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Selling Your Life Insurance

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healthy living

DR NOT YET ON MEDS, PLS I WANT TO KNOW CAN ONE LIVE A FULL LIFE BEING ON MEDS WITH OUT HAVING S/S OF AIDS IF ONE IS TAKING MEDS AS PRESCIBE AND EATING HEALTHY?PLS I NEED REPLY AM SCAERD TO DEATH.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.Yes, it is entirely possible to live a normal life with HIV. It requires a little bit of luck, some medical follow up, and for most patients (eventually) taking medications.This is one Read more »

Death (HIV/AIDS A CHRONIC, NOT ALWAYS SO MANAGEABLE, CONDITION, 2010) ( HIV AND ACCELERATED AGING, 2010)

I think the p.c. word is morbidity . I recently had an argument with one of the very few friends iv disclosed to who stated , "people don't die from aids anymore". For whatever reason after 4 years despite three meds ( kaletra, truvada, instentra) I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...heartbreak of psoriasis" as examples of chronic manageable conditions. But HIV/AIDS? I'm not so sure.One recent day, a number of real-life HIV/AIDS stories crossed my desk and they have fortified my position vis-?-vis HIV/AIDS as a chronic, but... Read more »

Life span.

I was reading some of the information here. I just would like to know how did the research come up with the # of 21 for less years of living for someone with the virus and for the one with out.
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your question.Projections on life expectancy and life span for people with HIV are based on following groups of people (either in a clinical study or who are followed at a particular clinic or type of insurance Read more »

THIS is the answer people need!

Dr. Horwath! I want to commend you for answering the poster's question (below) with such honesty. THIS is the kind of message ALL professionals in the field of HIV/AIDS need to convey: NO ONE knows that HIV/AIDS is now just a chronic disease...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Thank you for your vote of confidence. Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Life Expectancies of People Living With HIV in Virginia, Advancements in HIV Therapy Examined

...Times-Dispatch examined how highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has improved the life expectancies of people living with HIV/AIDS. According to the Times-Dispatch , "The shift to longer life expectancies for people with HIV has... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IAS Conference Begins, Report Says Economic Crisis Forcing Africans Living With HIV/AIDS Off Life-Saving Medications

...Health-e/allAfrica.com (Thom, 7/19). On the eve of the conference, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said that a shortage of life-saving HIV/AIDS drugs in Zimbabwe, Uganda, Congo, Malawi, Guinea and South Africa would cost the lives of thousands... Read more »
The Body

HIV & Me: A Woman's Guide to Living With HIV: Up Close & Personal - Sarah

... Sarah has been living with HIV her entire life. Her mother was given a blood transfusion after Sarah's birth via a C-section, and the blood was infected. Her Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...after a few days or weeks. But for some HIV+ people, these side effects can last longer and have a serious impact on quality of life. It's best to report GI symptoms to your health care provider to determine if they are a side effect of... Read more »
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Being a straight man in the world of HIV

Posted by poztrainer, 6 Replies
...men and women, and one of the men commented that when he tells somebody that he is gay, they automatically think that he has AIDS. I replied "that's interesting, because when I tell somebody that I'm HIV+, they automatically think that I'm gay".... Read more »

23 and just got tested + not sure what life has

Posted by Anonymous, 36 Replies
...found out i have HIV and sure to start treament soon(cd4 197 -VL19.000). I keep asking my self and god, why start, what can life have to offer me now with this virus, I have so many desisions to make i just cant decide what is the right one,... Read more »

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HIV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...) but still there is a chance for infection, oral sex mean also there is a chance of infection then how can i prevent from HIV ? without sex we can live ? suppose i am doing protected sex but whats about anxiety ? worries ? whats hell of the... Read more »

HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...very scary to me, and I'm glad that people can take something bad, like HIV/AIDS and turn it into something positive in their life. Myself, I really don't know how I would deal with something like that. I wonder what it's like to find something... Read more »