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Can An Hiv Postive Person Take Botox

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thirty Percent of HIV-Postive Women in New York Get "Late" Diagnosis

New York state health officials say that approximately 30 percent of the state's women who are newly diagnosed with HIV receive an AIDS diagnosis at the same time or soon after their initial diagnosis. According to New York State Commissioner of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Estimating Sexual Transmission of HIV From Persons Aware and Unaware That They Are Infected With the Virus in the USA

New HIV infections stem from both people who are aware they are HIV-positive (about 75 percent of infected persons in the United States) and HIV-positive people who are unaware they carry the virus (about 25 percent of infected persons in the United... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk-Based Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Testing Fails to Detect the Majority of HIV-Infected Persons in Medical Care Settings

In order to assess opportunities for early HIV diagnosis in a comprehensive public health care system, the researchers undertook a retrospective review of patients newly diagnosed with HIV from September 2001 to December 2003. Of 348 patients newly... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV postive and exposure to sunlight

Hello,I was wondering if one is HIV postive, does exposure to sunlight become a problem ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Exposure to the sun is a problem whether one is HIV positive or not. In one weekend several years ago I had two AIDS patients die of metastatic melanoma. There is a concern that HIV infected persons may have an increased rate of skin cancer (not... Read more »

hepatitis/hiv postive

i am hiv/hepatitis-b positive.i have had to stop med's due to increase in liver number or hept-b level in the liver.what meds do u recommend for persons who are both hiv/hept-b infected.thank you for your response....
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The best drug is lamivudine or 3TC. You may have already taken it. Famclovir has a little activity and abacavir has a very little activity. You may have to take pegylated interferon to get your liver under control before you can take your HIV meds.... Read more »

I just found out my boyfriend is HIV postive

I've been with my boyfriend over a year now. We been having unprotected sex. I was tested negative. He told me that I won't get it as long as he taking his med. is that true? Can we still have a normal sex life? I don't like using...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:You can absolutely still have a normal sex life. However, it is going to involve lots of communication on both your parts. In this case, knowledge is power. It is going to be important for the two of you to discuss the risks and to decide... Read more »

Spiritual issues for HIV postive people

I am a graduate student at Virginia Commonwealth University studying women with HIV. I am looking for basic information about the spiritual issues for HIV infected people. I intend to work with people with HIV and AIDS after graduation and would...
Steven Pieters

Response from Steven Pieters

Metropolitan Community Church of LA
From my perspective, some of the spiritual issues for HIV infected people are:1) Creating and sustaining hope. Hope is a vital ingredient to life with HIV. Check out my early columns here at The Body for more information.2) Facing death. Even... Read more »
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Ex boyfriend HIV postive

Posted by honeybee55_1952, 4 Replies
I am not sure what I should do...I but for the grace of God didnt get HIV from my exboyfriend he didnt tell me until after we had been together quiet awhile and then I forced the issue because of the pills I saw him taking...I found out he has had... Read more »

HIV postive/cd4 count normal/ vl 37thousand

Posted by jniteowl69, 4 Replies
Iwas just recently tested pos. I have been getting flu like sympthons alot and I have lost over 100 lbs,my lmp.nodes are swallon and I get tired really easy my cd4 is 999 and my vl is in 37 thousand ,is this normal to be getting these sympthons? I Read more »

Does HIV postive really mean anything?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
HI forgive me i say soemthing that may sound stupid. I have read alot abt HIV AND AIDS, BUT recently reading Christine Maggiore i am wondering is she might be right. She challenges almost every known fact on HIV/aids 'That many experts now contend... Read more »

I know it's postive!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Well I took an HIV test today and I know its going to come back postive because my boyfriend of 3 years is also postive.
I'm just trying to deal with this news, the nurse will call Friday with the results amd i will come back to post.
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