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Cost Of Living With Hiv

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Couples With Mixed HIV Status

... Serodiscordant Couples What Are the Special Issues for Mixed Couples? Reducing the Risks Using a Condom Other Ways to Reduce Risk If You Are Exposed to HIV ... Having Children if the Man Has HIV Having Children if the Woman has HIV Serodiscordant Couples Couples with one person who is HIV-positive and one who is HIV-negative are sometimes called "serodiscordant" or
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iam 26yrs been poz for 3yrs now and had cyptococcol menenjitis thats how i knew my status because i had to test for hiv.iam taking fluconazole, truvada and efavirenz. i have five questions only 1) i have pains and sometimes bleeding when i visit the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...From what you described you are on a very good HIV regimen with a good CD4 count-that is encouraging. HIV level measurements may not be available where you live due to cost. ideally Read more »

Ref. My Questionable HIV Diagnosis

Dr. Frascino, your response to my presentation regarding my recent diagnosis which I had found confusing and I was going to seek a second opinion/testing, came to me as quite poignant. You proved to me that indeed you are well informed and educated...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello again Dan,I'm so glad I proved to you that I'm "well informed and educated about HIV/AIDS conditions" . It appears you have much to learn about HIV/AIDS. I suggest you begin with the section on HIV basics that Read more »

Abstinence working in Africa?

Hey Dr. Bob,Is the Bush Administration correct when they say their abstinence program is working to prevent AIDS in Uganda? Maybe being prudish is the way to go?Samantha
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...dogma attempting to override scientific fact. I, too, have heard the rhetoric used by the administration, claiming the Uganda HIV/AIDS experience is "proof" that abstinence works! However, a look at the scientific facts reveals that while Uganda... Read more »

atripla vs viraday

I just tested positive and have a count of 206 and a load of 36,000. I was presribed atripla but found a genric called viraday. Due to the cost of atripla, I was wondering how you all felt about viraday. Pros and cons of each would be great!
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Viraday would not be available in the US- because it is manufactured off patent.So, if you live in the US where direct cost of HIV medications are rarely absorbed by the patient, Viraday isn't going to be much of an issue. If you live in India,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Proposed California Budget Cuts to State HIV/AIDS Programs Will "Cost Lives", Opinion Piece Says

...because they are sick, need welfare funds and state healthcare." Owens continues, "Their plan of balancing the budget will surely cost lives if HIV/AIDS funding is cut" (Owens, Desert Sun , 6/18). Back to other news for June 2009 Search... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CD4 Tests Can Reduce Costs, Extend Lives of HIV-Positive People in Africa, Study Says

... " Cost-Effectiveness of HIV Monitoring Strategies in Resource-Limited Settings ," Archives of Internal Medicine : The use of a CD4 test could help reduce Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, November 9, 2010

...9, 2010 Visit the Forums "Hot Topics" Library Change/Update Subscription Beyond HIV/AIDS Medications Living With HIV/AIDS Body Shape Changes & HIV/AIDS Mixed-Status Couples ... Read more »
The Body

Working to Break the Silence and Raise HIV/AIDS Awareness in Caribbean-American Communities

...and dedication but also the importance of family and community. As a community, we face a significant challenge in tackling HIV. Even though Caribbean Americans comprise less than 10 percent of the total U.S. population, they are included in the... Read more »
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cost of hiv

Posted by hopefulone, 8 Replies
...curious...what is the cost of hiv in terms of medical treatment...i am not currently on medicine and am curious what the disease costs some of you guys on an annual Read more »

My story

Posted by sunfire, 1 Reply
...I have had Hiv for 16 years now.I have had problems with little brother thinks it easy for someone with Hiv to get a job.He thinks the Read more »

1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. The CDC numbers, based on 2006 data, show the population living with HIV is growing as people become newly infected and as more patients survive thanks to HIV drugs. The report also... Read more »

Best places to live on the East Coast with the HIV

Posted by christo, 1 Reply
I am newly diagnosed and am just seeking a state with progressive doctors/treatment possibilities and outlets like support groups and other outlets. I spoke with a state worker in North Carolina and she told me to have that as my last option if... Read more »