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Latina Women And Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans

...among young black MSM (aged 13-29) than among any other age and racial group of MSM. In 2006, the rate of new HIV infection for black women was nearly 15 times as high as that of white women and nearly 4 times that of Hispanic/Latina women. HIV and AIDS Diagnoses 3 and Deaths Although new HIV infections have remained fairly stable among blacks, from 2005-2008 estimated HIV diagnoses increased approximately 12%. This may be due to...
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HIV- women & HIV + guy

I meet this guy and we have been dating for about 7/8 weeks. We haven't kissed or had sex. I like the guy, but he just told me that he is HIV+, for about 18 months, from a previous relationship with another women. I still like him, at this point...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You've been dating for eight weeks and haven't even kissed yet??? Hmm . . . are you sure your new Mr. Right isn't gay? OK, let's assume he's straight as a lawn dart and positively charged. There is absolutely no risk of HIV transmission from... Read more »

women and hiv

Dear doctors,I don't know if this is the right place to post this. But here's a beautiful short documentary of a magnetic Dutch couple who decided to have kids. The subtitles are in English. WM9 384K...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for sharing this, DG.BY Read more »

HIV and menstruation

Hi Dr. Bob,Hope you are well! Obviously this isn't something that you can share direct knowledge about but figured I'd give it a go anyway. I've read in quite a few places that for women with HIV some of the first problems show as gynecologial...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...negative groups used recreational drugs, and 90% were current or former smokers. About half were African-American, 40% were Latina, and 10% were white. In this population with high rates of drug use, the average age of menopause onset was 46... Read more »

women & hiv+

i tested for hiv+ in 2005 i was 3 monuts pregnancy when i was 8 monuts i tested my cd4 was865 & my husband tested - i do fell sick & my baby she is 6 monuts she going to test when is 18 monuts. she look very healthy and happy me to. but i worried
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Well it is good news that the baby is negative so far. It is good to hear that your CD4 count is 865-that is generally consistent with good health for the time being from the HIV standpoint. I hope you are being seen by a good HIV provider who has... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV's Hidden Victims -- More Latina Immigrants Are Being Infected, Often by Husbands or Boyfriends

... Latinas are increasingly at risk of HIV infection, often by husbands or boyfriends who secretly inject drugs or have sex with men, studies Read more »

Women and HIV: A Nuanced Epidemic

...up about 12% of the U.S. female population, a shocking 66% of new AIDS diagnoses among women in 2006 were African-American. Latinas represented 16% and Caucasian women 17% of new diagnoses in that same year, though they are 13% and 68% of U.S.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions and Answers on Subpopulation Estimates From the HIV Incidence Surveillance System -- United States, 2006, Published in the September 12, 2008 Issue of the MMWR

...African Americans, the disparity with regard to new HIV infections was especially pronounced among women, with Hispanic and Latina women having an HIV incidence rate that was almost 4 times higher than that of white women. Why are data not... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV Cases Rise Among Latina Women

While new Sonoma County HIV/AIDS diagnoses continued to decline in 2004, the proportion of Latino, female and heterosexual cases continued growing, according to a county report published last month. "This trend in Sonoma County is consistent with... Read more »
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Just wanted to let you know....

Posted by Maricela30, 2 Replies billboard means so much to me the message I send is powerful..I am no longer afraid of peole knowing am HIV postive. As a latina women I had to step up and show my face so it is more real and people have a better understanding of what is going... Read more »

El ambiente en Amrica Latina y el Hiv

Posted by xyahka, 3 Replies
Hola, tengo una pregunta (para relajar un poco la temtica del foro). Cmo se ve/trata en sus pases a las personas infectadas con Hiv? en qu forma esto ha afectado su percepcin hacia la enfermedad, as como el deseo de educarse al respecto? Si el... Read more »

Women and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Great Snippett from Regan Hoffman! Read more » on Women with HIV

Posted by Anonymous
There is more to read at but here is a sample::::::: Girls' Night Out As a woman with HIV in the 90s, I was a fringe statistic. Now, finally, the scientists and docs are catching up by Regan Hofmann In the mid-90s, when I first had... Read more »