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The Well Project

Considering HIV Treatment

Table of Contents Are You Ready? The Right Health Care Provider Knowledge About HIV A Positive Attitude Are You Ready? Treatment with HIV drugs can improve quality of life and help people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) stay healthier longer. But starting treatment is a big decision. In order to get the most benefit from HIV drugs, they must be used just the way they are prescribed. Taking your treatment correctly is as...
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First off I wanted to say that you truly are one of the greatest people out there. It just goes to show you how one person can touch so many peoples lives. This is my 4th attempt, hope to get a response. I'll try to make it short. I'm a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Worried Fellow,The answers to all your questions are in the archives, so I'll be brief.1.Unprotected sex does place you at risk for STDs, including HIV.2.Screening HIV ELISA tests are not considered definitive or conclusive prior to three... Read more »

any web sites for health care workers on infection control and hiv

Are there any web sites on hiv and infection control. I am a nurse trying to educate nursing assistants on standard precautions. They are having a hard time with this and I looking for help!...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
A few good suggestions for Infection Control would be:Organization for Safety & Asepsis Procedures (OSAP)http://www.osap.orgHIVdent and of course the CDC websiteI hope this information proves helpful!DR... Read more »

Health Professional, Changing Employers, Medical benefits change?

Very worried here. I am a speech pathologist. I am currently undergoing the interview process for a new position with an Adventist Healthcare hospital. I have several concerns:1) I found out that I was HIV+ while at my current employer of 3 1/2...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Dear Todd, Let's clear the path to your dream job. Lynn Franzoi and I are teaming on this response to give you answers to all your questions.1. If the new employer asks your HIV status, or asks a question clearly aimed at such diagnoses, there... Read more »

Locating Mental Health Professionals trained in HIV

I was diagnoised with HIV in October and have contacted local AIDS groups in two Ohio cities, as well as doctors trained in HIV treatment trying to located a Mental Health Professional familar with HIV. None of these have been able to help. Where do...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I find it really strange that local AIDS groups that provide services to people living with HIV and AIDS do not have a list of qualified mental health professionals to refer you to. Similarly It is bizarre that you say that doctors working with... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

Professional in NY feeling alone

Posted by Phoenix1012, 22 Replies
Hi everyone,
I tested positive in January of this year. Since then, I have been carrying around the shame of having caught this. You see, I am in the mental health profession and we have to receive mandatory training every two years on HIV/AIDS.... Read more »

i am a health care worker...

Posted by Anonymous
I am a health care worker in Baltimore. Every other patient that
I come into contact with in my clinic is an HIV or AIDS patient.
I would like everyone who has this disease to know that I pray
for a cure everyday, and do my best to help those who... Read more »

hiv support groups for professionals

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am a forty-one year old black male and I would like to know if there any hiv support groups for professionals.

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