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What Are The Affects Hiv Has On Males And Females

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Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...contribute to how people's bodies process medications, many of which are affected by gender and hormones. For example, women generally weigh less and will therefore often have higher plasma levels of ARVs at a given dose. Estrogen affects protein production in the body, which will affect drug levels because proteins often attach to drugs in the blood and carry them around. Men seem to clear antiretroviral medications more rapidly than women...
Ask the Experts

I just found out my boyfriend is HIV positive , what do I do? (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

My boyfriend and I have been together about a year and he contracted HIV about two months ago. I love him and I've chosen to stay with him but I am concerned for my own health because I do not have HIV. We have used condoms when we have sex but it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for a referral to an HIV-knowledgeable obstetrician in your area. Medical centers that have considerable experience treating HIV/AIDS are usually well equipped to help with situations like yours. You can read additional information in the... Read more »

semen or vaginal secretion

since hiv is primarly transmitted through sex i was wondering does men carry more hiv then women... is there more hiv in semen or is there more hiv in vaginal secretion or is it about the same for both male and females?????
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...affected by many things including presence of sexually transmitted diseases, menstrual cycle, hormones, blood viral load levels, HIV treatment and underlying genetics and immune system. Read more »


David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...I am not sure. Some medications are absorbed or reabsorbed in the lower GI tract but I am unaware if this is the case for HIV meds. My hunch is that colonics should not be a problem but it is not an area that has been studied. DW Read more »

down under msm can gave blood (BLOOD DONATION)

Sexual activity - Is there any kind of sexual activity that will affect my ability to donate blood?If you have any reason to believe you may have acquired an infection through unprotected sex, you should not donate. Safe sex practices are vital to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I combined your two posts. Obviously Australia has a much more logical and scientifically sound policy than the U.S. But even the Australian policy has room for improvement. For instance, with today's testing methodology, a twelve-month... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines How Population's Percentage of Female Commercial Sex Workers Affects HIV/AIDS Prevalence

... " Size Matters: The Number of Prostitutes and the Global HIV/AIDS Pandemic ," PLoS One : John Talbott of Africans Against AIDS used cross-country linear and multiple regressions based on new Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

From Affected to Infected? Orphanhood and HIV Risk Among Female Adolescents in Urban Zimbabwe

...children are AIDS orphans and may be sexually vulnerable, the study authors sought to assess the link between orphanhood and HIV risk. In a cross-sectional 2004 survey, a random sample of 1,283 girls ages 15-19 in a high-density suburb of... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Female Condom Will "Benefit" Public Health, Women Worldwide, Editorial Says

...lifesaver," a Chicago Tribune editorial says. The female condom "allows women to take the lead in protecting themselves" from HIV/AIDS because "they don't have to rely on their male partner to take responsibility," the editorial says. It adds... Read more »
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Sex with HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I had a bad cold ain early dec and again in early january and now my body is stessing out waiting for the results of another HIV Antibody test and a PCR test. I have no swollen glands or fever and no sore throat, just body weakness and stomach... Read more »

oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...there. I also gave oral sex to the same women. Slightly cocerned. No blood was present. She did climax. Any concern for hiv in this situation or need for testing. Another board mentioned no need for testing. Thanks in advance. Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I think I have a problem can someone please help. Everytime I engage in a sexual act with someone I start to freak out about Hiv and I drive myself crazy. Can someone pleas ehelp me? Im a male and about a week ago I let a female perform... Read more »

hiv and muscles

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...please help how does hiv affect muscles, at risk many times escorts, used condoms but last time broke very scared Read more »