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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

How Many Women Have Hiv

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...years passed, women have emerged asanother group hard hit by the AIDS epidemic. Even though more men than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means that about one infour Americans living with HIV are women. HIV has also become the thirdmost-deadly...
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HIV- women & HIV + guy

I meet this guy and we have been dating for about 7/8 weeks. We haven't kissed or had sex. I like the guy, but he just told me that he is HIV+, for about 18 months, from a previous relationship with another women. I still like him, at this point...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation Mr. Right isn't gay? OK, let's assume he's straight as a lawn dart and positively charged. There is absolutely no risk of HIV transmission from casual contact, such as feeding one another or sharing a drink! Unprotected oral sex carries only... Read more »

women and HIV

I had previously asked you to explain how a woman can infect a man. Part of your answer was that "it's far from low risk! Infact the vast majority of men with HIV worldwide contracted it from HIV infected women!"well, I work with HIV+ women, not to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...times before they blow their brains out. Others do it with a single click of the trigger. As it turns out, not every exposure to HIV results in HIV transmission. (Thankfully!) In fact many exposures do not result in transmission. However, it can... Read more »

women and hiv

Dear doctors,I don't know if this is the right place to post this. But here's a beautiful short documentary of a magnetic Dutch couple who decided to have kids. The subtitles are in English. WM9 384K...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for sharing this, DG.BY Read more »

women & hiv+

i tested for hiv+ in 2005 i was 3 monuts pregnancy when i was 8 monuts i tested my cd4 was865 & my husband tested - i do fell sick & my baby she is 6 monuts she going to test when is 18 monuts. she look very healthy and happy me to. but i worried
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...far. It is good to hear that your CD4 count is 865-that is generally consistent with good health for the time being from the HIV standpoint. I hope you are being seen by a good HIV provider who has access to antiretroviral meds if you need them.... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Women and HIV: Hormonal Contraception for HIV Positive Women

...of Infectious Diseases 185(12):1822-5. June 15, 2002. Polis C and others. Effect of hormonal contraceptive use on time to AIDS or death in female HIV seroconverters in Rakai, Uganda. 17th CROI. Abstract 152. Stringer E and Antonsen E.... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: State-of-the-Art: Women and HIV/AIDS

... Welcome to This Month in HIV. Dr. Cohen, what do you think is the most important thing that women with HIV should know? If you were going to make a top 10 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...Women Need to Know? Research on Women Treatment for Women The Bottom Line How Serious Is HIV for Women? Only 7% of AIDS cases reported in 1985 in the U.S. were women and girls. That percentage grew to 27% in 2007. About 80% of women... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...Treatment When Should You Be Tested? Women and Viral Load Areas of Future Viral Load Research What Is a Viral Load? HIV attacks immune system cells called CD4 cells. HIV takes over these cells and turns them into virus factories... Read more »
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May 1 Event for Heterosexual Men & Women with HIV

Posted by keithmk1
...Spring Party for Straight Men & Women Living with HIV Saturday, May 1, 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM Vudu Lounge, 1487 1st Ave., Manhattan (77th & 78th Sts.) Dance floor, DJ, cash bar, light Read more »

Women and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Great Snippett from Regan Hoffman! Read more » on Women with HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...lack of both information and interest. There were other problems, too, with the fact that doctors treating people with HIV or AIDS back then had mostly male patients. When mine examined me, they usually skipped the female parts of my body... Read more »

professional women with hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...are there any women out there like me? i'm a divorced single mom with a master's degree and a respected job. i'm straight, and not an ex junkie, Read more »