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The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...of energy Some of the early signs of depression can be similar to those of HIV, making depression harder to diagnose. Depression can also be confused with sadness. But compared to sadness, depression is more intense, lasts longer, and interferes more with your day-to-day ability to function. Depression is not a normal part of being HIV positive and it is important to tell your health care provider if you have any of the symptoms listed...
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Grandfather and HIV (CASUAL CONTACT, 2009)

My mom said to email you, I'm 15 and just found out my grandpa has HIV. I'm so scared because my grandpa hugs/holds me for LONG periods of time(like 5 minutes), he also ALWAYS kisses my face, cheeks and when he's hugging/holding me, he kisses the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...these have blood mixed in them. You can help people with HIV eat, dress, even bathe, without becoming infected yourself, as long as you follow the steps described later in the section on "Protecting Yourself" later in this brochure. You do get... Read more »

Child's Casual Contact with HIV infected person

Hi,Every week, I bring my two year old with me to visit my grandmother. My cousin also lives with her and is HIV positive. I learned this a few months ago, when he started receiving treatment after actually being categorized as having AIDS. He is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...2009My mom said to email you, I'm 15 and just found out my grandpa has HIV. I'm so scared because my grandpa hugs/holds me for LONG periods of time(like 5 minutes), he also ALWAYS kisses my face, cheeks and when he's hugging/holding me, he kisses... Read more »

Please answer Dr. Bob (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

This may sound naive but I was wondering, I have a new woman who just joined at our office and I believe she has HIV. Due to the fact she has been ill for a while as she has informed me, she has legions and other bruises all over her body, I don't...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...her saliva/HIV in the milk and got into my bloodstream with the food? Will HIV survive in a normal fridge/drinks/food and how long? What about on everyday household items?I should note that my long term boyfriend (we have both been tested... Read more »

Re: HIV transmission Risk, WILL DONATE (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010)

Hi Doc,I just thought of another question after typing my original ones (below). #4. Would the fact that I get Cold Sores occasionally make it more likely for me to transmit HIV in the below circumstances? Specifically the one with the milk? I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...this.I was at a Business Meeting and I was talking with people. The Gentleman next to me was a HIV + person. As the meeting went along I was not paying attention and I turned around and grabbed his glass (water) and drank from his glass. It was... Read more »
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International AIDS Conference Day 3: Dr. Koh Speaks on HIV Travel Restrictions

...China lifted such travel restrictions this year. Last year, President Obama announced that the United States would lift its long-standing HIV-related travel restrictions , overturning a policy that had been in place since 1987. We view the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...such silicone injections are ultimately disfiguring, as the silicone migrates, changes shape, or hardens over time. Despite a long history of fatalities, infections, severe local tissue damage, and disfigurement, injecting "street" silicone is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Youth

...or young people, as persons who are 13-24 years of age. Statistics The following are based on data from the 35 areas with long-term, confidential name-based HIV reporting. * An estimated 4,883 young people received a diagnosis... Read more »
Mid-Atlantic ADA & IT Information Center

Questions and Answers: The ADA and Persons With HIV/AIDS

...example: An HIV-positive accountant required two hours off, bimonthly, for visits to his doctor. He was permitted to take longer lunch breaks and to make up the time by working later on those days. A supermarket check-out clerk with AIDS had... Read more »
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I just found out today my cousin has aids

Posted by VAmberwaves7, 3 Replies
...making his brain swell. The doctor said that even though they may get that under control that he probably wouldn't have that long to live. He is only I think just 23. I don't know how, he must of been sexually active when he was very young and... Read more »

navy testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...does the navy test annually for HIv Read more »

I'm scared

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
My boyfriend is positive and I'm negative. It took so many months for me to confirm my negative test and we've been very careful not to infect me. Yesterday, I was lying in bed in my underwear and my boyfriend was going to shower. I was upset... Read more »

food prepared by HIV positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...I have a family member, with whom I do not live, that has recently tested HIV positive. My concern now is should I eat food that the infected person has helped prepare (canning of fresh vegetables)when Read more »