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Confidentiality Of Hiv-related Information Act

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Telling Others You're HIV Positive

... What Are the Issues? General Guidelines Special Situations Getting Help What Are the Issues? When you test positive for HIV, it can be difficult to know who to tell about it, and how to tell them. Telling others can be good because: You can get love and support to help you deal with your health. You can keep your close friends and loved ones
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HIV is HIV - is what is is..isn't it? Obama (TRAVEL BAN, 2010)

Hi Doc!!HIV is what is is: an incredible danger. Why, then, are some body fluids more infectious than others? If a person has got HIV, than they've got HIV and that's it! Anything can be infectious! The virus in the blood is still the same as in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,You are incredibly misinformed abut HIV/AIDS on multiple levels. Fact: Not all bodily fluids are infectious for HIV. Sweat, tears, nasal mucous, urine, vomitus and feces Read more »

I need advice, please?

I have just been diagnosed HIV positive and I am still processing that in my mind, I am thinking what is next for me, should I call my primary doctor? Should I take another test just to be sure? I can not ask to my boss to let me go to see a doctor...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(see below). I would suggest you spend some time reviewing the wealth of information on this site, in its archives and on the related links. For instance on The Body's homepage, there is a chapter entitled "Just Diagnosed." This is a good place... Read more »

alcohol and HIV tests (ALCOHOL AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2009)

I am a college student and I've done a fair amount of drinking in the past. I got tested at 3 months and then at one year. Both tests were negative but I went out and drank the night before the test I took at the one year. Does alcohol affect these...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Stud.,Being in college, you should be a bit more adept in doing research. The answer to your questions was waiting for you in the archives of this forum.See below!Dr. BobCan drinking alcohol affect HIV test results Feb 2, 2009I had an HIV test... Read more »

Immigration laws in the USA relating to HIV

Dear Sowadsky,If a non US citizen living in USA with visa and work permission takes an HIV test in US and then baad enogh should test positive can the person alos be forced to leave US based on the HIV status? Second if a person needs to extend the...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. First of all, in the United States, confidentiality laws regarding HIV, and any other medical information, applies to anyone, regardless of a persons immigration status. Laws at both the federal Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...your body systems are functioning If you have side effects from the drugs If you are having problems that are not related to HIV Examples of lab tests: complete blood count, blood chemistry (explained in this sheet) The... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Clinical Trials

...Components of Clinical Trials The Stages of Treatment Trials Should I Participate in a Clinical Trial? Clinical Trials and HIV+ Women What Are Clinical Trials? The term clinical trial is used to describe many different types of... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...your body systems are functioning If you have side effects from the drugs If you are having problems that are not related to HIV Examples of lab tests: complete blood count, blood chemistry (seesheet called Understanding Lab Tests... Read more »
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Job related HIV experiences

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Hi, I was wondering if having HIV has ever become a problem for anyone in the workplace? Has anyone ever had an experience of discrimination? Does anyone keep Read more »

Online Study: Your views

Posted by Nina
...Informatics at University College London, UK. The project is looking at the use of online support groups for people affected by HIV and AIDS from the users points of view. I am hereby inviting anyone who is interested to take part in the study.... Read more »

Online Study: Your views- a reminder

Posted by Nina
...Informatics at University College London, UK. The project is looking at the use of online support groups for people affected by HIV and AIDS from the users points of view. I am hereby inviting anyone who is interested to take part in the study.... Read more »

Online Study: Your views

Posted by Nina
...Informatics at University College London, UK. The project is looking at the use of online support groups for people affected by HIV and AIDS from the users points of view. I am hereby inviting anyone who is interested to take part in the study.... Read more »