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Evidence Based Practice In Hiv Programs

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

Background The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was first recognized in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide pandemic. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By leading to the destruction and/or functional impairment of cells of the immune system, notably CD4+ T cells, HIV progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers. An HIV-infected person is diagnosed with AIDS when his...
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Taking Truvada and need for practicing safer sex (TRUVADA PrEP, 2010)

I am HIV-. If I decide to take Truvada to lessen my chances of getting the virus from HIV+ partners, do I need to use condoms or will taking the medication be enough....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Condoms remain absolutely essential. Truvada does "lessen" the risk of HIV transmission, but it certainly doesn't completely eliminate it. See below. Condoms also provide protection from a variety of other STDs as well. Dr.... Read more »

Are people now practicing safer sex more often?

Do you think people will sooner or later change their sexual behaviour to avoid HIV infection?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. Anything that involves human behavior is often very difficult to quantify and control. The best way to determine if people are actually practicing safer sex more often, is to track the rates of new infections of HIV... Read more »

showed evidence?

"There is no reason why syphilis and HIV cannot be transmitted the same time and there are data from sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics in Southern Africa showing that about 2% of patients with other STDs had evidence of acute HIV...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I did not mean to imply that HIV was diagnosed other than by definitive means. Even though the study was done in Africa the investigators had access to up to date testing technology. This study was done a few years ago in Malawi. The study team did... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Wellness and Practical Strategies for Managing Mental Health and Depression in the Workplace

I have put together this conference here in South Africa. I want to know what sort of topics will benefit delegates. Workplace programs on this subject are almost non existant here. Many people have shown great interest to attend this, but I...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
There are several important topics for a workplace conference like this. It should include topics such as 1)HIV prevention, 2) general education about HIV (how it is and is not transmitted, how does HIV testing work, what is the course of infection,... Read more »
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More Evidence

Posted by Bear60
More Evidence of the USA's mishandling of the HIV/AIDS funding is shown in this article:
The New York Blade
12/09/2006

By VINCENT MACISAAC

"I'M FRIGHTENED ENOUGH that talking to you makes me nervous," a senior
official at an American health organization... Read more »

best practices for poz to poz msm

Posted by poz2000, 2 Replies
I am a member of my state hiv/aids planning group trying to find any other state programs dealing with best practices for poz to poz msm . Any information would be greatly appriciated, You can email me at : rfsinorg2002@yahoo.com thanks , bob Read more »

Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

Posted by hresources
Founded in 1909 by W.E.B. DuBois and others, the NAACP is the nations oldest nonprofit civil rights organization. With its long history and deep rootsover 2000 local branches, youth and college chapters, and prison chapters in 50 states and... Read more »

Condoms: A Standard Practice For All!

Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
Condoms: A Standard Practice For All!

Around the world the use of condoms is seen as a trusted weapon in the prevention of HIV infection, however, these efforts are often hampered by religious beliefs.

President Bush has clearly given preferential... Read more »