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Fear Of Homeless Hiv

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Ask the Experts

Fearing possible HIV infection from homeless person.

So I'm a guitar player and usually head out to the usual park to play, and this particular park is known to have its small homeless population. I recently befriended one of them who is also guitar player (nice guy).So one day he asked to play...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There is no way this encounter could lead to transmission of anything let alone HIV. This is not how HIV is transmitted. DW... Read more »

Bit by a homeless guy (HUMAN BITE, 2010)

I got bit by a homeless guy, really deep, enough to leave a scar and get sticthes, and yes there... Read more »

Is this a real risk or extreme paranoia? Worried about homeless man...Get PEP?

Hi doc,I live in NYC and I was coming home from school. There was a homeless looking man in the... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Homelessness & HIV

At any given time, one out of four people living with HIV in New York City is homeless or marginally housed. This is a recent finding of the Community Health Advisory Information Network (CHAIN) at Columbia University's School of Public Health.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: Unique HIV/AIDS Complex Serves the Homeless

January marked the completion of phase three of the five-phase Phoenix House apartment complex in Chicago's North Lawndale. Developed by the local nonprofit AIDSCare Inc., the $18 million, 66-unit development houses HIV/AIDS patients who would... Read more »

Young, Positive and Homeless

To understand the impact of homelessness on youth and HIV, we turned to two New York City experts with hands-on experience. Kate Barnhart is the former Director of Sylvia's Place, an emergency shelter for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Associations Between Substance Use, Sexual Risk Taking and HIV Treatment Adherence Among Homeless People Living With HIV

The interconnections between substance use, HIV risk, and lack of adherence to HIV medications are particularly strong among homeless individuals, as has been noted in earlier research. In the current study, the authors described patterns of... Read more »
Connect With Others


Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I have been hiv positive for 10 years now. I have been lucky health wise. I am now however starting to get sick. I have no one to fall back on I am on my own.

Can anyone out there provide me with some advise so I dont go homeless? I Have read that... Read more »

MY THEORY on why hiv brings so much fear

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Why are people SO scared of HIV? Soooooo scared that they get sick for weeks, months, even years suffering stress&anxiety symptoms??? HIV fear does not relate with any other thing in this life; HIV practically means.... death. People are afraid... Read more »

Fear of HIV

Posted by Anonymous
I hope with this post I can connect on some level with people who, like me, have lived in fear of HIV/AIDs and let it cast a pall over their lives. First let me describe to you how fear of the disease affected me. I have been with my wife for five... Read more »

Dont let HIV Fear Steal the Day

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It goes without saying that it is easier said than done to be ever vigilent in letting the fears of tommorow ruin today but it is the only thing that makes sense intellectually that isnt some hollow platitude falling on deaf ears.

HIV/AID is like... Read more »