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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Why Is Hiv A Problem In U.s.

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Women and HIV

...tested during pregnancy. Women who aren't tested for HIV may get sick and die faster than men. But if they get tested and treated, they live as long as men. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. Gynecological problems can be early signs of HIV infection. Ulcers in the vagina, persistent yeast infections, and severe pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can be signs of HIV. Hormone changes, birth control pills, or antibiotics can...
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HIV is HIV - is what is is..isn't it? Obama (TRAVEL BAN, 2010)

Hi Doc!!HIV is what is is: an incredible danger. Why, then, are some body fluids more infectious than others? If a person has got HIV, than they've got HIV and that's it! Anything can be infectious! The virus in the blood is still the same as in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...thing to do. The ban was discriminatory and was based on irrational fear rather than science. (See below.)I strongly suggest you spend time reviewing the information on this site and related links. You have much to learn about HIV and at present... Read more »

Believing the No problem here propaganda

Good Doctor,I just wanted to write to you and your readers and let them know not to buy in to the many recent articles out there that suggest that HIV is that gay and black disease. Ive been reading too many articles that have indirectly implied...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Thanks for your comments. I believe the journalists of whom you speak are missing the critical point. The flurry of news reports stems from a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control Read more »

HIV Ban For US Entry, etc.

Hello Dr. Bob,I do not mean to offend you at all. But I have read a couple of posts on here where someone is asking the question on that now Obama is president, HIV pos people can enter the US without any restrictions or being notified of their...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...about $1 million a year in the U.S. Nieburg called that argument inherently discriminatory, given that other costly chronic health problems are not singled out for a blanket ban but are handled on a case-by-case basis. "Moving Beyond the U.S.... Read more »

visa travel and hiv

Dr Bob, please tell me how countries can be so cruel to people who have hiv and are on meds with non detetable viral loads and are not allowed to get visa into most countries,l understood the rule when hiv was a death sentence but know with new...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...David Response from Dr. Frascino Hi David, I do not recommend you take a treatment break. Just pack your meds in your carryon. You shouldn't have any difficulties. Bush vowed to lift the travel ban on World AIDS Day 2006. Whether he actually did... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Urges South Africa to Grasp "Magnitude" of AIDS Problem

...scope of its AIDS pandemic more seriously. "I want to encourage the political leadership here to recognize the magnitude of the problem," Frist told journalists. The majority leader and other senators in the congressional delegation to Africa... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Survey About HIV/AIDS in U.S.

...high-risk groups. According to the survey, the percentage of people in the U.S. who named HIV/AIDS as the most urgent health problem facing the country decreased from 44% in 1995 to 17% in 2006 and 6% currently. It also found that although... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Less Than a Year After CDC Announced The U.S. HIV Epidemic Is Much Larger Than Previously Thought, Public's Sense of Urgency Is Down, Even Among Some Higher Risk Groups

...believed, a new survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that Americans' sense of urgency about HIV/AIDS as a national health problem has fallen dramatically and their concern about HIV as a personal risk has also declined, even among some... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Association of Co-Occurring Psychosocial Health Problems and Increased Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS Among Urban Men Who Have Sex With Men

...The extent to which MSM experience dangerous psychosocial health problems has often been measured by AIDS researchers as a means of explaining the distribution and consequences of HIV infection. In the Read more »
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The U.S. patented cure for AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...Disease Control Office of Minority Health Re: The U.S. patented cure for AIDS Dear CDC OMH: In 1997, the United States patented the cure for AIDS, patent #5676977 (abstract below). To date the CDC does not even register... Read more »

Problems with HIV Science

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...does not think HIV can cause AIDS without other unidentified cofactors (Balter, 1991). more.... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...From the U.S. never been to Africa, took a test that only tested for hiv-1, do I need to be worried about hiv-2 after unprotected sex? Read more »

need some info

Posted by bstnguy25, 1 Reply the U.S and I used to have a student visa. I did not finish my school and student visa still valid. However, I had some problem with schools so I left the U.S last july 2006. I am planning to apply a tourist visa so i be able to return to... Read more »