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Where Is Hiv Most Prevalent In The World Today

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

Defining Transgender HIV Prevalence in the Transgender Population HIV Risk Among Transgenders Transgender Health and Hormone Therapy Sex Reassignment Surgery and HIV Optimizing Health Care Conclusion Selected Sources Transgender persons illuminate the complex interplay of social and biological factors that determine gender identity (an individual's own sense of maleness or femaleness) and contribute to both HIV risk and HIV...
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Why is the prevalance of HIV increasing among the young and gay populations?

Hi Dr. Bob,I just saw this really troubling article on Yahoo News and thought you might have some feedback on it. In particular, it's really troubling that the rate of HIV infection among youth and gay men has increased so significantly over...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,This is a highly complex issue and I could write a thesis on all the factors potentially contributing to these epidemiological trends. They would include such disparate issues as biology, sociology, politics, religion, perception, funding... Read more »

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree today.

"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree today."I was told at the age of 11 by my teacher that Martin Luther is supposed to have said this, and since then I never forgot it.From having...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I would say your HIV risk was essentially non-existent. No, there are no reported or documented cases of transmission via this route. Your world will definitely not go to pieces tomorrow. Enjoy watching your apple tree bear fruit!My philosophy... Read more »

The Prevalance of HIV?? How safe is our blood supply?

Hi, I am very concerned about the accuracy of HIV screening in donated blood. first of all I am aware that it takes 3-6 months for HIV to develope in the blood. Therefore, I am curious to how the Amreican Red Cross can reassure that blood is...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
The United States blood supply is probably the safest blood supply in the world. Although this body.com response is probably not the place for a lengthy debate over it, the Blood Banks of America have initiated a whole series of tests to ensure its... Read more »

Explain the prevalence of LTNP Meth Users

I know dozens of people that have been doing meth for 20+ years and have been hiv+ for as many (no coincidence that both started around the same time, I am sure) I have, however, lost 3 dear friends, who after 5 or more years of abstaining suffered...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thank you for writing. I have to rely on facts, and there is absolutely no medical literature that suggests any correlation between meth use and LTNPs. In fact, my personal experience has been the opposite. I've seen the devastating impact... Read more »
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Just notified today I tested positive for HIV

Posted by spike, 19 Replies
My health department contacted me, before my doctor today at work. I found out the HIV test I took came back postive.
I am so afraid!. I don't want to go to sleep. I know I will discuss this with my personal doctor in the morning. But this first... Read more »

Living with HIV/AIDS today

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
Hi!
I am a student filmmaker working on a Community Based Media Project intended to be about, by and for people affected by and/or infected with HIV/AIDS.
In looking to include the community in the process I would like to ask (with gratitude) for... Read more »