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What Preventive Measures Can Be Taken To Not Contract Aids Hiv

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...advantage of treatments that potentially prevent transmission of HIV to the baby. What Are HIV Antibody Tests? As the body fights viruses, the immune system creates antibodies to that virus. HIV antibody tests do not measure or detect the virus itself but instead look for your body's reaction to the virus -- the presence of antibodies to HIV. ELISA The ELISA (also sometimes called EIA) is often used as the first screening tool....
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how long hiv+??

can you help me estimating how long my partner has been living with HIV. He was been diognised hiv+, am negative together with my children 4 yrs, and 11 mth. the bad thing is that the cd4 is 8 and started taking med (but he still has energy and he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...want to consider talking to your husband's HIV specialist about PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) as an additional harm-reduction measure (see below). But even with PrEP, you will still need to use latex condoms for all penetrative sex going... Read more »

Recent prevention failure and efforts to cure the disease part 3 (HIV IS 100% PREVENTABLE TODAY, 2010)

Thanks again. I understand your difficulties in managing a prevention forum since your objective is to put more fear on the disease to lower further infections but the general and widespread opinion of doctors and researchers is that HIV is a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...as folks don't like condoms, I can assure you they would hate having HIV/AIDS even more.I agree we need additional prevention measures (and I've discussed this at length in this forum), but we also need to better use what we currently have:... Read more »

Recent prevention failure and efforts to cure the disease part 2 (HIV IS 100% PREVENTABLE TODAY, 2009)

Thanks for your quick response. I have to disagree too on one point. You said that HIV is 100% preventable which is correct but it ignores the nature of human beings. Let me explain. Many actually know the ways of transmission but this leads not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...as folks don't like condoms, I can assure you they would hate having HIV/AIDS even more.I agree we need additional prevention measures (and I've discussed this at length in this forum), but we also need to better use what we currently have:... Read more »

Recent prevention failure and efforts to cure the disease (CURE, 2009) (PREVENTION, 2009)

With the last microbicide PRO 2000 proven ineffective and the failure of the Thai vaccine it is quite sure that for the next 5 years we will not see anything on the prevention front. Condoms are not the answer since we see the steady increase of new...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...develop effective microbicides for vaginal and rectal use and more effective cervical barriers (diaphragm).Finally, preventive measures even after exposure should be ramped up. These include increased awareness and availability of PEP... Read more »
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Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

Support Concrete and Specific HIV Prevention Measures in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy!

...disease incidence and behavioral data, coverage of HIV testing and other services, concurrent HIV and AIDS diagnoses and other measures. This is necessary to capture in one place multiple factors related to epidemic dynamics. Study... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Agencies' Report Examines Global Progress in Fight Against HIV/AIDS

...health and harm reduction for drug users; strengthening health systems to achieve broader public health outcomes; and taking bold measures to address legal and structural barriers that increase HIV vulnerability, particularly for most-at-risk... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...some changes in treatment guidelines, as summarized below. Multiple studies have shown that women have lower levels of HIV (as measured by HIV RNA levels) in their blood than men do, even at the same CD4 counts. 15 This means that at a... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...progression of HIV disease, it is important to talk to your doctor about whether you are anemic and what treatments or preventive measures you can take. If you have menstrual problems your doctor may prescribe birth control pills to help... Read more »
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Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
... Dec 9, 2007 Going by the statistical estimates on risks, it seems that one has to be extremely (and repeatedly) stupid to contract HIV. This means, most HIV +ve patients have deliberately, willfully, knowingly had the virus self-inflicted. Do... Read more »

love

Posted by DRLove, 1 Reply
...DR Love wants you to know it does not matter if you blow. If you like to lick or suck it is still safer than a f#ck. HIV don't go that way so you can lick or suck all day. To the Worried Well that never listen. it does not matter what your... Read more »

CNN - AN END TO AIDS

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...way AIDS will really be in the headlines again is when it is cured or eradicated. That is a difficult standard by anyone's measure, and it unfortunately belittles the real and effective gains made against AIDS. Today, there are more than 20... Read more »

CNN - AN END TO AIDS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...way AIDS will really be in the headlines again is when it is cured or eradicated. That is a difficult standard by anyone's measure, and it unfortunately belittles the real and effective gains made against AIDS. Today, there are more than 20... Read more »