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Having Friends With Hiv

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Ask the Experts

New Friends have HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION, CASUAL CONTACT)

My wife met a nice couple and we have been hanging out with them. They told her when they first met that they are HIV positive. I know it is just my ignorance of this disease but I admit I'm a little nervous and I shouldn't be. I know...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You're correct. You're a little nervous, but you shouldn't be!!! HIV is not transmitted by casual contact. See below. Also, check out the archives of this forum. We have an entire chapter devoted to nonsexual HIV prevention. Enjoy... Read more »

What Should I do? How Should I feel? mutal friend has HIV

I recently figured out that a mutual friend of my boyfriend and I has HIV (we can call this mutual... Read more »

A friend is HIV + In Treatment

A friend is in treatment for HIV he takes 3 Meds.. Sustiva, Viracept, and Combivir, He is losing... Read more »
Articles
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Am I Responsible for My Friend's HIV Infection, Addiction and Death?

Aaron Laxton Do we have an obligation to intervene when our friends are engaging in behaviors that are dangerous and potentially deadly? Some of my closest friends and peers are shooting, snorting and sleeping their way to potential HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

Getting Pregnant and HIV: List of HIV-Friendly Reproductive Services and Providers

Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find a friendly health care providerwho is knowledgeable about HIV and pregnancy. Some health care providers simplyare not aware of the wealth of information about pregnancy planning for theirpatients living... Read more »
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Magic Johnson and Friends Discuss Life and HIV

From left: Magic Johnson, Lala Anthony, TourĂ© Roberts, Dr. Rachael Ross, Demetria Lucas. Credit: D.C. HIV/AIDS Examiner. Basketball legend and entrepreneur Earvin "Magic" Johnson collaborated with OraSure Technologies and the Reed For Hope... Read more »
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Advice for Supporting HIV-Positive Friends (Video)

This video blog is part of the series "My HIV Journey: Videos of My First Months on HIV Meds, and Where I Am Now." Check out a full list of entries in the series . This video is in response to a viewer asking how to support a friend that is... Read more »
Connect With Others

My friend is HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My friend recently became HIV positive....it has put a real stress on her friends/family around her...initially she was very motivated to start treatment immediately and fight this disease...it seems that now though she would rather not take the... Read more »

One of my best friends is HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
About a month ago I found out that one of my dearest friends is positive. I had never realised the impact of HIV/AIDS until then. I had heard of other peoples friends and family members dying from this disease, but never had to deal with it on a... Read more »

My friend has HIV but doesn't tell me

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HI,

I just found out that my friend is HIV+ and is waiting for his CD4+ tests. He didn't tell me but another friend called me up.

He stays out of town and still keeps in touch with his cheery emails and calls. I'm married but my husband is supportive... Read more »

My best friend has HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My best friend is HIV+, I am negative. He's on meds and his viral load is undetectable, his health is excellent. We've always loved each other, but I've fallen in love with him. I know there are challenges to this type relationship, aren't there... Read more »