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Rural Hiv Conference

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Georgia Southern University to Host Fall Conference on Rural HIV

HIV/AIDS in rural areas will be the focus of a training conference presented in Savannah on Sept. 14 by Georgia Southern University. Health professionals from across the Southeast are invited to attend the meeting, for which the university is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rural India in Big HIV-AIDS Push

At a conference held in Delhi on Tuesday, India and UNAIDS launched an initiative to involve hundreds of local village leaders in helping prevent HIV/AIDS. Nearly 60 percent of Indians with HIV live in villages, a proportion that officials blame on... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South African Movie About Rural Woman's Struggle With HIV/AIDS Nominated for Academy Award

South African filmmaker Darrell James Roodt's film "Yesterday," which is about a rural woman struggling with HIV/AIDS, last week received an Academy Award nomination for best foreign language film, the first-ever nomination for a South African... Read more »
Ask the Experts

19 year old feeling very alone in rural Africa

Hi Doctor Bob,Two weeks after a risky exposure, I'm getting vast array of ARS symptoms, despite PEP (Stocrin & Combivir) started 65 hours after. I've convinced myself that I have HIV, full body burning maculopapular rash, swollen nodes...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello European guy,"Is there any chance this isn't ARS?" Absolutely! Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not infected. Statistically speaking, it would be extremely unlikely, but not impossible, that you... Read more »

Gay boy in Rural Maine needs answer!

Dr. BobI had unprotected anal sex as a top on several occasions with my (at the time) boyfriend. I thought it was cool because we live in rural Maine and, of course, "Aids doesnt exist here". 3 months after we broke up he became...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, it is possible your boyfriend was still in his seroconversion phase at the time of his "mono," and that would account for his negative mono test, as well as his initial negative HIV test and subsequent positive result. Of... Read more »

In rural Missippi, drove 100 miles to get tested.

Hey Dr. Frascino. Thanks for your forum. I am at wits end. My preacher told me upfront I was infected. I confided in him and got the heathon, burn in you know where reaction. It reminded me of how failing sex education is in our area thanks to our...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Worried and Grateful,So you confided in your preacher obviously looking for support, understanding and guidance. Instead, he called you a heathen, told you that you were HIV infected and that your eternal soul will burn in Hell. Hmm. Nice guy.... Read more »

fourth try, rural doctor

I've asked these questions in all relevant forums many times with no answer. Please try and help as I'm desperate.I will try to make this short.I realize it is possible to get Oral thrush during the acute stage, but that generally it...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
To my knowledge, the presence of thrush during acute infection does not have any significant prognostic value towards one's viral load setpoint nor CD4 count after the acute phase has resolved. The decision to initiate HAART or OI prophylaxis... Read more »
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HIV + Women in Rural Areas

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am the new Director of a small ASO in a rural area. I have worked at a larger ASO in an urban area, and was wondering what needs and concerns women in rural areas have that may be different from women in the city. I am planning a needs... Read more »

I live in rural area, I set up HIV/AIDS chats

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I live in Owen Sound, Ontario, and there are no local AIDS orgs here!

Please come and chat with me at and please let me know other chat rooms that are monitored as I really hate bashers and trouble makers!

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Teens in Rural Areas

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am the new Director at a small AIDS Service Organization in a rural area and I want to hear from teens who live in simialr areas to find out what can be done to help teens hear HIV prevention messages. What do you need to be hearing from adults? ... Read more »

Providers in Rural Upstate NY

Posted by dickspoz
Looking for providers / HIV specialist in upstate NY. Warren, Washington, Hamilton, Franklin, Clinton, Essex, Fulton & Montgomery Counties. If you know providers in these service area's please let me know... Thanks!
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