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Women In Brazil Infected With Aids?

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women

Early in the epidemic, HIV infection and AIDS were diagnosed for relatively few women and female adolescents (although we know now that many women were infected with HIV through injection drug use but that their infections were not diagnosed). 1 Today, women account for more than one quarter of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses. Women of color are especially affected by HIV infection and AIDS. In 2004 (the most recent year for which data are...
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women infecting women

Can a women with HIV infect another women...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThough it does carry the lowest risk it is possible. Of course one of the women have to have HIV in order for that to happen. So ensuring that both partners are HIV negative is important. Then if one or both have HIV then the usual precautions... Read more »

Venting off from Brazil... Id appreciate a reply, thanks!

Dr. Bob,Well, first I apologize for my English, it may not be as good as it should, but Ill do my best to make my situation clear. I live in Brazil and I had access to this website when I first started freaking out I got infected with HIV. Since...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Brazil-Gal,I'll answer your questions if you give me some Samba lessons. Deal? OK!1.Yes, the estimated risk for HIV acquisition would be less if there was no ejaculation. There are no exact figures as to how much less. It's important... Read more »

"Straight" (not) from Brazil!

Hello Doctor(s),I'm a 31year-old gay latin (Brazilian)man, who's been leaving with HIV for about 3 years now (CD4= 387; VL= 280,000). A year ago I was diagnosed with pulmonar TB (the treatment was sucessful having lasted 6 months)....
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting.The regimen you were prescribed is very good. It is almost identical to Atripla a three in one combination of Viread, Sustiva, and Emtriva (which I assume is not available in Brazil yet). Let us know how things go for... Read more »

Question from Brazil (High VL)

I'm HIV+ since 2002, not on treatment. In August/2004 my CD4 was 491 and VL was 12,710. In Jan/2005 CD4 is 476 and VL is 153,000. Why my VL has climbed so much? It was always going down before. Should I start?Thank you for your help....
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
It is not uncommon for a viral load to spike ten-fold higher for unknown reasons. Sometimes there is a clear reason for a jump in viral load such as an immunization or infection. Other times it just seems to happen. The decision to start therapy is... Read more »
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Infected Heterosexual Women

Posted by Anonymous
I am the sister of a man that has full blown AIDS. Since his diagnosis, I have left corporate america to work for a non-profit organization that provides transitional housing, mental health, and substance abuse services to indigent people living... Read more »

My best friend in Brazil has AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My very best friend in Brazil has AIDS. I'm desperate to do anything to help her. I hate being so far away from her. Read more »

Women don't get Aids unless they are drug users

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was a drug user and was "labelled" hiv positive (meaning I had the antibodies against hiv which usually under every other disease means you are immune) anyway, it almost killed me when I started taking those toxic pills. aAnd then I decided to... Read more »

Women's Health Educator/Asian/Pacific AIDS center

Posted by Anonymous
Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center needs a Women's Health Educator

The Women's Health Educator provides outreach, individual counseling, group facilitation, referrals, peer-based HIV prevention services, advocacy and Prevention Case... Read more »