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How Can We Practice Safty Or Avoiding Hiv?

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Harm Reduction and HIV

What Is Harm Reduction? Harm reduction is a way of dealing with behavior that damages the health of the person involved and of their community. Harm reduction tries to improve individual and community health. Much of the work on harm reduction has been in connection with drug use. This fact sheet focuses on harm reduction applied to drug use and HIV. Some key points of harm reduction: Drug use won't disappear but its harmful effects...
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Are people now practicing safer sex more often?

Do you think people will sooner or later change their sexual behaviour to avoid HIV infection?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. Anything that involves human behavior is often very difficult to quantify and control. The best way to determine if people are actually practicing safer sex more often, is to track the rates of new infections of HIV... Read more »

short travel to us: should i avoid to take my meds to avoid detention?

Hi,i've read and heard horrible stories of detention and deportation if a HIV pos. person takes hiv meds into US. Because of work, i have to attend for 10 days to USA, but i dont want to (and dont need to in my country) disclose my status. Im...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer,Thank you for the question. You correctly state that in 2010 the US government lifted the "ban" on HIV positive persons visiting the United States. Effective January 2010, The Department of Homeland Security ruled that a... Read more »

Which HIV-1 Drug Resistance Mutations Are Common in Clinical Practice?

I know most mutations are polymorphisms...but which are most common and have significance for treatment?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Go to:, and on the left side tabs, go to resistance mutations. That will lead to a table that shows all the HIV medication associated mutations.... Read more »

Can I practice medicine if HIV +

Hi I am just diagnosed as HIV+. I am currently a medical student in USA and will start my rotation next year. I was wondering if any hospital will take me for my rotation and after graduation, can I found a residency and practice medicine in US? I...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
First, this is the response of one of The Body's physician to that question. Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,Nope! Just as physicians cannot demand an HIV test before they agree to help a patient, a patient cannot demand his or her physician... Read more »
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best practices for poz to poz msm

Posted by poz2000, 2 Replies
I am a member of my state hiv/aids planning group trying to find any other state programs dealing with best practices for poz to poz msm . Any information would be greatly appriciated, You can email me at : thanks , bob Read more »

Condoms: A Standard Practice For All!

Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
Condoms: A Standard Practice For All!

Around the world the use of condoms is seen as a trusted weapon in the prevention of HIV infection, however, these efforts are often hampered by religious beliefs.

President Bush has clearly given preferential... Read more »

Practical diifficulty

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have to have a medical for work in about a week. It will involve taking blood pressure. My arms look like the arms of a drug addict 'coz of all the HIV and blood tets I've been having (all good so far, thank God). What should I say to them? Read more »


Posted by Stephen, 3 Replies
I am a 43 year old GWM living and working in Houston, Texas - home of the GREAT Texas Medical Center. For two years I tried one of the main hospitals (massive clinic associations) as my primary caregivers in treating my HIV and for two years I... Read more »