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The Feminization of an Epidemic

... Women and HIV in the United States Women represent the fastest growing demographic of HIV infections worldwide. In order to work on reversing this trend, we must have a thorough understanding of the unique issues that affect women living with HIV infection. To date, the medical community has focused a large
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Re: Concerned Grandfather

Thank you Dr Bob. As far as I could see, in the dim light at night, the skin was intact but you know how young grandkids are - they touch this and that, and I am concerned he might have touched his eyes or dug his nose. I just hope everything is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Gerry,I certainly apologize for my assumptions based on incomplete information! Contracting HIV from a blood transfusion is now extremely rare, even in resource-poor countries.The virus found me at work in January 1991. I Read more »

Can a HIV- partner decrease chances with antivirals?

I am an HIV- partner in a discordant couple (mixed HIV status) relationship. We just recently found out that he was positive. We always practice safe sex, but I was wondering if I can decrease my chances of contracting HIV by taking anti-viral...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are being used to enroll 400 HIV-negative MSM who report having had anal intercourse during the past 12 months. To reflect the demographics of the U.S. HIV epidemic, a substantial proportion of participants will be MSM of color. Participants are... Read more »

did i get hiv ?

Dear dr Hy my name is Mike.I'm 26 years old . A few days ago i had a sexual contact with a person who was hiv pozitive.she was on her period and the condom got broken . after 60 h i made the test for her and i found out...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Mike,Unprotected (or broken-condom) sex with an HIV-positive woman does place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. That she was on her period would increase the chance Read more »

CDC Biostatistians Claiming HIV/AIDS takes 16 years off your life

I have a question that has been eating away at me since the CDC in their infinite wisdom issued their findings, as usual, without caveats, additional resources, or other possible ways of more fully understanding their pronouncements.The question: I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...States for patients who receive guideline (U.S. Treatment)-concordant care compared to HIV-uninfected individuals of the same demographic composition. Please note these are "estimates" of an "average" and based solely on a "model." In other... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Burkina Faso, Ghana, Zambia: Community Influences on Young People's Sexual Behavior in Three African Countries

...of risky sexual behaviors among people ages 15-24 in Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Zambia -- three African countries with varying HIV prevalence rates. From 2001 through 2003, demographic and health survey data were analyzed to identify individual,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachusetts: Public Survey Developed to Fight Increase in Local HIV/AIDS Diagnoses

...that may have missed the public awareness campaigns of the 1980s, said Webb. The 10-minute, confidential survey will gather demographic information about respondents, probe various aspects of HIV/AIDS awareness, and ask about HIV screening... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"NewsHour With Jim Lehrer" Examines HIV/AIDS Cases in Black Communities, Highlights Washington, D.C.

... PBS' " NewsHour with Jim Lehrer " on Tuesday reported on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Washington, D.C., area. The segment focuses on HIV cases among blacks in the district. About 12,000 of the Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

National HIV Testing Day Event With Black Entertainment Television (BET)

...stressed the importance of getting tested to our Black community, especially Black youth between the ages of 18 and 24. This demographic is especially important because statistics show that rates of HIV/AIDS are steadily increasing within this... Read more »
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Being a straight man in the world of HIV

Posted by poztrainer, 6 Replies
...that he is gay, they automatically think that he has AIDS. I replied "that's interesting, because when I tell somebody that I'm HIV+, they automatically think that I'm gay". Living with HIV not only challenges how I fit in with society, but... Read more »

Why women are at the highest risk for HIV

Posted by 2FarGone
...I've really been struggling with this idea as of late. I live in Vancouver which (in terms of HIV/AIDS demographics) is largely gay or IV drug using. I'd imagine there are also women in the city who have HIV although if they aren't drug addicted Read more »

The Greying of HIV

Posted by Bear60
...HIV Goes Grey by Laura Whitehorn July 26, 2006Mind your elders: HIVs fastest-growing segment is about to get some long overdue Read more »

Take Survey & enter to win 1 of 5 $100 cash prize

Posted by southpolplus
...give any personal information about who you are or anything. This survey is a series of questions about your education, income, demographic characteristics, sexual behaviors, HIV status etc. The survey will take about 20 minutes to complete;... Read more »