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Hiv Victim

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Effect of Early Maltreatment, Victimization and Partner Violence on HIV Risk Behavior Among Homeless Young Adults

The authors sought to "examine the relationship between child maltreatment, physical and sexual victimization, and partner violence victimization with [HIV] risk behaviors among a sample of homeless young adults from the midwestern United States." ... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

HIV Risk Among Female Sex Workers in Miami: The Impact of Violent Victimization and Untreated Mental Illness

Street-based female sex workers "are often enmeshed in chronic patterns of substance use, sexual risk, homelessness, and violent victimization," the authors wrote, causing them to be vulnerable to HIV infection. The team set out to assess the... Read more »
Brown Medical School

Spotlight: HIV in the Lives of Women as Criminals and Women as Victims

A cycle of violence and crime exists in the lives of women who are victims of domestic abuse. A September 2000 report from the 1999 National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Conference on Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation states that "women who are... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Question on Emergency Relief for Hurricane Victims w/HIV

Dr. Bob, you are the best one I can think of to ask this question of since you started and run your a charitbale organization for those people with HIV of lesser means.I ran into dead ends at NYC's GMHC and NYC's AMFAR office. Are there...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The needs, medical and otherwise, for those affected by Katrina's wrath are enormous. General medical donations are being accepted by the Red Cross and other relief agencies. I have not been contacted by any HIV/AIDS-specific relief... Read more »

Rape victim will like to say thanks, Dr. Bob!!

Hello Dr. Bob, I am the young male in his twenties that wrote you before that was mugged and sexually molested by three men. After you responded to my letter, I gathered my courage and took an HIV test. I was sexually molested in early January and I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Welcome back to the forum. Im delighted you took my advice. Congratulations on your negative test and getting the support and counseling you need! WOO-HOO. Lets hope the bastards who did this to you are caught and punished. Chances are they are... Read more »


Dear RYAN KULL;After being the victim of a rape in july01,i also had the trauma of having to test up to one year for hiv.i wanted to test to one year for peace of mind,as my attacker,was a drug doctor says im ok,and has been quite...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Your HIV tests indicate that you are definitely not infected with HIV. There is no need for further testing.It sounds like you are experiencing an uncomfortable level of anxiety. This is understandable: being the victim of sexual assault is a... Read more »

Victim of Accidental Needle Stick:What about meds?

I am a victim of a accidental needle stick in a prominent hospital. I am a housekeeper, and it was in the waste can, instead of the needle hopper, along with several other needles, and I got stuck in the leg, right into a vein. I was encouraged to...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear Anita,The risk of transmission via a needle stick from an HIV infected patient to a health care worker is generally low at about 1 in 300. That said, the risk can be somewhat higher if the needle was thick and hollow and penetrated deeply, if... Read more »
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accident victim hiv+ after blood transfusion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Accident victim HIV+ after blood transfusion

My 19 year old daughter was a victim of a drunk driver. She was
on life support for a month, in the hospital for three months,
underwent five surgeries, and received 21 units of transfused
blood. Now,... Read more »

Daughter of an AIDS victim

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
As a daughter of an aids victim....It makes me frustrated to find that those who already know they have aids go out and have sex and infect other with it and don't seem to acknowledge that they need to change their habits. I have to watch my mother... Read more »

innocent victims

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Innocent Victims

Innocent Victims By: Rev. Alexander R. Garbera During the April
2nd, 1998, New Haven Ryan White town meeting a person with
HIV/AIDS stated that they were an "innocent victim" and acquired
the virus by accident. After speaking, I... Read more »

Horrified Rape Victim

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Heelo Everyone,
I have been lurking for the last threee months trying to find answers concerning possible infection. Here is my story: On June 4, 2005, I was raped. The rapist was caught and found to be HIV+. In short, I had a nervous breakdown. ... Read more »