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Do Most Latina Women Have Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans

... African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV in the United States (US). At the end of 2007, blacks accounted for almost half (46%) of people living with a diagnosis of HIV infection in the 37 states and 5 US dependent areas with long-term, confdential, name-based HIV reporting.
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HIV and menstruation

Hi Dr. Bob,Hope you are well! Obviously this isn't something that you can share direct knowledge about but figured I'd give it a go anyway. I've read in quite a few places that for women with HIV some of the first problems show as gynecologial...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of HIV on the menstrual cycle, with contradictory results. Much of the research on menstrual abnormalities in women with HIV/AIDS was conducted during the early years of the epidemic, when women more often had advanced disease accompanied by... Read more »

Help needed for HIV Education (AIDS DENIALISTS)

Hi Dr Bob,I always read this site and being a regular traveller to Africa i always pass of safe sex info to the locals.I have one gentthere who denies HIV/Aids is real and usually bounces all kind of info at me to back up his claim. Can you please...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...researchers and physicians, the amfAR-sponsored statement targeted those who might be persuaded by dissident claims to discontinue HIV/AIDS treatments. Please see the PDF for the full text of the statement that appeared in The New York Times.... Read more »

HIV on Pregnant women

What are the effects of HIV AIDS on pregnant women.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV/AIDS untreated is a direct health threat to a pregnant women as well as puts the baby at risk for acquiring HIV infection so treatment Read more »

HIV- women & HIV + guy

I meet this guy and we have been dating for about 7/8 weeks. We haven't kissed or had sex. I like the guy, but he just told me that he is HIV+, for about 18 months, from a previous relationship with another women. I still like him, at this point...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...new Mr. Right isn't gay? OK, let's assume he's straight as a lawn dart and positively charged. There is absolutely no risk of HIV transmission from casual contact, such as feeding one another or sharing a drink! Unprotected oral sex carries only... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV Cases Rise Among Latina Women

... While new Sonoma County HIV/AIDS diagnoses continued to decline in 2004, the proportion of Latino, female and heterosexual cases continued growing, according Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV's Hidden Victims -- More Latina Immigrants Are Being Infected, Often by Husbands or Boyfriends

...twice that of white women. "Latina women are not aware of what their sex partners are involved in," said Juan Ruiz, chief of HIV/AIDS Epidemiology for California's Office of AIDS. Like many African-American women, Latinas often discover they are... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Women and HIV: A Nuanced Epidemic

...Introduction How Do Women Get HIV? Prevention: Follow the Money Health Care and Health Outcomes Next Steps "Fighting HIV/AIDS in America and around the world will require more than just fighting the virus, it will require a broader... Read more »
The Body

Redoubling Our Efforts on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

...Women and Girls), Janet Cleveland (CDC) and Amna Osma (Michigan Department of Community Health) participate in a briefing on HIV/AIDS and women. Today, we commemorate the 5th annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Yesterday,... Read more »
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Just wanted to let you know....

Posted by Maricela30, 2 Replies
...doing outreach and my billboard means so much to me the message I send is powerful..I am no longer afraid of peole knowing am HIV postive. As a latina women I had to step up and show my face so it is more real and people have a better... Read more »

No Place for Regular Men

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I keep hearing that HIV is not a gay disease (meaning that straight people get it too). If that is the case, why isn't there a posting area for "Men." Read more »

Alternatives?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Please pardon this simple question but what do you think about infos available at sites like http://www.aidsrealitycheck.org, http://www.actupsf.com/, http://www.healaids.com/ or http://aliveandwell.org/ Any truth to these sites? Who Read more »

Does HIV postive really mean anything?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...AIDS, BUT recently reading Christine Maggiore i am wondering is she might be right. She challenges almost every known fact on HIV/aids 'That many experts now contend that AIDS is not a fatal, incurable condition caused by HIV? That most of the... Read more »