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Social Economic Factors That Influence Spread Of Hiv

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United Nations

A New Report Says Some Cultural Factors Influencing Spread of AIDS Are Specific to Africa

New York -- A new report released today on the state of HIV and AIDS in Africa says many cultural factors, including gender inequalities, wife inheritance and some sexual practices, that influence the AIDS epidemic and response are specific to the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Could Bring Social Instability, Jeopardize Economic Growth in China, Piot Says

China's growing HIV/AIDS epidemic could trigger social instability and jeopardize the country's economic growth unless its leaders begin a "serious effort to tackle" the disease soon, UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot said Wednesday at a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

An Exploration of Factors Influencing Adherence to Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) Among People Living With HIV/AIDS in Northern Thailand

The chief purpose of the current report, the first of a three-phase study of the experiences of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in northern Thailand, "was to gain an in-depth understanding of the factors contributing to adherence in patients... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Social and economic impact of HIV?

Dear Mrs. FranzoiMy name is David and i am 15. I fortunately do not have HIV but I was hoping you could help me understand HIV a little more. This is in connection with a school project. I know I could google this topic for answers but I would like...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
David,This forum is not the best place to get the answer to your question. I suggest you proceed with your Google option.... Read more »

what factors influence lifespan of HIV+ people?

Hi, I am a medical student who is interested in specialising in HIV / AIDS upon graduation. From reading the forums I found that the following factors contribute to the longevity of an HIV+ patient's life: - age: older = faster progression to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This forum is exclusively for the discussion of side effects of HIV treatment for patients and care providers.... Read more »

Factors that influence seroconversion?

Could certain factors influence seroconversion to take longer than the normal six months window period such as extreme stress/anxiety, cancer/chemotherapy, or becoming infected with another STD or Hepatitis at the same point as becoming infected...
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
I doubt stress or STD coinfections would be a factor. Anything that makes B cells ( cells that make antibodies), or T cells and macrophages (cells that process foreign antigens) dysfunctional could affect seroconversion. Cancers, chemotherapy,... Read more »

Does exercising influence a HIV test result?

Dear Dr David Wohl, I took a HIV test 8 and a half months after a possible exposure and it came out negative. But before the test, I was exercising for about 10 minutes plus and the duration between the exercise and the test was around 45 minutes....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
See recent post re HIV testing and lack of influence of other factors. We can added exercise.DW... Read more »
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An ECONOMICAL ISSUE

Posted by Anonymous
I agree with Mark 2000. Its also an ECONOMICAL FACTOR. Everyone knows how expensive hiv treatment are. Also we know that in most of the countries of the world there has been trials about human rights protection and in all of the courts they have... Read more »

Is the triple cocktail helping to spread AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I've written what is currently the only computer application solely dedicated to the mathematical analysis of HIV. It's called HIV pathogenesis modeler, and can be downloaded at:
http://www.agmh.org/softw.htm

While using the SI model in the program, I... Read more »

Research Survey on Stigma and HIV

Posted by Drimjees, 1 Reply
My name is James Minson and I am a student at Walden University. My study topic is the social influences that affect people living with HIV and AIDS. For example, because of social attitudes about HIV and AIDS, some people may not want to be open or... Read more »

My son is HIV+ newly diagnosed

Posted by Gail2012, 4 Replies
I'm a mother of a 23 year old (adult) child who just received "the word". I know that there have been incredible advances in this field in the last decade, but it doesn't seem to help my emotional side.We are a close family of three. We learned... Read more »