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Hiv Aids Homelessness Shelters

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Examines Local Shelter For Homeless People Living With HIV/AIDS

The Washington Post on Tuesday examined the Washington, D.C.-based homeless care center Joseph's House , which provides nursing services and support to homeless people living with HIV/AIDS. Physician David Hilfiker in 1990 opened Joseph's House... Read more »

HIV Education for Pre-Teen Girls in Homeless Shelters

Listen to Audio (10 min.) Download Audio This podcast is a part of the series HIV Frontlines . To subscribe to this series, click here .   Audria Russell My name is Audria Russell. I am the HIV program coordinator at Women in Need... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Justice Department Announces Settlement That Requires Homeless Shelters in Washington, D.C., to Provide Adequate Accommodations for Disabled

The Department of Justice on Friday announced that it has reached a settlement with Washington, D.C., officials that requires the district to make homeless shelters more accessible to disabled populations, including people living with HIV/AIDS, the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Shelter + Donation

I work in a homeless shelter, and I think I'm suffering with OCD. I want to do my job well and fear overcomes me. If you can give me your thought on these risks, and you feel like there was no risk, I will certainly get help for this problem so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are worried that a homeless man's pee residue might be on your rolled up car window and when you roll the window down the pee might get into your eyes and infect you with, HIV ? WOWZA!!! I think you may well have just won this... Read more »

homeless shelter / new nurse

Any particular advice for nurse to decrease risk of contracting anything? I chose this work - am happy to be doing it - Just want to be safe as well....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Review your "universal precautions against bloodborne pathogens." That's all you need. Well, that plus routine common sense. OK?Good luck.Dr. Bob... Read more »

alone, almost homeless, what to do

i am a woman alone with no adult family of 53.i work a minimum wage job.i barely survive financially.what to do if i find out i have h.i.v....i have no insurance or i just have to lay down and die?...
Anne Donnelly

Response from Anne Donnelly

Public Policy Director, Project Inform
First, you could get information and assistance from your local AIDS Service Organization (ASO). There may be HIV treatment clinics in your area and AIDS medication assistance programs in your state. If you become disabled and unable to work, there... 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 was alot of bleeding. At six weeks after the incident i had a sudden onset of swollen lymph nodes, and a sore throat which lasted about a week and a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,So, Homeless-guy actually bit you? Damn! I realize these dudes can sometimes get really, really hungry, but I didn't know they were resorting to cannibalism! I think I'll start carrying a few protein bars in my pocket when I'm... 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 blog about hiv/aids, hcv, alcoholism, addiction

Posted by RicksWorld
I'd like to invite anyone who suffers with hiv/aids, hcv, alcoholism, addiction, or homelessness to join me at my blog, or contact me at I live in the Seattle Washington area.
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HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Individuals living with HIV and AIDS may not only have to deal with the threat of illness but the toll of illness. All that is required to stay healthy and alive can leave an everlasting mark! I'm referring to... Read more »

Lesbian with HIV/AIDS for Over 20 years

Posted by Smiley
Smiley Rodriguez Fighting a War to Save Lives
August 8, 2003
By Raymond R. Beltran

Smiley Rodriguez was only five years old, living in Puerto Rico, when a man
snuck into her mothers bar while they were asleep. She vaguely remembers any
specific... Read more »