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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lancet Infectious Diseases Publishes HIV/AIDS Articles in Advance of XV International AIDS Conference

The journal Lancet Infectious Diseases in its July 2004 issue published a series of stories relating to HIV/AIDS to coincide with the XV International AIDS Conference , which will be held July 11-16 in Bangkok, Thailand. Summaries of the stories... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Swaziland's King "Sets Poor Example" for Country Deeply Affected by HIV/AIDS, Article Says

Swaziland -- where one in three people between ages 15 and 49 are HIV-positive, according to UNAIDS -- has the highest HIV prevalence in the world, and King Mswati III is the "elephant in the room when Swazis contemplate their AIDS crisis," the ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Egyptian Leaders Pay Little Attention to HIV/AIDS, Article Says

Leaders in Egypt -- where HIV prevalence is less than 0.1% -- have not made tackling the disease a priority, and "Egyptians are barely aware that HIV/AIDS exists in their society," IRIN News/ reports. UNAIDS estimates that 13,000... Read more »
Ask the Experts


In your answr to a patient , you said that the current definition of AIDS is not reversible to HIV. It is my understanding that even if you have been diagnosed with AIDS, once you get better CD4 more than 200 and no opportunistic infections the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello HIV Educator,"When did this definition change?" Actually the definition never changed. Apparently your understanding has been incorrect all along! Once someone has a diagnosis of AIDS, it is indeed absolutely irreversible, even if... Read more »

Conflicting information in articles about the relationship between HIV and cortisol

Dear Dr:As someone infected with HIV and who has high cortisol, I have attempted to do considerable research into the link between HIV and cortisol - it has been utterly frustrating. Specialists have written articles and made statements that are...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Cortisol is produced by the body as a natural response to stress, including the stress of chronic illness. In the short term, it is a good thing allowing the body to better respond to physiologic challenges. In the longer term, however, it keeps... Read more »

Survival of HIV (conflicting info in articles)

Hi, I recenlty review two articles on this site about the survival of HIV outside of the body. They each site the CDC research on saying "HIV has been kept viable (able to infect) for up to 15 days, and even after the body fluid containing it...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question. I guess the answer is in the fine print. As stated "HIV can be kept alive for days or even weeks under precisely controlled and limited laboratory conditions". In the laboratory, the environment can be altered... Read more »

Details Mag article - No Hetero HIV?

Dr. Bob:Have you read the article in the new DETAILS mag that says contracting HIV via hetero sex is virtually impossible?Has that been your experience through your practice/patients?Thanks....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,No. Was that article a work of fiction or just wishful thinking? -- because "Details" seems not to be aware of "Main Facts," such as the fact that heterosexual HIV transmission is the most common route of HIV infection... Read more »
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2001 articles, Men and HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
The Body, 2001: Men, epidemiology fact sheet:

Over 70% of Hiv infections occur through sex between men and women. Yet in most regions of the world 2/3 or more with Hiv are men. 53% of all people with hiv are men.
5% to 10% occur through sex... Read more »

HIV and Pregnancy Article

Posted by Anonymous
Just thought I'd mention an informative article on HIV and pregnancy:

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Interesting article about CCR5 and HIV infection.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies

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Media Request--Article on HIV+ Couples

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am currently writing an article for the magazine HIV Plus that is exploring whether HIV+ couples have safer sex and their concerns, if any, about superinfection and drug resistance. If you are in a relationship with another HIV+ man, I'd be... Read more »