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Methods For Counseling Hiv Clients

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...women are aware that they are infected with HIV and take appropriate treatments to prevent transmission. Perinatal HIV transmission continues to occur mostly among women who lack prenatal care or who are not offered voluntary HIV counseling and testing during pregnancy. Many of the perinatal HIV infections each year can be attributed to the lack of timely HIV testing and treatment of pregnant women. However, the antibody test may not be...
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HIV prevention testing product 'AWARE ORAL'

Hi Doctor,I am from Hong Kong and I made I think 2 donations previously to your foundation. Now I have a question. There is an advertisement in some peroidicals there is such a product called 'AWARE ORAL'. It claims that it can be used for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV antibodies. A test that returns a positive result is confirmed with a follow-up test such as the Western blot before the client is informed of the results (see "HIV Antibody Confirmation Tests" below).
Oral Fluid: This test uses oral fluid... Read more »

CDC Error and Confusion

Dr. Bob,Recently, I was reviewing the CDC guidelines for HIV Counseling for Rapid Tests. (www.cdc.gov/hiv/pubs/rt-counseling.htm) On this page, the CDC states, under the heading "Negative HIV Test Results," the following: "During the initial...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your upcoming HIV counselor training. It can indeed be confusing, and guidelines are changing as our testing techniques and methods improve. At this point, without extenuating circumstance (you'll learn all about these), I would agree with the... Read more »

hiv counseling

how to counsel the pre and after testing hiv patients?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
HIV testing is best accompanied by counseling to provide education about HIV and how it is transmitted. The testing process in the US is undergoing "streamlining" in order to remove any obstacles to getting more people tested. The most important... Read more »

I am HIV -, female. My husband is HIV +, male. we would like to have a baby. (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

Good Day. My husband told me a month ago that he got tested and he is HIV +. I also got tested and i am HIV -. We would still like to have a baby, in regard that i would not be infected, nor our child. Is there a way where this is possible. We are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...vitro fertilization. Utilizing newer techniques of sperm washing combined with potent combination antiretroviral therapy, both methods, artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization, are now reasonably safe. I would suggest you ask your... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...and prevention means, the misperception that FTM are at intrinsically low risk for HIV, and inconsistent use of latex barrier methods during vaginal and anal sex may all increase risk for FTM individuals. A Two-Question System 1. What is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Harm Reduction and HIV

...used syringes for new ones, or buy new syringes. Providing outreach services in areas where drug sales occur. Treating clients as the experts on their lives; dealing with them as they are. There is research to support several harm... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...correctly each and every time for sexual contact with men or when using sex toys. Sex toys should not be shared. No barrier methods for use during oral sex have been evaluated as effective by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However,... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...risk of transmission by: Avoiding contact with sexual fluids by always practicing safer sex (using condoms or other barrier methods) Abstaining from sex unless you and your partner are both HIV-negative and in a long-term, monogamous... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...U.S. President George Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work! Who is informing the president on HIV and AIDS? Failure of the American president to recognize the need to promote Read more »

Hiv+ & Preg 2nd time, doubts on method delivery

Posted by MoonDreamer, 2 Replies
I'm pregnant with my second child, which was planned, and while my first was a c-section now I have the option of a vaginal birth. I really would love to try it this time and was going to fight my doc about it but he surprised me by saying he is... Read more »

HIV Counseling

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am trying to find the best way to find a GOOD HIV counselor in my area. I am Philadelphia, Pa. Any ideas? Thanks. Read more »