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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women

... Early in the epidemic, HIV infection and AIDS were diagnosed for relatively few women and female adolescents (although we know now that many women were infected with HIV through injection drug use but that their infections were not diagnosed). 1 Today, women account for
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HIV AIds? (NEEDLESTICK AT A RAVE, 2010) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2010)

Hey Dr Bob,Im 16 and went to my first rave. I was dancing with my friend and we were about to leave and i felt a like a pinch or a prick in my side. I got out of the crowd and told my friends. they saw no evidence of anything like a prick mark or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Nick,What you experienced was a mild anxiety-induced panic attack. Your fears about being pricked with an HIV-infected syringe at the rave are completely unwarranted. This is a fairly common worry among ravers! See below.Dr. BobPlease Read more »

Was shot with a ball (containing needles) at a rave... HIV? PLEASE HELP! (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGEND, 2009)

Hi Doc. I've read the previous questions about needle stick injuries and pin pricks at this forum and you have answered all of them the same way. However, MINE IS DIFFERENT! PLEASE HELP ME OUT DOC!!! About a week ago, I went to a Electric Daisy...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Ive heard that many people got pricked with HIV and a sticker put on them that said "welcome to my world" or "welcome to the aids club." Im really dumbfounded about the whole thing, and Id like to know if you can help me know whats going on at... Read more »

problem with vaccine

vaccines for the flu don't make you not get the flu, they make your body fight it off when it comes. So, why do they consider it a failure of the Merck trials that it seemed to make the patient for susceptible to getting hiv? it scientfically...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...develop a safe and effective HIV vaccine. On HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, we applaud the thousands of volunteers, scientists, community members and health professionals who have been involved in HIV vaccine research and who continue to support and... Read more »

HIV from needlestick? but unsure if there was puncture wound. (NEEDLE STICK) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2009)

Hello Doctor. I live in the UK.I have a question which you may have answered before....but I want to be a bit more specfic. I was out in a really crowded dance club once and while walking through the crowd, felt a sharp prick on my hand. It was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Ive heard that many people got pricked with HIV and a sticker put on them that said "welcome to my world" or "welcome to the aids club." Im really dumbfounded about the whole thing, and Id like to know if you can help me know whats going on at... Read more »
Articles
National AIDS Housing Coalition

The Philippines: Housing for People Living With HIV/AIDS

...capacity. No existing studies document the housing situation or even the socioeconomic status of PLWHAin the Philippines. A community survey conducted among 54 PLWHA found that 64% eitherrent their homes or live with family and friends, while... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: Stopping HIV/AIDS in the Black Community

... This is Bonnie Goldman, and I'm here with Phill Wilson, executive director and founder of the Black AIDS Institute. Even though African Americans have been disproportionately affected by HIV for many years, much of the black community Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Empowerment of Grassroots Communities, Provision of Condoms, Antiretrovirals Slowing Spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa, Report Says

...Africa; dispensed nearly 1.3 billion condoms; and set up 1,500 new counseling centers. The project also funded activities for community-based organizations, youth groups and organizations for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition, it provided... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Miami Herald Examines Efforts to Improve HIV/AIDS Knowledge Among Young People

... The Miami Herald on Monday examined efforts to improve HIV/AIDS knowledge among young people and combat the stigma associated with the disease. According to the Herald , the effectiveness Read more »
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fiance is +, I am -

Posted by eloise79, 11 Replies
...Hello all! This is my first post here. My name is Eloise, and I am engaged to a wonderful man who happens to be HIV positive. We have been going out for 3 years and I love him dearly. He was diagnosed 5 years ago and is doing really well (the Read more »

Needle Stories

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
...needle-stick incidents in Dallas and Denver, plus copycat pranks in Virginia Related Articles Welcome to the World of AIDS! More AIDS/HIV Sneak Attacks Pump at Your Own Risk! About: HIV Myths Dateline: 03/24/99 Word comes to... Read more »

UN - UPDATE

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...infectious disease at Harlem Hospital. Noerine Kaleeba is founder of the AIDS Support Organization of Uganda, Africa's largest community support group. Her husband died of AIDS in 1987; she does not have HIV. Eric Sawyer is the co-founder of... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »