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Can A Person Be Hiv Positive Forever

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Posted by sbev1981, 2 Replies
Hello All-
I am sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. The one thing that you need to remember is that you are going to be ok!! When I first got the shocking news from my doctor in January the first thing that went through my mind is "OMG my... Read more »


Posted by sbev1981
Hello All-
I am sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. The one thing that you need to remember is that you are going to be ok!! When I first got the shocking news from my doctor in January the first thing that went through my mind is "OMG my... Read more »

Should I test forever???

Posted by Jackie_Blue, 1 Reply
For all of you out that have been told by uninformed doctors or nurses that you need to test for so many YEARS, or still have symptoms that you feel can ONLY be attributed to HIV or worry about the fact the test might not have checked for everything... Read more »

Together Now, forever Now

Posted by howard, 4 Replies
This is a poem that I wrote a few months after my diagnosis and I sincerely hope that some of you can find strength and solace in these words. the poem has been copywritten so please don't try and copy it because I will sue if reprinted.

Together... Read more »

Yesterday, My Life Changed Forever

Posted by NeverLoved24, 4 Replies
I must start off saying that as if yesterday, I was this vibrant, full of life, African American 24yr young lady with a bright promising future ahead. Now, after getting my test back yesterday and hearing, I am sorry to tell you this but you are HIV... Read more »
Ask the Experts

AIDS forever???

I has Dx'd w/ Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (primary, CNS)(stage II) and went through the CHOP-Rituxan chemotherapy, and am in remission. Along w/ that Dx, came another Dx a week later: AIDS. I had a CD4 count of 250 at the time of Dx, now...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in a person who is HIV infected (no matter what the CD4 count) is an AIDS-defining diagnosis. The diagnosis of AIDS does not change, even if the CD4 count significantly increases above 200. See below for a more... Read more »

Does HIV mean my Anal HPV pain will be forever?

Hello. I'm a gay man who has anal warts. In order to treat them my doctor recommended surgery under anaesthetic. I had my first surgery about 12 months ago. I had a lot of pain for a few weeks, but after that it was fine. I had a recurrence...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Management of anal warts due to HPV infection can be challenging even in the HIV-negative population. HIV+ persons often have a more difficult time managing recurrent anal warts. Getting treated for the HIV with recovery of immune function may help... Read more »


Just diagnosed,haven't gone for my labs yet. But curious to know that once a HIV+ person starts meds is there any break in between if progress is made or will you take the meds forever ?...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Not clear. Currently, it is basically a forever kind of thing. In the future, maybe not. This is why it is really important to be physically and emotionally ready when you are to start meds. It has to become part of your lifestyle.DW... Read more »

Single Forever? A little Melodrama

Dr. Remien,I am a 23 year old man who found out about 5 months ago that I am HIV positive. Aside from that, I am in pretty good shape. My problem is that I'm so afraid of getting into a relationship with anybody. I feel like I don't...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
While I can appreciate you having some of the feelings you are having, you need to know that you are WRONG about not having the right to pursue a relationship. Yes, being in a mixed status relationship presents challenges for both partners, but it... Read more »
The Positive Project

The Positive Project: First Person Stories From HIV-Positive People

Most Recent Video September 2012: Cecilia Cecilia is a transgender woman, originally from China, who has been living with HIV for 18 years. A former substance abuser and survivor of assault, she shares the story of how stigma drove her away from... Read more »

How the Denver Principles Changed AIDS (and Health Care) Forever

You must know this, because it matters. Because it has already changed your life and you probably don't realize it. It was 1983. Just a year prior, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome became the fearful nameplate for the murderer of gay friends... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Personal Care Home Settles Discrimination Complaint Filed by HIV-Positive Man

The attorneys representing a man who said that he was refused admission to a personal care home because of his HIV-positive status on Thursday said that the man had settled his discrimination complaint with the facility, the Associated Press ... Read more »