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Family Support To Hiv Patients

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...rejection by their peers and families, and a lack of connection to the lesbian, gay, and bisexual community, intensifying the risk of HIV transmission and disease progression. Transgender persons report the lowest levels of family support compared with MSM and women who have sex with both men and women. Rejection from family and peers may lead to alienation and feelings of hopelessness, and may increase psychological and social vulnerability...
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Family support for one that is infected with HIV

My younger sister may be infected with the HIV virus. I have been doing research on the virus so that I am able to be there for her adn help her through this. My question for you is how infact I should deal with the results. I will be going with...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The best support you can give is to be by her side and reassure her that she is not alone in this. Educating yourself about HIV is also very helpful, because you can be more informed and objective in understanding what is happening during the... Read more »

Nurse stuck with Needle from HIV patient

Dr. Bob,Tonight during Thanksgiving dinner, my sister-in-law told me about having to go on PEP after a needle stick. She is an ER nurse and the patient is HIV positive with a very high viral load.She told me she was told the chances of getting HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...figures your sister-in-law mentioned are accurate. Her risk for occupationally acquired HIV from a needle stick from a source patient confirmed to be HIV infected is 1 in 300.Regarding PEP, you are correct: A course of PEP is 28 days, not 14. PEP... 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 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 love them.Your fears about transmission are unwarranted. I can't... Read more »


please refer my question of 4th march ,as u said its puzzling why my cd4 counts have decreased from 434 to 261 inspite of on haart for 3 months . as told my viral load has improved considerably from 100000 to now below 20000 but the cd4 count has...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HAART regimen since there are a myriad of individual factors which are crucial determinants for the best regimen for a given patients (including cost and availability issues in places like India). If the CD4 count is lagging despite effective... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Some Drugs Not Available to HIV/AIDS Patients in Ukraine

... According to a report by NTD Television , "Ukraine is now short of at least five" medications to treat patients with HIV/AIDS, which is putting the lives of 20,000 people at risk. "Ukraine's National HIV Support Network says that the Ministry Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Suicidality and Violence in Patients With HIV/AIDS

...Suicidal and Violent Behavior Estimation of Risk for Suicide or Violence Management and Referral of Suicidal and Violent Patients Imminent Suicidal or Violent Potential Non-Imminent Suicidal or Violent Potential With Accompanying... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...fluid is removed. Lumbar punctures are done with local pain medication so there isn't a great deal of pain. Many HIV-positive patients avoid getting this procedure because it sounds frightening, but the information gained can be very helpful in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Choosing an HIV Care Provider

...Choosing an HIV Care Provider Important? Training and Experience Do You Have Similar Ideas About Treating HIV? The Provider-Patient Relationship Help Your Provider Help You Availability Confidentiality Changing Providers To Find a... Read more »
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AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

Asking Questions of Doctor

Posted by hivhelp, 3 Replies
...--------------------------------------------------------------------------- A month ago my 19 year-old brother-in-law (Bryan) told us (my husband and I) that he is HIV positive and has been for a year. He had stopped going to the doctor after the... Read more »

Family support question

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A very close family member was recently diagnosed with HIV. Do you all have any suggestions on how I can best emotionally support him in this adjustment period? I am welcome to any suggestions Read more »

Family support

Posted by NeedReasurance, 4 Replies
...I recently found out I was ex husband is in prison and found out he was pos...notified me...I was shocked....I didn't think i had it...not me...In Read more »