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Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...vulnerable to HIV infection than men. Women are at greater risk of HIV infection through heterosexual sex than are men simply by virtue of an unequal exchange of genital secretions. The risk of transmission of HIV from a man to a woman is approximately 1 in 1,000 for each sexual contact, whereas the risk of transmission from a woman to a man is much less (approximately one in 2,000). 12 Prevention efforts need to focus on providing women...
Ask the Experts

I just found out my boyfriend is HIV positive , what do I do? (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

My boyfriend and I have been together about a year and he contracted HIV about two months ago. I love him and I've chosen to stay with him but I am concerned for my own health because I do not have HIV. We have used condoms when we have sex but it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...insemination. Thanks.Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,At present in vitro fertilization is the safest way for an HIV-positive woman and HIV-negative man to conceive a child. If that is not available or feasible, other options could be considered.... 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
...tattoos, can also carry HIV. Infection during pregnancy, childbirth, or breast-feeding (mother-to-infant transmission). Any woman who is pregnant or considering becoming pregnant and thinks she may have been exposed to HIVeven if the exposure... Read more »

Do HIV carrirers test negative (HIV CARRIERS) (HIV BASICS)

DO HIV carriers test negative? (I did an HIV 1&2 test which came back negative. But someone told me that I could still be a carrier. The test was done six (6) months after my last possible exposure.
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 »

sharing a room with someone who is HIV+

Hi,I am a 23 years old male.I have been sharing a room with an HIV+ person for the past one month.We have a double bed and he sleeps on one half of it and I sleep on the other half of it.Now, I have a few questions:I am a little worried as to should...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tattoos, can also carry HIV. Infection during pregnancy, childbirth, or breast-feeding (mother-to-infant transmission). Any woman who is pregnant or considering becoming pregnant and thinks she may have been exposed to HIV -- even if the exposure... Read more »
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International AIDS Society

At Conclusion of Major International Scientific Meeting on AIDS, Researchers Highlight Evidence of Important Benefits From HIV Investments for Other Health Conditions, Including Those Affecting Women and Children

...manifested has required the creation of infrastructure that is appropriate to address other diseases and conditions. For example, HIV affects families, not simply individuals; it requires laboratory monitoring, a secure drug supply and high... Read more »
The Body PRO

Maternal-Fetal Transmission of HIV-1: Implications for Care of HIV-Affected Women and Children

...feeding and is associated with maternal viral load, duration of breast feeding, and mastitis, abscess or bleeding nipples. When a woman seroconverts during breast feeding, there is a six-fold increase in the risk of infection. Research on... Read more »
The Body PRO

Maternal-Fetal Transmission of HIV-1: Implications for Care of HIV-Affected Women and Children

... Immunologic Reconstitution in Children and Adolescents Treated with HAART (Symposium S15) Authored by William Borkowsky View the original abstract How are Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

CDC Releases Report on HIV Prevention Among MSM

...the first cases of AIDS among men who have sex with men (MSM), the agency has worked closely with state and local partners and affected communities to develop, implement, and evaluate HIV-prevention programs for those at greatest risk. Today,... Read more »
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NEED YOUR ADVICE AS WELL AS A MAN WHO CAN COPE UP

Posted by Amoapoka, 6 Replies
...suffering. Friends and love ones out there, I need your advice through this e-mail address. I'm really down and I know it will affect me a little. Should I let him go ahead or not? Or I should stand on us breaking up and move on whether... Read more »

Poz.com on Women with HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...HIV, but I am grateful that the medical community has stepped up to address our needs. Doctors are more tuned in to positive womens special concerns than ever before. There is research on how the disease and the treatments affect womens bodies.... Read more »

Wanting kids

Posted by Anonymous, 12 Replies
...was diagnosed almost a year now (July 8). Im a straight man broke up with my girl at that time and had unprotected sex with a woman. It was fine until I went in for my routine check up before I went on vacation. I got home my doctor left messages... Read more »

HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Posted by bradford, 7 Replies
...HIV Infections ARE RISING! Many people still have the belief that HIV and AIDS only affects homosexuals! However, 75% of the world population infected with HIV is heterosexual. The United Nations predicts ?AIDS will Read more »