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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Predisposing Factors Of Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of the United States (US) population in 2006, they accounted for 17% of new HIV infections in the 50 states
Ask the Experts

pulmonary embolism related to HIV-meds?

so, I had a kind of crappy new years:I was having chest pain, was feeling very dizzy, and had been having bad edema for no reason. Not wanting to bug my HIV MD on the holiday, I called a friend from college who's now doing her residency (in ob-gyn,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Prezista, Norvir and Truvada are not associated with pulmonary emboli. However, there are many other potential predisposing factors and underlying conditions. You should definitely make an appointment with your HIV/AIDS specialist for a... Read more »

Dementia or just old age or what?

I forget alot of stuff, I also have a tendency to just accept my fate and go with the flow and accept being on ssdi. Recently Ive noticed my feelings change and almost becoming enraged over my situation. I have a hard time reading people anymore...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration about your perceived cognitive dysfunction. You say that you have been diagnosed with dementia in the past. That may be a predisposing factor to mental decline, specially if you are experiencing depression or anxiety about your looks (you... Read more »

toxoplasmosis, HIV & Mental Illness

Do you have any opinions on people with HIV and toxiplasmosis in that it can cause Bipolar and other serious mental illnesses. There are NO SUPPORT GROUPS for this, you would think there would be?
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

...Toxoplasma gondii have an increased risk for Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia and even suicide attempts. Since individuals with HIV are at higher risk for toxoplasmosis, it is prudent to be aware of this potential even though it is rare. While... Read more »

Really need your help - Oral Thrush: going mad!

Hi, Doctor Bob.I guess I should take some comfort in you not answering my questions, but I would really appreciate a response.As I have told you previously, I have had oral thrush for two years (I know you say it's over-diagnosed, but this really is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...thrush. Most likely you do not.2.Even if you do have thrush, the vast, vast majority of cases have absolutely nothing to do with HIV/AIDS! Once again, an infectious disease specialist should be able to determine any underlying cause of a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nearly 7% of Young South African Children HIV-Positive, Study Says

...Almost 7% of South African children ages two to nine are HIV-positive, according to a study released on Wednesday by the South African Human Sciences Research Council , Reuters reports Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women While many people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) suffer from depression, it is more common in HIV-positive women than HIV-positive men. In some... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Heart Disease Basics Symptoms of Heart Disease/Attack Risk Factors for Heart Disease HIV and Heart Disease Reducing the Risk for Heart Disease Taking Care of Yourself Heart Disease Basics Many... Read more »
The Well Project

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 Read more »
Connect With Others

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...From KaiserNet January 8, 2008 Some experts and doctors recently have voiced concerns that people who were diagnosed with HIV and Aids in the early years of the epidemic are experiencing "premature[e]" or "disproportionate numbers" of ailments... Read more »

Caus[a] del SIDA

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...University of Chicago Press; 1970; 66-76, 77-91, 92-110. 74. Lamoureaux G et al. Is prior mycobacterial infection a common predisposing factor to AIDS in Haitians and Africans? Ann Inst Pasteur/Immunol 1987; 138: 521-529. 75. Lanka S. No... Read more »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles
... Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »