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Do Women Get Aids Faster Than Men

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay men. However, as the years passed, women have emerged asanother group hard hit by the AIDS epidemic. Even though more men than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27...
Ask the Experts

Is anal sex ok with a woman that has HIV/AIDS

I am interested in a woman who has HIV/AIDS. She wants to have anal sex not vaginal sex and that is fine with me. Her disease is not active or full blown. Is it all right to have anal sex with her if we take it slow and easy and use lots of K-Y...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello, Let me clarify a few points for you:1.There is no such thing as an HIV infection that is "not active."2.We don't use the term "full blown AIDS," because there is no such thing as "partially blown Read more »

Can Women carry AIDS?

My new girlfriend says that only men carry AIDS and they give it to women, so women can only catch it not carry it. Is this true?Thanks
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Nope that's not true. AIDS is caused by a virus (HIV). The virus can be spread form man-to-woman, woman-to-man, man-to-man, or woman-to-woman. In other words, the virus doesn't really care what sex you are. Have your new girlfriend 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 Read more »

HIV/AIDS among african american women

I'm doing a research paper on African American women who are or at risk of being infected with HIV/AIDS. I'm looking for any statistics related to the subject. Do you know of any information on this or could you direct me to a good resource?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
A good start for the statistics would be the CDC web site at www.cdc.gov Read more »
Articles
The Body

HIV & Me: A Woman's Guide to Living With HIV: HIV in Women and Men: What's the Difference?

...men. However, there are differences between men and women when it comes to living with HIV -- in fact, living with HIV as a woman can often be more complicated than it is for a man. CHILDREN More than half of HIV-positive women have children.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women Who Have Sex With Women

...confirmed cases of female-to-female transmission of HIV, the findings do not negate the possibility. Information on whether a woman had sex with women is missing in more than 60% of the 246,461 case reports -- possibly because the physician did... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS 2010 Opinions: U.S. Funding for Global HIV/AIDS Programs; Empowering Women, Girls in Fight Against HIV/AIDS

...letter, responding to a New York Times editorial about global AIDS funding, Adrienne Germain, president of the International Women's Health Coalition, writes: "[M]ore resources are needed for programs to empower girls and women, here and in... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...HIV-positive people taking HIV drugs. Factors that are linked to a higher rate of anemia in HIV-positive people include: Being a woman Being African American Having lower CD4 cell counts Having a higher viral load Taking Retrovir... Read more »
Connect With Others

Woman living with AIDS for 28 years.

Posted by kymisme, 4 Replies
...Hello, I was born a premature baby, in 1982. I recieved a blood transfusion and got AIDS. I have 4 kids who are all negative. This is not a means to stop living your life, you can still have kids, you can live normally..Im Read more »

Poz.com on Women with HIV

Posted by Anonymous
... There is more to read at Poz.com but here is a sample::::::: Girls' Night Out As a woman with HIV in the 90s, I was a fringe statistic. Now, finally, the scientists and docs are catching up by Regan Hofmann In the Read more »

Would like to profile women w/HIV/AIDS for TV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Live. It is a news show for women: I would like to provide the opportunity to two women with AIDS to tell their stories: a young woman in her teens and an older professional woman. Please e-mail me with your telephone number if you think you... Read more »

Why women are at the highest risk for HIV

Posted by 2FarGone
...run into former poz sex partners and are able to cope with it so women should be able to do the same. I contracted HIV from a woman and I feel that I wouldn't have a problem were I to see her again. Only in putting a face on the disease can we... Read more »