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Risks Of Contracting Hiv In America

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...years passed, women have emerged asanother group hard hit by the AIDS epidemic. Even though more men than womenstill have HIV in the US, women 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...
Ask the Experts

Could my first 2 HIV tests be wrong?

When I moved to China 3 years ago I have been with the same women. When I started working here I had to take an HIV test and it came back negetive. The second year I had to be tested again and I was still negetive. I am changing schools agin and I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I also have absolutely no idea what "a little high on the chart" means! Perhaps asking for clarification from an HIV specialist physician in your area could clear this up without the need for additional testing. If you've had absolutely no... Read more »

Virginity and HIV

Hi, im trying to post an original question but i also have my own concerns. I know the only way to know someones status is for them to get tested but i was wondering (since i could not find any clear stats) how likely is it in america to contract...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Please refer HIV questions to the HIV forum Read more »

FROM LATIN AMERICA

Hello Dr Bob, first of all congratulations for your work. Here in Latin America its hard to find people like you. With my basic english I will try to tell you my storie: (1)Between june 2004 and january 2005 Ive had unprotected sexual relations with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...episode of unprotected sex (regular girlfriend and/or "other ladies") places you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. If you are wondering if you contracted HIV from your "unprotected sexual relations with another lady," the answer... Read more »

Possible contraction through dish-washing?

Perhaps this is a sign of America's ignorance of this virus, but I have a question concerning a man I've met. He contracted HIV and since has had trouble finding work due to the stigma attached to his condition. He has asked me and my roomates for...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...Hire him! He needs the work and you need the clean dishes. There is no risk of HIV transmission in the situation you describe, whether he washes the dishes, joins you for dinner, or even prepares the food. HIV Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

World Vision Report Finds Young Brides at Risk of Contracting HIV/AIDS

...before age 18 -- whose numbers are expected to double to 100 million in the next 10 years -- are at an increased risk of HIV/AIDS, Reuters reports. According to the report, young brides are forced to have sex before their bodies are ready, and... Read more »
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 Read more »
The Body

HIV/AIDS in Black America: The Uphill Battle

...Johnson's public disclosure, and so much has changed. The face of this epidemic in the U.S. is now one that resembles mine. AIDS is the number one killer of black women ages 24-35. Black men who have sex with men (MSM) have the highest HIV... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Passing the HIV Test for Black America

... HIV is a complicated virus, and combating it has demanded everyone involved -- from scientists to community activists to policymakers Read more »
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higher risk overseas?

Posted by daguy402, 1 Reply
...well as pain duting urination. My main concern is that after doing some research on the web it seems the odds of contracting HIV (femal to male) in places like Asia, Africa and South America are higher than they are here in the US. Does anyone... Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...and there are no innocent victims. HIV is a viral illness, not a tool of self destruction. I have seen thousands of folks with HIV/AIDS over the past quarter century and I can assure you none not a single one wanted to be infected. Yes, some have... Read more »

Please help me. Can't even function...

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...So its not like we're in a huge metropolis or anything. In fact, if I read it right, there are only around 1,900 cases of HIV/AIDS in our entire state, with the majority being from only 2 counties. (the bigger cities) So I guess Im just... Read more »

Argentinian

Posted by DNA, 3 Replies
Hello, Sorry for my english, i am Argentinian. I am a heterosexual men who live in Buenos Aires, and I had unprotected vaginal sex, with a woman that know a night in a Disco, we went to my home and had sex with condon, but in a moment it take... Read more »