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What Age Is At Highest Risk For HIV

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...chances of contracting HIV infection. A person who has both HIV infection and certain STDs has a greater chance of infecting others with HIV. The rates of STDs remain high among Hispanics/Latinos. Cultural factors may affect the risk of HIV infection. Some Hispanics/Latinos may avoid seeking testing, counseling, or treatment if infected out of fear of discrimination. The stigma around homosexuality adds to prevention challenges (e.g.,...
Ask the Experts

Truth about oral sex and hiv - mixed messages received from a test counselor (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX, 2010)

I have been tested at 3 months, 6 months and a year all negative. I was told that I should test up until six months from a possible exposure. The year test was the start of yearly testing I want to begin as part of my routine exams. I also tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...activity, people have reportedly become infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried to determine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to get accurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is... Read more »

STOPPING MY TRUVADA'?????? (BONE DISEASE AND HIV/AIDS, 2011)

HII HAVE BEEN ON KALETRA Y TRUVADA FOR 4YRS NOW AND TODAY MY DC HAS TOLD ME TO STOP THE TRUVADA AND JUST TAKE KALETRA 2 IN THE MRNING N 2 EVENING??I HAVE JUST RECENTLY IN 2010 HAD 2 TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENTS DUE TO AVASCULAR NICROSIS,PLEASE PLEASE IS...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that leads to lower-than-normal bone density. It is a less serious condition; however, people with osteopenia are at higher risk of developing osteoporosis over a five- to ten-year period.Osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis)Osteonecrosis means bone... Read more »

Smokey The Bear (SMOKING and HIV, 2009)

Hey Doc.,I'm positive, a bit overweight (a bear, lol), and I smoke cigaretts. Do I really have to quit? Hell, I'm already HIV positive, aren't my Marlboros now a rather minor issue??? I'm doing OK on my HIV meds. My HIV doc hasn't mentioned my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...but then had your life prematurely snuffed out by cigarettes? Good luck. Kick the habit, OK?Dr. BobSmoking Nearly Triples the Risk of DeathBy Alan McCordFebruary 20, 2009In a poster presentation at CROI 2009 in Montreal, Canada, results from the... Read more »

Big Guy, Small Jacket

Dr. Bob:Thank you for your services. I'm a terrible worrier and just reading thru the posts here has helped me. I also admire you a great deal for the way you've dealt with your hardship, reminiscent of many courageous people I've known.OK, so: I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sexual orientation do not engage in risky behaviors, but the findings do suggest that these men are not engaging in higher levels of risky behavior than are other black MSM.Socioeconomic IssuesSocioeconomic issues and other social and structural... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk Factors for HIV Infection in a National Adult Population: Evidence From the 2003 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey

...Demographic and Health Survey, a cross-sectional, population-based survey, were used. Survey fieldwork produced 3,273 women ages 15-49 and 2,941 men ages 15-54 years who gave consent for anonymous blood testing. HIV serostatus data for male and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: HIV-Prevention Drive Targets Black Women

...free HIV test. David Merriman, acting AIDS director for the Cleveland Department of Public Health, said data show black women ages 18-34 run the highest risk for HIV and "really need to know their status." As of Dec. 31, 395 Cleveland women had... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, September 18, 2009

...began its deadly course in the United States mostly as a disease of young men, but today the epidemic touches people of all ages, including adults aged 50 and older. On September 18, the first National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, we pause... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Risk-Related Attitudes, Interpersonal Influences, and Intentions Among At-Risk Urban, Early Adolescent Girls

...influences, and intentions. Girls in high sexual experimentation and risk groups scored highest on deviant peer norms; endorsements of risky behaviors; and inability to refuse unprotected sex, offset negative partner influences, avoid... Read more »
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Excellent article on HIV & aging, "New York" mag.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 2 Replies
... "Another Kind of AIDS Crisis" A striking number of HIV patients are living longer but getting older fastershowing early signs of dementia and bone weakness usually seen in the elderly. Read more »

HIV Clinical Care Coordinator NYC

Posted by Anonymous
...Education and Outreach, Mental Health Counseling and Substance Abuse Counseling and Primary Care to patients 13 to 24 years of age. The Ryan Center has been at the forefront of community health care and is dedicated to making the most... Read more »

Why women are at the highest risk for HIV

Posted by 2FarGone
...dreams, and fears can we rise up. Enough is enough, service through segregation is obviously leaving women at a serious disadvantage and it's time that the organizations in charge looked at this and addressed it in a positive and proactive... Read more »

want to have a baby, but worried

Posted by kolo, 1 Reply
...Antiretroviral drugs used to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child can cause genetic damage in infants that may increase their risk of developing cancer in the future, according to new research. The study authors are not recommending... Read more »