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Harm Reduction and HIV

What Is Harm Reduction? Harm reduction is a way of dealing with behavior that damages the health of the person involved and of their community. Harm reduction tries to improve individual and community health. Much of the work on harm reduction has been in connection with drug use. This fact sheet focuses on harm reduction applied to drug use and HIV. Some key points of harm reduction: Drug use won't disappear but its harmful effects...
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Saw your foundation supported the "Denver Principles"

Hey Dr. Bob,Saw a publication that listed The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundtion as a supporter of the "Denver Principles". What are they? Thanks,Madame X...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Madame X,Yes, The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation as listed in POZ magazine as an organization that supports the Denver Principles. I'll reprint below a small section from the article that discusses and reiterates these principles. For... Read more »

re: Denver Principles

Victim is a very innappropriate term. My three type H girlfriends are close to the most focused, successful people I know. One is a medical sales person and a grandmother, one is a globe trotting archeologist, and one is a disability advocate, a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I agree with you regarding the word "victim." Personally, I prefer "virally enhanced" or "positively charged!"Regarding your two positively charged gal pals with latex intolerance, have them try polyurethane condoms.... Read more »

oral sex risk reduction

I am very healthy, but am HIV+; I've been on HAART over 7 years,the whole time my viral load has been undetectable, my t cell count over 600. When aroused, I produce no pre-cum. No fluids appear until I ejaculate, even if I play for an...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
You seem to understand some of the basics of HIV transmission and level of risk. Unprotected sex is considered to be a "low" risk situation and avoiding ejaculate as well as not brushing and flossing just before sex are strategies of... Read more »

Risk reduction campaigns: How effective are they?

Have there been any good efficacy studies to determine the effectiness of risk reduction campaigns?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. Your question is so broad there is no simple answer. In fact, it is such a broad topic that there was an entire conference that recently took place on this very subject (the 1999 National HIV Prevention Conference in... Read more »
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Harm Reduction in New York City

Posted by SLippek
Job Posting
Syringe Exchange Program Prevention Case Manager
Posted 09/12/2005
Location: New York City

ACQC is seeking a Prevention Case Manager to work with active injection drug users in our expanding, innovative Syringe Exchange Program. This is an... Read more »

NYC Harm Reduction

Posted by Robert1
New York Harm Reduction Educators, Inc (NYHRE) is New Yorks largest harm reduction/ syringe exchange program. Its mission is HIV prevention and comprehensive services for those at risk for, or infected with HIV. Legally constituted in 1992, we serve... Read more »

Efavirenz: ways to fight its sleep-reduction.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
If Efavirenz (and Efavirenz along)is really wrecking your sleep quality, then the only solution is to stop taking Efavirenz (and substitute it with another drug).

However, there are ways to ensure your sleep is as good as possible.

Important discovery: Read more »

Low Risk/High Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What does Low Risk/High Risk mean? I mean, how many low risk people turn positive? Obviously, high risk people have a better chance of testing positive, but does low risk mean that the risk is virtually none? Thanx.

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