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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 »

low t-cell/high viral load in newly infected individual

My brother tested positive to hiv a month ago, and is showing a cd4 of 50, viral load of 200,000. He also suffers numbness of his feet/hands. The doctors suggested he must have been infected 10 years ago, but he did have a negative test result in...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It is possible to have been infected 5 years ago and have a CD4 count of 50 now. His doctors are referring to studies which suggest that people on average lose about 50-70 CD4 cells per year of infection. Treatment should be very effective in... Read more »

will individuals today affected with hiv all share this fate?

Hi Doctor Wohl, I just recently read the article by Gregg Gonsalves posted here under what's new at the body. Gonsalves states in the passage,"With Fred Gormley's death; the death of my friend, Frank Moore; and Indian AIDS...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Jennifer, Sometimes I feel we do forget we are dealing with a deadly virus for which there is no known cure. We are still living in the heady days of potent HIV therapies, where one cocktail is easily swaped for another and people complain more... Read more »
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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 »

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 »