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Do People Catch AIDS From Wrestling

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks your immune system. During its initial assault (which is known as acute infection or primary infection ), your immune system tries to mount a defense. That defense can cause many people to develop symptoms that usually go away after a few days. Here's the catch: Those symptoms, when they do occur (most people experience only very minor symptoms, some people experience none at all), are almost...
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HIV, Wrestling, and other Sports

While I am at this site I would like to pose this question to anyprofessional out there who would like to reply. Wrestling is a sport that Ienjoy very much. Is it safe to wrestle with a person who is HIV positive. Am I placing my life in jeopardy...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...been instituted in Nevada and otherprofessional boxing states. If a boxer were to bleed, the other boxer, thereferee, and the persons in the front row of the ring would be at risk ofinfection. So although HIV has never been transmitted through... Read more »

Competitive in Sports with HIV ??

Do you think it's possible to still stay at the top for a few more years in aphysically hard sport after getting HIV. Or will you normally loose to muchmuscles and weight, and the feeling of having high energy ?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...question. In regard to how long a person can stayphysically fit with HIV, this varies tremendously from person to person. Some people can stay fit, and capable of playing physically demanding sportsfor years. Other persons may quickly lose... Read more »

Loss of sexual interest and HIV

Dear Mike , I am a 28 year old woman who was diagnosed with hiv in 1996. I have dated casually since my diagnosis with nothing really serious until four months ago when I met a man that I really care...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...complex. There is no simple way to fix this. The two suggestions I have are to either join a support group for other HIV positive people or just HIV positive women where you will be able to talk about the issue of your being sexually active... Read more »

suicidal with hiv

I know I have HIV/AIDS and I want to commit suicide. No blood tests have confirmed this yet but I expect that they will soon. What should I do? It may be easier to end it now than to have to wait on and hear those results. I can't deal with it. ...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...him or her of how you are feeling. Having HIV or AIDS is not a reason to kill yourself. There are hundreds of thousands of people in the US who are living full, productive lives having been diagnosed as HIV+ or AIDS.Call for help today!Michael... Read more »
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How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...safe and effective for those purposes. Regular medicine does not have a cure for HIV. Because it is a serious illness, many people with HIV disease are willing to try almost anything to get healthy. Some unproven treatments may be harmless, but... Read more »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

...increased risk ofdeveloping osteoporosis (weak bones) after menopause, but studies have also shown thatHIV infection increases a person's risk of losing bone mineral density. Thisplaces both HIV+ men and women at increased risk of osteoporosis.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...in 34 markets. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race. New HIV Infections refers to HIV incidence , or the number of people that are newly infected with HIV. The term men who have sex with men (MSM) is used in CDC surveillance... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...PN? PN Treatments Finding Support References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will develop problems that involvethe nervous system. The nervous system controls thinking, movement,... Read more »
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Potential HIV risks please help

Posted by 613, 3 Replies
...my risks 1. Received oral sex from a woman in 2006 (unprotected) 2. fingered the same girl 3. touched blood of 2 different people at different times and had no cuts on my hand 4. Wrestled and afraid I got someone's blood in a cut on my back... Read more »

He/she is HIV+.......to love or not to love.

Posted by mandaree23, 10 Replies
...unconditional love. Unconditional love is something a lot of us speak about but rarely offer. So here goes! I am SO tired of people sending in posts asking what they should do about the person they are in love with due to the fact that they... Read more »

blood-to-blood exposure?

Posted by paranoid_android, 2 Replies
...Please help me, A friend of mine volunteers and looks after AIDS orphans. She also French (deep) kisses lots of people on a frequent basis. She also chews her fingers until the point where they bleed slightly. Yesterday she playfully wrestled me Read more »

Newly diagnosed. Need to chat, find support

Posted by Amadoda, 6 Replies
...experience the problms I read about here in terms of side-effects. Is this too soon to judge? I tend to become very focused being HIV positive and I do not want it to be my life. Any hints as to how one starts to move on? Are support groups... Read more »