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Do Women Get Aids Faster Than Men

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Women and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS (Acquired ImmuneDeficiency Syndrome) in America. While there were a handful of women amongthe first cases, AIDS was thought...
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Archive was faster (BACKSPLASH, TOILET WATER)

Dr. Hello,I have read almost all the archive, and among all what I had ready there are two or three posts that I really admired. In fact, they do not just answer my questions, but it has explained to me a lot of things that I did not know. I urge...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm delighted you read the archives and found the information and reassurance you needed. Hopefully others will do the same.Regarding your specific questions:1.There is no risk of contracting HIV from getting blood drawn. Period. The... Read more »

Should Treatment in Women be different then in Men?

Lately I have been reading that some studies have shown that perhaps at different levels of the virus women develop AIDS faster than men. Is this really due to the biological make up of women or do you feel that there are other causes? Has...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
There are a couple of studies that suggest that women with HIV may have their disease progress at lower viral loads than are typical for men. It is not yet known whether this is due to hormonal differences,or to other factors.... Read more »

BLACK WOMEN AIDS AND GAY OR BISEXUAL BLACK MEN?

I WANT TO KNOW WHERE I CAN GET INFORMATION ON THE AIDS RISING EPIDEMIC AMONG AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN, WHY BLACK MEN ARE SLEEPING WITH BOTH WOMEN AND MEN AND INFECTING BLACK WOMEN?...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
The Centers for Disease Control is a great place to start. Go to http://www.cdc.gov and then click on the sites dealing with HIV/AIDS. Another really good source for information regarding HIV in the African-American community can be found at... Read more »

does being hiv positive age you faster than if you weren't positive?

I am a 40 yr.old hiv + woman,has chronic fatigue,and has high blood pressure,high cholesterol,high triglycerides,all complications due to hiv meds,does the complications of meds and the disease age a person faster than if you were hiv negative?...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Untreated HIV and particularly progression of HIV to illness, is associated with accelerated aging. People may notice accelerated aging of the skin and greying of the hair. Furthermore, changes in immune function with HIV in part mimic the changes... Read more »
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In 80's, Fear Spread Faster Than AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
The New York Times, June 15, 2001, Page B1

The Big City: In 80's, Fear Spread Faster Than AIDS

By JOHN TIERNEY

IN July of 1988, at the height of the AIDS epidemic, the estimated number
of cases in New York City suddenly plummeted. The city health... Read more »

Hetero Men & Women Bi Gay Men: PAID Research Study

Posted by Anonymous
Sorry for the cross-post.

HIV-Positive
HETEROSEXUAL MEN or MEN who ONLY have SEX with WOMEN
HETEROSEXUAL WOMEN or WOMEN who ONLY have SEX with MEN
MEN who have SEX with MEN / GAY and BISEXUAL MEN

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Help us evaluate messages related to... Read more »

Hetero Men Women Gay Bi Men: PAID Research Study

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV-Positive
HETEROSEXUAL MEN or MEN who ONLY have SEX with WOMEN
HETEROSEXUAL WOMEN or WOMEN who ONLY have SEX with MEN
MEN who have SEX with MEN / GAY and BISEXUAL MEN

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Help us evaluate messages related to HIV. Qualified persons... Read more »

to Women/Men Living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by christina719, 2 Replies
Hi. My name is Christina. I am currently a senior in high school, interested in pursuing a career in film-making/directing. I am not living with HIV or AIDS, my mother is. She was diagnosed when i was just 11 years old, seven years later, she is... Read more »