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Autism And Hiv

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Possible blood transmission risk

Hi I work with autistic children and another adult. The kids were wrapping her arm with some post-it tape and she received a cut from one of the kids who was pretending to operate on her. They were just playing a doctor game with us. Anyway I...
Shannon Southall

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Rocky Mountain CARES
HITransmission of HIV requires a massive exposure to blood or other infected liquid for a prolonged period of time. In the example that you have described the risk of HIV transmission is not present. First of course the child would have to be living... Read more »

pre-chewed food + donation question PRE-CHEWED FOOD, HIV TRANSMISSION RISK, 2010)

Dear Doctor, I read the CDC article about exposure through pre chewed food for infants. Apparently... Read more »

what to expect

i was raped by a person infected with hiv. i went to the e.r. and was given an array of drugs to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alabama: New AIDS Agency Head Targets Stigma, Fundraising

Fighting stigma and raising funds will be among the top priorities for Billy Kirkpatrick, who is taking the helm as executive director of West Alabama AIDS Outreach. He replaces Mona Ochoa-Horsham, who left this summer after leading the agency for a... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Republicans to ADAP's Rescue?

Two Republican U.S. Senators have introduced legislation to help struggling state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs by using money from the federal economic stimulus package that was signed into law last year. But Democratic lawmakers, who have... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Pioneering AIDS Doctor Cites Costs, Insurance in Closing Down Practice

The physician who identified the earliest cases of Kaposi's sarcoma associated with HIV is leaving his San Francisco practice to become a consultant on chronic fatigue syndrome and autism in Manhattan. Dr. Marcus Conant, who started the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Georgia: Specialty Tag to Benefit AIDS Organization

On Nov. 7, according to the office of Georgia's secretary of state, 67.4 percent of voters approved amending the state's constitution to allow state funds from the sale of specialty license tags to go directly to the organizations they endorse.... Read more »
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to all the worried wells...

Posted by roma2010, 3 Replies
XMRV is a new retrovirus recently discovered in 2006 and is now being linked to conditions like MS,CFS, autism and fibro, this is a much much easier virus to get than HIV because a lot of people that have it don't know it or think they have some... Read more »


Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
i was diagnosed with hiv in sept. 1995, and was put on medication almost immediatly. since then i have basically secluded myself from the outside world. would really enjoy hearing from other people in similar situations... i am actually doing pretty... Read more »


Posted by southernpride34, 1 Reply
Ive been positive for 13yrs now. Yes there have been ups and downs and i worry like crazy. I was even married to a man who i thought loved me, but he only caused more harm than good. Im a single mother of 3and one of my boys has autism/pdd, my days... Read more »