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Is Hiv A Pandemic Or Epidemic

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The Feminization of an Epidemic

Women and HIV in the United States Women represent the fastest growing demographic of HIV infections worldwide. In order to work on reversing this trend, we must have a thorough understanding of the unique issues that affect women living with HIV infection. To date, the medical community has focused a large amount of its research efforts on HIV/AIDS in men. 1 ,2 However, both clinical experience and the observational data that we do have...
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What is ment by combined effort to fighting the aids pandemic

Good dayCan you please assist in the above mentioned question Please. What is ment by combined effort to fighting the ads pandemic....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.I'm not exactly sure what your quote refers to- fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic requires efforts from many quarters (or combined efforts): public, private, community partners, efforts for prevention, education, care and... Read more »

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
Hi,Recent epidemiological 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).... Read more »

Aids Pandemic?

I realize the ad banners on the home page prevent logical explanations but I was wondering why AIDS hasnt run rampant in the straight community as it has been promised in the 25 some-odd years of the crisis. Without taking IV users into...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,". . . the infected cases would suggest homosexuals are more sexually deviant and/or practice less safe sex than heterosexuals . . . ." What????? Please note there are over 40 million people worldwide currently infected with HIV. The... Read more »

Bird Flu Pandemic Question

I know this may be an odd question (and not clue which forum would be the best), but I was hoping for a little guidance.I have been poz since 1994, on meds and doing well.We keep hearing about the possibility of a bird flu pandemic. Are there any...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
This is actaully a great question!Bird flu is scary (not what you want to hear from an infectious disease doc). There is little that can be done to protect oneself at the moment (other than opting out of a chicken plucking apprenticeship in Viet... Read more »
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Safer sex hasn't worked to stem the epidemic.

Posted by don
Department of Sexual Research
Why gay men don't practice safe sex

Recent statistics show that HIV is again on the rise among gay men. So this ... Read more »

National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the U.S. (Finally!)

Posted by TheBody
Thirty years into the epidemic, U.S. government officials have formally unveiled the country's first national strategy for fighting HIV/AIDS within its borders. The strategy aims to establish a coordinated, nationwide effort to reduce new HIV... Read more »

HIV-1? HIV-2? HIV-O?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
We didn't even know about HIV until the 1980's. So, we invented a HIV1 test, only to find there is a HIV2. So, we invented a HIV2 only to find out there is a HIV-O. Why are we so ignorant to think there couldn't be another strain...for which we... Read more »


Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
anyone see on the news about the mumps epidemic? i saw last night that its in fullswing epidemic proportions in Iowa, and spreading now to minnesota,illinois, and few other bordering states of Iowa....said it has migrated from the UK.

thought id post... Read more »