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Barriers and Recommendations in Providing Access to Reproductive Health Options for People Living With HIV/AIDS in Uganda

This article is part of a transcript of a presentation delivered at the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria . The original session took place on July 21, 2010. Jump to the table of contents to see other articles in the series. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission Among Male Inmates in a State Prison System -- Georgia, 1992-2005

The estimated prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is nearly five times higher for incarcerated populations (2.0%) 1 than for the general U.S. population (0.43%). 2 In 1988, the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC)... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mass. Budget Cuts Disproportionately Affect Women's, Girls' Access to HIV/AIDS, Reproductive Health Services

Recent cuts to Massachusetts state programs and services are disproportionately affecting women's and girls' access to reproductive health care and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, according to a study released Tuesday by the Massachusetts... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV life cycle, and how HIV affects the immune system

Hi Rick, When Hiv attaches itself to a lymphocyte, is the lymphocyte actually a gland as in the neck or armpit, and does this then become a reproduction factory for HIV with an abundance of T-cells coming from the gland? Thank you for your...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. HIV infects cells of the immune system called CD4 cells. There are many CD4 cells inside the lymph nodes. These cells can also be found all throughout the body.When HIV enters a CD4 cell, the cell itself becomes a... Read more »

reproductive system

can you tell me wat happens when you have aids...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiA person is given an AIDS diagnosis when the CD4 cells go below 200. What has happened is the virus has done its job and has depleted the immune system. And now the person living with HIV has acquired an immune system that has become deficient.... Read more »

reproductive system

i had my tube tied and now married to a + is the risk still high for me?...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
Yes, this does not remove, or as far as I know, diminish your risk for HIV infection.... Read more »

Does masturbation adversely affect immune system?

I have just been diganosed hiv+, and while I wait for the results of my complete bloodwork to see where I am, I was wondering if masturbating occasionally has any detrimental effect on the progression of the hiv. Does it do anything to my immune...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The good news is that years of scientific research has failed to find any adverse effects of masturbation. So, your mom was wrong. There are therapeutic vaccines being studied. They aim to augment HIV therapy and produce immune response to HIV... Read more »
Connect With Others

will vitamins and Immune system booster affect hiv test results??

Posted by xrayvison, 3 Replies
I have a quick question. I am going to get an hiv test done soon but I was wondering since I take a high dose of immune system boosters like vitamin c, zinc, and vitamin d as a supplement for healthy living, would this affect the outcome of my test... Read more »

I'm a heterosexual male with HIV

Posted by PozInOrlando, 6 Replies
I'm new to this forum, allow me to introduce myself. I'm a 22 year old hetero male living in Orlando, Florida and in late July I discovered I was HIV+. I had caught the virus after being versatile with a transgendered woman when I lived in Las Vegas... Read more »

Looking to meet HIV+ Male

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My name is Barbara, I am fortysomething and looking to connect with a nice guy around my age. Hopefully he will also be pos. have a good sense of humor, enjoys music, photography, painting and loves nature. I am very involved with education and... Read more »

Risk of hiv by Vacutainer Blood Collection System

Posted by sinso
My anxiety its Killing Me.
When i went to take my test for my past interocuorse the nurse use a vacutainer System.
As you know The Vacutainer System consists of a doubleDouble-tussin dm-pointed needle, a plastic holder or adapter and a series of... Read more »