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Effect Of Being Charged With A Crime And Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Harm Reduction and HIV

...Much of the work on harm reduction has been in connection with drug use. This fact sheet focuses on harm reduction applied to drug use and HIV. Some key points of harm reduction: Drug use won't disappear but its harmful effects can be reduced. Harm reduction should be a goal for service organizations and governments. Some drugs are safer than others. Some ways of using drugs are less harmful than others. Drug users can best...
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HIVers Charged with Bio-Terrorism

I was just reading on this site about a Michigan man charged with bio-terrorism after biting someone. I was wondering what you thought of this. Where does this go from here? If we throw a kleenex into the trash, but it accidently hits someone...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...misguided and counterproductive. For instance, check out the extensive report published by the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS): "Criminal Law, Public Health and HIV Transmission."You state that "if a single life is saved from... Read more »

Side Effects of ARV's in Child

My two granchildren were sexually abused at their playschool. One child is 3 and the other is 1 1/2. We had them at the district surgeon, and crisis centre who confirmed this. Their is now a police investigation. My question is this:The crisis...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...decrease their risk of acquiring HIV. This is called PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis). The medicines are potent and can cause side effects. I would advise you seek the assistance of a local pediatric HIV specialist physician. He or she will review... Read more »


Hello Dr. Frascino,I have a friend who is HIV+. He tells me since he has become positive, he always uses protection. The other night we were talking and I asked him about his sex life since becoming positive. He told me he still gets some. But when...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...stigmatization. Perhaps even more important is that given the lack of awareness of -- and in some cases frank bias against -- HIV/AIDS, HIV transmission and HIVers among some police, prosecutors, judges and correctional institutions, the criminal... Read more »

Laws of Disclosure (DISCLOSURE LAWS, 2010) (CRIMINALIZATION OF HIV 2010)

Hey Dr. Bob,It's great to see you've been doing this forum for all these years. Exactly how long have you been doing this. Anyway, keep up the fantastic work. Now to why I'm writting to you. No concerns nor worries here but just a bit of curiousity....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...involve exposure through consensual sex. (The others involve activities such as biting, scratching and spitting, or violent sex crimes such as rape or forcible sodomy.)Of the cases involving sex, most have been brought against female prostitutes... Read more »
The Body

Why HIV "Crimes" Harm HIV Prevention and People With HIV

... For our World AIDS Day 2010 section, we wanted to capture the diversity of the AIDS community. So, we reached out to people across the world -- Read more »
The Body

It's a Virus, Not a Crime!

...for HIV nondisclosure offer any benefit in terms of HIV prevention. On the other hand, it is clear these actions have negative effects, including disincentivizing HIV testing and knowing one's status; spreading misinformation about... Read more »
Human Rights Campaign

Senator Edward Kennedy: A Record of Leadership on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and HIV Issues

...immeasurable. There was no greater hero for advocates of LGBT equality than Senator Ted Kennedy. From the early days of the AIDS epidemic, to our current struggle for marriage equality he has been our protector, our leader, our friend. He has... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


... What Is Marijuana? Why Do People With HIV Use Marijuana? How Is Marijuana Used? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It Interact With Other Therapies? How Do We Know It Works? The Bottom Line What Is Marijuana? Marijuana Read more »
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Beware people pushing "Aloe Vera" for HIV !

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 3 Replies
...can post here. And some people are here to try and make money out of us by offering to share with us magical cures for HIV/AIDS. I have just received yet another email from a Peter Dijkstra, in Africa, who says that he is a "Life Skills... Read more »

psychological effects with long-term survivor

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I guess I am needing to know if there are any people out there who have really been in some sort of denial for years until first symptoms hit. I feel like a fool, but I've been positive since 84 and really have been in denial until getting so so... Read more »

Hate Crimes Affect Us All

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
...Singer Kevin Aviance Beaten in New York City Police Arrest Four People on Hate-Crime Charges AP NEW YORK (June 12) - A singer suffered a broken jaw and other injuries in an attack by a group yelling anti-gay slurs, Read more »

the difference between a doctor & nurse....

Posted by still_here, 2 Replies
...guess I'll show a little thanks & compassion, say a prayer for those who passed thinking there would never be a day that HIV/AIDS would become this managable. Thank you to the husbands, wives, lovers & partners who sat by their bedsides... Read more »