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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

How Does Sociology Relate To Hiv

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Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...research efforts on HIV/AIDS in men. 1 , 2 However, both clinical experience and the observational data that we do have suggest that, despite the many similarities between HIV-positive men and women, there are some sex/gender-related differences with important HIV prevention and treatment implications. These differences range from the interaction of HIV and the female immune system, to the social vulnerability that places women at higher...
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Dr. Bob Please You Are An HIV Specialist

Please help explain this to me, I can't even ask my primary care doc because he is not specialized in HIV. You however are. I will try to explain plainly and make sense of my question. Since it is that if two HIV positive people with different...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...happy to explain it to you if and when and if you resubmit your legitimate question without the inane postscript! This is an HIV/AIDS information Web site that provides science-based responses to questions. Truth does not induce panic. It... Read more »

How ?

Dr Bob,Now in this era of HIV, everybody knows that condoms save, how come so many people are getting infected every day ?regards
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I could give you many sociological reasons condoms are not used to prevent HIV infections, such as:1.Condom fatigue in MSM who have been using them for years. Remember, prior to HIV/AIDS, gay men had as much Read more »

Bare Backing

Dating again... facing the usual fustrations including why are so many guys still insisting on bb only? Latex allergies or death wish? wheather you are positive or not, it make no sense and I don't understand! Thanks for your feedback.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I responded to a similar question recently. See below.Dr. BobHow ?Sep 20, 2008 Dr Bob, Now in this era of HIV, everybody knows that condoms save, how come so many people are getting infected every day ? regards Response from Dr. Frascino Read more »


My CD4 count is 45 and I am HIV infected.So how chances are there of leaving to normal life.Also is there any way to increase CD4 count
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
...If your absolute CD4 count is 45 you are at serious risk for developing serious infections associated with AIDS. You need HIV treatment immediately. If you start HIV treatment and get that CD4 count up above 200, then your risk of these... Read more »
Body Positive

Women, Families, and HIV/AIDS: A Sociological Perspective on the Epidemic in America *

...affected gay men disproportionately and as a result, it had a powerful male profile. Many women did not realize their own risk for HIV/AIDS from male partners through heterosexual transmission. Physicians and others in health care institutions... Read more »
Terri Wilder

An HIV Fighter Tells Her Personal Story

...walking through the School of Social Work at the University of Georgia and found a brochure ... one brochure, announcing an AIDS-related workshop. One brochure changed my life. I was so scared to go to this event by myself that I asked my dad... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

University of Connecticut Professor Awarded for HIV Prevention Method

...National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) will help the University of Connecticut's Robert Broadhead expand a successful peer-driven HIV prevention model overseas. Since the 1990s, the sociology professor has been working on stopping the spread of... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...your body systems are functioning If you have side effects from the drugs If you are having problems that are not related to HIV Examples of lab tests: complete blood count, blood chemistry (seesheet called Understanding Lab Tests... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
...i have a question and was wondering if ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months Read more »

Work From Home

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I am recently diagnosed HIV+. I am in the process of establishing an online business that will secure my financial future as I realize now I will not always Read more »

Related to HIV in any way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...any part of my body (generally my limbs). As this is well past the timing for ARS, is there any way this could be related to HIV infection? Even if I was experiencing late ARS, has anyone ever heard of this as a symptom? Cheers. Read more »

My close relative has HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have evidence that one of my closest relatives is HIV positive. My relative has not been open about it and lives as if nothing has changed. The only concern is that my relative is Read more »