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Women And Hiv Prevalence

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The Feminization of an Epidemic

... Women and HIV in the United States Women represent the fastest growing demographic of HIV infections worldwide. In order to work on reversing this trend, we must have a thorough understanding of the unique issues that affect women living
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Prevalence of antiretroviral therapy in the U.S.A. / transmission risk

Dr. Frascino,First let me say that I admire the work you do in educating the public on this issue.I have a twofold question for you concerning the real probability of becoming infected with HIV via a single heterosexual encounter. This question is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...variety of reasons. As for the "real world" experience of using HIV treatment as prevention, the results are mixed. See below.Prevalence data on HIV-positive women on antiretroviral therapy is difficult to obtain. Please note not all prescribed... Read more »

Lesbians and most recent stats on HIV risk

I am looking for the most recent information on HIV transmission in the lesbian community. I have heard that there have been only a few confirmed cases.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...havebecome infected from male partners. Because we don't keep records of howmany Lesbians/Bisexual women have HIV, the true prevalence of HIV in thiscommunity is unknown. HIV and STD's among Lesbians and Bisexual women isreal and does... Read more »

prevelance of OIs in African American women

Is there any OI'S that are more prevalent among African American women with HIV?
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
HIV infected African American women have the same risks for OI's as other s with HIV infections; these risks are determined in large part by the integrity of the immune system as measured by CD 4 T cell numbers; JLS. Read more »

WEPA! (CDC's REVISED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HIV TESTING)

That's the spanish WOO-HOO! I just got my results and passed. That Home access test takes 3 days not the advertised 1 :O/Thanks for this site. What your doing is wonderful and encourages many like myself to do what we must and just get tested.My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...care settings called for routine testing for people at high risk, and for everyone (regardless of risk) in settings with HIV prevalence above 1 percent. However, several key barriers hindered the implementation of those recommendations in health... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Prevalence Higher Among Women Than General Population in Ethiopia

... HIV prevalence among women is higher than among the general population in Ethiopia, Health Minister Kebede Worku said Thursday at the annual Read more »
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In HIV-Infected Women, Prevalence, Diversity, Persistence and Detection of New HPV Infection Is Greater in the Anus Than in the Cervix

...results from 89 women, from baseline, in 12 months, both cervical and anal HPV data. 1 On conclusion, we have a high burden of prevalence, diversity and persistence in the anal area, compared with the cervical area. That's the fact. We have a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Prevalence Among Pregnant Women in South Africa Increasing More Slowly Than in 1990s, Survey Says

...HIV prevalence among pregnant women in South Africa continues to increase but at lower levels than those experienced in the 1990s, according Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines HIV Prevalence Among Blacks, Women in New York

... The New York Times on Saturday examined the "startling rates" of HIV prevalence and AIDS-related deaths among blacks in New York City, especially among black women. According to data recently released by the Read more »
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IDSA 2007 studies

Posted by sunflower, 4 Replies
DId you read the summaries of the IDSA 2007 studies - two that caught my eye were the prevalance of anal HPV in HIV+ women, more so than vaginal (cervical??) HPV and less likely to decrease. I wrote to the experts to ask what the affect of anal... Read more »

HIV2 IN SanFransisco

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hello, I have been worried sick about HIV for the past 6months, I had sex with a guy who actually brought HIV up. He called to tell me that he didn't have HIV, I was in shock, I never thought of HIV before that. I asked him to test, he said that... Read more »

Women and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Great Snippett from Regan Hoffman! http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/AIDS/story?id=2040438&page=1 Read more »

Poz.com on Women with HIV

Posted by Anonymous
There is more to read at Poz.com but here is a sample::::::: Girls' Night Out As a woman with HIV in the 90s, I was a fringe statistic. Now, finally, the scientists and docs are catching up by Regan Hofmann In the mid-90s, when I first had... Read more »