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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...infection was nearly four times that of white women (14.4/100,000 vs. 3.8/100,000). Estimated Rates of New HIV Infections, by Race/Ethnicity and Gender, 2006 Source: CDC. Subpopulation Estimates from the HIV Incidence Surveillance System -- United States, 2006. MMWR . 2008; 57(36):985-989. HIV and AIDS Diagnoses 4 and Deaths At some point in life, 1 in 36 Hispanic/Latino men will be diagnosed with HIV, as...
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foreskin (CIRCUMCISION)

I often hear conflicting reports on the risk of having foreskin. I've heard that foreskin harbors HIV, I've also heard it prevents HIV. My Personal opinion is if having forskin is such a huge risk, why do males who have Hiv/AIDS tend to be mostly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...data from the EXPLORE study. Am J Public Health. 2003 Jun;93(6):926-32. Erratum in: Am J Public Health 2003 Aug;93(8):1203. World Health Organization and UNAIDS. New data on male circumcision and HIV prevention: policy and programme implications.... Read more »

Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively Aware) magazine. It was titled, "Is it all in your head?" Since I have been diagnosed now being over 16 years, I have been finding myself depressed, mood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...differences in HIV-1 viral subtype.Some studies have suggested that people with HIV subtype C (the predominant type in India and sub-Saharan Africa) are less likely to develop HAD. An animal study found that mice infected with HIV subtype B... Read more »

Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Study" repeatedly in this forum. My assessment has not changed. Unprotected sex between magnetic couples remains a risk for HIV transmission, even when the HIV plasma viral load has been suppressed to undetectable levels. Regarding natural... Read more »

Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...question.The recommendations were based on the finding that loweing the viral load will indeed lessen the risk of transmission of HIv but may not eliminate it.Studies that examined men on HAART with undetectable viral loads in their blood... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

African Mining May Be Driving TB Epidemic: Study

...The researchers said mining may contribute to an estimated 760,000 new cases of TB each year in Africa, a continent with, the World Health Organization estimates, about 2.8 million new cases each year. In sub-Saharan Africa, the annual incidence... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Assessing the Impact of Mass Rape on the Incidence of HIV in Conflict-Affected Countries

...Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, southern Sudan, and Uganda was evaluated. The model was parameterized with data from UNAIDS, the World Health Organization and the US Census Bureau's International Database. Incidence data from UNAIDS/WHO were used... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Epidemic Fueling Spread of TB in Cote d'Ivoire, Health Officials Say

...years. The new measures also aim to achieve earlier TB detection by having one microscope per 100,000 people in adherence with World Health Organization standards, Kouakou said. Currently there is one microscope per 250,000 people, Kouakou... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sex, Not Unsafe Injections, Primary Mode of HIV Infection in Sub-Saharan Africa, Study Says

...according to a study published in the Feb. 7 issue of the Lancet , Reuters reports ( Reuters , 2/5). George Schmid of the World Health Organization and colleagues from UNAIDS ; the Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine in... Read more »
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time line

Posted by Anonymous
...Related Links Read the article Interview with Larry Kramer The international implications Representatives gather at World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva for the first meeting to discuss the international implications of... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

Posted by hresources
...all Americans. The NAACP considers health as a civil rights issue, and is committed to serving as a leader in addressing HIV/AIDS. Under direction from the Religious Affairs and Health Committees of the national Board of Directors, HIV/AIDS... Read more »

Im new and want friends!=)

Posted by chula93, 1 Reply
...hey! i am new here. I have had HIV all my life. i was born with it. Anyway, i thought it would be nice to talk to other people. Dame un mesaje si tu quieres=) Read more »