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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

What Percentage Of Haitians Have Hiv

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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
Ask the Experts


Can two HIV negative men develop HIV/AIDS from having unprotected sex with each other?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...her menstrual period, is there a possibility of contracting HIV just because she is on her period? even if both dont have HIV/AIDS?Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,Once again a QTND (question that never dies) arises! And of course the ATNC (answer... Read more »

can you get hiv/aids if you.. (QTND: HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2008)

me and my partner have been curious about trying anal sex. we are both hiv/aids free and free of any other std's. we were curious, can we get aids from anal sex even if you both are disease free?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...QTND (Question That Never Dies) and has a common sense ATNC (Answer That Never Changes). See below.Dr. Bobgay anal sex with two hiv negativesJun 2, 2008 dr bob, i am really worried because my gay friend and i had gay sex and anal! is there any... Read more »

Your site is great, wish things were this way in Africa

Dr Bob, I want to say I love your site, your honesty and the way you genuinely answer questions and calm fears. You have real compassion. I came across your site because I had questions about possible exposure while having protected sex fresh...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...still have provided protection. Don't bother "what if-ing;" just get tested at the three-month mark for reassurance, OK?The AIDS catastrophe is truly mind boggling. In the early years of the epidemic, the virus was ignored because those affected... Read more »

this is the tenth time...trying again

Dear Dr. Bob, You are truly a hero for people like me and I really enjoy your encouraging responses to these crazy questions that we all have. I've tried many times to get an answer on here from many forums but have yet to get one. In any case,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Grad-Stud,You've had numerous HIV tests, all negative out to seven and half months. You've had a million dollar medical workup, including normal T-cell subsets, Read more »
Housing Works

UN and UNAIDS Must Address Needs of Haitians With HIV/AIDS

...followed. The Haitian government, the international organizations, nor the U.S. has developed a coherent plan to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in light of the earthquake. There still has been no meaningful effort to identify people living with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Rethinks AIDS Prevalence Among Haitians

... Haitian immigrants to the United States have been historically stigmatized as having introduced HIV into North America, according to Dr. Linda Marc, of the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research at Cambridge Health Alliance, Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

HIV-Positive Haitians Struggle for Survival One Year After the Earthquake

...9.4 percent of the impoverished nation was infected with HIV, a number that represented almost half the people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in the entire Caribbean. By 2008 the adult HIV prevalence in Haiti had fallen to 2.2 percent --... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Stigma, Discrimination Toward Haitians Could Increase Following Release of Study That Found HIV Arrived in U.S. From Haiti, Advocates Say

... Some Haitian advocates, scientists, lawyers and health workers recently said a study that found a widespread subtype of HIV was spread to the U.S. from Haiti in the 1960s could increase discrimination against Haitians, the South Florida... Read more »
Connect With Others

Age of AIDS to air on PBS May 30 and 31

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
... PBS Frontline will air a documentary on HIV/AIDS from the first mysterious cases in the late 70's to the present pandemic. Read more »

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 »

time line

Posted by Anonymous developed for HIV, the blood sample from 1959 is tested and confirmed as positive for HIV. Related Links The Origins of AIDS 1966 Norwegian sailor dies A Norwegian sailor who had traveled throughout the world -- including a long... Read more »

Why Minorities?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Why is it that only the minorities of the world seem to be the scapegoat for hiv/aids? In the US, it was originally Gay Men, IV Drug Users, Haitians, in Africa, Black Africans, in Europe, Gay Men....and so Read more »