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Main Groups Considered To Be At High Risk For Hiv

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The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...that produce thousands of copies of HIV. As the virus grows, it damages or kills CD4 cells, weakening your immune system. Viral load is the amount of HIV in your bloodstream. The higher the amount of HIV, the greater the risk of your immune system being damaged. Viral load can be measured by two different lab tests: a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or a branched DNA (bDNA) test. Both tests are accurate, but each has a different way...
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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
...but then had your life prematurely snuffed out by cigarettes? Good luck. Kick the habit, OK?Dr. BobSmoking Nearly Triples the Risk of DeathBy Alan McCordFebruary 20, 2009In a poster presentation at CROI 2009 in Montreal, Canada, results from the... Read more »

Negligible risks & extenuating circumstances for oral

Thanks for the tremendous comfort you bring to so many of us. This "frequent" question is more then worth my commitment to making a $100 donation. After performing oral on a woman sex worker of unknown HIV status within the past month, I'm assured...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...both of us off....Thank you, and I will be donating like many others. This site is a Godsend.Response from Dr. FrascinoHi,The risk of HIV-acquisition/transmission from cunnilingus is exceedingly low, barring extenuating circumstances. See below.... Read more »

Understanding risk levels (SAFER SEX GUIDELINES, SAFER SEX METHODS, 2011)

I understand that sex acts (and life in general) include levels of risk. I get that unprotected anal sex with a known HIV+ partner is very high risk (even higher for the receptive partner) and I get that kissing carries negligible risk, and I get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...fluids, there is no risk. HIV needs to get into the body for infection to occur.Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity.Unsafe ActivitiesUnsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The greatest... Read more »

hiv risk ratio (HIV STATISTICS, 2009)

Doctor, i simply can't buy the ratio stat you mention, such as "the estimated per-act risk for acquiring HIV for unprotected receptive anal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 50 per 10,000".First off... why not just say 1 in 200?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...forum (see below). The presentation from the group at North Carolina focused on the effect of co-factors that can affect the risk of heterosexual HIV transmission (circumcision, genital ulcer disease, anal rather than vaginal sex and other... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

News Briefs About Women and HIV

...contribute to higher risk for cancer-like cell changes, and that an increased number of sexual partners is associated with increased risk of developing STIs. The investigators found that women with five or fewer lifetime sexual partners had a... Read more »
The Body PRO

Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Metabolic Complications in HIV-Infected Patients Receiving HAART

...risk in the long-term management of persons with HIV infection. CVD Risk Assessment Factors associated with an increased risk of CVD development can be classified as modifiable and non-modifiable. Modifiable, traditional factors include... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV/AIDS and Diabetes: Minimizing Risk, Optimizing Care

...and disorders of glucose metabolism in people with HIV/AIDS contains conflicting messages. Some studies indicate an increased risk of diabetes mellitus (generally referred to simply as "diabetes") in people taking HAART, specifically protease... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...mothers was also HIV positive. However, we now know a lot about how to prevent vertical transmission, and with proper care the risk of your child becoming infected with HIV can be less than 2 percent. Experts have written treatment guidelines... Read more »
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The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...on the bandwagon, using changes in viral load numbers in place of actual health or survival benefits to gain FDA approval of highly toxic protease inhibitors, a primary ingredient of todays HAART. Treatment advocates began using viral load to... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »

Florida 69 and the rest, read what my research is

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...curse me and hopoe another person gets the virus, shame on you man but read what i posted on the sites ok and two women got hiv just by working in there homes from a needle stick iniury and no it wasnt from sex ok so just read Read more »

AIDS project--anyone willing to help?!

Posted by grapefruit, 4 Replies
...9) Do you think there are enough advocacies for AIDS? Why or why not? 10) Why do you think AIDS is more prominent in some groups or areas and not prominent in others?-- Those are my questions, even if you can answer some I would appreciate it. ... Read more »