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Issues Surrounding The Creation Of An HIV Vaccine

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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...HIV to live their lives no differently than they had before their diagnosis (although healthier living becomes more important, and having safer sex is always critical). However, because of the stigma and guilt that still surrounds HIV, because HIV was so long thought of as a death sentence, and -- let's face it -- because HIV still is a serious disease to have, coping with your diagnosis can be a real challenge. Here are some...
Ask the Experts

Should I disclose my HIV status

I have been casually dating someone for about 1 month( no sexual contact) should I disclose my status to him?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation through the archives of the Safer Sex and HIV Prevention forum. There you will find an entire chapter devoted to issues surrounding HIV disclosure.Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV and Aids

what are the current laws surrounding the issue? Do different states have different laws?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,What issue? Disclosure, testing, reporting??? You'll need to provide a bit more detail as to what information you're requesting. Also don't forget to check the archives, as you'll probably find the information you need there just waiting for... Read more »


I am a atudent in a Masters of Public health Program. I am working on a paper discussing past and present vaccine trials. I was hoping that you could give me info or refrences regardign the current vaccine trials.Thanks
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...I assume you are asking about HIV vaccine development. This has been a very interesting topic and is rapidly evolving. There are actually numerous studies going on around Read more »


what's hiv/aids
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...develop complications, such as unique infections that meet the criteria to be defined as AIDS. Often when describing issues surrounding this disease people will refer to this as "HIV/AIDS" to be inclusive.I encourage you to review The Body site... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Globe and Mail Examines Issues Surrounding Launch of Lesotho's Campaign to Offer HIV Tests to Everyone Over Age 12

... Toronto's Globe and Mail on Wednesday examined the issues surrounding the launch next month of the $12.5 million Know Your Status campaign in Lesotho, which aims to offer an optional HIV test Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN/PlusNews Examines Issues Surrounding HIV-Positive Teenagers in Burkina Faso

... IRIN/PlusNews on Thursday examined issues surrounding HIV-positive teenagers in Burkina Faso, who are living longer because of antiretroviral treatment and are "expecting to become Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Botswana's Traditional Leaders Take HIV Tests to Decrease Stigma Surrounding Disease

...A Botswana chief and 30 tribal leaders on Saturday underwent HIV testing to reduce stigma surrounding the disease, the AP/ Topeka Capital-Journal reports. U.S. Peace Corps volunteers asked Botswana's Bakwena Paramount Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Financial Times Examines Debate Surrounding Uganda's HIV/AIDS Campaign, Condom Shortage

... The Financial Times on Tuesday examined the debate surrounding Uganda's HIV/AIDS prevention campaign, which advocates say has shifted to focus more on abstinence and less on condoms. The Read more »
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...trouble I was getting myself into. The thing about it was.....when I moved out to L.A., I was alone, vulnerable and enjoying my surroundings. Apparently, so did a lot of men. I was the "new kid on the block". I always wanted and strived for... Read more »

hiv by transfusion

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I am a 22 year survivor. I became postive after having a blood transfusion. There is a good quality of life after diagnosis if you take your meds on a schedule and don't skip any. I would like to chat with other women who are positive and if any are... Read more »

18th Internatinal AIDS Candlelight Memorial

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...For many people, it is hard to talk about issues surrounding HIV/AIDS. The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial which takes place in over 300 communities worldwide is a perfect way Read more »