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Having Hiv In The Air Force

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...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 percent in 2008. That means that about one infour Americans living with HIV are women. HIV has also become the thirdmost-deadly...
Ask the Experts

Air Force guy in Iraq very worried!

Hi Doc, thank you for all of your help. It really means a lot.About two months ago, I had unprotected sex with a woman I didnt know. The very next day, I started having a dull ache in my pubic area. A couple of weeks after that, I started devolping...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hey Air Force Guy,Unprotected sex does place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. Consequently, symptoms or no symptoms, you Read more »

THE CONCEPT OF DRUG RESISTANCE IN HIV

Prof Eric Daar on your podcast talked about 3 concepts of multi drug resistance.Can he kindly send me materials on that as i would like to better my knowledge about drug resistance.i am a pharmacist at one of the AirForce Hospitals in Nigeria.
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...issue. I commend you for wanting to learn more about it as pharmacists are a great help to providers in caring for people with HIV disease. I would suggest you start your search with most recent DHHS guidelines (see link). There are sections... Read more »

Can I get infected with Hep C if I'm immune to Hep A and B?

I am currently living with 2 people that have been recently diagnosed with the Hepatitis C virus. I was wondering, I'm HIV positive and when my doctor did my first set of lab work to be done, it came back that I have immunity to Hepatitis A and B. I...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...should have testing for hepatitis A and B antibodies since loss of protective antibodies occurs more commonly in patients with HIV. Loss of antibody should be followed by a booster vaccine.2. Atripla is composed of two drugs that are actually... Read more »

Concerned soon to be Airman

Hello again Dr. Frascino,I'm waiting in delayed entry before going off to Air Force BMT. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a Republican and certainly do not agree with the wars that Bush has perpetuated, and wish we'd spend more money on medical research...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Airman,My assessment and opinion have not changed and your negative nine-week test adds further evidence to what we already know: HIV is not your problem.Should you get another test? It's not warranted medically; however, if it will calm your... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS a Threat to Nigeria's Security: Defense Secretary

... On a visit to a Nigerian air force hospital Thursday, Minister of State for Defense Roland Oritsejafor praised a partnership with the United States to improve military Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Debate Over HIV/AIDS Testing In Zambia

... A high court in Zambia on Friday ruled that the Zambian Air Force (ZAF) violated the human rights of two employees when it tested them for HIV without their knowledge and subsequently fired Read more »
The Body

HIV/AIDS Video Newsbreak: June 12, 2009

...Activist, Dies at 24 My Fabulous Disease: Mark King's Video Blog About Our Guest Anchor: Anne King became a U.S. Air Force wife at 17, raised six children, and later received her master's degree in library science from Louisiana State... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maryland: Local Blogger Shares His HIV Experience

... Diagnosed with HIV in 2006, Air Force veteran Justin Smith of Laurel, Md., noticed few resources for young, black gay men living with the virus. Smith, 29, found Internet Read more »
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Tested + for HIV int the Air Force back in 1986

Posted by survivor65, 2 Replies
...Back in 1986 was the first time all military was tested for Aids. Me along with about 20 others were imediately shipped out, to Wilford Hall I was given a choice, either get a medical discharge, Read more »

AEF

Posted by Anonymous
...don't like is being single, being different, not being able to tell anyone I work with my diagnosis. I know there are more HIV + Air Force folks, but I have yet to connect and develop some sort of support chain. Any ideas? TravisAFBpoz@aol.com Read more »

ROTC and commissioning?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...unprotected vaginal sex with was in Navy ROTC. He claims that before they gave him the a-ok when he graduated, he underwent an HIV test as part of his physical. He claims to have been negative, saying "otherwise they wouldn't have let me in." I... Read more »

HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...Well, I have finally found out that the Air Force will not keep with my HIV diagnosis. It makes me not worldwide qualified so I wont be able to stay in past my DOS. I don't know Read more »