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Preventive Measures From Getting Hiv

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Preventing Other Infections

... In HIV, your CD4 count is key. It's the most important measure of your immune system's health. When it's high, you're in good shape. But when it's low, you're at risk for developing a number of potentially dangerous illnesses. These illnesses are generally known as "opportunistic infections,"
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Recent prevention failure and efforts to cure the disease part 3 (HIV IS 100% PREVENTABLE TODAY, 2010)

Thanks again. I understand your difficulties in managing a prevention forum since your objective is to put more fear on the disease to lower further infections but the general and widespread opinion of doctors and researchers is that HIV is a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...as folks don't like condoms, I can assure you they would hate having HIV/AIDS even more.I agree we need additional prevention measures (and I've discussed this at length in this forum), but we also need to better use what we currently have:... Read more »

Recent prevention failure and efforts to cure the disease part 2 (HIV IS 100% PREVENTABLE TODAY, 2009)

Thanks for your quick response. I have to disagree too on one point. You said that HIV is 100% preventable which is correct but it ignores the nature of human beings. Let me explain. Many actually know the ways of transmission but this leads not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...as folks don't like condoms, I can assure you they would hate having HIV/AIDS even more.I agree we need additional prevention measures (and I've discussed this at length in this forum), but we also need to better use what we currently have:... 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
...develop effective microbicides for vaginal and rectal use and more effective cervical barriers (diaphragm).Finally, preventive measures even after exposure should be ramped up. These include increased awareness and availability of PEP... Read more »

Prevention equals condoms. Period. Right? (HIV PREVENTION SPECTRUM 2009)

Dr. B,HIV prevention isn't all that complicated. Just use condoms. End of story. Right?Zeb
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...develop effective microbicides for vaginal and rectal use and more effective cervical barriers (diaphragm).Finally, preventive measures even after exposure should be ramped up. These include increased awareness and availability of PEP... Read more »
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Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

Support Concrete and Specific HIV Prevention Measures in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy!

...disease incidence and behavioral data, coverage of HIV testing and other services, concurrent HIV and AIDS diagnoses and other measures. This is necessary to capture in one place multiple factors related to epidemic dynamics. Study... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California Group to Boost HIV Prevention Measures In Adult Film Industry

...Medical Healthcare Foundation (AIMHF), which serves the adult film industry, said on Monday it will boost its HIV prevention measures by urging the industry to use an online database to verify that employees have recently been tested for HIV,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Indian Ministry of Defense Encourages Wives of Military Personnel to Take HIV Prevention Measures

...India's Ministry of Defence has launched a campaign to encourage the wives of military personnel to protect themselves against HIV/AIDS following the "rapid spread" of the disease through the country's military, the Financial Times ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

St. Vincent and Grenadines to Launch HIV/AIDS Treatment, Prevention Measures With $7 Million in World Bank Funds

...Grenadines on Tuesday announced that the country plans to increase government-sponsored HIV/AIDS treatment, education and prevention measures with $7 million in funding from the World Bank , the Associated Press reports. The country is expected... Read more »
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Preventive Antibiotics

Posted by picaropsv, 4 Replies
...I can get the antiretroviral meds for "free") the MD asked me if I had been taking the antibiotics regularly as a preventive measure against pneumonia and toxiplasmosis. I told him that he had not ordered me to do such, and when he showed me the... Read more »

Pain in ears in the hood!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...and used a condom. I don't think it ripped. Already took an elisa after 4 1/2- 5 months and came back negative.. Could this be hiv? Hook a broda up !! Read more »

condom slippage

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...sex with a girl i didn't even know. as we were changing positions i noticed that the condom had slipped off. i'm not sure her hiv status. but if she were poz. does that mean that i wil get it? i'm really scared. Read more »

HIV and MRSA I need info.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...My daughter is HIV positive. Last year she gave birth to a healthy little girl. I was there for the birth and went into the delivery room. She soon Read more »