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Womens Hiv Organizations

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The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...since people started using HIV drug combinations, anemia continues to affect up to 30 percent of HIV-positive people taking HIV drugs. Factors that are linked to a higher rate of anemia in HIV-positive people include: Being a woman Being African American Having lower CD4 cell counts Having a higher viral load Taking Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT) Anemia is a common condition for HIV-positive women, but it is often overlooked. If left...
Ask the Experts

Why!! The Denial Of Current AIDS organizations Federal Funded

Dr.Robert J. Frascino, MD I hope you Post this so it can seen and truth exposed about current HIV Organizations and Denial about Prevention.(I've cut down as much as possible to get to the point)For days now into July 2008 I have been waring with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Thanks for writing in and sharing your experience. Those of us involved in HIV awareness/prevention/education have been having similar experiences in many locations around the country over the past eight Read more »

HIV and Cancer

Is there anywhere you can suggest I can locate information on women with HIV and breast cancer? I am 38, have been positive for 10 years and recently found a lump in my breast. Or, is this just another area where we will find no information because...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...HIV+ women more often have abnormal Pap smears because the damage done by HIV to the immune system makes them prone to illnesses Read more »

Presentation of KS in women; How is it contracted?

It is true that when KS presents in women it is more likely to be lymph node or internal organ-related than on skin (i.e., not visible?) or is it that when it is visible on skin, women are more likely to have it internally also? Is contact with...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Kaposi's sarcoma herpes virus is spread more often by deep kissing than from vaginal sex. (This is in sharp contrast to the HIV virus which is spread more efficiently during vaginal sex than by deep kissing.) Hope these answers address your... Read more »

KS in women

Hello doctor! I know KS is usually found only in men. Why? And how often is it found in women? Thanks, meg
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...edema, KS involving the lymph nodes, and KS of the internal organs. As KS is sexually transmitted (KS is caused by a virus), a woman with KS is more likely to have gotten HIV from a bisexual man than from a man who used intravenous drugs. Two... Read more »
U.S. Positive Women's Network

Women's Organizations Release National HIV/AIDS Strategy Implementation Recommendations

...organizations are excited to release the first gender analysis, recommendations and monitoring report of the U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Monitoring the U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy from a Gender Perspective: Analysis and Recommendations... Read more »
Center for Health and Gender Equity

U.S. Organizations Speak Out on Women and HIV to Inform Health Policy and National AIDS Strategy

...that integrate systems of prevention and delivery of care. "The face of the HIV epidemic is increasingly that of a minority woman living in poverty," said Gina Brown, Medical Case Manager of the NO/AIDS Taskforce. "Health care systems have... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Organizations Hold Conference to Discuss HIV/AIDS-Related Issues Among Women in Pakistan

...Nations Development Fund for Women and the United Nations Population Fund on Monday launched a two-day workshop to discuss HIV/AIDS-related issues among women in the country, the Daily Times reports. According to workshop participants,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Organization Calls for Increased Efforts to Prevent Violence Against Women, HIV/AIDS in Uganda

... The Ugandan chapter of the Alliance of Mayors and Municipal Leaders on HIV/AIDS in Africa recently called for increased action to address violence against women and girls in the country, the Monitor/ Read more »
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Having a baby

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm positive for 5 years and 31 and my boyfriend and I want to have a baby. He's negative so we'll do insemination (at home) But I is there anyone also positive out there who had a baby that I can talk to about this? Cheryl Read more »

Blacks and Hiv

Posted by paula5122, 1 Reply
...How do black hiv american recieve support? Are you connected with other black hiv people in your community? How can I find support in the black Read more »

Why women are at the highest risk for HIV

Posted by 2FarGone
...I've really been struggling with this idea as of late. I live in Vancouver which (in terms of HIV/AIDS demographics) is largely gay or IV drug using. I'd imagine there are also women in the city who have HIV although if they Read more »


Posted by JoJo27, 4 Replies
Hello everyone. Hope everybody is feeling o.k. I was trying to start a chat with anyone who has kids. I'm just feeling kind of depressed and overwhelmed with everything that's been going on since I found out I was positive. I have 5 children,... Read more »