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Number Of People Killed By Hiv Aids Each Year

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Women and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS (Acquired ImmuneDeficiency Syndrome) in America. While there were a handful of women amongthe first cases, AIDS was thought...
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If HIV kills CD4 cells that present themselves, can high CD4 levels in first years of infection later result in faster progression to AIDS?

Dr. Holodniy, I am searching for the right words, but have an important question:It is often assumed that the more CD4 cells in a T cell subset, the better. But,in that the more CD4's that present themselves, the more for HIV to kill, could...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Not alot of studies on this issue. It is usually assumed that those infected people with such high CD4 counts, usually have low or undetectable viral loads, indicating an immune system with better capability to contain viral replication. It has... Read more »

How to contract HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009) (Obama Budget Would Kill Abstinence-Only Funding)

If a HIV - woman and a HIV - man have sexual intercourse while the woman is on her menstrual period, is there a possibility of contracting HIV just because she is on her period? even if both dont have HIV/AIDS?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Once again a QTND (question that never dies) arises! And of course the ATNC (answer that never changes) remains unchanged! Two HIV-negative people cannot create HIV out of thin air and transmit it to each other. (See below.) Menstrual blood... Read more »

HIV Risk for a Top (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2010) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2010)

Dr. Frascino,I'm a 29 year-old male who was recently in Miami for work conference. I'm a total top (never have bottomed) and had unprotected sex with a guy I met from online. We probably had sex for what seemed like 10 minutes (15 max)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Joel,Obviously you understood the potential catastrophic consequences of playing Brokeback Mountain with Mr. Miami McBarebacker and that was enough to scare the happy out of your Mr. Happy. As for the dude claiming to be HIV negative, I... Read more »

pregnant and affraid of HIV test (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2009)

Hello I am a 38 year old mother of two, ages three and five. I am pregnant again and was thrown when my doctor sent me for an HIV test with my other routine blood work. I don't believe they tested me with my other pregnancy's. I started...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your fears are unwarranted. It would be extremely unlikely that you are HIV infected. I'm also fairly certain you were HIV screened during your previous pregnancies. You (and all our readers) should not fear getting HIV tested. When it... Read more »
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the waiting kills me!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just went for an HIV test yesterday.
I know im a worrier, a person with anxiety.
If i've had it, it has been for almost three years.
Symptoms? Well i have had a sinus problem for over a year now, also loose stool for about the last 6 months.
Been... Read more »

anxiety is killing me

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
3 yrs ago I gave first aid to a guy who was bleeding.
Some of his blood went on my t-shirt.
I was just informed that the guy is hospitalized with full blown aids.
I think my skin was intact though I can't be 100% sure.
3 months after exposure i... Read more »

Lesbian with HIV/AIDS for Over 20 years

Posted by Smiley
Smiley Rodriguez Fighting a War to Save Lives
August 8, 2003
By Raymond R. Beltran

Smiley Rodriguez was only five years old, living in Puerto Rico, when a man
snuck into her mothers bar while they were asleep. She vaguely remembers any
specific... Read more »

i have hiv, will kill my self, please help me

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I want to know which test to do that will give me definitive results days after exposure. Money is not an issue. When is the earliest I can get tested with this test that will give me a difinitive answer. Thanks Read more »