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Medicare HIV Fact Sheet: Caution Regarding January 2006

A two-page fact sheet on Medicare and HIV is available from the Kaiser Family Foundation, www.kff.org/hivaids/7171-02.cfm . Persons on Medicare (not to be confused with Medicaid) will need to make important decisions for the new prescription-drug... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

GlobalHealthFacts.org Posts Latest Global, Country-Level HIV/AIDS Data; New Latin America, Mexico HIV/AIDS Fact Sheets Available

"Latest Global and Country-Level HIV/AIDS Data Now Available on GlobalHealthFacts.org," Kaiser Family Foundation : GlobalHealthFacts.org has been updated with country-level HIV/AIDS data to reflect the latest information released in the UNAIDS 2008... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Publication Examines Barriers to Developing Successful HIV Vaccine; Fact Sheet on African Americans, AIDS Updated

"Speeding the Manufacture of an HIV Vaccine: Policy Issues and Options ": International AIDS Vaccine Initiative , January 2005: The publication examines the limited access to bioprocess engineering and clinical lots production abilities and how... Read more »
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DOES size matter??? CDC FACT SHEET -- EFFECT OF ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY ON THE RISK OF SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HIV AND SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

I'm a gay male form Vermont, 54, have been pos 22 years and finally, after all of the myriad meds, highs and lows and being brought back from the abyss in the mid 90's, have tested undetectable during the past year. It feels good. And...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,There is no question that being on effective combination antiretroviral therapy that drives HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels significantly decreases the risk of HIV transmission. However, and this is a very big however, it does not... Read more »

Hiv by bed sheets

Hi, I'm a 13 year old boy and I'm in a panic and paranoid. Can you get HIV from a bed sheet with dried blood or dried semen on it.( I need a yes or no answer with facts or examples please) I had stay at a Best Western Hotel on 11/08/13...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiNot to worry!You cannot get HIV from touching an inanimate object. Transmission of HIV from a contaminated surface would require massive exposure to blood or other infected liquid for a prolonged period of timeHIV transmission can only occur when... Read more »

HIV or Hep C from Handling Hospital Blanket/Sheet?

Hi Doctor, your wisdom has put my mind at ease on many occasions, but this time I feel like I experienced a new scenario that you never covered and I would really appreciate your input on this...I tend to my Mother who needs to go to the hospital...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You ask: "Am I crazy?" The answer is absolutely! You can't contract HIV or hepatitis C from merely touching a hospital blanket or sheet. Be reasonable frevinsakes!Dr. Bob... Read more »

facts

Is it true that a condom cannot protect one from getting the HIV virus and AIDS? I was told by a teacher that HIV can be transmitted even with the use of a condom. Pls let me know A.S.A.P. thanks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your teacher told you what??? What did you say her name was? Miss Information??? Here's the information from the CDC's (Center for Disease Control's) "Fact Sheet for Public Health Personnel: Male Latex Condoms and Sexually... Read more »
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HIV from bed sheets?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi!

I'm just wondering if there's any possibility to get HIV from bed sheets. I've slept in crappy hostels where they don't change sheets every day (I got crabs from one of the hostel beds I slept in!). If the person who slept in the bed before me... Read more »

Get The Facts

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
http://www.pplm.org/Facts/hsc_fac/hiv.html

WHAT IT IS:
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

HOW IT IS SPREAD:
HIV is transmitted through contact with the blood, semen, vaginal secretions or... Read more »

I'm trying not to scare anyone, but facts are fact

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
In fact I'm not trying to scare anyone, and I don't want to make a kid's game out of the Bulletin Board. I'm just trying to make everyone realize that 99,9% of people doesn't cover all individuals, when talking about tests... I'm sure that 999 of... Read more »

Tips on Dating With HIV

Posted by bartleby
How do you meet someone? How do you disclose? When do you disclose? Do you disclose at all?
This handy fact sheet from the Well Project answers those questions and more! Read more »