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Social Implications Of Hiv And Aids

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Medical, Social Implications of Increasing Number of U.S. Middle-Aged People With HIV

The New York Times on Tuesday examined the medical and social implications of the increasing number of middle-aged people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States. The virus is "rapidly" becoming a disease of the middle aged, as the number of... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Making Sense of the Budget Battle: The Implications for HIV/AIDS

With the release of the President's 2012 budget last week, the battle is on. Both Democrats and Republicans are talking about how to protect our nation's future by reducing the federal debt and deficit. To be completely honest, it is not so clear... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Facts About Recent HIV/AIDS Treatment Advances and the Implications for Prevention

In recent years, medical science has made great progress in our ability to successfully treat HIV infection and associated opportunistic infections (OIs). Wider use of medications for preventing tuberculosis, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP),... Read more »
Ask the Experts


Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The risk of transmitting HIV from a woman to her infant ("vertical transmission") is approximately 25-30%, if mom and baby do not receive antiviral therapy. The risk of transmission may be even higher, when a woman's CD4 count is low... Read more »

Pre-employment drug testing and HIV implications

Let's say that I apply for a job at company X and they require a drug test. I take the test and I test positive for something due to my HIV status. Do I have to tell the potential employer of my status to dispell concerns of my testing...
Lynne Gabriel

Response from Lynne Gabriel

WorkPositive, Inc.
First, understand that the employer must make a "conditional offer of employment" before requiring a drug test. It is unlikely that anti-HIV medication would trigger a positive result for the employer-requested drug test. Laws vary by... Read more »

Implications on development in the caribbean

What are the development implications for caribbean countries of the increasing rate of HIV?AIDS infection and how can these countries deal with these...
Anne Donnelly

Response from Anne Donnelly

Public Policy Director, Project Inform
The Carribean is generally in a similar place to many developing countries facing an HIV/AIDS crisis. Access to treatment for people living with HIV is generally very difficult in this area. Although Barbados has just signed an agreement with the... Read more »

implications of toxoplasma?

Hi i was wondering what the implications of toxoplasma are for HIV+ people. It has been detected in my blood though the doctor didn't seem too worried about it when she was telling me. She explained it's often contained in kitty litter. I...
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
you don't indicate what toxoplasmosis test was obtained, what your CD4 count is currently, or wha the decline was.. Toxoplasmosis can be acquired after contact with cats or cat litter, particularly young cats. It can cause active infection in... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV+ Gay/Bi Social Group Minneapolis

Posted by Anonymous
Positive Link is a social/community building group of HIV+ gay/bi men in the TwinCities area. If you want more information email us at:, all inquiries are kept confidential. We are a service of the Minnesota AIDS... Read more »

Minneapolis HIV+ Gay/Bi Men Social Group

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Positive Link is an social networking group for HIV+ Gay and Bi men. We have a Brunch on Saturday morning at 11 am and if you are interested in what we are all about or would like to check out brunch this week. You can email us at... Read more »

Social Events for HIV+ Heterosexual Men & Women

Posted by keithmk
Saturday, December 10, 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM on E. 25th Street in Manhattan. Please join for us for our Potluck Social for HIV+ heterosexual men and women. It's a free event with food to share, games, and plenty of time to mix and mingle. All we ask is... Read more »

Social group for HIV positive woman

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm looking to find a social group in Philadelphia (to meet upwardly mobile positive guys). Just diagnosed, 28 years old and single woman. Know of anything?

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