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Why Are Women More Susceptible To Hiv

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The Feminization of an Epidemic

...order to work on reversing this trend, we must have a thorough understanding of the unique issues that affect women living with HIV infection. To date, the medical community has focused a large amount of its research efforts on HIV/AIDS in men. 1 , 2 However, both clinical experience and the observational data that we do have suggest that, despite the many similarities between HIV-positive men and women, there are some sex/gender-related...
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I Just Can't Do This Anymore

Hi, Dr. Bob. I guess you can add this post to your archive of "fluffernutters" who are positive they are positive despite professional opinions from you and other doctors that we do not have HIV- "no way, no how." Not only have I been reassured by...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You have characterized your problem extremely well:"I have 100% convinced myself that I am HIV+.""I deserve nothing less than to have HIV.""I am so unbelievably ashamed."". . . Guilt over this huge decision (the abortion) Read more »

I am HIV -, female. My husband is HIV +, male. we would like to have a baby. (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

Good Day. My husband told me a month ago that he got tested and he is HIV +. I also got tested and i am HIV -. We would still like to have a baby, in regard that i would not be infected, nor our child. Is there a way where this is possible. We are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...antiretrovirals when used during the first three months (first trimester) of pregnancy, when a developing fetus is believed to be most susceptible to drug toxicity. According to the DHHS, antiretrovirals can be avoided during this three-month... Read more »

Microbicide delay for greater vaccine test pool? (MICROBICIDES, 2009)

I recently heard a Policy Director of an ASO say that introduction of microbocides to the public will be delayed because the use of microbicides would mean fewer trial patients for a vaccine. Is this really true?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...In 2002, the Global Campaign for Microbicides (GCM) began working with the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW) to identify and help voice positive women's concerns around microbicides, recognizing that the research field... Read more »

Hope in microbicides (MICROBICIDES, 2009)

What are your thoughts about microbicides? There are some promising products in clinical trials now. How long it will take to have something to use?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...men. In 2002, the Global Campaign for Microbicides (GCM) began working with the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW) to identify and help voice positive women's concerns around microbicides, recognizing that the research... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

WHO Director-General Chan Discusses Effect of HIV/AIDS on Women on International Women's Day

...statement released in recognition of International Women's Day, which is scheduled for Thursday, discussed the effects of HIV/AIDS on women in sub-Saharan Africa, Xinhua News Agency reports. Chan in the statement said that in 2006, 74% of... Read more »
U.S. Positive Women's Network

How Violence Can Lead to HIV

... There are many issues that HIV-positive women have been talking to each other and their allies about for years. We are often talking about many of these issues Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Women Overlooked by Top U.S. Policymakers, General Public, Opinion Piece Says

...Top U.S. policymakers and the general public "fai[l] to recognize that AIDS now disproportionately affects women," Judith Auerbach, vice president for public policy at the American Foundation for AIDS Read more »
Housing Works

Would Your Mom Approve? Women's Groups Give National Strategy a C+

...on the whole or for women's issues in particular. The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that women are biologically more susceptible to HIV infection during sex and face limited access to care relative to men. Because of these and other... Read more »
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Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
...in the mucosal lining of human genitalia produce a protein that "eats up" invading HIV -- possibly keeping the spread of the AIDS more contained than it might otherwise be. Even more important, enhancing the activity of this protein, called... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...infection (STI) such as syphilis, genital herpes, chlamydial infection, gonorrhea, or bacterial vaginosis appears, you may be more susceptible to getting HIV infection during sex with infected partners. EARLY SYMPTOMS OF HIV INFECTION If you are... Read more »

AIDS- 3rd leading cause of death

Posted by Anonymous
...AIDS to Be 3rd Leading Cause of Death The Associated Press By MARIA CHENG November 27, 2006 You can't put all your eggs in the Read more »

Looking for some answers please!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...people's immune system to get weak so they can develop thrush, skin condtions and other condtions, why arent people with HIV more susceptible to colds and other viruses. i mean if there immune system is somewhat suppressed, wouldent they get sick... Read more »