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What Do They Test A Woman For When Giving An Aids Test

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis
Ask the Experts

Is anal sex ok with a woman that has HIV/AIDS

I am interested in a woman who has HIV/AIDS. She wants to have anal sex not vaginal sex and that is fine with me. Her disease is not active or full blown. Is it all right to have anal sex with her if we take it slow and easy and use lots of K-Y...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello, Let me clarify a few points for you:1.There is no such thing as an HIV infection that is "not active."2.We don't use the term "full blown AIDS," because there is no such thing as "partially blown Read more »

HIV (Pregnant Woman)

Dear Doctor,My girlfriend is pregnant past 8 months.We did test for HIV in a well reputated hospital in August and fairly it was negative.But after having test she went to her mother house.There she went to a district hospital as a place is not well...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...what is going on...I have read through some of the responses in your forum. It appears that the Elisa test results for pregnant women are quite problematic.My question then is: Are the Elisa tests preliminary or final?I need to continue living my... Read more »

Natural Birth for HIV+ Woman

What are the risks for an HIV woman that has already given birth by C-section over 2 years ago and wishes to have a natural birth this time? Her count is very low almost undetectable.
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...antiretroviral treatment, the chance of transmitting the virus to your baby is very low and vaginal delivery can be considered. Many women can safely delivery a baby vaginally after a prior C-section. However, you should consult with your... Read more »

HIV/AIDS among african american women

I'm doing a research paper on African American women who are or at risk of being infected with HIV/AIDS. I'm looking for any statistics related to the subject. Do you know of any information on this or could you direct me to a good resource?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
A good start for the statistics would be the CDC web site at www.cdc.gov Read more »
Articles
The Body

HIV & Me: A Woman's Guide to Living With HIV: HIV in Women and Men: What's the Difference?

... It's true that HIV doesn't discriminate. It's also true that HIV treatment works just as well in women as in men. However, there are differences between men and women when it comes to living with HIV -- in fact, living with HIV Read more »
The Body

First Person: An Interview With Shelley Singer

...AIDS, someone who's had years of HIV, destroying their immune system." I knew that wasn't me, either, because I didn't think women got HIV. I had been ticking off on my fingers each time he mentioned a reason for not having an immune system. So... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...CD4 cell counts Having a higher viral load Taking Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT) Anemia is a common condition for HIV-positive women, but it is often overlooked. If left untreated, anemia is strongly associated with HIV disease progression and an... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Depression Is More Common in Women How Do I Know if I'm Depressed? Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Treatment Options Get Evaluated and Treated Read more »
Connect With Others

Woman living with AIDS for 28 years.

Posted by kymisme, 4 Replies
...Hello, I was born a premature baby, in 1982. I recieved a blood transfusion and got AIDS. I have 4 kids who are all negative. This is not a means to stop living your life, you can still have kids, you can live normally..Im Read more »

I'm 23 and Living with HIV: One Woman's Story

Posted by asya
...age, but she is making a huge difference by speaking out and helping others be more aware. http://www.savvymiss.com/ambitious-women/ambitious-women-archive/article/im-23-and-living-with-hiv-one-womans-story-2868.html Read more »

Living with HIV as a Young Woman

Posted by asya
...age, but she is making a huge difference by speaking out and helping others be more aware. http://www.savvymiss.com/ambitious-women/ambitious-women-archive/article/im-23-and-living-with-hiv-one-womans-story-2868.html Read more »

hiv from fingering a woman?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...was bleeding)above my knuckle. it was not bleeding nor did it look like it was bleeding at the time when i was fingering the women. the next day the "scratch" is now scabbing over. since it wasnt scabbed over while i was fingering her would it be... Read more »