pozmagazine:

Last year, a study known as HPTN 052 proved that treating HIV-positive people with an effective antiretroviral drug regimen (one that lowers their viral load to an undetectable level for at least six months) reduces the risk of transmitting the virus to HIV-negative sexual partners by 96 percent. We’d like our HIV-positive readers to take our confidential survey and let us know if—and how—this new scientific insight has affected your mind-set and/or sexual relations. Click here for more.

pozmagazine:

Last year, a study known as HPTN 052 proved that treating HIV-positive people with an effective antiretroviral drug regimen (one that lowers their viral load to an undetectable level for at least six months) reduces the risk of transmitting the virus to HIV-negative sexual partners by 96 percent. We’d like our HIV-positive readers to take our confidential survey and let us know if—and how—this new scientific insight has affected your mind-set and/or sexual relations. Click here for more.


Q
Does the needle exchange process/program cost anything or is it free?
Anonymous
A

As far as I know the programs are free to the people so long as you trade in your old needles.  They talk about the pros and cons and the costs for the pharmacies and government. There is more information on it in these sites:

http://www.avert.org/needle-exchange.htm#contentTable3

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1898073,00.html


TRUE or FALSE: If a dog bites someone with AIDS, and then bites you, you can catch AIDS.

FALSE. Animals cannot catch this illness from people, and people cannot catch it from animals. It is true that cats and monkeys can get their own version of the disease, but this cannot be transmitted to humans.








http://www.teengrowth.com/index.cfm?action=info_article&ID_article=1253


Q
When the HAART invented?
Anonymous

TRUE or FALSE: You can catch AIDS after drinking from the glass used by an HIV-infected person.

FALSE. There has never been any reported cases of AIDS being transmitted from using silverware, glasses, or any other eating utensils used by an HIV-infected person. Furthermore, you cannot get AIDS from food that has been handled, prepared, or served by someone who is infected with the AIDS virus.





http://www.teengrowth.com/index.cfm?action=info_article&ID_article=1253


Q
Can you get cervical cancer from "blow-jobs" (oral sex)?
Anonymous
A

If this man had the human papillomavirus (HVP), and this was transferred to you during oral sex, then it could render you susceptible to cervical cancer.

There are more than 100 types of HPV, and around 15 are associated with cancers. Some types can be passed on through vaginal and anal sex, and are linked to vaginal cancer, cervical cancer and anal cancer. Some can be passed on through skin-to-skin contact and cause warts, including genital warts.

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/STIs/Pages/oral-sex-and-cancer.aspx

-Steph


TRUE or FALSE: AIDS cases among teens are rising at a rate of 60% a year

TRUE. The adolescent age group has the highest rate of new AIDS cases, faster than the rate of increase among adults. 20% of the AIDS patients are 20-29 years old, and most were infected with HIV during their teen years.


Q
Do more men or women get infected with HIV/AIDS?
Anonymous
A

At the end of 2010 it was estimated that out of the 34 million adults worldwide living with HIV and AIDS, half are women. The AIDS epidemic has had a unique impact on women, which has been exacerbated by their role within society and their biological vulnerability to HIV infection.

http://www.avert.org/women-hiv-aids.htm

Melissa


Q
Do you know anyone who has HIV/AIDS
Anonymous
A

No one has ever told any of us that they have AIDS.  However, with the statistics we each have come across someone who does. 


Q
In the US, is there a rising number of people with HIV/AIDS, and are some US states more effected by it than others?
Anonymous
A

The number of people with HIV/AIDS has been said to be increasing but the rate at which it is increasing at is slowing.This is a good article on the predicted spread from 2003: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/449677_2

This is how it varied from state to state in 2008/2009 : http://www.avert.org/usa-states-cities.htm