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How To Detect Hiv In Women

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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 (Pregnant Woman)

Dear Doctor,My girlfriend is pregnant past 8 months.We did test for HIV in a well reputated hospital in August and fairly it was negative.But after having test she went to her mother house.There she went to a district hospital as a place is not well...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...impressive list. I'll reprint a sample of these archival posts below.Thank you for your donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). It's urgently needed and warmly appreciated.Be well. Stay well. Cyber hugs to... Read more »

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 »

Natural Birth for HIV+ Woman

What are the risks for an HIV woman that has already given birth by C-section over 2 years ago and wishes to have a natural birth this time? Her count is very low almost undetectable.
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...antiretroviral treatment, the chance of transmitting the virus to your baby is very low and vaginal delivery can be considered. Many women can safely delivery a baby vaginally after a prior C-section. However, you should consult with your... Read more »

Hiv testing in pregnant women

Can a pregnancy throw a hiv test off in either direction? I heard it could. Please respond waiting for results
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...The screening tests for HIV antibodies work as well to detect HIV infection in pregnant women as in non-pregnant individuals. One note, however, is that Read more »
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In HIV-Infected Women, Prevalence, Diversity, Persistence and Detection of New HPV Infection Is Greater in the Anus Than in the Cervix

...University, the Miriam Hospital. I'm involved with the SUN study, which is the Study to Understand the Natural History of HIV and AIDS in the era of HAART [highly active antiretroviral therapy]. It's a study that's been going on for... 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 »
The Body

HIV & Me: A Woman's Guide to Living With HIV: HIV in Women and Men: What's the Difference?

...minister who stands up, publicly and boldly, feeling beautiful and elegant, saying, 'I'm not just HIV positive, but I'm living with AIDS. And this is what AIDS looks like.'" -- Bishop Joyce Turner Keller, Ph.D., diagnosed in 2001 Biology ... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Anemia? Anemia and HIV What Causes Anemia? Diagnosis and Treatment Taking Care of Yourself What Is Anemia? Anemia is a medical problem Read more »
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Living with HIV as a Young Woman

Posted by asya
...I just read an article on SavvyMiss.com about a 23-year-old woman living with HIV and her struggle with the disease. I can't believe she has to go through this at such a young age, but she is making a huge difference Read more »

I'm 23 and Living with HIV: One Woman's Story

Posted by asya
...others be more aware. http://www.savvymiss.com/ambitious-women/ambitious-women-archive/article/im-23-and-living-with-hiv-one-womans-story-2868.html Read more »

hiv from fingering a woman?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...next day the "scratch" is now scabbing over. since it wasnt scabbed over while i was fingering her would it be possible for hiv to enter through the scratch? or is it only possible for deep wounds on fingers? Read more »

Woman HIV+ and dating...

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...I was dating a guy for 2 years. He knew about my HIV statis and seemed ok with it. He was very loving and understanding. We practiced safe sex, talked about medicine everything. Read more »