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Hiv And Polygamy

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

Efforts to Fight HIV/AIDS in Swaziland Undermined by King Mswati's Polygamy, Critics Say

Swaziland's King Mswati's efforts to provide care for AIDS orphans, obtain HIV/AIDS treatment funding and promote safe sex in the country -- which has the world's highest HIV prevalence -- are being "undermined by his multiple sexual partners,"... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.N. Study Says Polygamy Main AIDS Driver in Swaziland

A recently released UN study found that traditional practices viewed as important for keeping Swazi society together are driving the country's HIV/AIDS epidemic. Polygamy, widow inheritance, multiple female partners, and extramarital relationships... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Leaders of Zimbabwean Religious Sects Call for End to Polygamy to Fight AIDS, Issue Policy Document on Epidemic

Leaders of two of Zimbabwe's indigenous Christian sects have called on their followers to abandon the practice of polygamy to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS, Zimbabwe's Sunday Mail reports (Tikiwa, Sunday Mail , 9/18). The leaders of the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Need your advice

Dr. Bob,I need to emphasize that I have been stupid and ignorant all my life about STD. I am hetero, and used to have unprotected sex in a polygamy situation.All of suden, I have read something about HIV in the news and I became extremly scared. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your negative three-month HIV test on May 5th confirmed your negative HIV status at that point.Your December 2008 February 2009 contact involved protected vaginal and unprotected oral. This carries only a very minimal risk for HIV acquisition... Read more »

Sex and hepatitis C

Dear Dr.Taylor,Greetings from Thailand! I'm HIV+ and co infected with hepa B. Currently, I'm on meds 3TC+TDF+EFV. This regimen works well on both HIV and hepa B: undetectable virus, CD4 = 600 up, HbeAg seroconverted to negative.Now...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
Although questions remain regarding the precise role of HIV infectionin hep C sexual transmission, yes people living with HIV are at higher risk for catching hep C from sex and spreading hep C with sex, when compared to people who are... Read more »

will you marry me?

haha i know, youve got steve, but i also wanted to get your attention. ive read through the archives and have searched so you wouldnt ahve to waste your time answering my question, but i cant find one that directly answers it. i have heard soo many...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You're correct: I can't marry you. Not only do I already have Steve, but there were all those meanspirited initiatives on the ballot Nov. 2. Of course, perhaps we could all become Mormons. Polygamy seems to be OK with them. But then... Read more »

Come on Dr Bob, answer a GIRL'S question... or I'll puke on you

Hi Dr Babob, I'm getting desperate. I'm sick with worry. hence the puking.2 months ago I had a threesome with a guy and a girl (I'm a girl.) He would touch one of us then the other and so on, possibly transferring infection, right? He...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Mnage--trois Puker,Tonsillitis refers to inflammation of the tonsils. It is often caused by bacteria, such as streptococcus ("strep throat"). Isolated tonsillitis is not considered and HIV ARS symptom.What other than HIV could cause... Read more »