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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

...surveillance data helpful in forecasting where HIV rates are likely to increase. Better linkages are needed between HIV and STD prevention efforts nationwide in order to control both epidemics. In the context of persistently high prevalence of STDs in many parts of the United States and with emerging evidence that the U.S. HIV epidemic increasingly is affecting populations with the highest rates of curable STDs, the CDC/HRSA Advisory...
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Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively Aware) magazine. It was titled, "Is it all in your head?" Since I have been diagnosed now being over 16 years, I have been finding myself depressed, mood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infections of the brain, as well as HIV-related dementia.With the advent of effective combination ART in the mid-1990s, the prevalence of both conditions declined dramatically in areas with widespread access to treatment. Less severe... Read more »

Thanks - Negative HIV results (so far) but similar symptoms

Dr Bob,I don't have a question...I just wanted to send an email thanking you for the support you regularly provide. In turn, I would like to pledge a $200 donation to your foundation in the hope that my small contribution will allow you to continue...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Infect Dis 2002; 185: 45-52.Weinstock H, Berman S, Cates W. Sexually transmitted diseases among American youth: Incidence and prevalence estimates, 2000. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 2004; 36:6-10.Xu F, Sternberg M, Kottiri B,... Read more »

HIV-2 prevalence and window period

Hello Dr. Bob -Saturday will be 12 weeks from my potential exposure and heading in on Monday for my 12 week test. Tested negative at 9 weeks, so hoping to stay and get my WOOHOO!Like a lot of other worriers out there, I'm now wondering about HIV-2....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,1.The window period for HIV-2 is the same as for HIV-1, i.e. three months.2.The incidence and prevalence of HIV-2 remains very low in the U.S. The CDC has updated numbers on national HIV-1 and HIV-2 statistics. Could there be tens Read more »

Big Guy, Small Jacket

Dr. Bob:Thank you for your services. I'm a terrible worrier and just reading thru the posts here has helped me. I also admire you a great deal for the way you've dealt with your hardship, reminiscent of many courageous people I've known.OK, so: I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...skin. The shaft of your joystick is covered with skin (not mucous membrane). As for the recent reports on HIV incidence and prevalence rates in Black America, yes, they are alarming indeed. (See below.) All the more reason we need to elect... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Men Who Have Sex With Men in the United States: Demographic and Behavioral Characteristics and Prevalence of HIV and HSV-2 Infection: Results From National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001-2006

...partners (73.6 percent vs. 40.8 percent); and to have ever used cocaine (46.1 percent vs. 26.6 percent) (all P Among MSM, HIV prevalence was 9.1 percent; HSV-2 prevalence was 18.4 percent. Of MSM, only 44.5 percent self-identified as homosexual... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

War Spreading HIV in African Nations; Congo Experiencing Increase in Disease Prevalence

..."war has been more common than peace" over the last several decades -- including Liberia, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Congo -- HIV prevalence has "ballooned," according to the Post . For example, in Congo before the war, approximately 5% of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of HIV Testing and High-Risk HIV Behavior Among 18- to 22-Year-Old Students and Nonstudents: Results of the National Survey of Family Growth

... The current study characterizes HIV testing and high-risk behavior among 2,007 nationally representative adults ages 18-22. Conducted between March 2002 and February 2003, Cycle 6 of the National Survey of Family Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Prevalence in Northern Uganda Almost Double National Average Because of Conflict, Rape as Weapon of War

...The HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in Northern Uganda is nearly twice as high as the national average and is continuing to increase because of a "brutal" conflict Read more »
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National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the U.S. (Finally!)

Posted by TheBody
...Thirty years into the epidemic, U.S. government officials have formally unveiled the country's first national strategy for fighting HIV/AIDS within its borders. The strategy aims to establish a coordinated, nationwide effort to reduce Read more »

Way too scared now to test....AIDS leading cause

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
of death in San Francisco. The article is posted right on the main page of The Body. Read more »

HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Posted by bradford, 7 Replies
...HIV Infections ARE RISING! Many people still have the belief that HIV and AIDS only affects homosexuals! However, 75% of the world Read more »

Mozambique HIV/AIDS Programme National Coordinator

Posted by Anonymous
...Vacancy: ActionAid Mozambique HIV/AIDS Programme National Coordinator ************** ActionAid Mozambique has an established HIV/AIDS programme working with local partner organisations, Read more »