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I think the p.c. word is morbidity . I recently had an argument with one of the very few friends iv disclosed to who stated , "people don't die from aids anymore". For whatever reason after 4 years despite three meds ( kaletra,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Pillboy,Morbidity means illness. Mortality refers to pushing up daisies.Your friend is woefully misinformed. HIV/AIDS is a slowly progressive disease that does not have a cure. That makes it a terminal (fatal) condition. Yes, we have made... Read more »

bad death, horrible death, terrible death etc...

Hey Doctor Bob,I know this isn't really a question for this particular forum but how bad of a death is it to die from aids? I know I am not suppose to focus on it and I should be living every lovely moment to the fullest. However, I am always...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Sammy.Technically people don't die from AIDS per se. AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is caused by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), which, if untreated, slowly destroys the immune system. Once the immune system is... Read more »

Living after his death

I lived probably 10 years with a man who was HIV affected...We did'nt know it.When he get sick,he died two years after. I passed all the tests and I am negative and I can not believe it. How can it be possible? I asked the doctors and they...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
While you are clearly very fortunate to be uninfected, it is not completely surprising. While males transmit HIV to females more easily than females do to males, it is still far from 100%. For example, in one study looking at couples in which the... Read more »

Clean up after death of HIV positive suicide

We are taking possession of a home that was lived in by someone who was HIV positive. He committed suicide a month ago and we have just been given permission to go in. He shot himself, so I assume there will be dried blood. Should we take any...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.No special precautions are needed if the blood is dried and a month old. There would be absolutely no HIV-transmission risk.Dr. Bob... Read more »
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HIV Status on Death Certificate

Posted by SMARS, 3 Replies
I was told by the Health Professional here in the US that they have to put my HIV status on the death certificate. Considering the religion, culture, family and how I have been keeping this confidential between me and the only one person that I... Read more »

HIV - Life of death?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

California population according to 2000 census: 33871648

Number of people in California with AIDS according to the CDC: 1 in 200

0.5% (1 in 200) of 33871648 = 169358


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Length HIV lives outside the body?!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
It is impossible for it to live more than a couplr minutes, is this right? Read more »

getting older and living with HIV

Posted by nanma3, 4 Replies
I hit 50 years old last year and it has scared me to death cause I am afraid how getting older and having hiv will mix. I would like to know how some older women are dealing with it, I have been positive for 18+ years . My health is good so far.... Read more »