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Tuberculosis

...Weekly Report 47 (RR-20). Finch, C.K. et. al. (2002). Rifampin and rifabutin drug interactions. Archives of Internal Medicine , 162(9). 985-992. Highleyman, L. (1998). Tuberculosis. Bulletin of Experimental Treatments for AIDS: Retrieved July 2003 from www.sfaf.org/treatment/beta/b38/b38tb.html . Project Inform. (2003). Tuberculosis and HIV Disease : Retrieved July 2003 from www.projinf.org/fs/tuberculosis.html . Torres, G....
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Laws of Disclosure (DISCLOSURE LAWS, 2010) (CRIMINALIZATION OF HIV 2010)

Hey Dr. Bob,It's great to see you've been doing this forum for all these years. Exactly how long have you been doing this. Anyway, keep up the fantastic work. Now to why I'm writting to you. No concerns nor worries here but just a bit of curiousity....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...is +ve involves in unprotected sex, can he/she be subject to legal action? Can they be prosecuted according to the law? Since AIDS is a fatal condition, wouldn't it be equal to murder/man slaughter?Could you please let us know what the law... Read more »

HIV Disclosure (DISCLOSURE LAWS 2009)

Hey Doc..it's me Alabama Gal.....hope you are doing well! I am adjusting to new meds-yuck.I just read where someone asked you if it was necessary to disclose their HIV status (while using condoms etc for safe-er sex) in a state that has disclosure...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...people that again question if to disclose, remember that some states can imprison HIV positive that knowing their status are spreading the disease. Some states have full disclosure on names of HIV poz people required by law. Some will argue, well... Read more »

Disclosure and Hysteria

With the recent reporting of high profile cases involving disclosure in the US and Canada; finding people with HIV guilty of "murder", I am very worried about any potential sex partners I may have in the future. I plan on disclosing to them via...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...below.) Fortunately some cases are being decided by more enlightened courts. (See below.)Hopefully President Obama's national HIV/AIDS strategy will help promote science and common sense to overcome the hysteria, myths, stigma and fears that... Read more »

Spreading HIV Intentionally

Dear Mr. Sowadsky, I heard some rumors that in my country there are some people who was diagnosed HIV positive intentionally spread their virus to other people in public places. I heard that they use needles to transmit the virus and the victim are...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question.In many places, purposely spreading HIV (sexually or otherwise) is a crime. If a person does this, they could very well end up in jail or prison. Inorder for a Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Must Implement Condom-Distribution Programs in Prisons to Control Spread of HIV, Editorial Says

...York Times editorial says. The first step to fighting HIV is "emulating" condom-distribution programs that are employed in prisons outside the U.S. but that remain prohibited in about 95% of U.S. institutions, according to the editorial. CDC ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australian Study Finds Treatment Could Stop Spread of AIDS in Jail

...at the University of New South Wales, said the study showed post-exposure treatment for HIV could help contain the spread of AIDS in jail. "Specific guidelines for the use of PEP in prisons should be developed by correctional health services to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Taiwan Segregates HIV/AIDS Prisoners to Curb Spread of AIDS in Jails

...HIV-positive prisoners into special wards, an official said Wednesday. "We are building separate wards for HIV/AIDS convicts in six prisons, and have begun moving these prisoners to those wards," said Hung Chien-chung of the Correction Department... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Calls on Indonesia to Expand Drug Treatment, Curb Spread of HIV/AIDS in Prisons

...patients in need of clinical help and not criminals and increase the number of drug treatment facilities to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country's prisons, the AP/ Miami Herald reports. According to the AP/ Herald , drug use is high in... Read more »
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interesting news story about man with HIV?

Posted by RPH, 2 Replies
...Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Exposing Woman to HIV Wednesday, June 13, 2007 ST. JOSEPH, Missouri ? A man who spent five years in jail for exposing sexual partners to HIV was sentenced Read more »

hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...infected before they arrived, the study found. Over a 17-year period, 88 men became infected in prison by the virus that causes AIDS, chiefly through same-sex intercourse. Georgia prisons currently house about 45,000 men. The study, published... Read more »

Interesting news story of man with HIV?

Posted by RPH
...Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Exposing Woman to HIV Wednesday, June 13, 2007 ST. JOSEPH, Missouri A man who spent five years in jail for exposing sexual partners to HIV was sentenced Read more »

interesting news story of man with HIV?

Posted by RPH
...Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Exposing Woman to HIV Wednesday, June 13, 2007 ST. JOSEPH, Missouri A man who spent five years in jail for exposing sexual partners to HIV was sentenced Read more »