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Women and HIV/AIDS

...thirdmost-deadly disease for women, behind only cancer and heart disease. HIV affects both younger and older women. In fact, an increase in HIVdiagnoses has been seen in older women (50 and older). Minority women, especially African-American women, are most affected.HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death for African-American women aged 25 to34. Women in African-American and Hispanic communities make up only 25 percentof the US female...
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Hello Dr. Rob,This is my first visit to your forum. I have read only a handful of your posts and have gotten a lot of valuable information from them. The one question that I have is regarding your political views. You are in a place to give so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation Fight HIV/AIDS, Barack Obama, Fighthing HIV/AIDS Worldwide"We are all sick because of AIDS - and we are all tested by this crisis. It is a test not only of our willingness to respond, but of our ability to look past the artificial divisions... 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
...Hello,You cannot force a child molester to get an HIV test??? Why would the law protect the rights of a convicted child rapist/molester over those of the abused children? Your grandchildren Read more »


Dr. Bob,Where does Sarah Palin stand on the issue of HIV/AIDS? I'm beginning to think she's a flake. what do you think?Peter
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for prostitutes and the promiscuous. Bush has essentially undone much of this work! Bush's record on combating the HIV/AIDS crisis in the U.S. can be added to a long list of his spectacular failures. From his waste of billions of taxpayer dollars... Read more »

Re: Medical Journalist Says Reliance on Condoms Spreads HIV/AIDS

Dr. Bob,The "medical journalist's" report was amazingly idiotic. Why would anyone in their right mind believe such a thing? I notice you sometimes comment on the religious right. Why bother? It would seem common sense is all one needs to dispell...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the explosion in HIV/AIDS infection rates is directly linked to reliance on condom use as a virus preventative. Writing for Crisis Magazine, prize-winning investigative journalist Sue Ellin Browder said the growing consensus among public health... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Expert Says Global Financial Crisis to Worsen Africa's HIV/AIDS Predicament

... Western nations ravaged by financial crises are cutting back on donations to fight Africa's HIV/AIDS epidemic, leaving nations there to rely on their own scarce resources, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Philadelphia Inquirer Examines Nursing Shortage in Africa, Effect on Health Crises Such as HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria treat diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. Nurses, who are "on the front lines of Africa's various health crises, ... toil in difficult conditions," putting their own health at risk because of poor sanitation and inadequate... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africa: Threat of a Perfect Storm -- AIDS and a Fresh Food Crisis

...Food security organizations are warning that prices for food have risen to a level not seen since the beginning of the 2007-08 crisis. Of the 30 countries most likely to need external food assistance, 22 are in sub-Saharan Africa, according to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africa: Global Financial Crisis Leads to HIV Budget Cuts

...organizations not to renege on commitments to expand and improve access to HIV treatment and care during the global financial crisis. In 2001, African leaders committed to setting aside 15 percent of national budgets to address health issues. ... Read more »
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HIV+ and working in academia

Posted by kuanRC, 6 Replies
...with an HIV+ student or colleague. I have seen a couple of full professors gossip with glee about the cancer or other health crisis of their colleagues (no joke, this, unfortunately) and I am not interested in being on the receiving end of it. ... Read more »


Posted by Survivor
...the U.S. Many Americans tend to think that the AIDS epidemic is under control stateside. The truth is that AIDS is as much a crisis on American soil as it is on that dirt road in Africa. The equivalents of those two young boys can be found in... Read more »

A question about telling friends/family

Posted by unseenparagon, 4 Replies
Hi, again. I am really enjoying this site. I think it has a lot of information and very supportive people. So- I have a question...When do you tell friends and family? Do you wait till your numbers go down and your starting to get sick? OR Do... Read more »

I would love to help!

Posted by Anonymous
...HIV/AIDS Care and Counselling (I am writing the exam in November this year). I work as a voluntary counsellor at a Pregnancy Crisis Centre where we have dealt with a few HIV + women. I would very much like to get a job in the HIV/AIDS counselling... Read more »