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Russia And Hiv

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

Russia: Numbers of HIV-Infected Women Increasing in Russia

On Tuesday, Russia's chief sanitarian officer told reporters the number of HIV-infected women in on the rise. Gennady Onishchenko said doctors are currently tracking approximately 40,000 children born to HIV-infected mothers. Russia is working to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Russian President Putin Calls for Increased HIV/AIDS Awareness; Russia to Spend $175 Million on HIV/AIDS Programs This Year

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday asked officials to increase HIV/AIDS awareness in the country as the government announced it will allocate $175 million this year for HIV/AIDS programs, Reuters reports. Although official figures place the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Infections in Russia Rise 10 Percent in 2011

The number of new HIV cases registered in Russia from January to October this year, 48,363, is almost 10 percent higher than the figure for the same period in 2010, according to health officials. By year's end, new cases may top 62,000. "Russia has... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Adopting From Russia - Referral has HIV+ Mother

I am adopting a child from Russia. The referral I received was for a 16 month old who tested negative for HIV using PCR at 13 months of age. The mother was HIV+ at time of conception and birth. Don't know if the mother breast fed and/or was on...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
You will not be able to know if this child is infected until you can verify that the lab tests are done on this particular child. In other words, you would need to be able to verify the blood that is tested in the lab was actually drawn from this... Read more »

Lucy In Russia

Dear Nancy, Hello this is Lucy Hartmeister- I took Training from you in Portland Oregon last January. I am currently in SIberia working on an HIV Issue- and was wondering if I could get your advice. I need to do an anti-discrimination training, I...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Lucy! I've wondered where you went! Congratulations. What a great project. The only section of Managing HIV at Work that probably wouldn't work is the section on the ADA. Don't think Russia yet has anything like the ADA. But as for... Read more »

HAART in Russia

Dear Experts,My son is 30 years old and lives in Russia. In May he was diagnosed with HIV. His initial tests showed CD4=384 c/mL and HIV-1 RNA = 38000 c/mL. In August CD4 dropped to 199 c/mL and viral load increased to 45000 c/mL. He started HAART...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Privet and thank you for your post.I've spent a fair amount of time in Russia working with and teaching Russian HIV doctors and nurses.First, I agree with our Russian friends that your son should be on HIV treatments. While it's somewhat... Read more »

platelet count from Russia)

ello. Tnk you very much for your attantion to my really big problem. I ll repet my situation: I m HIV and Hepatitis C since 2001, i m without therapy (HIV) for 8 years. Today my CD 286, viral load (HIV) 4260. I discovered thrombocytopenia in 2005...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
If the platelet count does not increase after HIV treatment, some would recommend steroids or even removal of the spleen. Interferon could have stimulated certain hormones and other proteins to increase the platelet count. Websites like WebMD could... Read more »
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HIV in Russia

Posted by curiousness, 1 Reply
I wish healhy times to everyone, and would like to ask for information -if anyone has it- about what to do in Russia.

Can anyone recommend me places which have expertise on HIV and AIDS issues?

Thank you.

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taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
I'm traveling to Russia and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIV meds are spotted. Has anyone taken their HIV meds to these countries? What happened? Any advice?... Read more »

Safe to travel to Russia/Eastern Europe???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm planning a trip to Eastern Europe and Russia. However, I'm not sure if I'm taking an unreasonable risk with my health, given that my CD4 count is around 200. My doctor seems especially wary of Russia, but I've heard a couple of others who say it... Read more »

am i HIV+ve

Posted by goinginsane, 2 Replies
hi i am 20 yr old guy. i was in russia for a few years .In january this year i got drunk and stupidly went to a prostitute in russia. she gave me protected oral sex and vaginal protected sex. but i fingered her anus and also kinda of oral sex on her... Read more »