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Are Hiv Positive Children Covered On Ssi

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Children and HIV

How Serious Is HIV for Children? How Are Children Different? Research on Children Treatment for Children Children and Adherence The Bottom Line How Serious Is HIV for Children? Where antiretroviral medications (ARVs) and good medical care for pregnant women are available, new infections of children are rare. There were about 2 million children around the world living with HIV in 2007. Anyone age 13 or younger is counted as a child in...
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Hi just wanted to know by me being hiv positive am i able to get social security. A few of my friends are getting it and wasnt to sure if i could....
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
You have to be disabled to qualify for SSDI.... Read more »

SSI denial (big surprise :)

Ms. Franzoi,After testing positive in DEC of this past year and finding out that I had a viral load of close to two million and a cd4 count in the lower twenties,full blown aids, I was advised to file a claim for SSI benefits due to the fact that I...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Getting approval for SSDI and Medicare depends a lot on what your doctor's statement says. The doctor has to make it clear that you are unable to perform any duties for which you are reasonably qualified. I suggest you discuss with your doctor... Read more »


I was wondering if a man who has AIDs is able to impregnate his wife safely...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes. A variety of techniques have been developed to significantly reduce the possibility of transmitting HIV to a wife or fetus. These techniques involve sperm washing and in vitro fertilization. See below.Good luck.Dr. BobPlease help me... Read more »

Husband just diagnosed positive wife negative need help for children

Hello,Last week my husband was diagnosed positive. I was tested and are negative with anitbody and viral load tests. I am completely devestated as is he. I am am also angry with hatred as he cheated on me. We live in a rural surburban area in...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
If you are full of hatred and anger, maybe a brief time away with a trusted friend or close relative would help you to calm down and make important decisions in a more rational state of mind. This is a time to be grateful that you tested negative,... Read more »
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Hiv and SSI

Posted by Mssimone, 4 Replies
Found out I was HIV pos November 8th 2006 now Im 5 months pregnant.
The doctor determain I got infected around June of 06.
My ex boyfriend Of a year was the only person I was seeing, I left him because he was very abusive towards me.
Im getting... Read more »

Parents Of HIV Positive Adult Children

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, I was wondering if anyone here knew of any websites, Forums, online communities, etc. specializing in Parents Of Adult Children With HIV? Thanks.

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Need help for children with hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello all,

I am need of extreme help in this situation. I am very knowledgable and have read everything there is to read about hiv and it's transmission. My ex husband is hiv positive and we have two small children under four. They are too young... Read more »

Cover Story Time Magazine

Posted by joeyjojo8, 1 Reply
I just finished reading the article in Time magazine about AIDS in Africa. Good God! It's not like I didn't know the numbers and all that but what's troubling is peoples attitudes there (and here) about HIV positive people. That's the real tragedy... Read more »