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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...formerly known as Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS), office by yourself . No one should speak to USCIS or go to USCIS before talking to an immigration law expert. If non-citizens go to USCIS by themselves, USCIS may arrest them and remove them from the US before they have had the chance to talk to a lawyer. Become informed about confidential versus anonymous testing . Before taking an INS medical exam, a non-citizen should...
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Laws of Disclosure (DISCLOSURE LAWS, 2010) (CRIMINALIZATION OF HIV 2010)

Hey Dr. Bob,It's great to see you've been doing this forum for all these years. Exactly how long have you been doing this. Anyway, keep up the fantastic work. Now to why I'm writting to you. No concerns nor worries here but just a bit of curiousity....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...actually transmitted the virus can land you in jail! So in these states, as long as you know you're HIV-positive, you can be arrested just for having sex and not disclosing. These laws, as you can imagine, are extremely difficult to enforce. OK,... Read more »

I'm worried about giving my new b/f HIV through Oral Sex (DISCLOSURE, 2009)

I am HIV+, been poz for 15 years now. My T-Cell count is normal and my viral load is undetectable, thanks to HAART. I live in a tiny podunk town where HIV is not talked about. I recently met a young buck and we have the hots for each other. We...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...actually transmitted the virus can land you in jail! So in these states, as long as you know you're HIV-positive, you can be arrested just for having sex and not disclosing. These laws, as you can imagine, are extremely difficult to enforce. OK,... Read more »

thanks for being YOURSELF

Doc Bob, I am truthly amazed about your dedication and compassion when answering all the questions people posted. I am newly diagnosed... very sad and trying to face this new condition. Numbers are ok (above 500 CD4, vl low range 20,000). I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...actually transmitted the virus can land you in jail! So in these states, as long as you know you're HIV-positive, you can be arrested just for having sex and not disclosing. These laws, as you can imagine, are extremely difficult to enforce. OK,... Read more »

will this make me undatable? you do have a way of calming me down

Its so complicated, the more time i spend with her in this relationship the more i like her, i dont know why but im sure she is gonna run away when i drop the "+ bomb", im i doomed to +singles.com? not that there is anything wrong with that but,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...actually transmitted the virus can land you in jail! So in these states, as long as you know you're HIV-positive, you can be arrested just for having sex and not disclosing. These laws, as you can imagine, are extremely difficult to enforce. OK,... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

VOA News Examines Initiative in Malawi That Provides Assistance to Wives of Prisoners, Aims to Prevent Spread of HIV

...commercial sex work, that can increase their risk of contracting HIV. Martin Jussa, founder of the project, said, "I was once arrested and at the end I [lost] my wife after problems which she faced while I was in prison. We are talking of food,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Malawi: Police Force HIV Tests for Sex Workers

... Malawian police on a routine sweep for criminals in Mwanza earlier this month arrested 14 women deemed sex workers and allegedly forced them to undergo HIV tests, rights workers say. The women were subsequently charged Read more »
Human Rights Watch

Holding Back Progress on HIV

...beaten, and chained standing in the sun. Some tell us of being raped by staff or coerced into donating their blood. Sex workers arrested in arbitrary police sweeps and sent to so-called "rehabilitation" centres tell of equally horrific abuses.... Read more »
The Body

HIV News & Views, December 17, 2009

...and might have to limit enrollment. (Article from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)   64-Year-Old Arrested for Not Disclosing HIV Status Before Sex Conrad Billet called the police to have a woman removed from his home... Read more »
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Uganda to Publish Names of Gay People

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
...on Ugandan authorities to end a long campaign of homophobic statements by top officials, including President Museveni; cease arrests under the sodomy laws and promptly repeal them; and offer protection against violence and harassment to human... Read more »

KNOWING SPREADING HIV AROUND

Posted by Jazzy1973, 5 Replies
...wHY DO PEOPLE KEEP GOING AROUND SPREADING THIS TO EACH OTHER KNOWING U HAVE THIS? wHY CAN'T SOME ONE FIND SOME ONE THAT HAS HIV TOO? QUESTIONS I ASS BECAUSE I KNOW SOMEONE Read more »

If/When to Disclose

Posted by sanguine, 3 Replies
I am so confused. I've been positive for almost 2 years, celibate for as long. I just met a man whom I like. There is no physical attraction, but definite chemistry - if that makes sense - mostly an intellectual turn on. I'm debating if I want... Read more »

In 80's, Fear Spread Faster Than AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
...leaders of AIDS organizations and gay-rights groups, who accused him of lying to minimize the crisis. Members of Act Up were arrested once for staging a sit-in at the Health Department, and again for occupying Dr. Joseph's office. Hecklers... Read more »