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Current Impact Of Hiv In Africa

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Women and HIV/AIDS

...develop Kaposi's sarcoma or KS (a cancer-like disease caused by a herpesvirus) Women tend to be diagnosed with HIV later in their disease than men andfewer women than men are getting HIV treatment. This can have a negative impacton women's health. Women may postpone medical care and treatment due to anumber of barriers including: Limited access to health care due to lack of insurance and/or transportation Unstable housing ...
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Living without a thymus - should I worry?

Dear Dr BobI have been positive for about two years and been on Stocrin and Truvada for the last year. I am undetectable and my CD4 is 285. I had Hodgkin's Lymphoma 9 years ago and has been in remission for the past 8 years. The cancer was obviously...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Should you stress because you don't have a thymus? No. Stressing won't make it reappear.Your specialist is correct: CD4 T-cells can be produced in locations other than the thymus; bone marrow, for example. As for T-cell maturation, this can occur... Read more »

how long hiv+??

can you help me estimating how long my partner has been living with HIV. He was been diognised hiv+, am negative together with my children 4 yrs, and 11 mth. the bad thing is that the cd4 is 8 and started taking med (but he still has energy and he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that of HIV antiretrovirals, in slowing the spread of HIV Gay and bisexual men continue to be severely and disproportionately impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States, accounting for 53 percent of the 56,300 new HIV infections each... Read more »

Unprotected sex and HIV

Dear Dr. Frascino,First I want to thank you and your team at "The Body" for the wonderful work you continue to do as you helped me through my depression after testing positive to HIV. I tested positive on 26 January 2006 and figure I was infected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Response from Dr. Frascino Hello, While it is true that having a nondetectable viral load decreases the risk of transmitting HIV, the question remains whether it decreases it enough that you don't have to worry. Unfortunately we don't know the... Read more »

HIV + Couple (POZ with POZ)

My partner and I have been together for 7 years and are monogomous. I got HIV from him and he began treatment 6 months ago. I'll start in about another year. I want to know the risks of unprotected sex. Condoms are painful to me so thats why we...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...confirmed by clonal sequencing of env and pol sequences. All three men had a change in the reverse transcriptase sequence that could impact drug sensitivity. When those three patients were evaluated six months after acquiring the second strain, a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Citizen / Examines Potential Impact of EU-India Free Trade Agreement on HIV/AIDS Patients in Developing Countries

...potential impact a free-trade agreement between the EU and India currently under negotiation could have on patients living with HIV/AIDS in developing countries. The article notes the concerns by some that provisions within the EU-India trade... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africa: Behavior Change in Generalized HIV Epidemics: Impact of Reducing Cross-Generational Sex and Delaying Age at Sexual Debut

...transmission to predict the population-level affect of reducing cross-generational sex and delaying sexual debut. Behavioral change's impact on HIV transmission is sensitive to the structure and reaction of the sexual network, found the authors.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AP/ Washington Post Examines PEPFAR's Impact on HIV/AIDS in Africa

...The AP/ Washington Post on Sunday examined the impact of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief on the burden of HIV/AIDS in African countries. According to the AP/ Post, "countless Africans ... will always be grateful to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Profiles Playwrights Who Highlight Impact of HIV/AIDS on Women

... The Washington Post on Friday profiled two playwrights who highlight the impact of HIV/AIDS on women in the U.S. and abroad. Although "plays dealing with AIDS are practically a subgenre of American theater Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
... search Ten years ago, the world spent less than $300 million annually to combat HIV/AIDS in developing countries. In 2005, that figure reached $8.3 billion. What drove this explosion in funding, where... Read more »

Debunking AIDS in Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...the Reuters News Service reported that the South African Treasury is using a mathematical model to predict the macro-economic impact of the AIDS epidemic on the country's economy, which the Treasury estimates affects 4.7 million South... Read more »

South African AIDS Panel Report

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...these were questions relating to the accuracy of the tests currently used to make the diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection; the impact of poverty and malnutrition on the ability of people to respond to this infection; and the... Read more »

question for experts... Gman et al...

Posted by 911, 1 Reply
...rediculous, but I need to ask and value your input... Since labcorp apparently only uses Elisa (Gen 2), does that have any impact on its ability to detect antibodies within a certain peroid of time and does it have any impact on its ability to... Read more »