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World Health Organization And Hiv

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The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...used more than once a day, N-9 contraceptive products may actually increase HIV risk by irritating the skin of the vagina. Other studies show that N-9 is even more irritating to the rectum than to the vagina. According to the World Health Organization (WHO): N-9 is not effective at preventing the transmission of HIV or other STDs. It should NOT be used for disease prevention. Women at risk for HIV, especially those having sex more than...
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I need numbers!!!!! PLEASE! It'll help me through the wait...

You recently wrote.."uncut men who have unprotected vaginal sex with HIV-positive partners are at a significantly increased risk for acquiring the virus."Precisely how significant an increase?Thanks
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...broader context to see the full benefits of circumcision," Charles Gilks, head of treatment, prevention and scale up at the World Health Organization HIV/AIDS Programme, said. Gilks said he worries that the study could make many circumcised men... Read more »

Less rish if circumcised

I Dr. Bob,I'm a former worried well and current woo hoo...and am very happy with this status I might add. I saw a report on the news this morning that in a study it was found that if you are circumcised you have a 65% less chance of contracting...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...broader context to see the full benefits of circumcision," Charles Gilks, head of treatment, prevention and scale up at the World Health Organization HIV/AIDS Programme, said. Gilks said he worries that the study could make many circumcised men... Read more »

Uncircumcised risks

Dear Doctor Bob, Hi there, how's it hanging? Before I ask my question, I wanted to offer my warmest and most heartfelt thanks for all that you do, not only for me but all the other worried wells out there in our time of crisis and despair. Your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...broader context to see the full benefits of circumcision," Charles Gilks, head of treatment, prevention and scale up at the World Health Organization HIV/AIDS Programme, said. Gilks said he worries that the study could make many circumcised men... Read more »

You are the only one I listen, I need your opinion (CIRCUMCISION)

your adopted son for 2009 (lol) wink wink i have all the papers ready hehe. My Question is, is it true that if you're circumcised it reduces the risk to catch HIV? I have problems when I have an erection because i'm uncut (not circumcised) so when I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that the research discussed did not examine cultural beliefs about circumcision, the Post reports (Washington Post, 8/16). The World Health Organization and UNAIDS have "refused to endorse" circumcision until the Kenya and Uganda studies produce... Read more »
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Treatment Action Group

World Health Organization HIV Treatment Guidelines Evolve

... Unusually, there was something to celebrate on World AIDS Day in 2009, even if it was only on paper. The World Health Organization (WHO) updated its antiretroviral treatment (ART) guidelines for adults, adolescents, pregnant women,... Read more »
The Body

European AIDS Clinical Society, World Health Organization Each Issue Revised HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines

...on Dec. 1 , providing an interesting counterpoint to recently updated HIV treatment guidelines from two other key groups: the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European AIDS Clinical Society. WHO Recommends Many More People Start HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization Starts Testing Program for HIV/AIDS in Afghanistan

...The World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday it was planning to survey the level of HIV/AIDS and STDs in Afghanistan and to encourage pre-transfusion testing Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

World Health Organization Urges Routine, Voluntary HIV Testing, Some Advocates Stress Need for Civil Liberties

... The World Health Organization is pushing for routine, voluntary HIV testing worldwide, Kevin De Cock, director of WHO's HIV/AIDS Department , said Monday Read more »
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WHO (World Health Organization) Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...http://www.who.int/diagnostics_laboratory/faq/window_period/en/index.html Window period What is the "window-period" and how long is it? This is the time between original infection with HIV and the appearance of Detectable antibodies to the... Read more »

I'm a female teen whos HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...Hello, I'm new here. I'm 13years old and I'm HIV positive. I don't know alot of teens who have AIDS/HIV and I'm starting to want to have more contact with teens like me. It gets Read more »

WHY????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...have to focus on where transmission is actually occurring," said Dr. Kevin De Cock, director of the HIV/AIDS department at the World Health Organization. Surprisingly little information is available on how most HIV infections are acquired.... Read more »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...cell counts may be less reliable measures of immune competence than previously believed. A study in Africa conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that HIV negative populations can have T cell counts below 350, a number that... Read more »