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What Puts African American Women At Risk For Hiv Infection

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans

... African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV in the United States (US). At the end of 2007, blacks accounted for almost half (46%) of people living with a diagnosis of HIV infection in the 37 states and 5 US dependent areas with long-term,
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resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

Big Guy, Small Jacket

Dr. Bob:Thank you for your services. I'm a terrible worrier and just reading thru the posts here has helped me. I also admire you a great deal for the way you've dealt with your hardship, reminiscent of many courageous people I've known.OK, so: I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sexual orientation do not engage in risky behaviors, but the findings do suggest that these men are not engaging in higher levels of risky behavior than are other black MSM.Socioeconomic IssuesSocioeconomic issues and other social and structural... Read more »

Not HIV but what if?

Dr. Bob,I know this isn't a HIV question, but you're the man! Can Neuro-Syphillis be detected with the regular blood test for syphillis or there another way to detect for this form of syphillis?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...with men. During the same time the number of cases in women declined by 27.3 percent.Syphilis also disproportionately affects African Americans, who represent 41 percent of all cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Read more »

Do HIV carrirers test negative (HIV CARRIERS) (HIV BASICS)

DO HIV carriers test negative? (I did an HIV 1&2 test which came back negative. But someone told me that I could still be a carrier. The test was done six (6) months after my last possible exposure.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...people who are still engaging in high-risk behaviors, and infection rates remain alarmingly high among young people, women, African Americans, and Hispanics. Are women especially vulnerable to HIV? In Western countries, women are four times more... Read more »
Articles
ACRIA and GMHC

Race Troubles: Why Do African-Americans With HIV Fare Worse?

...African-Americans are 30% more likely to die of heart disease than whites -- shocking, since in 1950, the two groups had equal levels of risk. There is no doubt that heart disease and diabetes are a problem even for African-Americans without HIV,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fighting HIV Among African Americans

...well-being and potential of African American men and women of all ages in the United States. Yet as the impact of the epidemic among African Americans has grown, so has the nation's response. With new voices in the community speaking out and... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

HIV Infection in Women

...yet they account for more than 79 percent of AIDS cases in women. Worldwide, more than 90 percent of all adolescent and adult HIV infections have resulted from heterosexual intercourse. Women are particularly vulnerable to heterosexual... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...taking HIV drugs. Factors that are linked to a higher rate of anemia in HIV-positive people include: Being a woman Being African American Having lower CD4 cell counts Having a higher viral load Taking Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT) Anemia is... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...males ages 25 to 44. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), AIDS affects nearly seven times more African Americans and three times more Hispanics than whites. In recent years, an increasing number of African-American... Read more »

Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...worldwide, it is increasingly heterosexuals who have become ill. "AIDS is not a gay disease," Weinstein said. "It's not an African American disease; it's not a Latino disease. It is a disease of the immune system." Nationwide, gay and bisexual... Read more »

Is this a HUGE risk for HIV infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Receptive anal intercourse that consisted of a couple of entries in and out and without ejacuation? Read more »

Alternatives?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Please pardon this simple question but what do you think about infos available at sites like http://www.aidsrealitycheck.org, http://www.actupsf.com/, http://www.healaids.com/ or http://aliveandwell.org/ Any truth to these sites? Who to believe:... Read more »