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What Role Does The Media Play In Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Indian Media Can Play Important Role in Coordinated National Response to HIV/AIDS Epidemic, Information Minister Says

All sectors of Indian society must work together to form a coordinated national response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, which is threatening the country's recent social, economic and technological advances, Indian Union Minister of Information and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Media Must Continue to Play Vital Role in Global AIDS Fight

"Today, almost 6,000 people die of AIDS every day, with another 6,800 people infected daily with HIV. In the face of staggering numbers like these, for two decades the fight against AIDS seemed unwinnable," Tom Freston, chair of the ONE Campaign and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

High-Level Panel Examines Role of Social Media, Mobile Tech in Preventing HIV Infections

UNAIDS reports on the recent panel. "The internet and social media are widely used by young people everywhere -- including low-income countries. These tools have the potential to deliver HIV prevention programmes in a cost-effective way to young... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Does lubrication and duration of intercourse play a role in the transmission of the disease?

Thank you for reading this note. I had unprotected sex with a stranger 3 months ago. i am going to get tested for HIV and std's this week. What is worrying is that in the last two months i a have had two colds with a cough that lasted...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
You are correct to get tested. The less trauma, the less likely you are to get infected. Getting tested is the only way to know, though and ejaculation is not necessary. The data from heterosexual intercourse is that the probability is .0011 per... Read more »

Alternative Sex - Role Play risk

I visited a dominatrix a few days ago to explore alternative sex(non-sexual contact) but I am concerned about my risk during this episode. Briefly the encounter consisted of her spanking my body with her bare hand and leather flogger and riding crop...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I really don't see where you were at risk for infection (except through the tiny possibility of infected vaginal fluids on her finger or if you had been exposed to someone else's blood). It also doesn't sound like the dominatrix did... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Cold Sores (also known as Oral Herpes) are caused by the Herpes Simplexvirus. I found several studies that looked at dietary intake and recurrencesof symptoms due to Herpes. Some studies suggested that a diet high... Read more »

And the band still plays on....

I have literally just finished the book and the band played on by Randy Shilts. What an amazing book! It will make you angry, frustrated and sad. I encourage everyone to read it. The misinformation, irresponsibility and duplicity of all involved...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Randy Shilts's book "And the Band Played On" is a powerful, enlightening and moving chronicle of the early years of the epidemic. It should be required reading for . . . well, for everyone on the planet. (And for those who... Read more »
Connect With Others

Violence, media, and gay men

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have created a film called -- PARIAH. This film deals with random violence and the havoc it creates on people's lives. The film is a true story about a black and white couple and a gay couple who are attacked by Skinheads and how they handle the... Read more »

Media and People Living with HIV and AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
Please could you distribute this notice? Thank you. Kind Regards Jackie


Dear Friends,

HAVE YOUR SAY! PARTICIPATE IN THE GLOBAL SURVEY OF 'THE MEDIA AND PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS'

Please fill in the online survey at:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=... Read more »

Media Request-HIV+ Couples

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am currently writing an article for the magazine HIV Plus that is exploring whether HIV+ couples have safer sex and their concerns, if any, about superinfection and drug resistance. If you are in a relationship with another HIV+ person (male or... Read more »

Media Request--Article on HIV+ Couples

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am currently writing an article for the magazine HIV Plus that is exploring whether HIV+ couples have safer sex and their concerns, if any, about superinfection and drug resistance. If you are in a relationship with another HIV+ man, I'd be... Read more »