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The Global Challenge Of Hiv And Aids

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...complex interplay of social and biological factors that determine gender identity (an individual's own sense of maleness or femaleness) and contribute to both HIV risk and HIV health. This article highlights some of the unique challenges that transgender persons face in maintaining their health -- including avoiding HIV infection or living well with HIV -- and discusses ways in which health-care providers can better equip themselves to...
Ask the Experts


Hello Dr. Rob,This is my first visit to your forum. I have read only a handful of your posts and have gotten a lot of valuable information from them. The one question that I have is regarding your political views. You are in a place to give so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...encourage you to keep reading and continue learning! As for politics, unfortunately in this country politics is intimately linked to HIV/AIDS awareness, education, prevention and treatment access. Consequently, it does and will continue to come... Read more »

will write democrat on my azz if it finds cure for HIV

Hi Bob, I am a redneck die hard republican from Texas and yes we exist but i would write DEMOCRAT ON MY AZZ and vote for OBAMA- if i know it will help to find a cure and better hiv meds for infected people. Is obama better than McCain? Alot of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...supports increased U.S. investment in the health infrastructures of developing countries so they can better address public health challenges, including infectious diseases and basic health care, and supports debt cancellation."You can learn more... Read more »


Dr. Bob,Where does Sarah Palin stand on the issue of HIV/AIDS? I'm beginning to think she's a flake. what do you think?Peter
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hey Peter,Where does Sarah Palin stand on the issue of HIV/AIDS? Well, no one knows, because she is tightly scripted by the McCain handlers. And she doesn't answer questions or consent Read more »


Just an opinion, but many believe and there are videos with experts, that Bush as well as other top political figures both Dem and Rep,as well as around the world does not want a cure for HIV or funding nor borders to pretect the USA simply because...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tested and accelerate HIV/AIDS research toward an effective cure because we have a moral obligation to join together to meet this challenge, and to do so with the urgency this epidemic demands." Statement by John McCain on the CDC Report on HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Affairs Blog: Short-, Long-Term Challenges to Global HIV/AIDS Fight

... Reflecting on the New York Times ' articles about HIV/AIDS worldwide, the Health Affairs blog writes of the short- and long-term financial challenges: "[O]ver the past six years Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Global Health Leaders Reflect on Progress, Challenges in Global HIV/AIDS Fight

... While marking gains made in the global fight against HIV/AIDS, International AIDS Society (IAS) President Elly Katabira warned against HIV/AIDS complacency, VOA News reports. "Particularly, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bush FY 2007 Budget Proposal Would Increase Funding for Global HIV/AIDS, Millennium Challenge Corporation

... President Bush's proposed fiscal year 2007 budget, which was released on Monday, would increase funding for global HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria initiatives and the Millennium Challenge Corporation , CQ HealthBeat reports (Speck, CQ Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

China Taking HIV/AIDS Epidemic More Seriously, Challenges Remain, Global HIV/AIDS Advocates Say

... China has taken "cautious steps" forward in fighting HIV/AIDS, including providing no-cost HIV/AIDS-related services and implementing HIV prevention measures, some global HIV/AIDS advocates Read more »
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How to Live With HIV

Posted by judy
...developed full-blown AIDS to the time of death was generally a couple of years or less. Thanks to new medications, the face of HIV/AIDS is changing dramatically. For a new generation, it has become a chronic condition rather than a terminal one.... Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...CD4+ cell counts are so low that they don't make it. Dr. Svetlana Antoniak; photo by Ben Young, M.D. Yet, despite these challenges and despite delays in scale-up that threaten funding for HIV care from the World Bank and Global Fund, the... Read more »

front line

Posted by Anonymous
... search Ten years ago, the world spent less than $300 million annually to combat HIV/AIDS in developing countries. In 2005, that figure reached $8.3 billion. What drove this explosion in funding, where... Read more »


Posted by Survivor
...the developed countries. In sub-Saharan Africa, the burden of the disease is alarmingespecially as a woman who faces all the challenges of the burdens of care and as a person living with HIV who on a daily basis faces the impact of the virus, she... Read more »