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Can A Person Diagnosed With Hiv/aids Be Denied A High School Education In Ri?

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV, Other STD and Pregnancy Prevention Education in Public Secondary Schools -- 45 States, 2008-2010

In the United States, 46% of high school students have had sexual intercourse and potentially are at risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and pregnancy. 1 The National HIV/AIDS Strategy... Read more »

Redefine Positive: A Mom of an HIV-Positive Son Seeks to Reform HIV/AIDS Educational Resources in Public Schools

Occasionally, we here at are lucky enough to hear from readers who volunteer to craft their own articles sharing their stories and thoughts. This is one of those articles. Several years ago, when my oldest was in the 5th grade, I... Read more »
Copernicus Books

Denying AIDS

An excerpt from Denying AIDS , published by Copernicus Books, an imprint of Springer Science & Business Media (2009). To purchase this book, click here . Preface Chapter 6: Getting Out of Denial In and Out of Denialism Why... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Quality of life for long-term HIV+ Persons. What to expect if diagnosed with multple HIV related illnesses?

I have been HIV+ for about 10 years now. Ive been on several different medication regimes, since I was first diagnosed, and my counts have all been excellent over the years (CD4 above 400 and Viral load undetectable). Ive also had the same Doctor...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The Side Effect of therapy forum is focused on brief discussions of side effects of specific HIV medication. In general there is continued concern that long term infection with HIV can lead to premature aging and maybe associated with a wide range... Read more »

How can i bring HIV/AIDS testing to my high school?

I am a dually enrolled high school LPN student. My colleagues and I had the idea of having an HIV/AIDS awareness week were our ultimate goal would be to properly educate students in HIV/AIDS and have the health department come in and provide free...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I applaud your laudable efforts to bring HIV/AIDS awareness, science-based HIV prevention education, and HIV testing to your high school. My foundation has funded similar efforts on college campuses and found the experience to be profoundly... Read more »

Help needed for HIV Education (AIDS DENIALISTS)

Hi Dr Bob,I always read this site and being a regular traveller to Africa i always pass of safe sex info to the locals.I have one gentthere who denies HIV/Aids is real and usually bounces all kind of info at me to back up his claim. Can you please...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I've addressed this topic many times in the past. I'll reprint a few of my comments from the archives below. You can find many more with a simple search. In addition I'll post some articles from AIDS Treatment News that address... Read more »

Denied benefits/workplace issues/housing

Thank you in advancwe for your wonderful site. Many of my questions were answered in advance, hopefully saving time.Here is the situation. I am HIV+ (diagnosed two years ago). Since that time, I have remained at work, although I have had to go on...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Dear AB,Thank you for writing, and for not just muddling through this without help! You are in the thick of several dilemmas, and you don't have to go through it alone. Let's take your questions in order: 1. Can you be fired for being... Read more »
Connect With Others

Denying reality w/unsafe sex

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
Hi folks. This is difficult to relate, because I feel like a very dangerous criminal, but I am not sure where to turn for advice or an ass-kicking, so I am posting this here.

I'm poz since 2000, gay guy in NYC, sero-converted after break-up of a... Read more »

HIV scare puts Mo. school in uncertain territory

Posted by franfrog, 4 Replies
HIV scare puts Mo. school in uncertain territory
NORMANDY, Mo., Thu Oct 23, 08:11 PM

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I was denied an HIV test in Canada..

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply


I live in Alberta, Canada and about a 5 weeks ago I had
a possible exposure. I went to the provincial clinics here and was turned down for an HIV test because their policy is to test only 3 months after the possible incident. They feel
that... Read more »

Support for professional women diagnosed with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
I know that this disease doesn't discriminate. But I feel so alone as a black woman living with this disease. I'm the person in the family that everyone looks up to. I attended the best Universities, have a great career, beautiful home and car... Read more »