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Older Women At Risk Of Hiv

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The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...secretlyinjecting drugs and sharing needles. For aging women, there is another consideration. Vaginal walls becomethinner and can tear more easily and there is a decrease in the fluids thatlubricate. This can put an older woman at higher risk during unprotectedsex. Health care and social service providers need to recognize and accept thattheir aging patients and clients are at risk for HIV. It is important forproviders to ask older...
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HIV Prevention, Donations, 'WHOO-HOOS', and Thanks...

Hello Over There, dr. Bobby,I read your comments on HIV Prevention, and see that your thoughts are along the same lines as mine, only that you know a lot more about it than I do. I'll write you more about it soon. What I really can't understand is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Cinzia,I agree. See below.Dr. BobMEDICAL NEWSIncreasing Risk of HIV Among Older People, Doctors Failing to Diagnose Cases in Population, WHO Study SaysMarch 4, 2009People ages 50 and older Read more »

POST MENAPAUSAL

Are post-menpausal women more likely to acquire HIV? Read an article about this and wanted to know if it is aqurate according to studies.
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...I do not know what article you are referring to. There have been reports of increased risk among post-menopausal women but it is most likely due to change in social behavior than for scientific reasons. Many older women do not feel like they are Read more »

Breast fibrosis in HIV positive woman-please help

I just had a mamography done, and it turned out that I have more fibrosis than usual. The doctor said that for 39 years old I should have more fat, and that added risk in developing breast cancer. I wonder if it could have anything to do with the...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...sounds like a misunderstanding about fibrosis and it's relationship to the development of breast cancer. There is no added risk of developing breast cancer due to fibrosis. There may be a need for closer follow-up and testing such as mammograms... Read more »

My girlfriend is positive and I am negative

I fell in love with a women that is + about 10 months ago. I am 20 years older and have a family from a previous marriage. I am super cautions about unsafe sex, perhaps too much. We love each other very much and I have been reluctant to have...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
...Please submit this question to The Body's Safe Sex and HIV Prevention Forum Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Many High-Risk Older Black Women Are Uninterested in Receiving HIV Tests, Study Finds

...particularly black women, find it necessary to undergo testing for HIV even though many of the women have a moderate- to high-risk of exposure, according to a study published in the Journal of Women's Health , United Press International ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Increasing Risk of HIV Among Older People, Doctors Failing to Diagnose Cases in Population, WHO Study Says

...have shown that older people are less likely to practice safer sex than their younger counterparts, which can lead to increased risk of HIV ( Canwest News Service/Ottawa Citizen , 3/4). Reuters UK reports that older women may be at a higher risk... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...effect. In fact, women with a CD4 countabove 250 are warned against starting a regimen with Viramune (nevirapine)because of the risk of dangerous liver problems. Body shape changes: Some studies have found that HIV+ women experiencedifferent... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Brazil to Target Older Women in Prevention Campaign, Increase Condom Distribution During Carnival Season

...non-governmental women's organization, another factor placing older women at an increased risk for HIV is that many believe they are not at risk of pregnancy, "which reduces concerns over not using condoms." In addition, many sources of... Read more »
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HIV a dating NIGHTMARE

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...Can anyone else share my agony? I am 24 years old and positive. I am an attractive woman but I am having extreme difficulty meeting other positive men to date. I have been through all of the online matchmakers and Read more »

Low bone mineral density a risk

Posted by ravi
...HIV-positive women are surviving into menopause, which is often accompanied by loss of bone density and mass. Although the risk of bone problems during menopause are largely determined by genetic and factors, HIV-positive women can have several... Read more »

Girl on girl rubbing

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...her clit against mine. we were both real wet and there was no protection used. I guess my question is: Did I put myself at risk? I noticed that her pussy (sorry, can't think of a more apropriate word right now) was red and sollen, but some one... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...arrange a convenient time with staff for a telephone interview. 3) Online Survey: We are also conducting surveys to identify the risk determinants, risk behaviors, social norms and factors influencing these behaviors, describe chat room use and... Read more »