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How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Check It Out The Bottom Line What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? HIV fraud is the promotion, advertisement,
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Please answer to Scandinavian writer ; hep C and B window

Hi!This is my second time posting, I really hope you can help me. What is the window period for hep C and hep B?I had a small superficial cut on my hand (not bleeding) and accidentally touched a used gynegological instrument. I didnt notice any...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I think the exposure of question was extraordinarily low risk. I am not even sure I would have bothered with testing in the first place. Most people who are infected with HCV become antibody positive within 12 weeks; the incubation period with... Read more »

To the writer from Thailand

Hi Dr. Young,Not a question from me, but a comment to the reader who wrote from Thailand: There are indeed some very good docs in Thailand. I happen to know one in Bangkok, Dr. Nick Walters of Mission Hospital (also called Bangkok Adventist...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your report from Bangkok.It's great to hear reports from patients and their families about their experiences; this is of incredible value to our readers.BY Read more »

thanks Dr Wohl- a truly grateful writer

Dear Doctor Wohl I wrote to you about a week ago saying I might have KS in my mouth (on the inside of the checks_ my doctor looked at it and said it was probably HPV- and that my tests had come back neg for HIV..... Is this possible? I am testing...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Glad to help. Good luck - DW Read more »

Anonymous HIV Testing

1: By October, 2007 the CDC will eliminate federal funding for States that endorse the UI testing system to track the HIV/AIDS epidemic. What will happen to anonymous HIV testing sites?2. Are people more likely to get tested if they know that the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...appears we have lost. In my opinion, it's a bad policy decision. (See below.)To avoid additional bad policy decisions about HIV/AIDS, the best thing you can do is vote in November to unseat the rightwing kooks who push policies such as these you... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Writers Participate in Gates Foundation Initiative Aimed at Promoting Dialogue About HIV/AIDS in India participating in an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that aims to promote public dialogue about HIV/AIDS in the country and abroad, the Hindustan Times reports. According to the Times , 15 writers will visit... Read more »
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

Call on Peruvian Authorities for Justice in Murder of HIV/AIDS & Gay Activist

...morning of 20 September 2010, the body of Alberto Osorio, 44, journalist and activist for the human rights of people living with HIV/AIDS, was found by his mother, Esther Castillo. Mrs. Castillo found her son's body in his apartment in the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

London's Guardian Profiles HIV/AIDS Advocate, Author Pisani

... London's Guardian on Tuesday profiled HIV/AIDS advocate and author Elizabeth Pisani. Pisani, an epidemiologist and medical demographer, spent 10 years working on HIV/AIDS issues Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chinese Authorities Praise HIV/AIDS Advocate Gao After Preventing Her From Coming to U.S. to Accept Award

... The Chinese government on Monday praised HIV/AIDS advocate and retired physician Gao Yaojie after placing her under house arrest last week to prevent her from visiting the Read more »
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HIV Plus Magazine writer needs interviewees...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I'm a writer for HIV Plus magazine and working on an article, for which I am looking for anecdotes from people with HIV/AIDS who have had experiences where information they got from the internet resulted in negative effects on their... Read more »

HIV Plus Magazine writer seeks interviewees...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I'm working on an article for HIV Plus Magazine that examines the plusses and the pitfalls of HIV-related information that can be found on the Internet. While Read more »

Help Wanted: AIDS Writer, AmFAR in New York

Posted by Anonymous
...of team, multi-task, and meet deadlines. B.A. plus 3-4 years related experience. Fundraising background helpful. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS preferred. Send cover letter, resume, and salary history to Staff Writer, Dept HR-8, 120 Wall Street, 13th... Read more »

HIV Plus Magazine writer seeks interviewees...

Posted by Anonymous
...I'm working on an article for HIV Plus Magazine that examines the plusses and the pitfalls of HIV-related information that can be found on the Internet. While Read more »