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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Spokesman Looks to Stop Infection With Personal AIDS Story on National Black HIV/AIDS Day

Jamar Rogers, a 30-year-old singer of The Voice fame, is sharing the story of his early AIDS diagnosis as part of the "Let's Stop HIV Together" campaign, a CDC-launched social awareness campaign. He has been traveling to high schools and... Read more »
Women Alive

Living in South Africa With AIDS A Personal Story

My name is Gloria Raletsemo, and I am 31 years old. I was a blood donor before my blood was tested. Then one day, a person from the Border Blood Transfusion Service (BBTS) came to my home for my boyfriend's address so that they could go to him for... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Oral Sex, HIV, and Braces: One Persons Story

Dear Mr. Sowadsky, Why is there little or no warning information to the public about the risk of oral sex and braces for transmission of HIV. I was infected in November of 1992 and developed AIDS by May of 1997. I was shocked by the diagnosis...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your comments.If you read my answers about the risks of giving oral sex, I have always stated that there was a risk of infection (although the risk is generally less than that of intercourse). Most of the cases reported through giving... Read more »

Faith, HIV and heartbreaking stories

Dear Fr. DeMartini. I read the posting "His way of saving me" of 31 January and found the story heartbreaking and similar to mine in a way. I am a straight woman infected with HIV through a deception of another man. I did not pass the...
Father Rodney J. DeMartini

Response from Father Rodney J. DeMartini

National Catholic AIDS Network
Dear Friend, Thank you for your very honest observations. I realize that you describe yourself as not believing in God and that the notion of faith is "amazing and totally alien" so I want to try to respond to your hurtful circumstances... Read more »

One man's story of dealing with his fears of HIV

I used to frequent this sight; in fact I had it bookmarked. Primarily because I had this 'aids anxiety' or was 'worried well' or was a hypochondriac, I don't know what you want to call it, but that was I. In fact I wrote...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your comments. I am sure they will help others out there!If you have any further comments, please feel free to e-mail me at "nvhotline@aol.com" or call me at (Nationwide). I'm glad to help!... Read more »

Different Stories from Doctor and HIV Hotline

Dear Mr. Kull,Last April I performed oral sex on a female prostitute. The risk I thought was low but after 12 weeks I tested and was negative. In September I developed a swollen gland in my neck and groin. The only possible exposure since my test...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There is no exact answer to your question about the window period. Making the decision to get tested at three or six months following exposure is ultimately going to have to be your own. People in the HIV/AIDS field will have differing opinions on... Read more »
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Looking for personal stories for HIV class THANKS!

Posted by collegestudent, 2 Replies
I'm currently taking a course on HIV and have also recently bought a great book by Carl Zimmer called "A Planet of Viruses." I have grown increasingly interested in the HIV and for my final project I would love to get some personal stories on coping... Read more »

A Personal Story: Please Read if you are Afraid

Posted by RBK, 5 Replies
This is my first post to this forum, though I have read many of the posts over the last few months. About an hour ago, I received the results of my HIV test. I am NEGATIVE. I feel so incredibly relieved right now. My body literally feels better than... Read more »

HIV+ stories at http://aidsvideos.org/#stories

Posted by AIDSvideos
Hi everyone - I have created a new not-for-profit web site called http://www.AIDSvideos.org/ whose mission is to prevent the spread of HIV and to assist those affected by making all the world's HIV/AIDS educational videos in all the world's... Read more »

A personal story

Posted by KitG, 1 Reply
I haven't been here for a few months, trying to get back to life and living again, and wow, I can tell everyone that when you eventually come through all this to a point when you finally feel happy, if you're anything like me, you'll find your life... Read more »