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Spread Of Hiv And Cultural Differences In Africa

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Woman to Man Transmission: why are the odds different in Africa?

In the US, there is a consensus that the risk of heterosexual transmission from woman to man is much lower than from man to woman. Why is this different in Africa?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
In general, the receptive partner in vaginal or anal sex is considered to be at greater risk for infection with HIV than the insertive partner. This does not mean that women are biologically more prone to infection than men; similar rules apply to... Read more »

Medical Journalist Says Reliance on Condoms Spreads HIV/AIDS

By Gudrun SchultzWASHINGTON, D.C., June 23, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A medical journalist has added her voice to claims that the explosion in HIV/AIDS infection rates is directly linked to reliance on condom use as a virus preventative.Writing for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"Medical journalist?" Hmmm . . . faith-based pseudo-science crack-pot-journalist would be more accurate. Let me quote the stated mission of CRISIS Magazine:"The mission of CRISIS Magazine is to interpret and shape the direction... Read more »

Re: Medical Journalist Says Reliance on Condoms Spreads HIV/AIDS

Dr. Bob,The "medical journalist's" report was amazingly idiotic. Why would anyone in their right mind believe such a thing? I notice you sometimes comment on the religious right. Why bother? It would seem common sense is all one needs...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Stan,Why even bother commenting on the religious right? Well, for starters, how about the fact these folks vote! They have the power to elect presidents and congressmen and congresswomen. These folks and some of the folks they elected actually... Read more »

Different strains = Different RNA/DNA?

Doc, Keep up the good work. I recently read that Qualitative PCR was negative for the LA Group O infected lady until Group-O specific peptides were used for the test. I thought that PCR looked for the RNA/DNA of the virus. Do different strains then...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.The group "O" strain of HIV-1 is very unusual. This unusual strain will notusually be picked up by conventional PCR tests. However, the PCR tests thatare in use, should pick up most other strains of... Read more »
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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 »

KNOWING SPREADING HIV AROUND

Posted by Jazzy1973, 5 Replies
wHY DO PEOPLE KEEP GOING AROUND SPREADING THIS TO EACH OTHER KNOWING U HAVE THIS?

wHY CAN'T SOME ONE FIND SOME ONE THAT HAS HIV TOO?

QUESTIONS I ASS BECAUSE I KNOW SOMEONE WHO GOES ON LINE AND MEET PEOPLE AND HAVE SEX WITH THEM& AFTER THEY GET... Read more »

Spreading HIV PLEASE HELP!!

Posted by anon11111, 3 Replies
I just found out my daughter has HIV/AIDS a few hours ago.
She is still sleeping around with ANYONE and ANYTHING that moves! PLEASE ADVISE ME as to what to do! I have a moral obligation to report her but to whom?
She had sex with her ex, the father... Read more »

An article about HIV stats in Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, allot of attention has been focused on AIDS in Africa. Since most people can not be there to see for themselves what is happening, I believe it is very important to read other peoples reports about what is happening their rather than relying... Read more »