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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Why Do Black Women Have The Highest Case Of Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

... How Serious Is HIV for Women? What Do Women Need to Know? Research on Women Treatment for Women The Bottom Line How Serious Is HIV for Women? Only 7% of AIDS cases reported in 1985 in the U.S. were women and girls. That percentage grew to 27%
Ask the Experts

how long hiv+??

can you help me estimating how long my partner has been living with HIV. He was been diognised hiv+, am negative together with my children 4 yrs, and 11 mth. the bad thing is that the cd4 is 8 and started taking med (but he still has energy and he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation ongoing condom or sterile syringe use. In developed nations, PrEP may only be shown to be cost-effective in individuals at highest risk for HIV infection. But just as we have fought to make sure that ARVs are available to HIV-positive people... Read more »

Husband tested Poz

Dr Bob, Thanks very much for answering my question, atleast I have spoken to someone about it. I wanted to tell my friends but am afraid they might gossip and laugh at us. please keep on answering to our questions because there are millions of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation is deeply indebted to each and every one of them for their contribution to controlling HIV/AIDS. More than 20,000 men and women around the world are currently participating in additional PrEP efficacy trials, including heterosexual couples... Read more »

Syphilis worries...

Dear Dr BobHow long should it take for symptoms of syphilis to go after a course of penilcilin has been administered to an HIV positive patient with syphilis as well? I'm a sex addict and have been infected with syphilis 3 times this year (I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...counties and 2 cities; and most P&S syphilis cases occurred in persons 20 to 39 years of age. The incidence of P&S syphilis was highest in women 20 to 24 years of age and in men 35 to 39 years of age. Reported cases of congenital syphilis in... Read more »

Husband tested poz

I am a lady aged 30, married some seven years ago. my husband was tested pz on 28 October after he had some fever for over two weeks. He started taking ARVs on 1st November 2010. since then todate i have been tested HIV negative 3 times, and my 10...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Jayne,Sorry to hear about your husband's recent HIV diagnosis. It is indeed possible that despite having unprotected sex with him you might still be HIV negative. Not every HIV Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Number of Minnesota HIV Cases Highest Since 1995

...Pessoa-Brandao, the department's HIV/AIDS surveillance coordinator. In 2007, Minnesota recorded 325 new HIV/AIDS cases, the highest number since 1995. Since 2001, cases among males ages 13-24 have more than doubled, from 18 to 38 in 2007. The... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

NYC HIV/AIDS Outreach Programs Should Be Targeting Black Women

...According to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (pdf), a staggering 93.4 percent of all new HIV cases reported among NYC women in the first half of 2009 were Black and Latina women, with sistas, who make up more than 66 percent of new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: HIV-Prevention Drive Targets Black Women

...Merriman, acting AIDS director for the Cleveland Department of Public Health, said data show black women ages 18-34 run the highest risk for HIV and "really need to know their status." As of Dec. 31, 395 Cleveland women had HIV/AIDS, according to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. News & World Report Examines HIV/AIDS Rate Among Black Women

... U.S. News & World Report recently looked at how "black women continue to be struck particularly hard" by HIV/AIDS (Payne, U.S. News & World Report , 9/12). According to the latest available Read more »
Connect With Others

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Why women are at the highest risk for HIV

Posted by 2FarGone
... I live in Vancouver which (in terms of HIV/AIDS demographics) is largely gay or IV drug using. I'd imagine there are also women in the city who have HIV although if they aren't drug addicted sex trade workers or MTF gurls, I likely haven't seen... Read more »

Heterosexual AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...It kind of struck me the other day that I know of no heterosexuals that have gotten AIDS. Why is this? Why do gay men only get it. I know that they say that heteros get it to but I really don't believe they do. How Read more »

Which cities have highest HIV populations?

Posted by livesinadream
...I'm wondering which cities in the US and frankly worldwide have the highest population living with HIV. I'm wondering because I live in the midwest with a rather small population and I am considering Read more »