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Family Counseling For Hiv Positive

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Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...people try to "self-medicate" by using drugs or alcohol to make their problems go away. If you feel that an underlying issue, such as depression or anxiety, causes or adds to your substance use, ask your health care provider or AIDS service agency for a referral to a mental health provider. Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Studies show that there is a connection between depression and HIV care, treatment, and disease progression....
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Are my kids at risk?

My son has AIDS. I don't know for how long, he is 19 years old and I found out when I found his medications in his room. I was checking for drugs because hes been acting strange, but sure as anything didnt expect this. I have three younger kids, the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...his desire to keep his diagnosis secret.I suggest you, your wife and your son sit down and discuss the situation rationally. Family counseling may be very beneficial. Go with your son to his HIV/AIDS specialist physician visits and talk with his... Read more »

Worried Father

Dear Bob,This isn't a question. I just want to issue a "Bravo!" in your direction for your excellently phrased response to the "Worried Father".I live in the UK, am gay, a bit older than you, my partner's a Clinical Scientist, and I am an actor and,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thanks for your support! Hmmm . . . a UK gay actor pianist who appreciates Shaw? Ian? Ian McKellen, is that you? (Loved you in Gods and Monsters. Can't wait to see you in the Da Vinci Code and next X-Men sequel.)Stay well!Dr. Bob Read more »

i'm terrified, any help appreciated

Hi Dr Bob,You seem very caring and I am living in an absolute hell at the moment terrified that I'm hiv positive. About six weeks ago I was anally raped. I had symptoms which were weight loss, rash and loss of appetite which my doctor attirbutes to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...definitively confirm your HIV-negative status.As for symptoms, you do not have CMV retinitis. That is a late-stage complication of AIDS. Again, I agree with your doctor. Your symptoms are most likely directly related to psychological trauma... Read more »

You said it like it needed to be said....

Dear Dr. Bob,I am a case manager for an ASO serving a rural area in middle America. Yes, I am in the belt buckle of the bible belt. I wanted to offer praise for your response to "Worried Dad". I have seen first hand how families will shut out my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...his desire to keep his diagnosis secret. I suggest you, your wife and your son sit down and discuss the situation rationally. Family counseling may be very beneficial. Go with your son to his HIV/AIDS specialist physician visits and talk with his... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Jamaica Gleaner Examines Issues Surrounding Pregnancies Among HIV-Positive Women

...Control and Prevention . --> Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv . The ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

...Line What Is PEPFAR? In 2003, the U.S. congress passed a bill to provide money to foreign governments to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This plan is the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR.) It is the largest... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...several physical disorders. About 5% to 10% of the general population gets depressed. However, rates of depression in people with HIV are as high as 60%. Women with HIV are twice as likely as men to be depressed. Being depressed is not a sign... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenya to Train Health Workers to Counsel HIV-Positive People, Prevent Further Transmission

... "Kenyan health workers have been missing the opportunity to prevent HIV-positive people from infecting others because they lack the skills and knowledge to counsel this population, say specialists," Read more »
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Today is my "HIV Birthday."

Posted by mikeosito, 7 Replies
...Seven years ago today, I found out I am HIV-positive. I'm thinking a lot today about how my life has changed since that day. You know, I have to say, there has been good Read more »

My Brother Tested HIV Positive

Posted by PJ211, 3 Replies
I really don't know what to say or how to talk to him about it. How do I start without falling apart in the process? The irony is that we're twins and it tears me apart. I always knew he needed to be safe, but I know he's lived a dangerous... Read more »

Husband is bisexual

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...oral sex and watching other men have sex] for quite a while. I only found out that he is bisexual when he found out he has HIV. I don't know what to do now. I think I still love him but I'm so angry I can't stand it. We have been married for... Read more »

My sister is HIV+ and has shingles

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I was just wondering if anyone had experience with HIV and shingles. She's been fighting the shingles now for about 5 months and they'll just start to go away and then come back again. Read more »