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The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

...have shown that taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may increase a woman's risk for heart disease, stroke, pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung), and breast cancer. For some women, the benefits of HRT outweigh the risk of heart disease. Talk to your health care provider if you are thinking about HRT to decide what's right for you. Other risk factors for heart disease include: High blood pressure High cholesterol Smoking Lack...
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hiv risk ratio (HIV STATISTICS, 2009)

Doctor, i simply can't buy the ratio stat you mention, such as "the estimated per-act risk for acquiring HIV for unprotected receptive anal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 50 per 10,000".First off... why not just say 1 in 200?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...forum (see below). The presentation from the group at North Carolina focused on the effect of co-factors that can affect the risk of heterosexual HIV transmission (circumcision, genital ulcer disease, anal rather than vaginal sex and other... Read more »

hiv and piles

Is there a relation between HiV and Piles or when positive is there a high risk of getting piles
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...medications, tumors or infections in gut or pelvis can contribute to development of hemorrhoids which are very common in the general population. KH Read more »

DOES size matter??? CDC FACT SHEET -- EFFECT OF ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY ON THE RISK OF SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HIV AND SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

I'm a gay male form Vermont, 54, have been pos 22 years and finally, after all of the myriad meds, highs and lows and being brought back from the abyss in the mid 90's, have tested undetectable during the past year. It feels good. And beyond...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...effective combination antiretroviral therapy that drives HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels significantly decreases the risk of HIV transmission. However, and this is a very big however, it does not completely eliminate the risk. So if... Read more »

HIV + model not on treatment

Hi Bob, l recently tested positive to HIV and live in west australia,l got the infection in jan 08 and tested positive in may, l have had 3 tests first test cd4 440 and percentage ! and second test viral load 14,000 and CD4 380 and percentage % and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Grant,Prior to beginning any HIV regimen, I would recommend you obtain a genotype resistance test to ascertain if your viral strain is already resistant to one Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Using Respondent-Driven Sampling in a Hidden Population at Risk of HIV Infection: Who Do HIV-Positive Recruiters Recruit?

...network-based method used to recruit hidden populations, is prone to bias. "However, these biases could facilitate recruitment of high-risk networks," according to the authors, who examined recruitment patterns of HIV-positive injection drug... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Affecting Formerly Low-Risk Populations in Indonesian Province

... Formerly low-risk groups such as married women and young children are contracting HIV/AIDS at higher rates in Indonesia's West Nusa Tenggara province Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk Factors for HIV Infection in a National Adult Population: Evidence From the 2003 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey

... The authors of the current study sought to examine demographic, social, and behavioral variables as HIV risk factors among men and women in Kenya. Data from the 2003 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, a cross-sectional, population-based Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Increasing Risk of HIV Among Older People, Doctors Failing to Diagnose Cases in Population, WHO Study Says

...have shown that older people are less likely to practice safer sex than their younger counterparts, which can lead to increased risk of HIV ( Canwest News Service/Ottawa Citizen , 3/4). Reuters UK reports that older women may be at a higher risk... Read more »
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BIG MISTAKE, Is time a factor???

Posted by matty, 1 Reply
...Tell me Please! This HIV virus, is it really that vicious and fast that by having your penis inserted in an infected vagina for only a couple of Minutes Read more »

A few questions.............

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...repeatedly exposed to the virus?? 2. How exactly are we coming to these "statistics" when we don't know what people's real risks really were. They could be lying, and therefore, these "documented" statistics could be WAY off........which makes... Read more »

Mr. Sowadsky says its okay too donate

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...should try to donate or not. My position here is strictly a medical one, not a political or moral one. If you are truly not at risk of infection for these diseases, and you want to donate anyway (despite the exclusion), that is a decision that... Read more »

gays can give blood long they are neg after expose

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...having sex with other men), than the overall population. Where it starts getting controversial, is that not all Gay men are at risk for these diseases. If a Gay man has been tested for HIV and Hepatitis B, and tests negative 6 months or more... Read more »