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Women Share Their Experience Of Contracting Hiv

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay men. However, as the years passed, women have emerged asanother group hard hit by the AIDS...
Ask the Experts

sharing a room with someone who is HIV+

Hi,I am a 23 years old male.I have been sharing a room with an HIV+ person for the past one month.We have a double bed and he sleeps on one half of it and I sleep on the other half of it.Now, I have a few questions:I am a little worried as to should...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tattoos, can also carry HIV. Infection during pregnancy, childbirth, or breast-feeding (mother-to-infant transmission). Any woman who is pregnant or considering becoming pregnant and thinks she may have been exposed to HIV -- even if the exposure... Read more »

How to contract HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009) (Obama Budget Would Kill Abstinence-Only Funding)

If a HIV - woman and a HIV - man have sexual intercourse while the woman is on her menstrual period, is there a possibility of contracting HIV just because she is on her period? even if both dont have HIV/AIDS?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...repost a few questions from the archives. Dr. Bob Question (HIV FROM TWO HIV NEGATIVES) Jan 20, 2007 I was just wondering. Can AIDS come out of no where? Like, if two people are disease free, can an infection occur between them like AIDS assuming... Read more »

is it possable to develop HIV in anal sex? HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

hello, me and my girlfriend recently had unprotected anal sex, she has done it before so we did it the "right" way going slow and pleanty of k-y and there was no trama but this was her 1st time unprotected. we are both absolutly clean of any form of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009) (Obama Budget Would Kill Abstinence-Only Funding)May 15, 2009 If a HIV - woman and a HIV - man have sexual intercourse while the woman is on her menstrual period, is there a possibility of... Read more »

What does it (AIDS and illness) look like?? [To readers, please share your experiences- BY]

Dr. Young, forgive my ignorance, but you answered a question of mine quite well the other day in my not taking medications and the levels I had discusses as you said were qualified as AIDS level numbers. I appreciate your answer. I ask people all...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...late (or waited to start).On the other hand, HIV disease progression is not a pretty thing. While each patient who develops AIDS has a different set of complications and symptoms, here's a rouge's list of a few of the common ones:Fever, profound... Read more »
Articles
Black AIDS Institute

Q&A: Dr. Gail Wyatt, Sex Therapist, Expert in Black Women's Sexuality

...how to have it, and whether or not they can talk about it with him or anybody else. After all, that was more than likely the woman's experience when she was abused, and she may not have gotten psychological help to undo this damage. A woman who... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...be infected, it can assist in getting early treatment and avoiding infecting others. For more information, refer to " HIV/AIDS among Women Who Have Sex with Women ." Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? A risk of... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...lack of timely HIV testing and treatment of pregnant women. However, the antibody test may not be sufficient for a pregnant woman who has had known recent exposure to HIV. In such cases, a viral load test that tests for the actual virus... Read more »
Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases

Inspired and "At Home" in Mexico City

...changing sexual behaviors among them. Jorge Zepeda, who facilitates a support group for HIV+ Latino/as for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, shared how members come together to support newly diagnosed persons. I also shared about the Corazones... Read more »
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Why women are at the highest risk for HIV

Posted by 2FarGone
...run into former poz sex partners and are able to cope with it so women should be able to do the same. I contracted HIV from a woman and I feel that I wouldn't have a problem were I to see her again. Only in putting a face on the disease can we... Read more »

SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES AND COMPLETE MY SURVEY!

Posted by sarora
...To Whom It May Concern, If your a HIV positive female, I would appreciate your assistance with this research project on completing my survey investigating sexually Read more »

My experience being diagnosed

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...didn't. I didn't ask. I couldn't help but think while I was lying there about those first people who were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and the isolation and fears from others they must have had to endure. It was a very scary feeling and I felt very... Read more »

sharing my story

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...(vaginal sex) with a girl whom I did not know. Like most of you, I was extremely concerned about my chances of contracting hiv. Keep in mind that I have never had an std, never had anal sex, or never used intravenous drugs. My emotions were... Read more »