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In Dallas County Texas African American Make Up More Than Half Of The New Hiv Infections Dallas County Dept Of Health

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women

...new HIV/AIDS diagnoses. Women of color are especially affected by HIV infection and AIDS. In 2004 (the most recent year for which data are available), HIV infection was the leading cause of death for black women (including African American women) aged 25-34 years. the 3rd leading cause of death for black women aged 35-44 years. the 4th leading cause of death for black women aged 45-54 years. the 4th leading cause of death for Hispanic...
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resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

diffrence between hiv infection and hiv 1/2 eia oositive and confimation negative

i was tested in september and was eia1/2 positive but confimatory westernBlot1 negative so am i called hiv positive or negative? in my lab test report it was written that negative westernBlot does not exclude hiv infection what does it mean? and i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...negative confirmatory Western Blot is considered to be a "negative HIV-1 screening test."The disclaimer about not excluding HIV infection refers to situations such as people being tested within their "window period." By the way, all laboratory... Read more »

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Hello, my question isn't in this category at all... I just had to say I've been reading your responses to various questions and you are so clever! Your responses are calming, and hysterical! To be able to make some sort of humor out of these...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...services for persons living with HIV/AIDS, gives support to the people who care for them, and educates persons who are at risk of HIV infection AIDS Outreach Center (Dallas) AIDS Resource Center (Dallas) AIDS Services of Dallas Bryan's HouseA... Read more »

HIV infection cure? Was told on CNN. What do you think? Mommy of three. (BERLIN PATIENT, 2010) (TIMOTHY BROWN, THE BERLIN PATIENT, 2010)

Hello my beloved Dr. Bob. I hope you are feeling wonderfully. I am writing because I came upon this article today on CNN's news page. I think I know you enough to figure out what you think about it, but truly want to hear all you have to say about...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...inherit one CCR5-delta 32 mutation (from just one parent), it will confer some protection against acquiring HIV and may make HIV disease less severe if you do become infected. Current estimates are that 10-25% of Caucasians may have a single... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: HIV Infection Rate Here "Alarming"

...District's Thomas Street Health Center, which provides care to approximately 4,000 HIV patients each year. The data show that African Americans account for more than half of new HIV cases in the county. Hispanics are also hard-hit by the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Syphilis Can Help Spread HIV; New Campaign Designed to Raise Public Awareness

...Homes -- a center for syphilis activity in the county. Forty percent of Houston's syphilis cases are co-infected with HIV, with African Americans accounting for a majority of these patients. Syphilis can increase HIV transmission fivefold, said... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: HIV Cases Increase in Galveston County

...on prevention activity." "We're still seeing new cases," she said. Melville added that several different groups, most notably African Americans and homosexual men, are more likely to become infected. According to Melville, one of the reasons... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/STD Risks in Young Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Do Not Disclose Their Sexual Orientation -- Six U.S. Cities, 1994-2000

...Prevention, CDC. References Kennamer JD, Honnold J, Bradford J, Hendricks M. Differences in disclosure of sexuality among African American and white gay/bisexual men: implications for HIV/AIDS prevention. AIDS Educ Prev 2000;12:519-31. ... Read more »
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new documentary on HIV and African American youths

Posted by bartleby, 1 Reply
...Hey all, Have you heard about this new documentary by Claudia Pryor entitled "Why Us? Left Behind and Dying"? Even though African Americans between the ages of 11 and 25 account for 65% of new infections, HIV is still not discussed enough (or at... Read more »

Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
Hello, I recently had sex with a prostitute and was so drunk(and stupid) i couldn't think of any possible dangers. The prostitute had several cold sores on her body. We had unprotected oral sex (lasted less than a minute) and 2 times protected... Read more »

HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Posted by bradford, 7 Replies
...HIV Infections ARE RISING! Many people still have the belief that HIV and AIDS only affects homosexuals! However, 75% of the world population Read more »

HIV infected or not?

Posted by Andreea, 2 Replies
Could one get infected with HIV if he had wounds on he's fingers and touched plastic lids that an HIV positive cut himself in? (I heard that outside the body the virus dies in a few minutes, and if the person having the virus is taking a treatment,... Read more »