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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

How Hiv Is Transported From One Man To Another

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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

Could caffeine transport Isentress/Truvada combo into brain?

I'm recently been infected and started treatment right away, within 11 weeks. Since starting treatment I have reduced my coffee consumption, thinking it is generally a healthier thing to do. However I've experienced the caffeine withdrawal headache...
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
...I am not aware of any data where coffee/caffeine facilitates HIV meds penetration into the brain. Read more »


Hi Doctor,Greetings!!You and your team is doing great job!! Thankyou.I am from India. My case was never a risk but i made it complex.I went to a massage parlor, got normal body massage, used the massage towel to clean the oil which floated on to my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...was the result of a "false positive" test. (You can see some of the "technical" problems I mentioned above being related to transporting the specimen to another city and not getting a result for 11 days!)Third, I do not agree with ordering either... Read more »

Do I HAVE to wait 3 months?

Hi Dr. Bob:I think the work you do on this site is amazing and will be donating! (hopefully upon response)So, here is my question: about 6 weeks ago I had unprotected vaginal intercourse with a man I do not know that well. We had brief talks both...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...grant to a clean needle-exchange program in D.C. called "Prevention Works!" That might be one organization to try. There are many others that provide meals, transportation services and even pet care for those struggling to survive with the... Read more »

Would like to be able to answer boyfriends questions.

I am a 45 year old positive female, who was diagnosed about 6yrs ago. My Cd4s are around 450 and my viral load is undetectable. I am on Epzicom and Sustiva. I am dating a 49yr old negative man. My question is, how do I reassure him that he will...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...long gone? No, not by a long shot. HIV stigma, misinformation and myth are unfortunately alive, well and thriving! There are many reasons for this, including our ineffective HIV/AIDS awareness, education and prevention programs, as well as the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenya's Transport Industry, World Food Program Launch HIV/AIDS Service Centers Along Transport Routes

...workers, port workers and commercial sex workers, Kenya's Business Daily reports. WFP, the Kenya Ports Authority , Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa, and the North Star Foundation established the first center along... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Asian Development Bank Projects Aimed at Improving Transportation, Infrastructure Fueling Spread of HIV in Some Areas, Study Finds

...reports. According to the study, large construction and transportation projects draw men into rural areas, increasing the demand for sex. In addition, commercial sex work, as well as drug and human trafficking, follow major construction and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

East African Officials Meet to Coordinate HIV/AIDS, Transport Efforts

...Basin Commission , Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization , USAID , the International Organization for Migration , the Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa, East Africa Trade and Transport, and the East, Central and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Virus Used to Transport HIV Vaccine Into Body May Be Behind Failure, Study Suggests

... Preliminary results that suggested an increased risk for HIV infection in a vaccine trial that was ultimately halted in 2007 , may have been caused by using the common cold adenovirus to Read more »
Connect With Others

Best states for private/public health insurance

Posted by johnpaul10028
...sleeping in them ditches cause I can afford my hiv meds. So, where do I go to get insurance? I can't depend on snagging me a man who has domestic partner benefits. I can only rely on myself -- can't have another gay man with me over that... Read more »

How do you tell someone your HIV+?

Posted by magis333, 2 Replies
...been able to tell them that I'm positive. I don't know how to tell someone I feel so ashamed that I am, that I'm less than human because of it. I feel as though the world feels I shouldn't be here. Because of my status I HAVE to tell people that... Read more »

hello everyone...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...present from my bought with the shingles this past June. My medical professional is looking into human growth hormone for me, but the cost is an outrageous $6,000.00 per month. In Illinois, my drugs are ... Read more »

Fighting the battle on many different fronts!

Posted by dbport, 4 Replies
...the past 14. When I first found out, there was very little else I could think about, other than the fact I had HIV, I'd seen many friends die of it, and was waiting for my turn to go too. My turn hasn't arrived yet, but I'm not sitting around,... Read more »