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U.s. Public Health Guidelines On Birthing With Hiv

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The Feminization of an Epidemic

...(MSM) from 12 US cities. AIDS Behav 2006;10:519-29 Bond L, Wheeler DP, Millett GA, LaPollo AB, Carson LF and Liau A. Black men who have sex with men and the association of down-low identity with HIV risk behavior. Am J Public Health 2009;99 Suppl 1:S92-5 Marks G, Crepaz N and Janssen RS. Estimating sexual transmission of HIV from persons aware and unaware that they are infected with the virus in the USA. Aids ...
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eye splash exposure with HIV and hepatitis infected blood

I had an exposure to blood from a pt who was both HIV positive and Hepatitis C positive blood. He was receiving continuous dialysis and his blood splashed into my face and both eyes during a flush. I immediately washed my face and flushed out both...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The updated U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HIV indicate the average risk for HIV transmission after 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
...(IDUs). The trial is being conducted in collaboration with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and the Thailand Ministry of Public Health. In Botswana, CDC is conducting a trial in collaboration with the Botswana Ministry of Health to provide... Read more »

HIV&blood splash

I am a resident physician working in ER. yesterday while suturing the blood splashed to my face &I'm not sure about eyes. I checked hiv serology on patient that was negative,should i worry about getting hiv
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...complete an incident report and be evaluated at occupational health. As a physician, you should be familiar with the "Updated U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HIV and Recommendations for... Read more »

did i get hiv ?

Dear dr Hy my name is Mike.I'm 26 years old . A few days ago i had a sexual contact with a person who was hiv pozitive.she was on her period and the condom got broken . after 60 h i made the test for her and i found out...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Exposure to blood from someone who has a high viral load (a large amount of virus in the blood). For serious exposures, the U.S. Public Health Service recommends using a combination of three approved ARVs for four weeks. For less serious... Read more »
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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

...both parents with HIV and specific HIV-related opportunistic infections. "The guidelines will help health care workers and public health officials whowork with children to save lives that might otherwise be lost," said KathleenSebelius,... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

U.S. Public Health Service Recommendations for Use of Antiretroviral Drugs During Pregnancy

...newborn infants reduced the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV infection by nearly 70%. In August of that year the U.S. Public Health Service issued recommendations for use of ZDV to prevent perinatal transmission of the virus. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Success in Implementing Public Health Service Guidelines to Reduce Perinatal Transmission of HIV

...In 1994, the Public Health Service (PHS) published guidelines for zidovudine (ZDV) use to reduce perinatal transmission of human immunodeficiency virus Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...guidelines on management of occupational exposure, refer to the June 29, 2001, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, " Updated U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HBV, HCV, and HIV and... Read more »
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National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the U.S. (Finally!)

Posted by TheBody
...Thirty years into the epidemic, U.S. government officials have formally unveiled the country's first national strategy for fighting HIV/AIDS within its borders. The Read more »

Best states for private/public health insurance

Posted by johnpaul10028
...I am retired due to hiv/aids and other conditions. I am too sick to work but not sick enough to die. I want to move somewhere in the US (or even out Read more »

How to fight HIV - Public Health Reform

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...tears, they are healthier on the long run...... Sometimes we need to give up some rights for the common good.. The current Public Health response to HIV is lilke pitting Kermit the Frog against a Pit Bull Terrier - all you do is reduce the... Read more »

HIV & Public Health - lets rethink.....

Posted by GamboJim, 2 Replies
...Industry) - for her thougts on the ELISA test. I think the Government needs to fight this HIV thing to the fullest for the sake of Public Health. You can't put a spark and gasoline together and not get an explosion. Young folks and adults are... Read more »