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Percentage Of Hiv Infections That Are Women

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The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...preventionprograms, research, and clinical trials. Older individuals are not routinely tested for HIV. This means that olderwomen are often misdiagnosed and/or not diagnosed with the virus until theyhave reached a late stage of HIV disease. Calling Attention to Transmission and Prevention It is important to prevent new HIV infections in older people by educatingthem about the need for routine HIV testing and early diagnosis; how...
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My husband got HIV from an infected Man or Woman?

I am starting to wonder whether or not my husband is telling me the truth about his activity with prostitutes call girls or would it be more possible that he contracted HIV from receiving anal sex from another man or possible oral sex with either...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Sorry to hear about your husband's recent infection. I have no way to determine over the Internet if he slept with men, women or both. Does it really matter now?As for trying to determine if your hubby is straight as a lawn dart or gay as the... Read more »

Are women more easily infected by HIV than men

Is it easier for a women to get infected sleeping with an infected male than what it is if a male sleeps with an infected female.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...think it through, you'll probably understand why. It's simple biology. If an HIV-positive man spunks without protection into a woman's love canal, he deposits a considerable amount of baby batter right into a cavity lined with a mucous membrane.... Read more »

resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

Depoprovera and increased HIV infections in women

How does the drug depoprovera increase HIV infection rates?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. There is no clear answer at this time whether a woman using Depo-Provera isat greater risk for HIV infection or not. Depo-Provera is an injectable formof birth control. There is conflicting data at this time on... Read more »
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HIV-Infected Women Who Breast-Feed Face No Greater Risk of Mortality Than HIV-Infected Women Who Formula Feed, Study Finds

...and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass., summarizes her study on the effect of breast-feeding versus formula feeding on maternal HIV disease progression, mortality and micronutrient levels in a randomized trial in Botswana. After the summary, Dr.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rwandan Women Infected With HIV Through Rape During 1994 Genocide Ask U.S. for Help Obtaining Drugs

...66% were HIV-positive (Nelson, Atlanta Journal-Constitution , 4/5). Although the cost of antiretroviral drugs used to treat HIV infection has dropped over the past few years, few of the women can afford the medications and many "feel forgotten... Read more »
Brown Medical School

HIV Infection Among Women in Prison: Considerations for Care

...that male-to-female transmission is more efficient than female-to-male transmission during asymptomatic infection (early in HIV disease). However, the risk of transmission during symptomatic infection does not appear to vary. 15 In a recent... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In New York City, Unsafe Sex More Likely Among HIV-Infected Women Than HIV-Infected Gay or Heterosexual Men

...presented Wednesday at the 12th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston reports that HIV-positive women in the city are more likely to have unprotected sex than infected gay or heterosexual men. The anonymous... Read more »
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Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
...well? Do you think it was a hilgy risk behaviour having 2 protected vaginal contacts and 1 unprotected oral contact with a woman with cold sores? Thanks in advance 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 population Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...Bush is not in touch with what works and what doesn't. He fails to understand the importance of promoting condom use to prevent HIV infections from occurring. Condoms have been used successfully to prevent HIV infections from the time, when HIV... Read more »

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...O'Reilly Ave. San Francisco, CA 94129-0916 Telephone: 415-561-6720 Educational resources for physicians on the management of HIV disease Newsletters and magazines GMHC Treatment Issues 119 W. 24th St. New York, NY 10011 Telephone:... Read more »