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What Effect Does Poverty And Income Play In Who Gets Treated For Hiv, And Why?

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...discrimination, stigma, and lower levels of education contributes to a severe lack of opportunity for many transgender persons. Studies have found that over one-third of MTF have experienced job discrimination, over one-fifth report income below the U.S. poverty level, and nearly two-thirds of 16-to-25-year-olds are unemployed. Such marginalization may lead MTF to engage in commercial sex work as a means of economic support. Forty-two percent...
Ask the Experts

Vitamin C and its effects

Hi,I would like to inquire about the intake of the daily supplement of Vitamin C and its effect on the HIV virus.Recently, I read an article from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center entitled "High Levels of Vitamin C Prove Toxic to HIV"....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...10% being saturated fat.Fiber: Also known as "roughage," fiber is indigestible plant matter such as cellulose. Insoluble fiber plays an important role in digestion, helping food move smoothly through the colon (large intestine); this type of... Read more »

SARAH PALIN and HIV/AIDS

Dr. Bob,Where does Sarah Palin stand on the issue of HIV/AIDS? I'm beginning to think she's a flake. what do you think?Peter
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the Ryan White Care Act (RWCA), which provides critical access to life-saving treatment and care for over half a million lowincome Americans with HIV/AIDS. The RWCA is one of the largest sources of federal funds for primary health care and... Read more »

The Bush Administration (BUSH, McCAIN, OBAMA POLICIES ON HIV/AIDS)

Just an opinion, but many believe and there are videos with experts, that Bush as well as other top political figures both Dem and Rep,as well as around the world does not want a cure for HIV or funding nor borders to pretect the USA simply because...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...BobBush Policies Move ForwardAug 27, 2008 This question may be a little off topic, but since Bush policies are mentioned/come into play quite frequently I reasoned I'd mention it. Are you encouraged that president Bush has ended restrictions on... Read more »

CD4 count low what multi vitamins do you suggest

Hi RobI was diagnosed with HIV January 2009, my CD4 count is 238. I was told it is not low enough to start treatment and should take care of myself to try and boost it. Im currently taking vit C and vit B complex, is there any other supplement you'd...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...11% and 28%, respectively, were obese (in contrast, just 9% overall experienced wasting). Obesity was not associated with age, income, employment status, education, history of injection drug use, HIV treatment, or viral load, but in women it was... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

... Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Being Informed About Side Effects Helps Women and Side Effects Taking Care of Yourself Side Effects Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...factors that may contribute to the high rate of depression among HIV-positive women. These include having a lower household income, using drugs and alcohol, having been sexually and physically abused, being the primary caregiver, and/or lack of... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus. It is also called the gastrointestinal or GI tract. The gut plays an important role in keeping you healthy. It is where food is broken down, digested, and the nutrients absorbed... Read more »
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... Read more »
Connect With Others

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

and the band played on

Posted by hopefulone, 5 Replies
...i started reading and the band played on...i am 30 and i had viewed the movie many years ago....i cannot put the book down it is amazing. we are all so fortunate Read more »

Playing the Aids Card....

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
...refrigerators full of food, and my meds need refridgeration" she then asked what kind of meds i took, and i simply told her, i live with AIDS, the meds cost me about 1800.00 month, i have 6-800.00 dollars in food in the freezers/refridges, and if... Read more »

front line

Posted by Anonymous
...here, international donors, private foundations, non-governmental organizations, and national governments in low- and middle-income countries have all contributed to the surge in AIDS financing. In 2005, donor governments accounted for 69... Read more »