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Effects Of Caring For Hiv Spouse At Home

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...There is research suggesting that between 10-50% of new infections happen during the acute infection stage. Many feel that identifying and making interventions during this period will greatly reduce infection rates. A cost-effective and efficient way to combine standard ELISA tests with viral load tests is called a "pooled PCR". Viral load tests are expensive to do individuallys. Instead of performing viral load tests on individual blood...
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Mom offers $50!! (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

First I'd like to say your website is Godsend!Second, my daughter bought a few outfits at the mall, she pulled one of the pants out and noticed there was some redish stain. If it was blood from an HIV infected person, would this pose a risk? She...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...stained pants in your washer, the purpose being to get the stain out, as there wouldn't be any live virus to "kill!" Regarding caring for an HIV/AIDS patient at home, yes, sheets can be washed (use detergent with bleach) and dried without any... Read more »

How will Medicare and Health Care Reform effect HIV + people

I am very worried about the effect the new health care reform will be for people with HIV and AIDS. I am on Cobra and also now disabled from AIDS complications. I will not be eligible for Medicare till 2011 though. When Cobra is over in June 2010, I...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

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It is really too soon to sya. The healthcare reform bills change almost daily. I anticipate that as we get closer to the end of the month we will have a clearer view. Read more »

I'm worried about giving my new b/f HIV through Oral Sex (DISCLOSURE, 2009)

I am HIV+, been poz for 15 years now. My T-Cell count is normal and my viral load is undetectable, thanks to HAART. I live in a tiny podunk town where HIV is not talked about. I recently met a young buck and we have the hots for each other. We...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...boyfriend. Waiting longer is not going to make things any less awkward. His response may surprise you, and could range from a caring heart-to-heart discussion to a cranial meltdown and wall-punching. Hopefully, he won't say either "See ya later"... Read more »

Concerns Careing from HIV patient (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

I recently started caring from my brother who has Full blown AIDS with Cryptococcus meningitis. I wasnt paranoid about it until my toddler covered herself over with his throw and suddenly got a rash on both her arms and face. She had been inside all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the term "Full Blown AIDS" anymore, because in reality there is no such thing as "Partially Blown AIDS." I'm delighted you are caring for your brother in his time of need. I wish all AIDS patients had loving family members to care for them and... Read more »
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The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...GI symptoms at first such as: Diarrhea Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite Pains Gas When these symptoms occur as side effects of HIV treatment, they are usually mild, and tend to go away after the a few days or weeks as your gut gets used... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...transcriptase inhibitor ( NNRTI), and protease inhibitor (PI) classes are associated with liver damage. NRTIs can have negative side effects that may lead to liver problems. One such side effect is mitochondrial toxicity. Mitochondria are inside... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

...important is family history. If someone in your family has had heart disease, you have a higher risk. Age and gender also have an effect on heart health. Generally, men have a greater risk than women and at an earlier age. For men, risk begins... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Choosing an HIV Care Provider

... Why Is Choosing an HIV Care Provider Important? Training and Experience Do You Have Similar Ideas About Treating HIV? The Provider-Patient Relationship Read more »
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He/she is HIV+.......to love or not to love.

Posted by mandaree23, 10 Replies
...please take no offense to my post. I have been reading on thebody and other websites posts, forums, etc to better understand HIV/AIDS. I am doing so because I dearly love and care for my HIV+ boyfriend. He was diagnosed about three years, is... Read more »

fiance is +, I am -

Posted by eloise79, 11 Replies
...doing really well (the numbers just keep getting better at every 6 month visit and he is symptom-free, not counting the side-effects from his meds). It isn't something we talk about overly much and it doesn't really affect our day-to-day life,... Read more »

Caring for a person with HIV

Posted by 28262, 3 Replies
...When I found out the disabled adult living in my home had HIV this was a shock. But over time this went away and it was not a big deal. Sometimes it gets hard making sure the person takes Read more »

should i tell her

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...now i know i dont have hiv like you women in here but i just needed a women opinoin because it is some i love.Now today i am going to get std checked but Read more »