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Harm Reduction and HIV

...Abstinence is the ultimate goal. However, it is also good to reduce drug use and drug-related deaths, disease and crime. The criminal justice approach should not be the only method for dealing with drug use. Combining it with a public health approach is more productive. Services for drug users should be non-judgmental. They should not force people to receive services. Harm Reduction in Action Harm reduction related to drug...
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i smelled hiv charged farts... help!

there wasnt any odor, but i know i inhaled them, i know inhalation is a route of medicine administration, so it does gets to your bloodstream, the other reason is that i have a weak immmune system so that increases my chances of contracting the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Linda,You have a master's degree in public health and you're worried that you may have contracted HIV because you smelled odorless HIV-charged farts????? Tell me Linda, where Read more »

Comments - Massachusetts Department of Public Health

I am pasting something from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website which could be of alot of interest for WWs (http://www.aac.org/site/PageServer?pagename=basics_home)Window Period: When having a HIV antibody test, there must be at...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thanks for posting that information. Read more »

reporting AIDS

when a person is diagnosed with AIDS who does the physician have to report it to
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...The local public health department. Read more »

David Imagawa, MD studied window period for CDC. What results were misinterpreted by public health officials and media?

What are David Imagawa's research results on latency? Why are they misinterpreted by public health officials and media?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...believe you are referring to the 1989 report of highrisk Gay men taking longer than the usual 6 months to show positive on theHIV antibody test. In these studies they found several Gay men who took upto 3 years to show positive on the HIV... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

American Journal of Public Health Publishes Supplement on HIV/AIDS

... The April 2009 supplement of the American Journal of Public Health focuses on issues surrounding HIV/AIDS, diversity and other topics. It includes editorials, commentaries, essays and research Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinion Piece Examines Public Health Issues in Russia, Including HIV/AIDS, TB

... Despite a recent economic and military resurgence in Russia, the country is "facing a public health crisis that verges on the catastrophic," including high rates of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, Murray Feshbach, a senior scholar Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Greater Awareness of HIV/AIDS, Other Global Health Issues Attributed to the Growth in Public Health Students, Washington Post Reports

...Friday examined the "record numbers" of undergraduate college students who are taking classes in epidemiology, global health and public health, driven in part by the HIV/AIDS pandemic and a motivation to contribute to the field. According to a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Effective Public Health Response Needed to Fight HIV/AIDS in Southeast Asia, WHO Says

... The World Health Organization on Thursday called for an effective public health approach to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS in Southeast Asia, India's Economic Times reports. HIV/AIDS in the region was the Read more »
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How to fight HIV - Public Health Reform

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...tears, they are healthier on the long run...... Sometimes we need to give up some rights for the common good.. The current Public Health response to HIV is lilke pitting Kermit the Frog against a Pit Bull Terrier - all you do is reduce the... Read more »

HIV & Public Health - lets rethink.....

Posted by GamboJim, 2 Replies
...Industry) - for her thougts on the ELISA test. I think the Government needs to fight this HIV thing to the fullest for the sake of Public Health. You can't put a spark and gasoline together and not get an explosion. Young folks and adults are... Read more »

Best states for private/public health insurance

Posted by johnpaul10028
...I am retired due to hiv/aids and other conditions. I am too sick to work but not sick enough to die. I want to move somewhere in the US (or even out Read more »

HIV/AIDS Prevention Program Coordinator

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...weeks from today, June 17, 1999. After months of struggle and extensive research, I regret that I can no longer fulfill the Public Health mandated requirements of this position in good conscience. As you know, over the past year I have... Read more »