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What Group Of People Are At Risk Most For The Hiv Infection

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Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

Table of Contents Introduction Older Women: An Overlooked Group What to Do? Older Women Living With HIV Introduction In the US, HIV began mostly as a disease of young men. Today, however, theepidemic affects both women and men of all ages, including older women (age 50and over). While 50 may not seem "old," it is often the age currently used byorganizations that keep track of health-related statistics (e.g., the US Centersfor...
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Opportunistic Infections and Group Dynamics

I am not a physician, but I am currenly working with HIV + people in Malaysia, and I was wondering if you could answerthe following question for me. As is common in many western countries, the diagnosis of HIV + status often results in theinfected...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
It's a good question. Fortunately, people with HIV infection are rarely placed at risk by other people, whether HIV-infected or not. Most of the infections that cause problems are caused either by organisms that are everywhere but whichare... Read more »

HIV reinfection (REINFECTION, SUPERINFECTION, DUAL INFECTION, BAREBACKING RISK)

If 2 people were HIV + and had unprotectedsex, could they become reinfected and would they have another sero-conversion?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This is a QTND (question that never dies). I have no new information to report. I'll reprint some of my comments from previous questioners below. You can find additional discussion in the archives. Stay well! Dr. Bobpoz to poz barebacking... Read more »

prostitutes/high risk group/hiv

dear Dr.Franscino,recently,i did the dumbest thing in my whole life.i had unprotected sex with a(street)prostitute.talk about suicide,eh?! she gave me both vaginal and oral sex unprotected on my wiener.i got tested the next day after symptoms of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,First off, it's Frascino, not Franscino. Perhaps it's easier to stick with Dr. Bob.Next, what the hell is "ANXIOTY?"Next, marrying the "first good woman you find" may not be the best solution to being severely... Read more »

Question #1: Are those who pass on infection reckless?Question #2: Do responsible people take steps to protect themselves?

What evidence is there of behavior change among those who find out they have HIV? My next question would be: how do you know most people with HIV are responsible? Could they really be responsible if they got the disease from someone else?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your questions. People who are HIV positive do not know it,until they are tested. Until they get tested, they may unknowingly transmitthe virus to others. Many people who are infected (but have not yet beentested) do not perceive... Read more »
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Mailing list for HIV(-) people who are infected

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know the URL for the mailing list/message board for people who have been infected wih HIV for more than 1 year, yet still test negative via ELISA. For those of us who still have residual symptoms, we know how bogus these HIV/ AIDS tests... Read more »

Infection from minimum risk....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm wondering if any of the visitors of this board have been infected with HIV after a one time exposure, or while using a condom. Everyone says the chance from a one time encounter is like 1 in 500, and with a condom is basically non existant. If... Read more »

People Affected By HIV Support Group

Posted by Anonymous
I would like to invite anyone who has a friend or family member with HIV - and is needing to talk about this - to a new email group called HIV Affected. This support group will consist of others just like you, people who don't know where to... Read more »