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Gender Based Violence And Hiv

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The Well Project

Domestic Violence and HIV

...difficult to prove -- like pulling hair or twisting flesh. It can also involve actions that leave marks -- like hitting, slapping, or beating. Sometimes it can escalate to the use of knives or guns. It can also involve rape or sexual assault (being forced into sexual acts without your consent). Domestic violence often begins with threats or emotional abuse. While these harmful words or actions may or may not lead to actual physical harm,...
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HIV Treatment & Methamphetamine and GHB

Hi Doctor, I am taking Combivir and Stocrin on a daily basis, if there is any problem if I smoke Crystal Meth (Methamphetamine) and take GHB once a while? Is there any interaction to the HIV regimen that I take? I like the party, but would really...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...of street drugs such as crystal meth and GHB has been associated with decrease in drug adherence, increased rates of unsafe sex or drug use, increased risk for violence, and increase in other health problems (such as cardiac). You should inform... Read more »

Truth about oral sex and hiv - mixed messages received from a test counselor (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX, 2010)

I have been tested at 3 months, 6 months and a year all negative. I was told that I should test up until six months from a possible exposure. The year test was the start of yearly testing I want to begin as part of my routine exams. I also tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."rimming") refers to oral-anal contact. Studies indicate that oral sex is commonly practiced by sexually active male-female and same-gender couples of various ages, including adolescents. Although there are only limited national data about how... Read more »

Known Positive, Though Undetectable Partner, Oral Sex Slip-up: Risky Encounter? (ORAL SEX AND HIV/STD RISK, 2010)

A few weeks ago I hooked up with a guy I met online; he did not reveal his status on his profile. He told me later that, because of this, he assumed that I assumed he was positive - which in fact he was. I foolishly did not notice or ask. However, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."rimming") refers to oral-anal contact. Studies indicate that oral sex is commonly practiced by sexually active male-female and same-gender couples of various ages, including adolescents. Although there are only limited national data about how... Read more »

Partner notification and domestic violence issues

I recently tested positive for hiv at a local clinic . The clinic called a partner identification program and they asked me to list my former partners . I left out my last partner because he has a history of violence and if the Board of Health is...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...is done in the United States, since procedures may differ in other countries. When a person tests positive for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), it is important that their partners be notified that they were exposed to HIV or... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gender-Based Violence Contributing to Spread of HIV in Papua New Guinea, Amnesty International Report Says

...Amnesty International said in its recent annual report , the Australian Associated Press reports. According to the report, gender-based violence, including "sexual violence," in the country is "endemic in the home and in the community." ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Caribbean Coalition on Women, Girls Pledges to Address HIV, Gender-Based Violence

...inconsistent and haphazard." CCWA will focus on programs to address commercial sex work, data collection, and capacity building on gender and HIV/AIDS with the aim of mainstreaming gender issues in regional and national HIV/AIDS policies. Its... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

To Curb HIV/AIDS, Stop Gender-Based Violence, U.S. Government Says

... "Gender-based violence is a world-wide pandemic and directly affects the spread of HIV/AIDS. Fear of violence limits the ability of women Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS, Gender-Based Violence Interlinked, Zambian National Assembly Speaker Mwanamwambwa Says

... Amusaa Mwanamwambwa, speaker of the Zambian National Assembly, recently said that gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS are interlinked and that increased efforts should be made to address the relationship, the Times Read more »
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Lying about being HIV pos

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
... I guess I am going to ask the forbiden question. Has anyone, knowing full well they are HIV pos, engaged in unprotective sex? Or, when asked during sex, lied about it....even using a condom? I had the unfortunate experience to find out that... Read more »

KNOWING SPREADING HIV AROUND

Posted by Jazzy1973, 5 Replies
...CAN'T SOME ONE FIND SOME ONE THAT HAS HIV TOO? QUESTIONS I ASS BECAUSE I KNOW SOMEONE WHO GOES ON LINE AND MEET PEOPLE AND HAVE SEX WITH THEM& AFTER THEY GET FINISH THAN THEY TELL THE PERSON. THAT'S WRONG! Read more »

Condom Sabotage: Your Stories??

Posted by Safewomenstories
...Have you ever been pressured into sex without a condom? Has your intimate partner ever been physically or emotionally violent about your birth control or protection Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...anyone who is obese is not worthy of medical care because they did it to themselves. Are they too "self-inflictors"? Ricky, sex is a powerful driving force and people do have lapses in judgment surrounding sexual situations for a whole host of... Read more »