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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

Table of Contents Introduction The Facts About HIV Starting the Discussion Talking to Children of Different Ages Taking Care of Yourself Related Info Sheets by The Well Project Introduction HIV is a tough subject for parents, guardians, and caregivers to discusswith their children. However it is important that all families have thisdiscussion. There are many reasons you may want to discuss HIV and AIDS withyour children: you...
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 »

Virus affected or not

I participated condom sex with a prostitute. Even I don't know whether she is affected of HIV or not. But I am worry about virus as I fingered, sucked her nipples( I don't know whether fluids came out or not, but I got salivation) and I...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
I am glad you used a condom during sex with a commercial sex worker. It is best to assume that the sex worker is likely to be infected with HIV when making decisions about how to reduce the cahnces of HIV transmission. You also made the right... Read more »

How long for the immune system to become affected by virus?

Hello i have a question. This past weekend i noticed a rash on my palm, and on monday i went with a dermatologist and she said it was herpes simplex 1. She said that it was strange to see herpes on the palm of the hand. She also mention about...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No, if you were infected 6 months ago, you would not develop symptoms like Herpes due to HIV so quickly. However, Herpes infection can occur in people who are HIV negative. It is unusual on the palm. If your concerned about HIV, you should get... Read more »

Does a patient's age affect outcome?

Hi,I am newly infected, and am 43. I read in one of your email answers that the age when infected affects mortality rates. If so, how?So, at what age would that ratio begin to tilt against me? thanks ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Age has a general effect on decreasing the degree of CD4 recovery on antiretroviral therapy (there is a wide range of residual thymic tissue/function that generally decreases with age). The lower the CD4 count and the older the patient then the... Read more »
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Can Herpes Virus affect testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a girl of unknown status, 1 week later I got blisters and was diagnosed with Herpes, as if that wasn't bad enough I began having other symptoms. I was tested by elisa at 10 weeks and negative. Can the herpes infection... Read more »

dear gmanbil Can HIV affect the liver?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
dear gman,hiv itself affect the liver,while NOT on meds?,
my liver enzymes are always raised.my recent DNA PCR WAS NEG,for HIV.

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guilt, stress, other viruses etc.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The people who come to this board usually have had a sexual experience that is causing them guilt. Sexual guilt will usually affect the sex drive, so there is less interest in sex for awhile. This can throw your hormone balance off, which might... Read more »

The Dark Ages

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
This is right off AOL:


Police Chief Accused of Denying Gay Man CPR
By ALLISON BARKER, AP

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (March 3) - A McDowell County police chief was accused in a federal lawsuit Thursday of stopping a would-be rescuer from performing CPR on a gay... Read more »