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U.s Population Represents The Fastest Growing Group For Hiv Infections

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Black AIDS Institute

HIV Epidemic Growing Fastest Among Black Gay and Bisexual Men

Young black gay and bisexual men are the only population in the U.S. in which the pace of HIV's spread is increasing, according to a startling study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday. CDC researchers looked at... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Represent Half of HIV-Positive People Worldwide; Disease Spreading Fastest Among Women, Review Says

Women represent about half of all HIV/AIDS cases worldwide, and the virus is spreading fastest among female populations, especially in developing countries, according to an article published in the June 10 issue of the magazine Science , the New... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indonesia's HIV Population Among Fastest-Growing in Asia

On Saturday, a senior Indonesian health official said a joint government-World Health Organization review found the nation's HIV infection rate is among Asia's highest. "In the past few years there has been an increase in the number of cases among... Read more »
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segments of population affected

Which segments of the population are most affected by the AIDS epidemic?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Simply put, EVERY segment of thepopulation has been significantly affected by this epidemic, in one respector another. Not everyone has put themselves at risk of infection. But thisdisease has significantly... Read more »

serosorting & unprotected sex between 2 hiv + men (SUPERINFECTION) (DUAL INFECTION) (CO_INFECTION) (REINFECTION)

my boyfriend and i (we are gay males) have been dating for a while. we met after we were both diagnosed with hiv. we prefer anal sex without condoms - what is the most recent data and information on reinfection? we are on different hiv...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Poz-Guys,No doubt almost everyone poz or neggie would "prefer" sex (anal, vaginal, oral or otherwise) without the latex packaging. The real question is whether it's worth the risk! What we know about dual infection (reinfection... Read more »


My partner and I have been monogomous since we started dating five years ago and we are both HIV positive. We believe that my partner was positive before we started dating, however, because we were young and foolish we didn't get tested. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This question comes up fairly frequently. At this point in time, we still recommend condoms to prevent the possibility of superinfection (dual infection). (See below.)Dr. Bob Resuming sex after recent diagnosis (SUPERINFECTION) (DUAL INFECTION)... Read more »

Beard has stopped growing and is patchy.

Hello - I am a 29 year old man and was diagnosed with HIV in July 2011. I immediately started Isentress and Truvada - I will have been on meds for 6 months at the end of January. About a month ago I noticed a patch of skin where my otherwise full...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
New patchy hair loss (alopecia) occurs in general population due to a variety of factors but may be more common in HIV+ persons and more common still after starting HIV treatment. A low rate of alopecia/hair problems has been reported from a wide... Read more »
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group N infections difficult to identify....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
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Identification and genomic sequence of an HIV type 1 group N isolate from Cameroon.

Bodelle P, Vallari A, Coffey R, McArthur CP, Beyeme M, Devare SG, Schochetman G, Brennan... Read more »


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A Growing Concern

by Susan Hunter

Twenty-five years after doctors discovered the disease, the AIDS epidemic continues to spread, unchecked, even where we least expect it in our own backyard

My friend Susan Howe, a 60-year-old... Read more »

HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Posted by bradford, 7 Replies
HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Many people still have the belief that HIV and AIDS only affects homosexuals! However, 75% of the world population infected with HIV is heterosexual. The United Nations predicts AIDS will cut population by 300 million; 300... Read more »

more Group N

Posted by Anonymous
: AIDS. 2004 Jul 2;18(10):1371-81. Related Articles, Links

Phylogenetic characteristics of three new HIV-1 N strains and implications for the origin of group N.

Roques P, Robertson DL, Souquiere S, Apetrei C, Nerrienet E, Barre-Sinoussi F,... Read more »