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What Group Of People Are Most At Risk For Hiv

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The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...have HIVbecause of the stigma. Due to the lack of awareness of HIV in the older population (women inparticular), this age group has been left out of educational preventionprograms, research, and clinical trials. Older individuals are not routinely tested for HIV. This means that olderwomen are often misdiagnosed and/or not diagnosed with the virus until theyhave reached a late stage of HIV disease. Calling Attention to...
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toxoplasmosis, HIV & Mental Illness

Do you have any opinions on people with HIV and toxiplasmosis in that it can cause Bipolar and other serious mental illnesses. There are NO SUPPORT GROUPS for this, you would think there would be?
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

...viewed as complex interactive processes between predisposing genes and environmental factors. Medical literature shows that people who are serologically positive for Toxoplasma gondii have an increased risk for Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia... Read more »

INSURANCE FOR PEOPLE WITH HIV?

IS THERE POSSIBLE WAY THAT I CAN GE T INSURANCE FOR MY SISTER THAT HAS HIV?
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...under a group health plan. However, if she is not employed by a company that offers group coverage, she could apply for an individual policy. The insurance company could deny her coverage. If they do, she should check to see if there is a... Read more »

Gay teens vs. Straight teens: Whose more at risk for HIV?

WHAT ARE THE STATS ON GAY TEENAGERS UNDER THE AGE OF 21 CONTRACTING HIV? ARE THEY AT THE SAME RISK FOR HIV AS HETEROSEXUAL YOUNG MEN? IS THIS DETERMINED BY RACE, UPBRINGING OR SOCIAL FACTORS DO YOU THINK?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...to under-reporting of cases in the younger age groups shown above.3) Because this data is preliminary, risk factors for many people have not been reported. 4) This data is only for the United States. These data may not be representative of... Read more »

How many have HIV & HCV

What is your estimate of the percentage of HIV+ gay men who are also HCV+? Resources that deal with co-infenction are very difficlut to find and I have been told that the number is far higher than most people believe.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...in MSM. These infections seem to be related to sex with trauma or sex in the setting of other STDs which seem to increase the risk of getting HCV. Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Hidden Rise of HIV in the UK

...are not entitled to free care from the National Health Service. However, many among these groups are the very people most at risk of HIV infection. Political leaders may be reluctant to address these issues due to sensitivities around immigration... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Social and Geographic Distance in HIV Risk

...from a longitudinal cohort study of 595 people at risk for HIV and their sexual and drug-using partners (total N=8,920 unique individuals) conducted in Colorado Springs, Colo., from 1988 to 1992, in which sociodemographic, clinical, behavioral... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Study Links Group Sex to Increased HIV Risk

...HIV prevention programs. Reference Prestage GP, Hudson J, Down I, et al. Gay men who engage in group sex are at increased risk of HIV infection and onward transmission. AIDS and Behavior . 2009 Aug;13(4):724-30. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Cardiovascular Disease

...Disease Why Should People With HIV Care About CVD? What Causes CVD? How Do We Measure CVD Risk? How Can You Reduce the Risk of CVD? What About Changing Medications? HIV and Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular disease... Read more »
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Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...transmitted diseases. Promoting condoms does not promote sexual activity. Individuals who engage in sex without a condom are at risk of being infected with HIV or multiple HIV exposures, putting themselves and others at risk of HIV infection.... Read more »

For People Who Are Worried!! Read This!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi folks!! This is for people much like myself. I just wanted you all to know that hiv infection is very hard to get, especially for heterosexual males. Not Read more »

Why women are at the highest risk for HIV

Posted by 2FarGone
...This past fall I attended an HIV event here in Vancouver that took place over a weekend. There was a workshop for Straight Poz people and "co-incidentally" it took place at the exact same time as a social for women only. Now, I'm not saying... Read more »

HIV groups

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am looking to meet other men or women with HIV--can't seem to make friends. so scared that I will have to tell people I have HIV and I don't want to risk the rejection. I live in NYC. Looking for educated men and women with HIV. Does anyone know Read more »