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How Does Hiv Affect Human Life

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...accounted for 82 percent of all femaleHIV/AIDS cases in the US in 2006. Heterosexual sex is the most common mode of transmissionamong women in the US. Nearly three quarters of HIV+ women contracted the virusthrough sex with an HIV+ man. Heterosexual sex is also the main source of HIVtransmission for women in many other countries in Africa, South America, andWestern Europe. Sharing HIV-contaminated syringes for injecting drugs isanother...
Ask the Experts

I love what Simon says but LOOOVE what Dr. Bob says so much MOOORE!

I never thought you would respond to me aka CRAZY GUY!! Im flattered and turned on Doctor Bob. Lol Yes! I am indeed a telepathic outcast/ big pee pee loving boy with dark greenish blood who has transformed into a sexy wild beast creature. And of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you're only kidding. (You are only kidding, right? Please tell me you're only kidding.)Regarding the judgmental nature of many homo sapiens, it appears to be deep seated and often based on fear of anything or anyone "different" from oneself. All... Read more »

HIV positive - question about life expectancy (LIFE EXPECTANCY, 2010) (PROGNOSIS, 2010)

I have just had a 5 week test result come back positive.I couldnt get answer from my doc, so wanted to ask you.How long can people with HIV live on HAART? - I know there isnt one figure- just wondering if there are ball park figures?Any info would...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...FHello Alan,The clinical course of HIV varies considerably from person to person. Life expectancy with HIV/AIDS depends on many confounding variables, including viral strain, access to and adherence with potent antiretroviral therapy, concurrent... Read more »

How long could I have had HIV? (LIFE EXPECTANCY, 2009)

Hi Dr. Frascino,I am in my mid 20s, and I was recently diagnosed with HIV (it's been about a month now). I was tested about 6 months ago and the test result was negative. I was tested 6 months prior to that, and was negative then as well. I guess...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...find a real answer to: Is it possible, assuming everything continues going well, for HIV to continue to stay in that type of dormant state indefinitely? Or is there something inherent about the virus that takes its toll on the body after a period... 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
...(HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009) (Obama Budget Would Kill Abstinence-Only Funding) May 15, 2009If a HIV - woman and a HIV - man have sexual intercourse while the woman is on her menstrual period, is there a possibility of... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Researchers Need to Know How Evolutionary Life of Viruses Affects Evolution of Humans, Animals, Opinion Piece Says

...must understand the evolutionary nature of individual diseases and how viruses and bacteria, in turn, shape the evolution of humans and other animals," Boston Globe columnist Stephen Smith writes in an opinion piece. Researchers believe... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...activity and drug use. It is also a chance to develop an open and honest relationship with your children. The Facts About HIV Many parents are uncomfortable talking to their children about HIV because they do not have the correct... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted changes in body fat that are experienced by many HIV+ people.Lipodystrophy can also include changes in fat and sugar levels in the blood ofHIV+ people. Although... Read more »
UNAIDS and UNDP

Launch of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law: "Addressing Punitive Laws and Human Rights Violations Blocking Effective AIDS Responses"

...block, effective HIV responses. The Global Commission on HIV and the Law brings together world-renowned public leaders from many walks of life and regions. Experts on law, public health, human rights, and HIV will support the Commissions' work.... Read more »
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Sex with HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am a very stressed man who recieved a calll from my ex-girlfriend I dated from mid oct 98- mid dec 98. She called me to tell me she tested positive. Read more »

Life Expectancy with HIV

Posted by SaltyWater, 9 Replies
...Hi I was recently diagnosed with HIV some 6/7 weeks ago. While I can accept this illness and try not to let it affect my life too much, and making sure I go to my appointments on time etc, I'm wanting to know if HIV actually has an impact of your Read more »

The Emotional tragedy that I can't seem to overcome - Help

Posted by sleichen, 6 Replies
...my entire life. Two years have passed since that tragic time. Since the end of March 2004, I have not been with any other man in a true sexual way; fully involved intercourse. At this time, the thought of being with another man is completely... Read more »

Aids2HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...something was seriously wrong but you test negative for HIV. I guess what I'm asking is, you are so proactive in your health as many of us try to be, but what if you were facing something that was unknown? How do you go on with your life thinking... Read more »