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How Does Hiv Affect Different Cultures

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...one's chances of contracting HIV infection. A person who has both HIV infection and certain STDs has a greater chance of infecting others with HIV. The rates of STDs remain high among Hispanics/Latinos. Cultural factors may affect the risk of HIV infection. Some Hispanics/Latinos may avoid seeking testing, counseling, or treatment if infected out of fear of discrimination. The stigma around homosexuality adds to prevention challenges (e.g.,...
Ask the Experts

New HIV/AIDS diagnoses, pneumonia (PCP), please help!

We've heard so many different things so far with the entire host of medical staff in the hospital, primary doctor with no real knowledge of AIDS, and only speaking with social worker otherwise: Brief Hx: Admitted to hospital Nov 1 with severe lung...
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
...He needs HIV treatment immediately. I don't understand the delay until January. This is absolutely not acceptable. Vitamins are not the answer. Read more »

HIV/AIDS (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2010)

Can two HIV negative men develop HIV/AIDS from having unprotected sex with each other?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:What is HIV What is AIDS?How quickly do people infected with HIV develop AIDS?How many people are affected by HIV/AIDS?How is HIV transmitted?How is HIV not transmitted?How can I reduce my risk of becoming infected with... Read more »

Political Views? (BARACK OBAMA PLAN TO FIGHT HIV/AIDS)

Hello Dr. Rob,This is my first visit to your forum. I have read only a handful of your posts and have gotten a lot of valuable information from them. The one question that I have is regarding your political views. You are in a place to give so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...new forum reader, to keep reading, to get informed not only about the science of HIV/AIDS, but also the politics that greatly affect this pandemic. Yes, as an HIV physician specialist and as a person living with HIV, I absolutely support Obama.... Read more »

can you get hiv/aids if you.. (QTND: HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2008)

me and my partner have been curious about trying anal sex. we are both hiv/aids free and free of any other std's. we were curious, can we get aids from anal sex even if you both are disease free?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: What is HIV What is AIDS? How quickly do people infected with HIV develop AIDS? How many people are affected by HIV/AIDS? How is HIV transmitted? How is HIV not transmitted? How can I reduce my risk of becoming... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Religious, Cultural Issues Affecting Efforts to Fight HIV/AIDS, U.N. Report Says

... Inter Press Service recently examined a report released by the United Nations Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa last week at the U.N. 2008 High Level Meeting on AIDS . According to the report, religious and Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines How Rapid At-Home HIV Test Might Affect Dating Culture

... The New York Times on Sunday examined how the approval of a rapid at-home HIV test might affect the dating culture in the U.S. Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies is expected to apply soon to FDA for permission Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Caring For Culture

...not distinguish between gender identity and sexual identity. Transgendered people face great stigma in our society, and this affects their contact with the health care system. Rates of HIV infection are high among male-to-female transgendered... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...For example, women generally weigh less and will therefore often have higher plasma levels of ARVs at a given dose. Estrogen affects protein production in the body, which will affect drug levels because proteins often attach to drugs in the blood... Read more »
Connect With Others

I think you guys might seriously consider this....

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...mainstream on HIV being the cause of AIDS. I used to be, but am not any more. Just boiling it all down, to whom actually died or is affected, or is told that their test results are positive, or that they have AIDS, seems to me to be more than... Read more »

Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

what is it like to live with an HIV+ partner?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...what is it like to live with an HIV+ partner? Like many of you, I have a story that is both sad and beautiful. Last year while vacationing in Africa I met the Read more »

Semantics and how we understand HIV transmission

Posted by matthewAZ, 1 Reply
...held by those who use language and thus by just about everyone we may be involved with on a daily basis and that we could be affected by the understandings based on semantics in place in language. That the language that guides us in our daily... Read more »