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Islands With A High Hiv Population

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...sexual contact with men. Hispanic/Latina women may be unaware of their male partner's risk factors or incorrectly assess them. In five different studies of US gay and bisexual men, Hispanics/Latinos were reported to have the highest rates of unprotected male-to-male sexual contact. Injection drug use continues to be a risk factor for Hispanics/Latinos, particularly those living in Puerto Rico. Both casual and chronic substance users may be...
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Smokey The Bear (SMOKING and HIV, 2009)

Hey Doc.,I'm positive, a bit overweight (a bear, lol), and I smoke cigaretts. Do I really have to quit? Hell, I'm already HIV positive, aren't my Marlboros now a rather minor issue??? I'm doing OK on my HIV meds. My HIV doc hasn't mentioned my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...progression, but most studies have shown some harm, and certainly none has demonstrated any benefit. Further, concerns about elevated lipid levels and other complications related to antiretroviral therapy have underlined the importance of... Read more »

HIV Origin

Hi Doc. What do you think about Tulane University's recent study that suggests SIV has been up to 75,000 years ago? How does data change what we thought we knew about HIV, its lethality, and its presence amongst human populations in the past?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...from mainland Africa after the Ice Age more than 10,000 years ago.Researchers found four different strains of SIV that were highly genetically divergent from those found on the mainland. They compared DNA sequences of the viruses with the... Read more »

Resistance (TWO HIV POSITIVES, 2009)

Hello Robert,I met a guy and we are both HIV+ him 23 years and me 7 years.His CD4 is 155 and Viroload is undetectable on treatmentMy CD4 is 528 and Viroload is 3547 no treatmentHis virus is resistant to 90% of all medicine.My virus show hardly no...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...greater than six months without concurrent STDs) HIVers would not transmit the virus to HIV-negative partners. This story was highly criticized, as it was merely observations drawn form looking at the results of select previously published... Read more »

Unprotected sex between 2 men with the same hiv strain (SUPER INFECTION, 2010) (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2010)

I'd like to know from a scientific point of view, what happens when 2 men with the exact same hiv strain have sex together.. Does it affect each - other's viral load? Or does the strain become more dangerous or something? I have read some time ago,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...a particular strain of HIV was transmitted to an already infected individual. This requires specialized, labor-intensive and highly expensive laboratory analysis. What has been conclusively proven is that HIVers with an undetectable HIV plasma... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

...diagnosed with AIDS. 3 Moreover, about 30 percent of HIV-infected Asians and Pacific Islanders do not know they are infected, the highest rate among U.S. ethnic and racial groups. 4 Limited HIV testing and delayed diagnosis among Asians and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: CDC Funds Bay Area Collaborative to Deliver HIV Prevention to Asians and Pacific Islanders

...rates among APIs increased 487 percent from 1990 to 2000. APIs comprise one-third of the Bay Area's general population, and high levels of HIV risk behavior have been observed among API MSM. "We want this unique approach to have a visionary... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Celebrates National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

...2007 in 34 states with confidential name-based HIV reporting: Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders had the second highest rate of diagnoses of HIV infection (34.6/100,000). This is approximately 3.8 times the rate of diagnoses of HIV... Read more »
The Body PRO

High Rates of Sexual Abuse in Hawaii -- Particularly in Indigenous Population

...in Kauai is that one out of four young girls is a victim of sexual assault. For the boys, it's one out of six. Rates are very high on the island, so the YWCA is doing a lot of work around giving information, but also counseling, around violence... Read more »
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Over the Rainbow

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
...to the point that I experience periods of anxiety when I am in unfamiliar surroundings or around unfamiliar people leading to high blood pressure, muscular weakness and profound tremors. My psychiatrist tells me that the cause of these symptoms... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Hello, new guy here

Posted by citywoof, 13 Replies
Hi, new guy here. Just thought I'd make my initial post. I'm 43 and living in Portland, Oregon. Poz since 1989 (that I know of, since I tested poz first time out). Doing pretty well on meds. Working part time for Metropolitan Community Church,... Read more »

Which cities have highest HIV populations?

Posted by livesinadream
...I'm wondering which cities in the US and frankly worldwide have the highest population living with HIV. I'm wondering because I live in the midwest with a rather small population and I am considering Read more »