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Peer Training For HIV/AIDS Prevention

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...are commonly used, it is important to note that these are medicalized terms and do not necessarily represent the identities of all individuals who fall under the "transgender" umbrella. The Center of Excellence for Transgender HIV Prevention, part of the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), suggests a two-question system that distinguishes "sex" from "gender" for data collection purposes (see sidebar ). Since no true...
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My parents don't want to talk about HIV and AIDS

Dear Dr.Bobby, I am 15 years old and I have a great fear of diseases, mainly HIV/AIDS. One day when I was going to the doctor, I asked my parents a simple question, "What if I have AIDS?" After hearing my question, my mother told me not to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...from 1.8% in 2001 to more than 4% by 2004. In one Dhaka "hotspot," the prevalence has jumped to 9%. Designing effective HIV/AIDS prevention programs will require better understanding of the knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and practices among... Read more »

HIV is not so bad anymore (HIV PREVENTION SPECTRUM 2010)

I understand you must keep the prevention message high but do you think that the Fear HIV method is still functioning after 2 decades of the HIV epidemic? Don't you think it's the same as putting warning messages on cigarette packages which never...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...counterbalance to the folks who think HIV is nothing to worry about. It would be difficult (in fact, impossible) to craft an HIV prevention message that would be appropriate for both of these groups. No doubt HIV prevention is still very much... 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
...in African Americans. The work group developed a comprehensive response to guide CDC's efforts to increase and strengthen HIV/AIDS prevention and intervention activities directed toward African Americans. Already, CDC is engaged in a wide range... Read more »

Condoms alone are not enough (HIV PREVENTION SPECTRUM 2009)

We all can easily see that the current prevention strategies of HIV are ineffective since HIV infections are still happening. Do you think that your prevention efforts are really useful? If the only use of condoms should prevent HIV from spreading...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I agree condoms alone are not enough to end the pandemic. See below.Dr. BobPrevention equals condoms. Period. Right? (HIV PREVENTION SPECTRUM 2009)May 5, 2009 Dr. B, HIV prevention isn't all that complicated. Just use condoms. End of story.... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

College Students in Georgia Work as Peer Educators to Raise HIV/AIDS Awareness Among Blacks

...university's Department of Criminal Justice and Social and Behavioral Sciences to train students to be peer educators in a campus HIV/AIDS prevention program. Peer educators present statistics and films and invite guest speakers who are living... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Report Examines HIV Prevention Among At-Risk Groups

... " HIV Prevention Among Vulnerable Populations: The Pathfinder International Approach " (.pdf), Pathfinder International : The report provides Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Group Aims to Reach MSM With HIV Prevention Messages in Ghana

... HIV prevention messages in Ghana, where homosexuality is illegal, have long excluded men who have sex with men, so a group has been operating Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

North Carolina: Barber Puts Shop on HIV-Prevention Front With Fast, Free Tests

...their results in 20 minutes. Three years ago, Jones was certified as an HIV peer counselor in the county's Project Courage HIV prevention program. His sister Kysha Thompson, who owns the connecting salon Diva Styles, now also wants to train to... Read more »
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HIV Prevention among Hispanics in Pierson, Florida

Posted by HIV_Prevention1
...near by that would volunteer to come and talk to my students. I run the Youth Empowerment Progran in this area, which is an HIV/AIDS prevention program where I talk to teens about sex and HIV and how to prevent it and how to have better... Read more »

LIFEbeat - The Music Industry Fights AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
...Responsibilities include: Excellent communication skills Should relate well with peers and have the resources to educate others about HIV/AIDS prevention education Will be expected to communicate often with volunteer base and should work to... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...getting tested? Call the California HIV/AIDS Hotline at 1-800-367-AIDS or visit www.aidshotline.org How to get involved in the HIV Prevention Programs of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation The San Francisco AIDS Foundation offers a variety of... 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 Read more »