Effect Of Hiv On Society

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Smoking and HIV

...smoking marijuana as well as tobacco. Having HIV increases the risk of chronic lung disease. Smoking can interfere with processing of medications by the liver. It can also worsen liver problems like hepatitis. Smoking and Side Effects People with HIV who smoke are more likely to suffer complications from HIV medication than those who don't. For example, those who smoke are more likely to experience nausea and vomiting from taking HIV...
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is use of homeopathic medicine for sinusitis during window period of hiv has any effect on hiv??? (HOMEOPATHY, 2010)

sir...i am using homeopathic medicine for sinusitis(sinus in nose) disease since nov 2009 and is continuous using that till now....on 30 mar 2010 i had a sex with a prostitute 0f unknown hiv status and on 01 sep 2010 and on 15 sep 2010 i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...day that did far more harm than good. Thinking that these treatments were intended to "balance the body's 'humors' by opposite effects," he developed his "law of similars"a notion that symptoms of disease can be cured by extremely small amounts... Read more »

I am HIV+ 30 days ago

I just find out that I am HIV+ 30 days and I like to know when is the right time to start meds?I travel overseas, I see meds are good to take them every 12hrs at night but when I travel, with the time changes, are there any way I could work the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...a very individual decision. Treatments are better tolerated now than in the past and we hope will have fewer long-term side effects. Also information about the effects of HIV on the body is growing. Guidelines from the CDC, Interational AIDS... Read more »


I'm a gay male form Vermont, 54, have been pos 22 years and finally, after all of the myriad meds, highs and lows and being brought back from the abyss in the mid 90's, have tested undetectable during the past year. It feels good. And beyond...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,There is no question that being on effective combination antiretroviral therapy that drives HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels significantly decreases the risk Read more »


Hello Dr. Rob,This is my first visit to your forum. I have read only a handful of your posts and have gotten a lot of valuable information from them. The one question that I have is regarding your political views. You are in a place to give so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...prescription drug benefit and wasting billions of taxpayer dollars on abstinence-only sex education programs that have been proven ineffective while failing to fund clean needle-exchange programs that have been scientifically proven to be very... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Civil Society Groups in Mozambique Pledge to Help Standardize National Strategies Against HIV/AIDS

...Mozambican National Network of Organizations Against AIDS, said civil society groups are committed to contributing to a more effective assessment of the national response to HIV/AIDS. Ripanga said, "We are committed to establishing effective... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Namibia to Set Up Local Chapter of Alliances of Mayors Against HIV/AIDS

...Mayors and local leaders from across Namibia met in Windhoek on July 20 to brainstorm about how to campaign effectively against HIV/AIDS, according to the Web site of the newspaper the Namibian . The local leaders, hosted by Windhoek Mayor Read more »
U.S. Department of State

Reaction to the Death of Ugandan LGBT Activist David Kato

...any population at risk for HIV undermine the fight against the disease. Courageous leaders help societies move forward with an effective public health response by promoting respect for the human rights of all people. David was such a leader for... Read more »
National AIDS Housing Coalition

The Philippines: Housing for People Living With HIV/AIDS

...respondents wereunemployed and living below the poverty line. In the current economic climate, coupled with thedebilitating effects of the disease, acquiring adequate employment to support the basic needs ofshelter, food, and medicine is... Read more »
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Maitake, mushrooms against HIV?

Posted by spain, 1 Reply
...Hi, does anyone have experience with taking supplements of the Maitake or other healing mushrooms? I've read Maitake kills HIV in vitro, but research on that is old, and I haven't found any study in humans. Taking supplements in high doses of... Read more »

Being a straight man in the world of HIV

Posted by poztrainer, 6 Replies
...recognized as human beings, regardless of their sexual preferences... I find that in a world living in ignorance, to the cause and effects of HIV and AIDS on the very soul of the people living with it...that I need to fight to be recognized as a... Read more »


Posted by Sparkles4life, 1 Reply
...how do you take care of your self on meds and hivRead more »

OK.......The big question "disclosure"

Posted by cunta_stalwart, 3 Replies
...This must be one of the biggest things that effectHIV+ people when trying to live in society, it is the single thing that can cause almost total isolation depending on how you Read more »
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