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Soldier With Hiv

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...availability of rapid tests varies by city. Some testing locations in California charge for this type of test, but there are many locations that will provide the test for free. For testing locations, you can call the California HIV/AIDS Hotline at 1-800-367-AIDS or you can do your own referral search by visiting www.aidshotline.org . Window Period The "window period" is the time it takes for a person who has been infected with HIV to...
Ask the Experts

some DOCTOR has scared me! HELP PLZ!

Hello Dr Bob. Im a 25 year old straight army soldier and this U.S. hospital doctor just told me that it was extremely weird for a young man to develop pneumonia unless i was positively charged. So i just got tested and that was 9 months after my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...inappropriate (and inaccurate) comment!Thanks for your interest in making a tax-deductible donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). We send out a variety of acknowledgment/thank-you gifts to donors... Read more »

help a soldier in iraq

I recently went to Africa on my two weeks break from Iraq and had unprotected sex with a female. this was dumb. about three weeks ago I started feel burning sensation in my nose, mouth and throat. I instantly thought HIV and check online. Sore...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Soldier in Iraq,Yep, unprotected sex in Africa would indeed qualify as a massive lapse in judgment. What you need is an HIV test at the three-month mark. Tests taken prior to three months are not considered to be conclusive. Your "symptoms"... Read more »

encounter with a cute soldier...please help,.

Dear Doctor,Your column is awesome, just like you. You boyfriend is lucky to have found you.I BEG you to help me by answering my questions.I had an incident that freaks me out: I was on a date (first and perhaps the last one) with a very cute, young...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...about his tail.Your risk is insertive anal sex with a partner of unknown serostatus. The estimated per-act risk for acquiring HIV from unprotected insertive anal sex is 6.5 per 10,000 exposures with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive. Your... Read more »

Military and HIV

I had sex with a man from the Army (im a women) and he was deployed to Iraq maybe 3 weeks later. I was wondering if they test him for HIV since hes in the military and going for his 2nd deployment to Iraq? We did use a condom but he tried to put it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...with an accurate result and allow you to put any residual worries permanently to rest.2.We should all be concerned that our soldiers (lovers, friends, husbands, wives, sons, daughters, brothers and sisters) are being sent back to Iraq for their... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

About 50 Percent of Zimbabwe Soldiers HIV-Positive: Report

...The non-governmental agency Southern Africa HIV/AIDS Information Dissemination Service says that HIV/AIDS is prevalent among Zimbabwe's soldiers, outpacing the epidemic in Zimbabwe's Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

About 50 Percent of Zimbabwe Soldiers HIV-Positive: Report

...The non-governmental agency Southern Africa HIV/AIDS Information Dissemination Service says that HIV/AIDS is prevalent among Zimbabwe's soldiers, outpacing the epidemic in Zimbabwe's Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Victory for Soldiers Living With HIV

...follows a high court decision last year that declared SANDF's old policy unconstitutional. A court order gave the government and AIDS advocates six months to revise the guidelines. "If the last draft that we looked at is the one approved by... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CBC Radio One Examines HIV/AIDS Policy to Soldiers

... CBC Radio One's Dispatches examines the U.N.'s policy towards soldiers and HIV/AIDS -- "a controversial challenge" to the future of military peacekeeping, according to the piece, which documents a visit to the Read more »
Connect With Others

Contacting other HIV+ active duty soldiers

Posted by armypoz, 5 Replies
...I am HIV+ and currently serving on active duty. Would like to contact other active duty soldiers of any branch that would be interested in starting support groups or other avenues of support to other active duty soldiers in Read more »

new hope for possibility of HIV treatment

Posted by lalamma, 3 Replies
...all over the news...on FOX/CNN/local news. Check it out or google for more information.. http://www.voanews.com/english/archive/2008-08/2008-08-01-voa59.cfm?CFID=56292805&CFTOKEN=52019438 Read more »

HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Think of antibodies as HIV soldiers the HIV test is accurate provided your body has had enough time to recognize and react to your infection. Years ago the test Read more »

Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...all came negative. She has a hoarse voice as well Considering that I am in sub-Saharan Africa where HIV is rampant and our soldiers go to West Africa for peace keeping missions and the CSW confirmed she had a soldier boyfriend who went to... Read more »