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How Many Women Are Living With Aids

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women

...first sexual intercourse, less likely to have used a condom during first and most recently reported intercourse, or less likely to have used condoms consistently. Biologic Vulnerability and Sexually Transmitted Diseases A woman is significantly more likely than a man to contract HIV infection during vaginal intercourse. 14 , 15 Additionally, the presence of some sexually transmitted diseases greatly increases the likelihood of acquiring...
Ask the Experts

Is anal sex ok with a woman that has HIV/AIDS

I am interested in a woman who has HIV/AIDS. She wants to have anal sex not vaginal sex and that is fine with me. Her disease is not active or full blown. Is it all right to have anal sex with her if we take it slow and easy and use lots of K-Y...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello, Let me clarify a few points for you:1.There is no such thing as an HIV infection that is "not active."2.We don't use the term "full blown AIDS," because there is no such thing as "partially blown Read more »

Can Women carry AIDS?

My new girlfriend says that only men carry AIDS and they give it to women, so women can only catch it not carry it. Is this true?Thanks
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Nope that's not true. AIDS is caused by a virus (HIV). The virus can be spread form man-to-woman, woman-to-man, man-to-man, or woman-to-woman. In other words, the virus doesn't really care what sex you are. Have your new girlfriend Read more »

HIV/AIDS among african american women

I'm doing a research paper on African American women who are or at risk of being infected with HIV/AIDS. I'm looking for any statistics related to the subject. Do you know of any information on this or could you direct me to a good resource?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
A good start for the statistics would be the CDC web site at www.cdc.gov Read more »

What about the discrimination against women with positive HIV/AIDS?

Dear Ms. Breuer,I have recently come across this grate site, and having read couple of messages with your answers I have decided to ask you to help me if possible. The point is that I want to write my Term Paper about "Avoidance of discrimination...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...Dear Lela, There are indeed very good sites for information about discrimination against women with HIV. I suggest starting with a strong one and then following the links from that site. A good starting place is this Website--TheBody.com Read more »
Articles
Black AIDS Institute

Black Women Living With AIDS Thrive Thanks to Peer Support

...year later she was hired as a paid peer advocate-educator -- the first job she had ever had. "I never want another girl or woman to go through this alone," Willis says. Most HIV programs and support services were designed to address the needs... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Jakarta Post Examines Challenges Faced by Women Living With HIV/AIDS in Indonesia

... "Women are not only more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS infection, they also face greater risks of violence and discrimination when they become Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Senegal: More Women Living With HIV/AIDS

...Women in Senegal are finding themselves at the heart of the HIV/AIDS risk pool. In 14 years, the number of women living with HIV/AIDS Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Newspapers Examine Web Site Launched for Women Living With HIV/AIDS in Southern U.S.

...launched last week by the Southern AIDS Coalition and Test For Life as an effort to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic among women in the Southern U.S., particularly minorities. The Southern AIDS Living Quilt initiative will feature videos about... Read more »
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Would like to profile women w/HIV/AIDS for TV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Live. It is a news show for women: I would like to provide the opportunity to two women with AIDS to tell their stories: a young woman in her teens and an older professional woman. Please e-mail me with your telephone number if you think you... Read more »

Why women are at the highest risk for HIV

Posted by 2FarGone
...run into former poz sex partners and are able to cope with it so women should be able to do the same. I contracted HIV from a woman and I feel that I wouldn't have a problem were I to see her again. Only in putting a face on the disease can we... Read more »

Incidence of women getting HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...December 3, 2002 National News Report: Women's HIV Risk From Heterosexual Sex Rises in Massachusetts Boston Herald 12.02.02; Michael Lasalandra Heterosexual sex has passed Read more »

Women's HIV Risk From Heterosexual Sex Rises

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Well, it looks like it's now true at least in a few states in the US This is the future ladies! Report: Women's HIV Risk From Heterosexual Sex Rises in Massachusetts Heterosexual sex has passed intravenous drug use as the primary way Read more »