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Social Injustice At The Root Of Hiv Epidemic

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National Association of People With AIDS

Facing the Cost of Systemic Social Injustice

We know that marginalized groups have borne the heaviest burden of the HIV epidemic. We also know that most of their HIV-related health care costs are paid for by the public sector, and it's expensive. We also know the very marginalization makes it... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Human Rights Watch: Arrests, Trials of HIV-Positive Men in Egypt Reflect Ignorance, Injustice

Today, Human Rights Watch called on Egyptian authorities to stop criminalizing AIDS. New York-based HRW also urged the country to overturn the convictions of four men sentenced for habitual practices of debauchery, a term used for consensual... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

We Need an HIV Portfolio for Black Gay Men That's Rooted in Social Justice

This week Phill Wilson cedes his editorial to fellow Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) member Douglas Brooks, senior vice president for community, health and public policy for the Justice Resource Institute. The theme of this... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Social Effects of Steroid Treatment

I recently went on an online dating service looking at men in my age range (40-60), and I noticed something striking: nearly all of the men with really muscular bodies listed their status as positive.I was in my 20's when steroids treatments...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You really think that steroid use is "fueling the epidemic" and that physicians who limit the use of these potent agents to those who have a documented indication for their use are "creating a perverse incentive"???... Read more »

AIDS social solutions project

1. Why don't people use proper prevention equippment?2. Does HIVAIDS affect any other part of the body other than the immune system?3. Why haven't I heard about AIDS prevention and transmission until I started this project? 4. Is there...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
1) There are a lot of reasons. The biggest reason is that using condoms doesn't feel as good as not using them. People also say that using a condom can interfere with the continuity of sex, make it difficult to maintain an erection, or cause an... Read more »

Atripla and social drinking

I just switched to Atripla for the convenience of one pill a day...I have remained undetectable for a long time... would it interfere with the medication if I ocassionally drink alcohol? I am experiencing dizziness, some drowsiness that last almost...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Alcohol could potentially enhance your Atripla-related CNS effects. However, there is no reason medically you could not enjoy social drinking while on Atripla. (That doesn't mean pounding down 10 shots of Jargemeister or having a 6-martini... Read more »

root canals

can root canals be arisky for hiv person explain...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
As a rule, dental work, including root canal therapy, is no different for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH/As) than it is for the general population. This happens to be a frequent misconception as many times PLWH/A are led to believe that there... Read more »
Connect With Others

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?
D.H.

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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: positivelink@mnaidsproject.org, 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 »