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Attitudes Towards Hiv Infected People

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people's attitudes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Publicity is necessary to let people know about HIV and AIDS. But do the people who create adverts and campaigns think about the infected? I have been poz for a year now. My doctor tells me that I can stay healthy for a good 20 years. Campaigns and... Read more »

Attitudes towards HIV and aids

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am a student at Fordham and our professor gave us a research project concerning "The attitudes towards HIV/AIDS.
We are to find a research problem and a research question.
I would like to ask all of you, as to what do you think my research... Read more »

Attitudes on HIV Drugs Revealed

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Michael Carter

Lipodystrophy too high a price for two years of extra life, say patients

The majority of HIV-positive Californians would be prepared to have their life expectancy shortened by over two years if it meant avoiding the disfigurement of... Read more »

HIV Attitudes

Posted by matthewAZ, 1 Reply
I have been learning to live well with HIV for the past three years and I have determined that attitude and perspective are vital to doing well. I once thought that I was going to die and I did very poorly, in health, in social circumstances, in... Read more »

positive attitude

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just found out I'm positive,and all I can think of is death. The CDC says everyone with HIV eventually dies of Aids, but the California hotline said it's become a manageable illness, and meds will continue to get less toxic and more effective,... Read more »
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Is my attitude healthy?

I'd like to say that I think you do a great job and seem to get right to the point when a question is asked.I found out that I was HIV+ in December '99 after a bout of community acquired pneumonia. Needless to say it came as something of...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Each person has to deal with the crises that occur in his or her life in a manner that is adaptive and authentic for that person. Therapy and support groups are both tools that alot of people use. But they are not for everyone. Personally I have... Read more »

Positive Attitude

Hello Dr Young,I'm a 35 year old male who was diagnosed HIV 2 months ago. 1st blood test CD4 560 VL 65,000. 2nd blood test CD4 485 VL 16,000. I suspect I contracted the virus 18-24 months ago. I smoke 20-30 cigarettes a day (trying to cut...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Sorry to hear of your situation.I do agree with your doctor about your prognosis-- yes, it is likely that you won't require medications for some time. Many large studies allow us to make predictions of the rate of CD4 cell decline and the risk... Read more »

Question #1: Are those who pass on infection reckless?Question #2: Do responsible people take steps to protect themselves?

What evidence is there of behavior change among those who find out they have HIV? My next question would be: how do you know most people with HIV are responsible? Could they really be responsible if they got the disease from someone else?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your questions. People who are HIV positive do not know it,until they are tested. Until they get tested, they may unknowingly transmitthe virus to others. Many people who are infected (but have not yet beentested) do not perceive... Read more »

POSITIVE ATTITUDE Thanks to you Dr. Bob

Hi Dr. Bob,It has been one year since I was told I had HIV. I want to Thank You for being there and answering my many questions in my first weeks of dealing with this. My first thought was to give in and end things but then I found "The...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thank you for taking the time to write in. You've increased your CD4 count 100 percent! 268 to 520! Excellent news! You are absolutely correct about needing a positive attitude. A recent study (even reported on CNN and in The New York... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Reuters Examines How Laws, Conservative Attitudes Are Hampering Efforts to Fight HIV/AIDS in Malaysia

Reuters on Thursday examined how some laws and widespread conservative attitudes are hindering efforts to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS in Malaysia, a predominantly Muslim country where high-risk groups are driven "deeper underground" because of the... Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

HIV/STD Knowledge, Attitudes, and Risk Behaviors Among Hmong-American Adolescents

A new study in the Journal of Sex Education and Therapy examines self-reported HIV/STD knowledge, attitudes, and risk behaviors among Hmong-American adolescents. The Hmong are native to southern China and southeast Asia. It is estimated that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Uganda: Cultural Attitudes and Rumors Are Lasting Obstacles to Safe Sex

Infection rates have begun increasing again in Uganda, and AIDS counselors interviewed in Bwindi blame cultural norms and disease-related myths. In much of Uganda, including Bwindi, most people are subsistence farmers. Epidemiological reports show... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Changing Attitude Toward Sex Threatens South Korea

In South Korea, conservative mores discourage frank discussion about sex and some people say promiscuity and adultery are less common than in other Asian countries. Many health experts say society's renunciation of promiscuity is a major reason why... Read more »