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Who Brought Hiv To America

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Haitians Brought AIDS to U.S.: Study

HIV likely first entered the United States from Haiti in about 1969, more than a decade before the first AIDS cases were reported in 1981, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "Haiti was the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UNICEF Says There Is Worrying Spread of HIV Among Children in Latin America

At a regional HIV forum in San Salvador, UNICEF chief Miriam de Figueroa said the virus is spreading at an alarming rate among children in Latin America. "We forget that behind the numbers there are hidden faces, the faces of children," said de... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Photographs From "A Day With HIV in America" Now Online

Chicago, Ill. -- Just six weeks ago, more than 120 people across America captured a moment of their day to show the world the challenges and resolve of living with HIV. The poignant images and powerful stories of that day, Wednesday, September 21,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

My brother is wasting away; Hospice has been brought in; Please help

My brother has been HIV positive for about 7 yrs. He has lymphoma, CMV, and his organs are failing. He was recently hospitalized for pneumia (not PCP). He is also anemic, so they put him on erythropoietin. He then developed systemic swelling from...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dear concerned brother:The most important question I have is what does your brother want. It's hard for me to assess whether or not anything more can be done for him in terms of active treatment (Is his lymphoma new? has it recurred after... Read more »

Please Choose me I brought the cuchi cuchi to the USA

Sorry if im bothering you first of all i wanna thank you for your support you gave us, ok heres my history.2 months ago I was with a man in a car then he started to tell me things that put me a little hot, ok he pulled out his penis I grabbed and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.Your risk of HIV from this brief episode is extremely small. If you're worried, get tested at the three-month mark. But realize doing so is primarily to set your terrified mind to rest.2.Karma sent.3.You didn't bring the cuchi... Read more »

Unhappiness brought on myself??

I'v been + for about eight years. All my so-called relationships were all sour. When I least excpected it I met this great guy. When I'm with him it's wonderfull and I feel happy. When I'm not i worry if I'm ever going to...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
There are no simple explanations to what you are asking. It sounds like this man is someone you seem to have grown to care about more than the other people you have dated. It is possible that the fact that you care about him so much combined with... Read more »

can symptoms be brought by worry?

Hi. Some time ago i had a series of high-risk unprotected encounters which had an impact of my mental well-being. A few weeks later i had symptoms correlating to AVS: severe fatigue, inflamed lymph nodes, body aches. at the time i also did a...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Psychological factors can cause fear and anxiety, but not symptoms like inflamed lymph nodes. It sounds like you had some kind of viral infection which resolved.Negative ELISA tests at 3 and 6 months are very conlcusive evidence that you are not HIV... Read more »
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Doing an Essay on Aids/Hiv in america

Posted by Anonymous
Please if anyone can answer a few questions about living with Hiv/Aids. I attend Bryant and Stratton in Rochester NY and for my end of sememster project i choose to talk about Aids/Hiv in america. Would anyone mind answering just a few basic... Read more »

HIV/AIDS in Black America: The Uphill Battle

Posted by bartleby
"Black Americans account for only 14 percent of the U.S. population, yet they account for 52 percent of all new HIV infections each year. It's official: Regardless of race, we cannot afford to be in denial and believe that HIV is a white, gay... Read more »

HIV+ retirees in Latin America

Posted by jeffnyc66
Exploring options for retirement. I've heard of Americans going to various Latin American countries to stretch their retirement dollar. Have any of you HIVers done this? I'm mostly concerned about the medical quality of care I can expect. Any tips,... Read more »

Canada and America

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
How did the tests from 3 years ago improve ? in canada if im not mistaken they test for HIV 1 and 2 butin the states they have to test seperately for both right ? and other then elisa what else do they do in the labs ? and where do you go for rapid... Read more »