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Hiv Infection In A Community

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans the 37 states and 5 US dependent areas with long-term, confdential, name-based HIV reporting. In 2006, blacks accounted for nearly half (45%) of new infections in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Even though new HIV infections among blacks overall have been roughly stable since the early 1990s, compared with members of other races and ethnicities they continue to account for a higher proportion of cases at all stages of HIV --...
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resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

diffrence between hiv infection and hiv 1/2 eia oositive and confimation negative

i was tested in september and was eia1/2 positive but confimatory westernBlot1 negative so am i called hiv positive or negative? in my lab test report it was written that negative westernBlot does not exclude hiv infection what does it mean? and i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...negative confirmatory Western Blot is considered to be a "negative HIV-1 screening test."The disclaimer about not excluding HIV infection refers to situations such as people being tested within their "window period." By the way, all laboratory... Read more »


Dr. Bob, you're site is awesome. I can't explain what a joy it is to read your delightful and comforting responses. I finally had a question myself. I've had 3 ORAQUICK Advance Oral tests done over the last 5 years. They have all been negative, even...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Anthony,As Ebert and Roeper say, "Two Thumbs Up. Way Up."Your repeatedly negative HIV tests out to five years are definitive and conclusive. As you proceed past the "handshake," don't forget to be dressed for the occasion. Play safe to stay... Read more »

hollow-bore needle stick

Hi Dr. FrascinoWhat routine procedure was it that led up to the needle stick exposure? Wait, you're a doctor, right? Oh, I get it, the nurse who usually does all the blood work was out sick that day, so you filled in. I was confused at first,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...making please dont try to make some of us innocent victims and others deserving of our fate. I stand with the entire HIV infected community as one. The sooner we can get beyond trying to place blame, the sooner we can focus on fighting the real... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Forums Planned to Gather Ideas From Community Will Focus on Strategies to Prevent HIV Infection . Young people in the county also are seeing a significant rise in HIV infections. The county's rate for 13- to 24-year-olds is 54 cases per 100,000, said county... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Design of a Community-Based Study of Sexually Transmitted Infections/HIV and Infertility in an Urban Area of Northern Tanzania

... The researchers in this report sought to describe the design of a community-based study of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)/HIV and infertility in northern Tanzania. A two-stage sampling design was Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Which HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men in Care Are Engaging in Risky Sex and Acquiring Sexually Transmitted Infections: Findings From a Boston Community Health Center

...self-assessment and medical record extraction were used to collect data on demographics, substance use, sexual behavior, and HIV disease characteristics. The characteristics of those with recent STI and recent transmission risk behavior were... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: A Tale of Three Cities: Persisting High HIV Prevalence, Risk Behavior and Undiagnosed Infection in Community Samples of Men Who Have Sex With Men

...antibodies. Among participants in the three cities, HIV prevalence ranged from 8.6 percent to 13.7 percent. More than one-third of HIV infections were previously diagnosed, despite the fact that 69 percent of HIV-positive MSM said they had... Read more »
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Living With HIV

Posted by taurusthecat, 2 Replies
...As people with HIV infection, we become a community. We all share a common situation. I would even go further and suggest that we are a sort of unusual family. Read more »

HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Posted by bradford, 7 Replies
...HIV Infections ARE RISING! Many people still have the belief that HIV and AIDS only affects homosexuals! However, 75% of the world population Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...Bush is not in touch with what works and what doesn't. He fails to understand the importance of promoting condom use to prevent HIV infections from occurring. Condoms have been used successfully to prevent HIV infections from the time, when HIV... Read more »

Community Member Sought for HIV Treatment Guidelin

Posted by Anonymous
...Community Member Sought for HIV Treatment Guidelines Panel The Panel on Clinical Practices for Treatment of HIV Infection is seeking nominations for a community representative to serve a 3-year term on their Adult Guidelines Panel. The ideal... Read more »