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concord nh

Posted by dont4getme
I saw a man in concord wearing a coat that said the body...I walked right by you and went back to work..I wish I said more than had braids and you were standing against a corner....please contact me Read more »

I am the foster mom to a girl with AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a foster mom to a 5 year old girl with AIDS. I am new to the
AIDS struggle, the use of computers, and to motherhood. I am
interested in finding other people in similiar situations, as
well as becoming knowledgable about the medical facts.

lorrie... Read more »

I saw a man in concord NH

Posted by dont4getme, 1 Reply
I saw a handsome man in Concord NH he was standing against a wall I said hello and then I went back to work...I wish I said more...he had shoulder length braids ..and was wearing a coat that said the body...please please respond to me ........I wish... Read more »

How come

Posted by whatDaFuc
How come when you are honest about your HIV status, try and do good, church donate, things like that and then you read that some jerk has infected someone who loved them and them cheats on them? I am a honest fella, who wants love and to love... Read more »

HIV in Russia

Posted by curiousness, 1 Reply
I wish healhy times to everyone, and would like to ask for information -if anyone has it- about what to do in Russia.

Can anyone recommend me places which have expertise on HIV and AIDS issues?

Thank you.

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I hope you have a great Thanksgiving. I'm thankful for such a wonderful resource as this site.

Hi,I have a question that might seem a little ridiculous, but I'm upset by the situation regardless.My friend and I were braiding her hair in multiple, small braids, she doing some and myself doing some. She had a cold, so kept blowing her nose...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:You have no risk. Happy Thanksgiving.In health,Richard... Read more »

HBV/HCV from hairdresser's

Hello. I am an HIV+ woman (26 years old, 3 years since diagnosis). I got my hair braided (in the African-American style) by a woman from a country where HBV is endemic. At the end of the 5-hour braiding marathon, I noticed that she had a cut on her...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I dont' think this event sounds like a true "exposure" to me. I would also discuss with your HIV provider, since you probably have been tested for hepatitis B long ago and either are already immune or you were vaccinated...... Read more »

Hair-Weaving Fright!

I have a question that has been eating at me for a few days, but perhaps its nothing. I just want to get a professional opinion regarding my risk level in a situation which occurred recently. I dabble in hairdressing, and the other day, I was sewing...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:In my opinion, no you were not at risk. It's likely that the resistance you felt was not her scalp being poked but probably the weave, glue, or the resistance from going through the cornrows. That being said, even if you had poked her,... Read more »

It's time to be brave....

Hello Dr Bob, How are you?I wrote to you in a bit of a state several days ago, but now i've calmed down a little, so this message to you will hopefully be a little more comprehensible than the last!I had my first sexual relationship...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Linda, UK,You're worried about a nookie that took place two decades go??? And you are now "convinced" you are HIV positive and have infected your 13- and 14-year-old children in utero and your husband in bed. Oh my . . . where... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tatooists Seek Stronger Laws in Hawaii

On Monday, Hawaii tattoo artists and body piercers met with lawmakers to discuss strengthening laws to prevent the spread of blood-borne diseases like hepatitis and HIV. The state's 27-year-old licensing exam does not even mention hepatitis, say... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ashley Judd and Salma Hayek Use Their Fame to Focus Attention on HIV/AIDS in Latin America

Ashley Judd and Salma Hayek toured Central America recently to preach HIV/AIDS awareness and promote the one-hour documentary, "Confronting the Pandemic," that aired on the Learning Channel on World AIDS Day. The program deals with HIV/AIDS... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Together As One

Communicating with people is not always easy, but it is essential to building strong relationships. I feel that members of the Black community have a responsibility to break the ice and make it comfortable for their friends and family to speak about... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maryland: A Camp Where Camaraderie Replaces Stigma

With locations in Massachusetts and Frederick, Md., Camp Safe Haven is a weeklong sleep-away summer camp for U.S. youths with HIV/AIDS, as well as for their siblings. The camp tries to create a positive social experience for kids who often face... Read more »