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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have
Ask the Experts

I slept with an african american bisexual prostitute!!!

I have written to you 4 times and counting!!!!!!!!!!Doc, I made a boo boo, as the title explicitly states. The encounter included unprotected oral, broken condom, and nipple suckage, ( I think she might have had a kid, little milk).I cheated on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi, Boston Bobby,1.Nope.2.Extremely doubtful, based on your history and excessive testing to date. However, HIV-antibody testing taken prior to three months is not considered definitive, and I do not recommend PCR testing for routine HIV Read more »

options

Dr Robert, I am sick, I mean really sick, I have problems focusing and my teeth are messed up like I feel like a bum now......Ive been on disability for 4 years and Im finding I want to end it all. I recently lost my house to forclosure and am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the moment. It's unfortunate your local AIDS organizations have not been helpful to date.My advice is that you talk to your HIV specialist. Tell him you are considering suicide and exactly why you feel you should do this. He should be able to... Read more »

Who is more prone?

Hello there doctors, I am a 15 year old girl and very curioous about HIV and who is more prone to acquire it. No I am not HIV positive becuase I never had sex or was born with sai ddisease, but I would like to know who is more prone to contracting...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Anyone having unprotected sex can acquire HIV infection. It is of little use to try to compare risk of infection among certain groups. The virus can pass through mucosal Read more »

Do HIV carrirers test negative (HIV CARRIERS) (HIV BASICS)

DO HIV carriers test negative? (I did an HIV 1&2 test which came back negative. But someone told me that I could still be a carrier. The test was done six (6) months after my last possible exposure.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...people who are still engaging in high-risk behaviors, and infection rates remain alarmingly high among young people, women, African Americans, and Hispanics. Are women especially vulnerable to HIV? In Western countries, women are four times more... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: Akron AIDS Collaborative Stresses Prevention, Detection of HIV, AIDS

... Activists looking back at the 15-year history of the Akron AIDS Collaborative (AAC) see a microcosm of the HIV epidemic. The AIDS service organization came into being as the Akron Brother Circle to reach out to African-American men. As Read more »
The Body

HIV Frontlines: In Newark, N.J., an HIV/AIDS Advocate Finds New Ways to Reach LGBT African Americans

...editor for TheBody.com. This HIV Frontlines interview is with Gary Paul Wright, the founder and executive director of the African American Office of Gay Concerns (AAOGC) in Newark, N.J. Hello, Gary. Thank you for joining us today. Thank you... Read more »
The Body

African Americans Tell Their Stories About HIV in a New Book

...immediately surrounded Jeffrey with love and support. Inspired by his family's experience, Gil began gathering stories from dozens of African Americans about how HIV had altered their lives. The result is Not in My Family: AIDS in the... Read more »
National Minority AIDS Council

NMAC Commemorates the 2010 National Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

...African descent in its statistical analyses of the AIDS epidemic, reported in 2008 that over half of all HIV cases occurred among African Americans/Blacks annually. And of the more than one million people who have died of AIDS in the U.S. since... Read more »
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new documentary on HIV and African American youths

Posted by bartleby, 1 Reply
...Hey all, Have you heard about this new documentary by Claudia Pryor entitled "Why Us? Left Behind and Dying"? Even though African Americans between the ages of 11 and 25 account for 65% of new infections, HIV is still not discussed enough (or at... Read more »

Yesterday, My Life Changed Forever

Posted by NeverLoved24, 4 Replies
...I must start off saying that as if yesterday, I was this vibrant, full of life, African American 24yr young lady with a bright promising future ahead. Now, after getting my test back yesterday and hearing, I am sorry to tell Read more »

On the Down Low...Myth or Reality?

Posted by faithandlove, 1 Reply
...my situation so that we can talk, share, vent, and even scream if we want to about this subject of the "Down Low" men in the African American community. First, I will start by giving a brief summary of my, "Down Low" story. I have been married... Read more »

HIV Education

Posted by Anonymous
...networking abilities of black churches to get the word out about HIV in the state, where three out of every four people with HIV are African American. AIDS ministries in African-American communities are nothing new; there are more than 20 of... Read more »