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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

For most people, the hardest part of adjusting to life with HIV isn't the physical issues -- it's the emotional ones. HIV treatment has changed so drastically in recent years that the medical side of HIV has become much easier to tackle in most parts of the world. Newer HIV meds have increasingly few side effects, people on HIV treatment may live just as long as their HIV-negative counterparts , and many people need only take medications once or...
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Will I lose My Job because of my criminal record? caused by my HIV diagnosis?

Hi. i live in California. in 2007 i was diagnosed hiv +. Prior to my diagnosis, i had a spotless driving and no criminal records. but since i was diagnosed, i completely lost myself-if you will- and lost my driving due to racking up 12+/- tickets in...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer,Thank you for the submission. You ask if there is any legal ground to use your HIV diagnosis to mitigate potential damage caused by your criminal convictions. You raise a legal topic that I believe is exceedingly important...read more... Read more »

Recent HIV Diagnosis

I was diagnosed last Wednesday with a rapid HIV test. I had lab work drawn that day and got the lab results today My CD4 count is 554 and viral load is 1740 What do these numbers all mean? When and should I start medications? ...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
There is no urgency to start HIV meds. Your CD4 count is in the normal range for people without HIV infection (500-1500) and your HIV viral load level is very low (range < 50 to over 1 million). So your immune system is in very good shape at this... Read more »

Ref. My Questionable HIV Diagnosis

Dr. Frascino, your response to my presentation regarding my recent diagnosis which I had found confusing and I was going to seek a second opinion/testing, came to me as quite poignant. You proved to me that indeed you are well informed and educated...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
start doing your part to inform others.Good luck. I'm here if you need me.Dr. BobPlease read complete details of my recent HIV diagnosis Feb 21, 2010Interesting developments and I am truly mystified. I was diagnosed with HIV about a month... Read more »

Aids or HIV Diagnosis

please a freind of mine is desperade he is scare now, i told him about this webpage and i'm sedning his diagnosis in behal of him he don't know if this means he is hiv positive or noHIV-1/ HIV-2 ANTIBODIES EIA REFLEX TO 1B + BANDSHIV-1/...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It appears the screening EIA and immunoblot confirmatory test are positive. What did his doctor tell him the results meant?... Read more »
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my HIV diagnosis was no shock to me

Posted by Anonymous
My HIV diagnosis was no shock to me. I lost a former boyfriend in
1987, and later in life, had another boyfriend who concealed his
positive status well into our relationship. I lived in LA during
1980,... Read more »

How do you cope with a HIV+ diagnosis.

Posted by sunkyst, 5 Replies
I am really out of my mind with worry. I am a 34 year old gay man and I had sex back on Feb 11 with a guy I met online.

I was the passive partner and this guy topped me. I think the condom may have broken during intercourse and the guy may have... Read more »

Hiv-diagnosis about two months ago

Posted by Noa, 7 Replies
Hi,

I am a 23-year old girl from Belgium, and trying to get in touch with other girls/women of more or less the same age as me, or who got infected at the same age. I'm infected since june last year, but got the diagnosis at the beginning of this... Read more »