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Describe Preventive Methods That Are Effective Against The HIV Virus

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The Feminization of an Epidemic

...gel for prevention of HIV acquisition in southern African women: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2007;370:251-61 Gandhi M, Bacchetti P, Miotti P, Quinn TC, Veronese F and Greenblatt RM. Does patient sex affect human immunodeficiency virus levels? Clin Infect Dis 2002;35:313-22. Melnick S, Sherer R, Louis T, et al. Survival and disease progression according to gender of patients with HIV infection: the Terry Beirn...
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HIV prevention testing product 'AWARE ORAL'

Hi Doctor,I am from Hong Kong and I made I think 2 donations previously to your foundation. Now I have a question. There is an advertisement in some peroidicals there is such a product called 'AWARE ORAL'. It claims that it can be used for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(See below).Thanks for your donations to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation. They are warmly appreciated.Be well. Dr. BobHIV Antibody Tests (HIV inSITE)ELISAGenerally referred to as ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) or,... Read more »

HIV & the pull out method

I had unprotected sex for the first time 3 weeks. he used the pull out method. Can i still acquired HIV? what the possibilities ? how long before i know if i have HIV?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, Read more »

Recent prevention failure and efforts to cure the disease part 3 (HIV IS 100% PREVENTABLE TODAY, 2010)

Thanks again. I understand your difficulties in managing a prevention forum since your objective is to put more fear on the disease to lower further infections but the general and widespread opinion of doctors and researchers is that HIV is a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...aware of.I agree it would be desirable to have a basket full of prevention tools that we could use (topical microbicide, PrEP, preventive vaccines, etc.); however, until we can develop those tools and prove their safety and efficacy, we must... Read more »

Understanding risk levels (SAFER SEX GUIDELINES, SAFER SEX METHODS, 2011)

I understand that sex acts (and life in general) include levels of risk. I get that unprotected anal sex with a known HIV+ partner is very high risk (even higher for the receptive partner) and I get that kissing carries negligible risk, and I get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...1987;257(3):321-325.22. Darrow WW, Echenberg DF, Jaffe HW, O'Malley PM, Byers RH, Getchell JP, Curran JW. Risk factors for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections in homosexual men. Am J Public Health. 1987;77(4):479-483.23. Moss AR,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AVAC Launches Report on Female-Initiated HIV Prevention Methods

...Microbicides -- aims to assist people in understanding the implications of results from two trials on female-initiated HIV prevention methods. One trial, called MIRA, examines whether protecting the cervix with a physical barrier reduces women's... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwean Women Very Willing to Use Diaphragms as Potential HIV Prevention Method

...ever used a diaphragm. Almost all the women used KY Jelly in addition to diaphragms. "Given the urgent need for HIV prevention methods that a woman can use without her partner knowing about or needing to consent to use, the potential of this... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Examine Use of Antiretrovirals as HIV Prevention Method

... Some researchers on Wednesday at the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City examined how expanding national HIV/AIDS treatment programs could prevent the spread of HIV, the Wall Street Journal 's " Health Blog " reports. According... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Female-Controlled Methods for HIV/STD Prevention

...women are disproportionatelyaffected by STDs; NCHSTP's increased emphasis on prevention programs; thelimited progress with other preventive strategies, such as vaccine developmentand male condom promotion; and the growing recognition that women... Read more »
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Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...U.S. President George Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work! Who is informing the president on HIV and AIDS? Failure of the American president to recognize the need to promote Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
... An arsenal of laboratory methods are available to screen blood, diagnose infection, and monitor disease progression in individuals infected by HIV. These tests Read more »

HIV and the brain - update

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...My neurologist at UCLA, Dr. Elyse Singer, has been warning since the mid 1990's that HIV's effect on the brain and nervous systems was a ticking timebomb. The meds never completely eradicate the virus from the body Read more »

hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...856 (1.9%) were known to be HIV infected, of whom 780 (91%) were infected before incarceration.... The estimated prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is nearly five times higher for incarcerated populations (2.0%) than for... Read more »