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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women

Early in the epidemic, HIV infection and AIDS were diagnosed for relatively few women and female adolescents (although we know now that many women were infected with HIV through injection drug use but that their infections were not diagnosed). 1 Today, women account for more than one quarter of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses. Women of color are especially affected by HIV infection and AIDS. In 2004 (the most recent year for which data are...
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HIV (HIV and HEPATITIS C from SNORTING COCAINE through a rolled-up dollar bill, 2009)

If someone is HIV positive and you share a note while using cocaine can you become infected???...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I've addressed this topic for both HIV and hepatitis C several times previously in this forum. See below.Good luck.Dr. BobDR.please helpMar 25, 2009 Three weeks back I snorted several lines of cocaine with a woman of unknown status(not... Read more »

Can my employer discover my HIV status through repeated billing for HIVdrugs?

I may soon have to start taking drugs for HIV. I have insurance through alarge provider, but I am worried that my employer my find out my HIVstatusthrough billing or office personnel. I want to keep my status totally tomyself. And since these drugs...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
An insurance company cannot legally share that information with theemployer. However, it is important to know whether the plan is insuredor self-insured. In an insured plan, the insurer would not share this withthe employer. Under a self... Read more »

Thanks from Bill (formerly Boil) in Romania

Dear Dr. Frascino,Thanks so much for kindly answering my questions and encouraging me to accept my negative HIV test results out to 17 weeks. I feel I can now fully get back to helping the people I came here to help, including some members of the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Bill,I much prefer "Bill" to boil! I was delighted to get your follow-up note and I totally support your recovery plan for Romania (and for "Bill")! BRAVO!Just to minimally address your jerking knee:1.Low wbc and high lymphs... Read more »

Emergency room bill - no money

I was diagnosed HIV+ a couple years ago and have been seeing a doctor recently. I have also had asthma all my life. I recently had a week-long asthma attack.I tried to get my doctor on his emergency beeper (he never called back) and finally had to...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Do you have any health insurance? If so, submit the bill to them. If not, contact the hospital to work out a payment schedule.... Read more »
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Gman bill ..Jazz

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i was wondering if you guys knew if malabsorption can occur early in hiv infection. like within 2 months for sure
i read it is very common in aids
i have had all the symptoms of malabsorption including weight loss. i am sure it is malabsorption .
i... Read more »

GmanBill

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi gman,seeing you have contacts with alot of experts in the hiv field,Could you please ask them what they make of the 6 or 7 of us with all these ongoing symptoms,I know you think its stress,But what really is worrying me is my wife has severe... Read more »

Question for Jackie Blue and Gman Bill

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Dear Jackie and Gman - I have recently been diagnosed HIV+ and am trying to find out as much about the virus as possible. One thing i read that suprised me is that only a small % of the virus is in the blood - most is in other body tissue including... Read more »

bill gates and melinda gates?

Posted by alivehoping
is it just me or is this kinda like because of the philanthropy work they do, now we might just have a pair of genuinely interested people in our corner of the ring? i have written the gates on numerious occacions no repy but but no problem,mrs... Read more »