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HIV in Prisons and Jails

... HIV and Correctional Settings Health Care in Prisons and Jails Prisoners With HIV Infection HIV Care for Prisoners Improving Your HIV Treatment Risk Factors While Incarcerated What Happens When HIV-Positive Prisoners Are Released? HIV and Correctional Settings People with HIV sometimes have to spend
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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 »

depression and hiv

I found out eight months ago I was positive. My partner is positive and I knew the risks. We didnt have unprotected sex but a few times, but I guess that was all it took. He is in jail now and is going to be doing time in prison. We have been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Actually all it takes is one time for HIV infection to potentially occur. Fortunately that doesn't happen often, but each unprotected episode of penetrative sex is like playing Read more »

Occupational Exposure...In Prison?

Hi Dr. Bob,I have a question that's sort of a spin on the occupational exposure issue. Usually it seems that transmission of HIV through occupational exposure means needlesticks/contact with blood in a medical setting. My question is, do you have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Stacie,You can be a forensic psychologist without placing yourself at risk for bodily harm or HIV infection. However, if you are drawn to the study of "violent behavior" and yet are "terrified of everything," you really need to continue Read more »
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Brown Medical School

HIV Infection Among Women in Prison: Considerations for Care

...that male-to-female transmission is more efficient than female-to-male transmission during asymptomatic infection (early in HIV disease). However, the risk of transmission during symptomatic infection does not appear to vary. 15 In a recent... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bulgarian Medics Suspected of Infecting Children with HIV Released from Libyan Prison and Put Under House Arrest

...Six Bulgarian medical workers accused of infecting hundreds of Libyan children with HIV have been released from prison to house arrest, the Foreign Ministry in Sofia, Bulgaria, said Tuesday. In a faxed statement, the ministry said the six -- one Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Prosecutor Seeks Lengthy Prison Term for HIV-Infected Woman

...informed of their blood test results to be charged with a felony upon their second arrest. The prosecutor also wants additional prison time for Hall's four previous convictions, including one that drew a four-year suspended sentence. "It's a very... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: New Law to Focus on HIV in Blacks; Infection Rate Tied to Prison Population

...51 percent of its AIDS cases and 65 percent of its prison population. AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) estimates the rate of HIV infection among state prisoners to be five times that of the general population. Studies indicate that prison is a... Read more »
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hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...black men, who make up the majority of male prisoners in many states. The study revealed a surprising and unexplored aspect of HIV infection in prisoners. Of the men who became infected behind bars and acknowledged having gay sex there, half... Read more »

interesting news story about man with HIV?

Posted by RPH, 2 Replies
...Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Exposing Woman to HIV Wednesday, June 13, 2007 ST. JOSEPH, Missouri ? A man who spent five years in jail for exposing sexual Read more »

is aids way worse than hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
everything i read or at least the best news relates to hiv it says nothing about AIDS. Read more »

Info from NYC dept of health? Is 4 weeks suffice?

Posted by Anonymous
...How soon after exposure can HIV infection be detected? With the HIV antibody tests used in New York State, virtually all people who are infected will test positive within Read more »