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Do People Get AIDS From Wrestling

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AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...products that are supposed to diagnose, treat, or cure HIV when those products have not been proven to be 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 others can be dangerous. For example, one brand of "Brain Wave Synchronizer" caused epileptic...
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Getting on with life

I am sure that this is probably a fairly popular question, but I am scared toget on with my life. I found out I was positive in Feb of 96. I used to havea full time job but never liked it I quit and found out awhile later that Iwas positive. I...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...otherorganizations either in the gay community or where you live that would liketo have a dedicated, intelligent person volunteer. People need to createmeaning in their lives, and satisfying work, whether paid or volunteer is oneway of... 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 »

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 »

Coping with still being alive!

The psychological issues related to being alive long past expectations from afew years ago are immense. Could you relate some of the major issues you'veencountered in your counseling experience that have emerged in the 1970s thatweren't issues, say,...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...now a whole host ofissues that have to do with balancing hope in the face of the new combinationtherapies. In addition some people have to manage their despair if they areone of the approximately 30% of people for whom the combination therapies... Read more »
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Black AIDS Institute

The Black AIDS Institute Applauds Congress' Passage of Historic Health Care Reform Bill

...for the 1.2 million Americans living with HIV/AIDS. Here are four things in the legislation that are critically important for people living with HIV/AIDS or any other chronic disease: Requires that all Americans obtain health insurance. This... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...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... 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 »
The Well Project

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 »

*sigh*

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
So how does everyone deal with depression? I always seem to be depressed, my confidence in my job seems to be going fast. No major health issues, just taking my meds. How does everyone keep themselves going? Thanks to all :) Read more »