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Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

Table of Contents Introduction Normal Feelings Get Help and Support It Is Better to Know HIV and Women Making a New Start Useful Info Sheets for Newly Diagnosed Introduction Getting an HIV diagnosis can feel like the worst news in the world. It iscommon to feel anger, fear, confusion, shock, grief, depression, or otherpainful emotions. Even after you have known for some time and think you arecoming to terms with the news,...
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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 course... Read more »

Psychosocial issues concerning the patient, family, friends, and society

I was looking for information concerning the psychosocial issues of an AIDS sufferer, such as the one in the book, Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir. How do these psychosocial issues affect the victim's family, friends, and society?...
Steven Pieters

Response from Steven Pieters

Metropolitan Community Church of LA
The psychosocial issues described in Paul Monette's "Borrowed Time" are those of an upper middle class gay man with terminal AIDS in the mid-1980's. This is only one small slice of the pie. A great deal of progress has been... Read more »

my husband has hiv can we still start a family?

My husband has hiv is it still possible for us to start a family without there being a risk of me or the baby getting the virus?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This topic comes up frequently. I'll reprint information from the archives that addresses this issue.Good luck with the baby making.Dr. BobPregnancy and Sperm Washing (POSITIVE MALE, NEGATIVE FEMALE)May 5, 2008 Hi Dr. Frascino, Firstly,... Read more »

since this fom existes u r almost a family member to me. Can you just reply to me? (ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF RECURRENT IRRATIONAL HIV FEARS, 2010)

Dear Dr. Bob,Regards from Turkey.I read almost every query in your forum and you may say why the hell are you still writing to me but...i am sorry.Since 1996 I have that fear of HIV.I had many incidents that i perceived as exposure and you know...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Sinan, I'll be brief, as your current concerns are again completely irrational and unwarranted.You ask "is this incident a f***ing fear of HIV again?" The answer is absolutely yes. Your problem is not HIV, but rather irrational... Read more »
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Family support

Posted by NeedReasurance, 4 Replies
I recently found out I was hiv...my 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 the ten years I was with him...never cheated....why me...I know I have to accept it...I... 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 or shared experiences...I just want to be as... Read more »

Support for professional women diagnosed with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
I know that this disease doesn't discriminate. But I feel so alone as a black woman living with this disease. I'm the person in the family that everyone looks up to. I attended the best Universities, have a great career, beautiful home and car... Read more »

People Affected By HIV Support Group

Posted by Anonymous
I would like to invite anyone who has a friend or family member with HIV - and is needing to talk about this - to a new email group called HIV Affected. This support group will consist of others just like you, people who don't know where to... Read more »