1998, New Haven Ryan White town meeting a person with
HIV/AIDS stated that they were an "innocent victim" and acquired
the virus by accident. After speaking, I... Read more »