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AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

Why Are There so Many AIDS Myths? When AIDS first showed up, it was a very mysterious disease. It killed a lot of people. There are still many unanswered questions about the disease. A lot of people reacted with fear and came up with stories to back up their fear. Most of these stories had to do with how easy it was to get infected with HIV. Most of these are not true. Myths About "Catching" HIV Many people believed that HIV and AIDS could be...
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HIV positive and wanting a biological baby

If a woman is HIV positive, but for other medical reasons cannot become pregnant herself, can her egg be implanted in a surrogate without transmitting the disease?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your interesting question.To my limited knowledge, I'm not aware of any cases of such in vitro fertilization from a HIV positive egg donor.Any readers hear otherwise? BY... Read more »

Case study for biology

What precautions do medical professionals take to protect themselves from the AIDS virus?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,We use "universal precautions" to protect ourselves form bloodborne diseases, such as HIV and hepatitis. These precautions protect in both directions infected patient to health care worker and vice versa. You can read about... Read more »

Biological reason why it is almost imposible for a man to get infected from a woman?

What is the biological reason why less man get infected with HIV from woman?...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
Much of this depends on the type of sexual activity. The vaginal mucosa is a better barrier than the rectal mucosa. Men frequently transmit HIV and other STD's to each other via rectal intercourse. The rectal mucosa is relatively thin, bleeds... Read more »

Biology 101- Anal Canal and Rectum difference

Doctor Robert,Good morning. Whats up? I can't believe in 2007, with the world at our fingertips for more than a decade thanks to the Internet we yet have questions on HIV from trying speedos on. My 13 yr old niece knows better. Come on people-...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello NTJ,This is an HIV information site and not really a biology 101 class, so I'll be very brief. The rectum is the final part of the intestinal tract. It's 4-5 inches long and passes through the pelvic cavity to the anus. The anus is... Read more »
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Questionaire on AIDS and Treatment For HS Biology

Posted by thom26
Hello,
My name is Thomas Nesbitt and I am doing an extensive research project for a senior biology class on HIV/AIDS. I am looking for people preferably with AIDS, but if you just have HIV currently, it is perfectly fine. Any response helps. Please... Read more »

Biology Lab On HIV.Gues who was infected?

Posted by stupidgirl, 2 Replies
First day back to college. My first lab for my biology class was today. Take a sick guess what it was on........The spread of HIV. Now take another guess who just happened to get the anonymously infect cup.....That's right I had the cup or the guy i... Read more »

hiv/aids and impact on family

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My name is Susy. My Dad died from AIDS 9 yrs ago. i am currently in graduate school, (almost finished), with a degree in clinical psychology. I have a project due in oe of my classes about the impact of HIV on the family. i would be interested... Read more »

Ignorance and HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
People need to realize that HIV/AIDS is a biological bug and NOT a curse from GOD.
People who get HIV/AIDS are usually down to earth, very friendly and would not harm a fly!
The people who are trying to hurt HIV patients are the wicked ones!
Since... Read more »