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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...
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Concerns Careing from HIV patient (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

I recently started caring from my brother who has Full blown AIDS with Cryptococcus meningitis. I wasnt paranoid about it until my toddler covered herself over with his throw and suddenly got a rash on both her arms and face. She had been inside all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,We don't use the term "Full Blown AIDS" anymore, because in reality there is no such thing as "Partially Blown AIDS." I'm delighted you are caring for your brother in his time of need. I wish all AIDS patients had... Read more »

Mom offers $50!! (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

First I'd like to say your website is Godsend!Second, my daughter bought a few outfits at the mall, she pulled one of the pants out and noticed there was some redish stain. If it was blood from an HIV infected person, would this pose a risk?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A "Godsend?" Well, I doubt the higher powers really sent me here to talk about sex, but OK, if you say so.Your daughter's HIV risk is nonexistent. HIV doesn't survive very long at all outside the body. It's perfectly safe... Read more »

Meds make me sick (and I'm not talking side effects)

I started HIV therapy for about the fourth time a few months back. I hate the drugs and the reduced quality of life you have on them. Especially since I "feel" perfectly fine when not on them - I find it difficult to "choose"...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
There are a lot of factors to weigh in deciding whether or not you should currently be on antiretroviral therapy including your current and lowest CD4 count, whether you have any signs or symptoms of HIV disease, your viral load (although some do... Read more »

AIDS-Need to talk about blood work..worried

Dr.Holodniy, My brother in law just found out he has AIDS 6 months ago.He looks to me to look at his blood work and tell him if i notice anything concerning.I know his Dr. should explain these things and he is in the process of looking for a new...
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
Routine labs usually include viral load, CD4 counts, CBC, chemistry panel (which usually includes kidney function, liver function) and lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides). Other labs are ordered when the clinical condition warrants them. You... Read more »
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Switch please talk to me. I have no one to talk to

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have read a lot of info on AIDS/HIV and one of the major symptoms is headaches. I have had them everyday or every other day since that day. Can you please explain that to me in depth. Please answer me. My life is not the same. I can't get rid of... Read more »

Psst...JAMIELEE, can i talk to you...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi JamieLee,

We haven't talked yet, but I have been following your posts. First of all, your seven week test was a good sign, but by no means conclusive. BUT, that does not mean that your worst fears are reality! HIV is alot harder to get than most... Read more »

Need someone to talk to in the Midwest!

Posted by Wrangler39, 7 Replies
I am very new to this HIV thing. I tested + about 6 months ago. I am hitting rock bottom now, not sure if it is because the holidays or what. I am from Indiana and have nobody to talk to about this. Is there anyone around Indiana or Illinois... Read more »

need people to talk to, please read if ur scared 2

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
hi everyone. my situation: have had a few unprotected vaginal sexual encounters last year, and just last thursday totally out of the blue i woke up with weird symptoms. weird stomache ache (keeps me from eating normally), dry mouth (slightly white... Read more »