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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Queen Elizabeth Urges Support for Commonwealth's HIV/AIDS Victims

Delivering her Commonwealth Day message today in Sydney's St. Andrew's Cathedral, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II called for greater support for those with HIV/AIDS. She noted that more than half the world's 40 million people with HIV/AIDS live in the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pakistan's Shunned HIV Victims Fight Pariah Status

The charity group Pakistan Society provides support services to those diagnosed with HIV and works to reduce AIDS-related stigma across the southern city of Karachi and the wider Sindh province. Pakistan, the second-largest country in South Asia,... Read more »
Brown Medical School

Spotlight: HIV in the Lives of Women as Criminals and Women as Victims

A cycle of violence and crime exists in the lives of women who are victims of domestic abuse. A September 2000 report from the 1999 National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Conference on Criminal Justice Research and Evaluation states that "women who are... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Rape victim will like to say thanks, Dr. Bob!!

Hello Dr. Bob, I am the young male in his twenties that wrote you before that was mugged and sexually molested by three men. After you responded to my letter, I gathered my courage and took an HIV test. I was sexually molested in early January and I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Welcome back to the forum. Im delighted you took my advice. Congratulations on your negative test and getting the support and counseling you need! WOO-HOO. Lets hope the bastards who did this to you are caught and punished. Chances are they are... Read more »

AIDS victims in schools

I am doing a theses on people who have AIDS and go to the same schools as other students. I wanted to know if it is safe for the other students. I also wanted to know how contagious it is and in what ways can you get it and in what ways you...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
There is a lot of data here to support the fact that students with HIV going to school do NOT put other students at risk of infection. In the 15 years that HIV transmission has been monitored, there have been no cases of HIV transmission in a school... Read more »

RAPE VICTIM NEEDS HELP PLEASE.

Dear RYAN KULL;After being the victim of a rape in july01,i also had the trauma of having to test up to one year for hiv.i wanted to test to one year for peace of mind,as my attacker,was a drug abuser.my doctor says im ok,and has been quite...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Your HIV tests indicate that you are definitely not infected with HIV. There is no need for further testing.It sounds like you are experiencing an uncomfortable level of anxiety. This is understandable: being the victim of sexual assault is a... Read more »

Thank's from the no loger freaked out rape victim/new mom

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question. I know you must get a lot of them. Being raped was extremely traumatic (especially finding out the rapist might be hiv +). My husband was really supportive and getting pregnant was not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi New Mom,Thanks for your thanks!Be well!Dr. Bob... Read more »
Connect With Others

accident victim hiv+ after blood transfusion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Accident victim HIV+ after blood transfusion

My 19 year old daughter was a victim of a drunk driver. She was
on life support for a month, in the hospital for three months,
underwent five surgeries, and received 21 units of transfused
blood. Now,... Read more »

Horrified Rape Victim

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Heelo Everyone,
I have been lurking for the last threee months trying to find answers concerning possible infection. Here is my story: On June 4, 2005, I was raped. The rapist was caught and found to be HIV+. In short, I had a nervous breakdown. ... Read more »

innocent victims

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Innocent Victims

Innocent Victims By: Rev. Alexander R. Garbera During the April
2nd, 1998, New Haven Ryan White town meeting a person with
HIV/AIDS stated that they were an "innocent victim" and acquired
the virus by accident. After speaking, I... Read more »

HIV - Medicine Early? Support?

Posted by bigdog2007, 3 Replies
In Late-January of 2006, i was a male victim of sexually assault. I went to a local urgent care, and they advised me to get a HIV test. I did get a test, and the test results for RNA came back positive. The ELISA test came back negative. I... Read more »