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St. John's Wort (Hypericin)

What Is St. John's Wort? What Are the Benefits of St. John's Wort? Why Do People With HIV Use St. John's Wort? How Is St. John's Wort Used? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It Interact With Other Therapies? The Bottom Line What Is St. John's Wort? St. John's Wort is a flowering plant. ("Wort" is an old English word for an herb or plant.) It grows in many parts of the world. Its scientific name is hypericum perforatum. All of the...
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Financial planning for the HIV+ individual

Hello, I was recently diagnosed as HIV+ and am looking for a good reference on financial planning for the HIV+ individual. Of course this has changed the way i view every aspect of my life and I need guidance on how to plan accordingly regarding...
Steve Berg

Response from Steve Berg

Insurance & Benefits Advocate AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)
Chad, unfortunately, I don't have a referral for you and financial planning is not my expertise. Have you contacted your local AIDS Service Organization for referrals? You might want to check the advertisments in your local gay publications or... Read more »

Losing individual insurance coverage

I am losing my BCBS of FL coverage paid by FL Aids Insurance Continuation Program as of 6/30/2012 because I have Medicare A, B & D. I called several Medigap providers and was told I cannot purchase their plans because of my HIV/AIDS pre-existing...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
Every state is having to deal with reduced funding and each state tries to accommodate it differently, and, unfortunately someone always suffers when funds are cut (assuming you're in the 99% with most of us). Moving from individual health... Read more »

Different Answers by different Docs (WHEN TO START TREATMENT, 2009)

Ok, this isn't a safe-sex question. I've read many of your replies to people and respect your wisdom. My CD-4 has been 800 to 1,000 this year and VL not above 24,000. It has been a big decision whether to start meds. I've had 2...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The reason you have gotten several different opinions on when to start combination antiretroviral therapy is that we really don't know the exact answer! If you were to follow the published recommended guidelines for when to begin treatment,... Read more »

What states continue individual major medical policies with state/fedgov funds?

I am HIV pos & AIDS symptomatic. I was diagnosed 5 years ago and almost immediately lost my business, my money, and my health. For the last 5 years or so I have been trapped by my fear of losing the private health policy I had in place when I...
Steve Berg

Response from Steve Berg

Insurance & Benefits Advocate AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)
Unfortunately, I don't know of a definitive list of states which have established insurance continuation programs. You can check the the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors in Washington DC. Their number is (202)434-8090... Read more »
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Looking for HIV positive/AIDS individuals to model

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm a photography student located on Long Island, in NY. I'm doing an editorial project on individuals living with HIV/AIDS. I would like to compassionately photograph you in your natural environment, as well as possibly in the studio. I... Read more »

Would you take 15 minutes to help change the life of another HIV positive individual?

Posted by adamneedsupport, 1 Reply
Hello everyone, my name is Adam and I am a Clinical Psychology PhD candidate trying to finish his dissertation. This is the last step I need to complete before receiving my degree. I have been HIV positive since the age of 16 and have struggled... Read more »

Would you take 15 minutes to help change the life of another HIV positive individual?

Posted by adamneedsupport
Hello everyone, my name is Adam and I am a Clinical Psychology PhD candidate trying to finish his dissertation. This is the last step I need to complete before receiving my degree. I have been HIV positive since the age of 16 and have struggled... Read more »

Would you take 15 minutes to help change the life of another HIV positive individual?

Posted by adamneedsupport
Hello everyone, my name is Adam and I am a Clinical Psychology PhD candidate trying to finish his dissertation. This is the last step I need to complete before receiving my degree. I have been HIV positive since the age of 16 and have struggled... Read more »