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The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...illness and even death. Adults with diabetes are at high risk for heart disease. In fact, at least 65 percent of people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke. Some of the other possible complications of diabetes are: Blindness Kidney failure Blood vessel disease that requires an amputation Nerve damage (neuropathy) How Are Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Treated? Although diabetes can be a very serious disease, it can be...
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Request #2 HIV I may be going blind too!!

Hello Dr. Bob I have sent you a question a few days back and have not seen anything back. I might be going blind though (tongue in cheek).Recap I had vaginal intercourse for about 20-30 secs max, till I my big head told me this was not smart. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...affect the validity of your negative 12.5-week Home Access test.2. You don't have an autoimmune disease, remember?3. Nope.4. Nope.HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV tests are warranted.Thanks for your support of The Robert... Read more »


a friend of mine is experiencing blindness in the left eye, and the doctor said is an effect of ARV please how can this problem be solved.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...can also involve the eye as can non-AIDS related problems so sometimes no clear if problem is caused by the body's response to HIV treatment. KH Read more »

support for people with CMV/blindness

Hello,I would like to know if there is a group or organization for people with CMV Retinitis who suffered blindness as a result of complications from HIV. Can you help point me toward any specific types of support that you would recommend? I live in...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I am unaware of any specific organization/support group in Miami for persons with CMV retinitis. Your ophthalmologist or HIV specialist or local HIV community organization might have some ideas for you. Any ideas from readers of this site would... Read more »

HIV Partner going blind

My boyfriend has recently been told that his current treatment for eyes has been unsuccessful and he will be probably blind within 6 months. He is already blind in one eye and I'm struggeling with ways to support him - do I automatically take on a...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
The best advice I can give you is to ask your boyfriend what would be most helpful and supportive to him. Everyone is different as to what they find helpful in situations such as this. It is important that both of you find the coping styles that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Singer Etana Joins Caribbean Anti-HIV/AIDS Campaign

... The Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership has tapped reggae singer Etana for its outreach to raise HIV/AIDS awareness in the region. Etana recently traveled to Barbados, where she met with organizers Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

2002 Heroes in the Struggle Award Recipient Rep. Diane Watson Hosts South African Singer and HIV/AIDS Activist Yvonne Chaka Chaka at Final Public Forum Before Retiring

...public forum she will hold as a member of Congress, welcomes Yvonne Chaka Chaka to South Los Angeles with a screening of the singer's just-released documentary, The Motherland Tour: A Journey of African Women. This event will take place at... Read more »
The Body

First Person: An Interview With Shelley Singer

...part of the series This Positive Life . To subscribe to this series, click here . About Shelley Singer Age: 49 Age: xx --> Home: Los Angeles, Calif. ... Read more »
The Body

BBC Tackles HIV, Disclosure and Criminalization as German Singer's Trial Begins

... German pop singer Nadja Benaissa is facing criminal charges for not disclosing her HIV status before having unprotected sex -- and subsequently Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »


Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...panic of something happening to me, such as a car crash, heart attack, even murder but I'm sure all our minds were far off from HIV. She said if she ever lost me, she would join me. That scares me the most. And she now has a 4 mo. old baby she... Read more »

Im new and want friends!=)

Posted by chula93, 1 Reply
...hey! i am new here. I have had HIV all my life. i was born with it. Anyway, i thought it would be nice to talk to other people. Dame un mesaje si tu quieres=) Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »