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Men Or Women In Prison And Hiv

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...stress disorder, lack of support from family and others, current or past substance use, and difficulty maintaining employment. If possible, make unisex bathrooms available. Transgender Health and Safety in Prisons and Jails Gender identity is relevant both to why transgender people are arrested and to their needs once they are brought into the justice system. Social stigma and difficulty finding or maintaining employment, low...
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I have convinced myself I am the next one, please help.

Dr.Bob, I read your response to another person question regarding the woman with the fatal hiv encephalitis. I am upset by this and I know I probably shouldn't be. Here is what has me going crazy. I too have hypothyroidism, hashimotos to be exact,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...even if you have Hashimoto's thyroiditis and depression.Thanks for your support of the mission of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org), which is to provide crucial services for men, women, and children living with... Read more »

Laws of Disclosure (DISCLOSURE LAWS, 2010) (CRIMINALIZATION OF HIV 2010)

Hey Dr. Bob,It's great to see you've been doing this forum for all these years. Exactly how long have you been doing this. Anyway, keep up the fantastic work. Now to why I'm writting to you. No concerns nor worries here but just a bit of curiousity....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...penis with/without ejaculation) and without revealing my status, does that constitute to a breach of privacy? Can I still go to Jail?If these answers are yes, then what do you recommend I should do concidering that she will run away if i tell her... Read more »

Disclosure and Hysteria

With the recent reporting of high profile cases involving disclosure in the US and Canada; finding people with HIV guilty of "murder", I am very worried about any potential sex partners I may have in the future. I plan on disclosing to them via...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...below.) Fortunately some cases are being decided by more enlightened courts. (See below.)Hopefully President Obama's national HIV/AIDS strategy will help promote science and common sense to overcome the hysteria, myths, stigma and fears that... Read more »

HIV Disclosure (DISCLOSURE LAWS 2009)

Hey Doc..it's me Alabama Gal.....hope you are doing well! I am adjusting to new meds-yuck.I just read where someone asked you if it was necessary to disclose their HIV status (while using condoms etc for safe-er sex) in a state that has disclosure...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...penis with/without ejaculation) and without revealing my status, does that constitute to a breach of privacy? Can I still go to Jail? If these answers are yes, then what do you recommend I should do concidering that she will run away if i tell... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

KCET's "Life and Times" Examines How Black, Latino Women in Los Angeles County Are Contracting HIV From Former Prison Inmates

... KCET 's " Life and Times " on Thursday examined how AIDS-related illnesses have become a leading cause of death among black and Latino women in their 20s and 30s in Los Angeles County, Read more »
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

Bail Granted for Pregnant HIV-Positive Woman Originally Sentenced to Give Birth in Prison

...judge trying to protect her unborn child from being born with HIV. Ms. T has spent nearly six months in the Cumberland County Jail in Maine. It is with much relief that I tell you -- Ms. T was released yesterday on bail, perhaps ironically, for... Read more »
Brown Medical School

HIV Infection Among Women in Prison: Considerations for Care

...fear of stigmatization by her peers and correctional staff can have a negative impact on the detection and management of HIV/AIDS in prisons and jails. The closed setting of correctional institutions makes confidentiality difficult to maintain... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Short-Film Features Oklahoma Prison Program That Teaches Women How to Prevent HIV

...Johnson Community Health Leadership Program Award in 2002, college professors teach the women, who receive college credit, about HIV/AIDS and other issues. After completing the curriculum about women's theory and HIV prevention, the women teach... Read more »
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hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...infected before they arrived, the study found. Over a 17-year period, 88 men became infected in prison by the virus that causes AIDS, chiefly through same-sex intercourse. Georgia prisons currently house about 45,000 men. The study, published... Read more »

HIV In Prisons-MYTHS-Tattooing

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
...Read the part about Tattoos. Busted! Georgia Prison Study Shakes Down Some HIV Myths by Laura Whitehorn April 26, 2006A new study tracking HIV through the Georgia prison system is busting some myths about Read more »

SHOCKED

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...relationships, like I did after I discovered with my status the same year we separated. When we reconciled I asked her to do an HIV test , but she refused. We had sex several times in many occassions the condom burst. She desided to do tests... Read more »

Interesting news story on man with HIV?

Posted by RPH
...Sentenced to Life in Prison for Exposing Woman to HIV Wednesday, June 13, 2007 ST. JOSEPH, Missouri A man who spent five years in jail for exposing sexual partners to HIV was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for knowingly exposing another... Read more »