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Hiv Aids Stigmatization

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Delegates Call for End to Criminalization, Stigmatization of HIV/AIDS at Close of AIDS Conference

Delegates at the close of the XVII International AIDS Conference on Friday in Mexico City called for a reversal of laws that criminalize and stigmatize people living with HIV/AIDS, the New York Times reports. South African Justice Edwin... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lesotho Chiefs Urged to Help De-Stigmatize AIDS by Taking HIV Tests

Chief Sempe Lejaha, a senior Lesotho chief who is president of the Upper House of Parliament, urged his fellow chiefs to take HIV tests to help end the stigma against HIV/AIDS in this small African country. He said chiefs could use their high... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Feelings of Stigmatization May Discourage HIV Patients From Proper Care

HIV patients who experience or perceive disease-related stigma were four times as likely as those who did not to report poor access to medical care in a recent study. Individuals who felt "internalized stigma" were also three times as likely to... Read more »
Ask the Experts

media and HIV (STIGMATIZATION) (CAUSE OF HIV FEARS)

I was wondering about your thoughts regarding the media's portrayal of HIV/aids? It seems that most of us are deathly affraid of contracting HIV and, unfortunatley, I think it is due to a lack of PROPER education. It seems most of out fears are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I believe there are multiple reasons for irrational HIV fears.Consider the following poem written by Johnson Mwakanze, a Kenyan living with HIV . . . "Underneath the Veil"This one thing has destroyed families,This one thing has... Read more »

Stigmatizing Lipo

I've lived with facial lipoatrophy for years (though I'm off all offending nukes). Anyway, AHF in Los Angeles (a healthcare provider) is now running ads with pictures of gay men with facial wasting saying "this is what you will...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Facial fat wasting (lipoatrophy) is a major concern in HIV therapeutics. Switching off offending meds (such as D4T and AZT) may stabilize and reverse if done early in the process. Various plastic surgery interventions can provide cosmetic benefit.... Read more »

hiv

i am test positive and my husband not, i go throughe taught time stigmatization i am lonely...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI promise there is life after diagnosis. There are medications available that if taken correctly will suppress your virus and help keep your immune system healthy. It's incredibly hard at the beginning but you can do this. I've been HIV... 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,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Pillboy,Morbidity means illness. Mortality refers to pushing up daisies.Your friend is woefully misinformed. HIV/AIDS is a slowly progressive disease that does not have a cure. That makes it a terminal (fatal) condition. Yes, we have made... Read more »
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Feeling effects of stigmatization towards HIV/AIDS

Posted by HIVstigmastudy
Coping with HIV/AIDS: How the Perception of Stigmatization Affects Adherence to Medical Treatment and Disease Prognosis

http://hivstigmastudy.webs.com/

My name is Eric, a graduate student at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. I am working on a research... Read more »

Coping with HIV/AIDS? Participate in this survey!

Posted by HIVstigmastudy
Coping with HIV/AIDS: How the Perception of Stigmatization Affects Adherence to Medical Treatment and Disease Prognosis

http://hivstigmastudy.webs.com/

My name is Eric, a graduate student at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. I am working on a research... Read more »

Full-blown aids to hiv+

Posted by MsStiletto, 10 Replies
In Dec.2002 I was diagnosed with full-blown aids. I had thrush, neuropathy, CMV colitis & MAC. I had 18 Tcells & Viral load in the millions if thats possible. I now have 346 Tcells & undetectable.
My question is, can I now be considered... Read more »

Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

Posted by hresources
Founded in 1909 by W.E.B. DuBois and others, the NAACP is the nations oldest nonprofit civil rights organization. With its long history and deep rootsover 2000 local branches, youth and college chapters, and prison chapters in 50 states and... Read more »