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How Does HIV Affect A Person

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Ask the Experts

Does PCP only affect a person with HIV virus?

My husband has PCP. Does this mean that his is a carrier of the HIV virus or AIDS?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...PCP can occcur in other immunodeficient states, such as lymphoma or severe protein-calorie malnutrition. Most people are infected with Pneumocystis when they are small children, and this is either an asymptomatic infection or winds up being... Read more »

what can people do to help you and others affected by HIV

Dr. Bob, I have been looking through this forum for a while now and am really touched by the work... Read more »

will individuals today affected with hiv all share this fate?

Hi Doctor Wohl, I just recently read the article by Gregg Gonsalves posted here under what's new... Read more »
Articles
Black AIDS Institute

10 Questions Answered: How Health Reform Affects People Living With HIV/AIDS

...Protection and Affordable Care Act -- aka health-care reform -- into law, you may wonder how it will affect people living with HIV/AIDS. When can the uninsured finally obtain the health insurance they need? Will the changes affect access to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

WFP Aims to Raise $103M for Program in Malawi to Help People Affected by HIV/AIDS, Natural Disasters, Officials Say

...Programme over the next three years hopes to raise $103 million for a relief program in Malawi aimed at people affected by HIV/AIDS and natural disasters, WFP officials said on Monday, Reuters Africa reports. According to Mathews Nyirenda, WFP... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Guardian Examines How Uganda's Drought, Food Shortages Affect HIV-Positive People

... The Guardian examines how "famine and acute food shortages" in Uganda could affect people living with HIV/AIDS. "The situation is beginning to undermine efforts to fight the virus in the north and east of Uganda, the areas most affected Read more »
American Association for World Health

Why We Should Care: People Affected by AIDS

...defined as HIV-negative children under age 15 who have lost either their mothers or both parents. Despite such efforts, the emotional and physical needs of the world's growing number of orphans must become a greater political priority.... Read more »
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Care Home for persons affected w/ HIV/AIDS

Posted by kel
...we found out that there are no care homes/assisted living facilities for the gay community here or for those affected by HIV/AIDS (people actually refuse to take them!) So we have opened the first! A care home/assisted living facility just for... Read more »

Care home for people affected with HIV/AIDS

Posted by kel
...and we found out that there are no care homes/assisted living facilities for the gay community here or for those affected by HIV/AIDS (people actually refuse to take them!) So we have opened the first! A care home/assisted living facility just... Read more »

Tested Positive, living in Thailand

Posted by LordBerners, 4 Replies
Long term expat here (teacher). I've known for just a month, and I can remember a rather profound illness that included exhaustion, dizziness, fever, and petechaie on ankles, about 2 years ago that could've been initial infection. I had a negative... Read more »

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE - HIV/AIDS RESEARCH STUDY

Posted by sak51
...Social and Political Sciences Department at the University of Cambridge, is currently conducting a research study focusing on HIV/AIDS stigma. He is looking for individuals interested in sharing their stories about living with HIV/AIDS.... Read more »