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Evidence Based Practice In Hiv Programs

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

...prevention through early detection and treatment of other sexually transmitted diseases -- United States . MMWR 47(RR-12):1-24. Fleming DT, Wasserheit JN. 1999. From epidemiological synergy to public health policy and practice: The contribution of other sexually transmitted diseases to sexual transmission of HIV infection. Sexually Transmitted Infections 75:3-17. Wasserheit JN. 1992. Epidemiologic synergy: Interrelationships...
Ask the Experts


What's up with all these people who either deny HIV exists or believe the government create it? I was watching a youtube video of a news report from Houston about these researchers working on a cure. I noticed in all the comments on youtube, most...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...beliefs, and only her beliefs, determined their fates. Since their birth, Ms. Maggiore has pointed to their apparent good health as evidence of her belief that HIV is harmless. Anyone aware of the natural history of HIV knew this proved nothing... Read more »

should i colon cleanse while on meds

hi, firstly I'd like to thank you for such a great and informative web site.I'd like to know if colon cleanse is really a good for people with hiv and on meds? if so which ones would you say are the best?i look forward to your response.thanks
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...colon cleansing for "people with HIV and on meds." There may not any specific harm related to this practice but there is no evidence of any specific benefit. Read more »

dental amalgam in HIV+ patients

Hello Dr. Frascino !My girlfriend is hiv + and on meds.She visited her dentist since she had problems vith her memory. He told her she should replace amalgam (because of mercury) with composite. He added this mercury can damage kidney, cause brain...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...will receive amalgam for restoring their carious teeth. Over the years, amalgam has been used for dental restorations without evidence of major health problems. Newly developed techniques have demonstrated that minute levels of mercury are... Read more »

More than one strain of HIV?

i have recently been diagnosed hiv+. i was unaware my partner was positive but have since found out he was diagnosed in 2000 and was classified as having aids. he may have also been exposed to more than one strain of hiv. does this make it worse for...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School be associated with a more severe infection it is recommended that couples who are both infected continue to use safe sex practices[condoms] to prevent infections with a different strain. JLS. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effects of Written Informed Consent Requirements on HIV Testing Rates: Evidence From a Natural Experiment

... To assess whether written informed consent requirements create barriers that discourage HIV testing, the study author evaluated their effect on HIV testing rates in New York state. On June 1, 2005, New York streamlined Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bisexual Concurrency, Bisexual Partnerships, and HIV Among Southern African Men Who Have Sex With Men

...concurrent sexual partners in the African context should also target bisexual concurrency among MSM. Decriminalization of same-sex practices will potentiate evidence-based HIV prevention programs targeting MSM." Back to other news for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Human Rights Watch: Arrests, Trials of HIV-Positive Men in Egypt Reflect Ignorance, Injustice

...criminalizing AIDS. New York-based HRW also urged the country to overturn the convictions of four men sentenced for habitual practices of debauchery, a term used for consensual homosexual relations, and to release four others held on pending... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Confronting the Evidence in Evidence-Based Prevention: Current Scientific and Political Challenges then used to inform decisions about which interventions to implement, fund, and scale up. In partnership with the Caucus for Evidence-Based Prevention -- an alliance of more than 50 non-governmental HIV/AIDS organizations -- SFAF hosted... Read more »
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Posted by Robert1
...organization dedicated to serving people with HIV/AIDS and/or substance abuse issues; genuine passion for the mission of HELP/PSI; experience working effectively with a board of directors; business and financial management skills; able to... Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 3 Replies cannot be done, the only supporting argument they have for that statement is that it hasnt been done yet! But the absence of evidence is no evidence at all, so therefore the statement is a gross fallacy, an illogical conclusion- an oxymoron if... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...status is unknown Infected blood HIV also is spread through contact with infected blood. Before donated blood was screened for evidence of HIV infection and before heat-treating techniques to destroy HIV in blood products were introduced, HIV... 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 Read more »