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Comforting Hiv Medication Success

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...to collect HIV infection reports by name and the vast majority of states now do so. Fortunately, public health reporting by name has been in place for many years for other communicable diseases and this information has been successfully protected by public health officials. More than 80 other diseases and conditions are currently required to be reported by name in California, including Hepatitis, tuberculosis, syphilis and Chlamydia. This...
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HIV Positive Partner

Hi Doctor,I'm a man and I'm in a relationship with an HIV positive man. I'm NEGATIVE. Our problem is we love each other but live with the constant battle of worrying if we can live this way. Can this work or will I eventually get infected?Help.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...without.2.Communication is key.3.Discuss with your partner what each of you feels is unsafe, based on medical facts and on individual comfort level.4.Create a safer-sex ritual you both agree on.5.Accept each other as different.6.HIV +'s feel... Read more »

starting HIV therapy (Brain-2)

Dear Dr. Feinberg, Thank you very much for your response. I did not realize this could be something as serious as encephalopathy. I will talk to my doctor about it at my next appointment. However, I will also take a couple of weeks of vacation to...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...HIV medicine is when the person is ready to do so and is committed to doing it right. If you take HIV combination therapy and successfully suppress your HIV viral load to below 50 copies, there is little chance of developing resistance-- that... Read more »

hiv+ and terrified

I am a 21 year old gay malejust diagnosed with hiv. I don't know where to turn. I just got comfortable with being gay a few years back and now I have this to deal with. I have all sorts of fears to confront with this, death is probably one...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...scary thing to learn to live with a potentially life threatening illness. But you do need support. Please call your local AIDS service organization and sign up for a support group. That way you can speak with others who are living with the... Read more »

Inteferon injections

I know you have probably seen this question so many times but I feel I have to seek some type of relief. my brother has HIV, was diagnosed last year after being gravely ill..(which was devastating) for the family...we just found out he needs to...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...There is lots of hope to be offered! The medication for HCV treatment is quite successful nowadays and it can be cured! People who tolerated their HIV medication do really well with interferon and ribavirin. He should Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Small Pharmacy Offers Help to HIV Patients

...the intimate setting," as well as the free services of Patient Advocate Josie Diaz, who offers private consultations on HIV, AIDS, and available resources. The numerous drugs and treatment options associated with HIV make it a complicated... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: State-of-the-Art: HIV/AIDS Medications for the Treatment Experienced

...shot at full suppression, and after that it became very difficult. With new drugs, with new characteristics, we have had better success in people who have failed perhaps their first, or even second, regimen, with viral rebound. I think what we're... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Metabolism Drugs That Speed Up Metabolism Other Types of Drug Interactions Drugs and Other Substances That May Interact With HIV Medications Other Types of Drugs That May Interact With HIV Drugs Food Taking Care of Yourself ... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Starting Anti-HIV Medications

... Terms Used in This Fact Sheet AIDS: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. AIDS is the most severe stage of HIV infection. People infected with HIV are diagnosed with AIDS when their CD4 count falls below 200 cells/mm 3 or if they develop Read more »
Connect With Others

THE PAIN BEHIND THE STIGMA

Posted by Anonymous
...""HIV/AIDS Positive stories Kids Quiz Quiz www links Services Feedback Stories Images FAQ Email Disclosure WE NEED EVERYONE WHO IS Read more »

im weak......7 weeks negative is useless

Posted by regretidiotz, 7 Replies
...im weak....i have a 7 weeks negative result but somehow i still cannot comfort myself that theres a possibility that i do not have hiv. not only are my symptoms too real (i have many of them), but my wife Read more »

HIV med success stories?

Posted by sunkyst, 7 Replies
...Does anyone here have any success stories with HIV meds i.e. you've been on treatment for a while and it's working well for you without too many serious side effects? Read more »

HIV SUCCESS STORIES-REPLY

Posted by kenya, 4 Replies
...grow to see our grand child get married. though am not yet on them; i have equally seen close relations fall to the machetes of hiv. seen them die, a slow, gruelling, painful, labourous, excrutiating, merciless and brutish death. but i know that... Read more »