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Impact Of Hiv/aids On Family And Community

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Florida Newspaper Examines Impact of HIV/AIDS on Black Community

Polk County, Fla., health officials have made educating the black community a top priority in addressing HIV/AIDS in the state, where blacks are disproportionately affected by the virus, the Lakeland Ledger reports. The Polk County Health... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: March Aims to Call Attention to the Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Black Community

A community march and other events are scheduled to take place in Miami today to call out the epidemics impact on the black community. Related events in the coming weeks include a Red Ribbon Motorcycle Ride, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 17 at El... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Universities in East Africa to Take Part in Study Examining Impact of HIV/AIDS on Community

A study aimed at examining the effects on HIV/AIDS on universities in East Africa is scheduled to start in October, Tanzania's The Citizen reports. According to officials at the Inter-University Council for East Africa , the project initially... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Pshychological Impact of Tests (SIGNAL-TO-CUT OFF RATIO) (INDEX VALUE)

I have had two HIV tests in my life. I have not been involved in adverse sexual activities but being a dentist, I have had a few pricks during practice which happened around Jan/Feb last year. Also, I never had unprotected sex with any1 and ive been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"Adverse sexual activities"??? What might they be??? Perhaps the opposite of propitious sexual endeavors?Do you need to worry about a 0.13 signal-to-cut-off value? No, absolutely not. Anything less than 1.0 would be considered a... Read more »

my husband has hiv can we still start a family?

My husband has hiv is it still possible for us to start a family without there being a risk of me or the baby getting the virus?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This topic comes up frequently. I'll reprint information from the archives that addresses this issue.Good luck with the baby making.Dr. BobPregnancy and Sperm Washing (POSITIVE MALE, NEGATIVE FEMALE)May 5, 2008 Hi Dr. Frascino, Firstly,... Read more »

Difference between HIV impact and hereditary issues?

Hello. I am female, 32yrs old, and have been HIV+ since 1990 (based on history, though I was not tested until 1998.) When I tested + (and at that time we did the double-test-to-confirm) I immediately began meds - but they nearly killed me... then...
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
It is very unlikely that any of the stuff that has come after HIV is HIV infection related, except for the thrush and recurrent pneumonia. I can't comment on why various tests were negative or positive. We certainly do see people with HIV... Read more »

Already donated family question (AIDS DENIALISTS)

This is not a safer sex hiv prevention question but need some help advising my mother. I am currently a senior away from home emails and phone calls are all I have to connect with my mother.We talk periodically and all we ever talk about is HIV and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your mom desperately wants to believe that HIV does not cause AIDS, probably because she loves you so much that she'll do anything (or believe anything) to protect you from harm. Unfortunately her well-intentioned but clearly false beliefs... Read more »
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hiv/aids and impact on family

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My name is Susy. My Dad died from AIDS 9 yrs ago. i am currently in graduate school, (almost finished), with a degree in clinical psychology. I have a project due in oe of my classes about the impact of HIV on the family. i would be interested... Read more »

Islam, the, family, and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ihivf
Islam, the Family, and HIV/AIDS
by International HIV Fund
Written by Amina Wasi and Iftekhar Ahmed, International HIV Fund

The family in Islam

The family is considered to be the building block of society. In particular, the family plays a significant... Read more »

MTV needs people impacted by HIV

Posted by Anonymous
MTV Needs the Names of Young People for a Programme on HIV/AIDS
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Staying Alive, MTV's HIV/AIDS global awareness campaign is looking for
names of young people up to the age of 25 whose lives have been... Read more »

Saddened by the state of AIDS in our community

Posted by sportsfaninsf
As an HIV+ man, as an educator, and as a gay man, i often times wear different hats, have different goals, and different needs within a day. I joined the site to see what was going on with the brothers and sisters infected and affected with HIV.... Read more »