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Will Microbicides Prevent Hiv In Gay Men

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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...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% in 2007. About 80% of women are infected through sex with an HIV-infected man (often an injection drug user), and many through injection drug use (see Fact Sheet 154 on drug use and HIV). In the U.S., AIDS rates among women are highest in the Southeast and the Northeast. In 2005, about 64%...
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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
...unprotected sex with him you might still be HIV negative. Not every HIV exposure leads to HIV transmission (thankfully). You can find many testimonials similar to yours in the archives of this forum. You will need to retest at three and six... Read more »

negative top with poz bottom, can meds help me stay negative?

I am a hiv negative top in a relationship with a positive bottom. Are there any medical trials currently available that are researching the possibility of meds helping me stay negative while having unprotected anal sex?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...triumphant applause, not unlike an arena filled with wildly dressed fans when Lady Gaga launches into a rousing rendition of "Bad Romance." Well OK, maybe that's a bit of a stretch, but really, the audience did indeed "go wild" based on stodgy... 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
...unprotected sex with him you might still be HIV negative. Not every HIV exposure leads to HIV transmission (thankfully). You can find many testimonials similar to yours in the archives of this forum. You will need to retest at three and six... 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
...unprotected sex with him you might still be HIV negative. Not every HIV exposure leads to HIV transmission (thankfully). You can find many testimonials similar to yours in the archives of this forum. You will need to retest at three and six... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: Microbicide Advocates Stress Options

...for AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC). Chicago is a center for microbicide activism, said Jessica Terlikowski, AFC's policy manager. A new clinical trial of a vaginal microbicide gel will soon take place in Chicago, most likely launching this... Read more »
AIDS Action Council

Policy Facts: Microbicides

...worldwide become infected with HIV everyday. In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that as many as 160,000 women are living with HIV. Consistent and correct use of a condom is the most effective method to... Read more »
International Rectal Microbicide Advocates

Rectal Microbicides: What You Need to Know

...intercourse. One of the dangerous silences of global HIV prevention efforts has been the neglect of anal intercourse between women and men. There is also silence around the HIV prevalence, and indeed the mere existence of, gay men and other men... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Microbicides and HIV Prevention

...they become excited about the possibilities. Microbicides will offer another option for prevention and that's important as so many men are forgoing the regular use of condoms. We need other tools that can be used to protect ourselves and our... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Gay Men

Posted by TheBody
...info, first-person stories, expert tips and podcasts on issues of importance to gay and bisexual men, same-gender loving men and men who have sex with men (MSM). Read more »

HIV/HEP C gay men in socal

Posted by dmc
...where you actually went to a gay bar to meet other gay men or if you had good social circle just might meet some really nice man at a dinner or cocktail party. Now, meeting someone at a party is remote unless you want to out yourself health wise... Read more »

todays paper...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
...in American cities to women in Africa who catch the virus from their partners. People like Matthew Bell, a 32-year-old hotel manager in San Francisco who volunteered for a safety study of one of the drugs. "As much as I want to make the right... Read more »

UN - UPDATE

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...Wafaa el-Sadr is the director of the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. She's also chief of infectious disease at Harlem Hospital. Noerine Kaleeba is founder of... Read more »