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

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The Feminization of an Epidemic

... Women and HIV in the United States Women represent the fastest growing demographic of HIV infections worldwide. In order to work on reversing this trend, we must have a thorough understanding of the unique issues that affect women living with HIV infection. To date, the medical community has focused a large amount of its research
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Prevalence of antiretroviral therapy in the U.S.A. / transmission risk

Dr. Frascino,First let me say that I admire the work you do in educating the public on this issue.I have a twofold question for you concerning the real probability of becoming infected with HIV via a single heterosexual encounter. This question is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...had sub-optimal adherence to their HIV treatment six months after starting HIV treatment.Henan province has a high number of HIV infections due to unsanitary procedures for collecting commercial blood donations. Thousands became infected with HIV... Read more »

DOES size matter??? CDC FACT SHEET -- EFFECT OF ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY ON THE RISK OF SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HIV AND SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

I'm a gay male form Vermont, 54, have been pos 22 years and finally, after all of the myriad meds, highs and lows and being brought back from the abyss in the mid 90's, have tested undetectable during the past year. It feels good. And beyond...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."quacking," I'll post below the CDC's recent fact sheet on the effect of antiretroviral therapy on risk of sexual transmission of HIV infection and superinfection (from August 2009). This may not be the "positive encouragement" you were looking... Read more »

Super infection HIV+ couple

I am still trying to understand whether super infection is possible between spouses who are HIV+ and faithful to each other? We are a couple HIV+ my wife started taking medicines (Trimune 30) more than three years ago when her CD4 count dropped to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...risks Mar 19, 2006 Dr. Francino: Thanks for your response to my questions regarding barebacking. I looked up the BETA articles you suggested and I want to tell you, even though I know a lot about HIV and HIV transmission, I certainly learned a... Read more »

Can a HIV- partner decrease chances with antivirals?

I am an HIV- partner in a discordant couple (mixed HIV status) relationship. We just recently found out that he was positive. We always practice safe sex, but I was wondering if I can decrease my chances of contracting HIV by taking anti-viral...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...testing, condom use, use of sterile syringes, and other prevention measures. How would HIV treatment drugs work to protect against HIV infection? The concept of providing a preventive before exposure to an infectious agent is not new. For... Read more »
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Releases Updated Clinical Guidelines for HIV-Associated Opportunistic Infections

...of late-stage HIV disease. HIV-associated opportunistic infections also tend to occur among Americans who are aware of their HIV infection but are not receiving treatment for it, who do not or cannot take antiretroviral therapy, who take... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...bronchoalveolar lavage to diagnose opportunistic infection in AIDS patients. Am J Med 1994;97:515-22. Stover DE, Zaman MB, Hajdu SI, et al. Bronchoalveolar lavage in the diagnosis of diffuse pulmonary infiltrates in the immunosuppressed host.... Read more »
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Number of HIV-Infected Women Giving Birth in U.S. Increased 40% From 2000 to 2006, Estimates Show

...looking at HIV-exposed infants. Many of them, hopefully, are tested during pregnancy, but that is not always the case. Would you say that many of the people in this population are poor women? I would say that there are definitely racial... Read more »
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The U.S. patented cure for AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...Disease Control Office of Minority Health omh@cdc.gov Re: The U.S. patented cure for AIDS Dear CDC OMH: In 1997, the United States patented the cure for AIDS, patent #5676977 (abstract below). To date the CDC does not even register... 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 Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...critical in order to prevent transmission of HIV from recently infected individuals. If you have been exposed to the virus, you should get an HIV test as soon as you are likely to develop antibodies to the virus-within 6 weeks to 12 months after... Read more »

Growing?

Posted by Survivor
...daily basis faces the impact of the virus, she says. It is difficult to tell you how painful it is when on a daily basis you see people struggling with their lives because they are still on the waiting list to get treatment. I know the magic... Read more »