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How Do You Get Hiv In The First Place

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention

First-Ever Conference Devoted Solely to HIV Prevention Research and Development Taking Place in Uncertain Funding Environment

In this post (first appearing on Breakthroughs, a blog from GHTC), Emily Donaldson -- program coordinator at AVAC -- and Tom Harmon -- senior policy analyst at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) -- write about the state of HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Christie's Place in San Diego Gets Grant From AIDS United

AIDS United has awarded Christie's Place of San Diego a "Retention in Care" grant to help HIV-positive persons stay in care. Christie's Place will use the grant to address trauma as a part of comprehensive retention services for women of color in... Read more »

A Place Called Home

For our World AIDS Day 2010 section, we wanted to capture the diversity of the AIDS community. So, we reached out to people across the world -- mostly those who have never written for us before -- and asked them to guest blog. These columns are... Read more »
Ask the Experts

aids and the work place

Dear ExpertsI am wandering if you can help me. I have been ask to do a project on Aids and HIV.My topic is aids/hiv in the work place.can u please tell me what affect aids has on the work force in this country.and what the charces are of getting...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
You will find your best resource at This is the website of the National AIDS Fund, the leading workplace HIV information agency in the U.S. Click on all of the options on that site to get a one-stop, first-rate education about the... Read more »

I was place on PEP after oral exposure

Dr. Frascino-Thanks very much for providing such a wonderful and complete forum on safe sex and HIV prevention. Its been very helpful and reassuring to read through your responses to so many people. My question pertains to HIV and oral sex (didnt...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Concerned House Hunter,First off, I know several real estate agents who would like to show you their units at your earliest convenience.Next, turning to your specific questions:1.Generally speaking, PEP would not be recommended for such a... Read more »

returning to the work place

In October 2012, I was told I was HIV positive> I was unable to work until May 2013 due to my immune system being so weak and expriencing other health issues. Upon returning to work they reduced my hours and said as I felt up to the challange...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
That's a tough position. First, if your employer doesn't know your status or medical condition, there cannot be a claim for discrimination due to that. Also, unless your employer had a longer than usual medical leave of absence policy,... Read more »

Worried well hell is no place to be

Hi Dr. BobI just read in one of your posts about the 15 Million AIDS Orphans worldwide, that is just heart breaking, I just sent a Donation, hope it helps in some way, I am a 35 year old straight male, I don't go to Sex workers or pick up girls...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,First off, thank you for your tax-deductible gift to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation. We'll use it to help AIDS orphans. Please know your one gift will touch many lives. On behalf of those who will experience hope rather than... Read more »
Connect With Others

Best place to live in USA with HIV?

Posted by TonyBakerOK, 9 Replies

I have been positive since 2005, and have lived in Tennessee, Texas, California and Currently Oklahoma.

It seems like every state is different when it comes to HIV services and Ryan White stuff.

I just moved HOME to Oklahoma and I am miserable,... Read more »

encounter that took place 3 months back with CSW and condom broke

Posted by scaredandworried, 1 Reply
This is my story. On June 26th I had vaginal sex with a CSW. For about approximately 3-5 minutes towards climax I was thrusting hard and fast. Just before I was about to ejaculate I tried pulling out. However, I ejaculated in her and the condom... Read more »

Stuck between a rock and a hard place

Posted by taleof2cities, 1 Reply
A friend of mine has been sick for the past yr and a half .. Most notably some severe skin issues that treatment was sought and I was being told it was everything from allergies to ecxema.. Fast forward there were 5 trips to the hospital a couple... Read more »

I am at a dark place, Getting ready...

Posted by troubledguy, 3 Replies
I don't know if my story is unique or just another hetero sexual man causing trouble for their loved ones.

I am sorry to post here post, without actually getting confirmed 100% But I know I have HIV, I felt it from the early stages where acute period... Read more »