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Hiv Aids In Rural Areas

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Clinton in Tanzania Announces New Program to Train Health Care Workers to Treat HIV/AIDS in Rural Areas

Former President Clinton on Wednesday was scheduled to arrive in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to announce a new program to recruit and train health care workers to treat HIV/AIDS in rural parts of the country, AFP/ reports (AFP/,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Patients in Rural Areas More Likely to Miss Drug Doses If "Problem Drinkers," Study Says

HIV/AIDS patients living in rural areas are more likely to miss doses of their antiretroviral drug regimens if they are "problem drinkers," according to a study published in the August issue of AIDS Patient Care and STDs , the Baton Rouge ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Times Examines Impact of HIV/AIDS on Women, Rural Areas in India

The Los Angeles Times on Thursday in an interactive slide show examined the impact of HIV/AIDS on rural areas in India, with a particular focus on women ( Los Angeles Times , 12/21). According to the "2006 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic "... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Rural area, just found out cd, vl cts

Dear, Doc.First of all I would like to commend you for your efforts and support your providing. It must be very time consumning but it's very appreicated. I'm a 35 yr old male, who's line of work is ministry. I found out a mos ago of...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I agree with doctor #2. Given those numbers, you are at moderately high risk for progression. I think most people in the treating community would agree that a CD4 count of 300 and a viral load of 20,000, warrants treatment. The good news is that you... Read more »

In rural Missippi, drove 100 miles to get tested.

Hey Dr. Frascino. Thanks for your forum. I am at wits end. My preacher told me upfront I was infected. I confided in him and got the heathon, burn in you know where reaction. It reminded me of how failing sex education is in our area thanks to our...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Worried and Grateful,So you confided in your preacher obviously looking for support, understanding and guidance. Instead, he called you a heathen, told you that you were HIV infected and that your eternal soul will burn in Hell. Hmm. Nice guy.... Read more »

19 year old feeling very alone in rural Africa

Hi Doctor Bob,Two weeks after a risky exposure, I'm getting vast array of ARS symptoms, despite PEP (Stocrin & Combivir) started 65 hours after. I've convinced myself that I have HIV, full body burning maculopapular rash, swollen nodes...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello European guy,"Is there any chance this isn't ARS?" Absolutely! Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not infected. Statistically speaking, it would be extremely unlikely, but not impossible, that you... Read more »

Gay boy in Rural Maine needs answer!

Dr. BobI had unprotected anal sex as a top on several occasions with my (at the time) boyfriend. I thought it was cool because we live in rural Maine and, of course, "Aids doesnt exist here". 3 months after we broke up he became...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, it is possible your boyfriend was still in his seroconversion phase at the time of his "mono," and that would account for his negative mono test, as well as his initial negative HIV test and subsequent positive result. Of... Read more »
Connect With Others

I live in rural area, I set up HIV/AIDS chats

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I live in Owen Sound, Ontario, and there are no local AIDS orgs here!

Please come and chat with me at and please let me know other chat rooms that are monitored as I really hate bashers and trouble makers!

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HIV + Women in Rural Areas

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am the new Director of a small ASO in a rural area. I have worked at a larger ASO in an urban area, and was wondering what needs and concerns women in rural areas have that may be different from women in the city. I am planning a needs... Read more »

Teens in Rural Areas

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am the new Director at a small AIDS Service Organization in a rural area and I want to hear from teens who live in simialr areas to find out what can be done to help teens hear HIV prevention messages. What do you need to be hearing from adults? ... Read more »

Rural nurse

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm a nurse working in AIDS and I am so glad to see this site! Are there any other nurses out there afraid to post? I print out stuff from the net for my patients. Its so helpful. I work in an isolated area and there are no other nurses really who... Read more »