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Women and HIV/AIDS

...are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means that about one infour Americans living with HIV are women. HIV has also become the thirdmost-deadly disease for women, behind only cancer and heart disease. HIV affects both younger and older women. In fact, an increase in HIVdiagnoses has...
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Hi Dr. Bob,I'm hope you can help me with this frustration, I am so stressed and I do not know what to do. I had an encounter with another guy last Monday, who told me after we fooled around that he was HIV+ I was scared to death. There was a lot of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...transmission. It's also important to note that somewhere between twenty and twenty-five percent of the over one million HIV-positive Americans have absolutely no idea they are infected with the virus!From the activities you described your overall... Read more »

sharing a room with someone who is HIV+

Hi,I am a 23 years old male.I have been sharing a room with an HIV+ person for the past one month.We have a double bed and he sleeps on one half of it and I sleep on the other half of it.Now, I have a few questions:I am a little worried as to should...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV and may be spreading the virus to others. In the U.S., close to one million people have HIV infection or AIDS, and 40,000 Americans become newly infected with HIV each year. According to the CDC, it is estimated that a quarter of all people... Read more »

Political Views? (BARACK OBAMA PLAN TO FIGHT HIV/AIDS)

Hello Dr. Rob,This is my first visit to your forum. I have read only a handful of your posts and have gotten a lot of valuable information from them. The one question that I have is regarding your political views. You are in a place to give so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...president, I am committed to developing a National AIDS Strategy to decrease new HIV infections and improve health outcomes for Americans living with HIV/AIDS. Across the nation, we also need to prevent the spread of HIV and get people into... Read more »

Topping a HIV + and follow up

I (HIV Neg) topped a HIV Pos bareback. I didn't know until after and I am terrified. What do I do now? Is AZT an option? It's been 3 days. We both engaged in rimming and deep kissing as well.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you found out your bottom boy was poz? Barebacking is risky business. Twenty-five percent of the over one million HIV-positive Americans have absolutely no idea they are infected. We must assume all our sex partners could be HIV positive and take... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Anglo American Says 18 Percent of Southern African Staff HIV-Positive

...week that about 14,500 of its employees in southern Africa, 18 percent of its workforce in the region, are HIV-positive. Anglo American said about 7,400 people, or 51 percent of those needing treatment, are in "disease management programs." The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United States: Perceived Everyday Racism, Residential Segregation, and HIV Testing Among Patients at a Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic

... More than 25 percent of Americans with HIV remain undiagnosed, the researchers noted. The proportion of diagnoses among blacks is increasing, and blacks may obtain HIV Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thousands of Oklahomans Have Died of AIDS

...in high-risk activities. Authorities say this will bring about a surge in new HIV infections. In 1987, nearly 70 percent of Americans said HIV/AIDS was the nation's most urgent health problem. According to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation,... Read more »
Housing Works

Housing Works Responds to NYC DOH Report on Annual HIV Incidence With Demand to Restore AIDS Funding Cuts

...DOH's statistics come hot on the heels of the Centers for Disease Control's revised estimate showing that 40 percent more Americans get HIV annually than previously thought. The CDC revised its annual infection estimate from approximately... Read more »
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1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...WASHINGTON - A new estimate of how many Americans have the AIDS virus puts the number at about 1.1 million, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. Read more »

HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Posted by bradford, 7 Replies
...is not practicing safe sex, which is evident in the statistics of HIV infection amongst heterosexuals worldwide. Seventy five percent of the world population infected with HIV is heterosexual. Fifty percent of all HIV infections are in women. ... Read more »

More Evidence

Posted by Bear60
...Blade 12/09/2006 By VINCENT MACISAAC "I'M FRIGHTENED ENOUGH that talking to you makes me nervous," a senior official at an American health organization tells me in an interview that is-for the most part-off the record. "I'm an American. We... Read more »

HIV + from breast secretions on penis?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Does anyone know of any cases of HIV transmission from breast secretions making contact with a male penis? Read more »