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Hiv And Aids In Today's Life

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AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...Today's medications have cut the death rate from AIDS by about 80%. They are also easier to take than they used to be. However, they still have side effects, are very expensive, and have to be taken every day for the rest of your life. If you miss too many doses, HIV can develop resistance (see Fact Sheet 126 ) to the drugs you are taking and they can stop working. AIDS Is a Death Sentence In the 1980s, there was a very high death rate...
Ask the Experts

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(with or without the Starbucks). I would suggest you begin with a basic pamphlet on HIV/AIDS. I'll reprint one below ("Facts for Life: What You and the People You Care about Need to Know about HIV/AIDS"). I would then suggest you review more... Read more »

how many people die from HIV in 2008 (HIV/AIDS SURVIVAL)

Hi Bob,l am recently infected with hiv and and live in Australia, 36 years old and my hiv specialist told me hardly no one dies of hiv-aids anymore in Australia, he said maybe 10% of pepole with HIV die in 2008 in auz,but people infected in 2008...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...we can say with great confidence and a grand sigh of relief is that HIV/AIDS is no longer a death sentence with a short shelf life, at least for those of us fortunate enough to have access to antiretroviral medications and HIV-knowledgeable... Read more »

Does HIV always turn into Aids (SURVIVAL) (LIFE EXPECTANCY 2008)

Hi Dr Bob,first l would like to say what a great effort you put into the forum, and you are my hero, l am recently Hiv Positive not on meds yet, CD450.... when my cd drops to 350 in the future, and l can take meds well, what are the chances l will...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV die in 2008 in auz, but people infected in 2008 with a CD4 of 350 and start treatment early, will have a healthy normal life span with todays and future treatment, without hep b and c.. l read that with todays treatment a 20 year old can live... Read more »

Political Views? (BARACK OBAMA PLAN TO FIGHT HIV/AIDS)

Hello Dr. Rob,This is my first visit to your forum. I have read only a handful of your posts and have gotten a lot of valuable information from them. The one question that I have is regarding your political views. You are in a place to give so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...disease and protect against natural and man-made disasters. His health plan will ensure that people living with HIV have access to lifesaving treatment and care.Fight Disparities: HIV has hit some communities harder than others. For example,... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

AIDS Vaccines

...people think of vaccines in a simple way: once you are vaccinatedagainst a particular disease, you are completely protected for life. In fact,this is not always the case. None of the vaccines that are currently licensedare 100 percent protective... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...about HIV is an opportunity to provide them with facts and dispel myths. Talking about HIV will help your children to develop lifelong values regarding sexual activity and drug use. It is also a chance to develop an open and honest relationship... Read more »
The Body

HIV Treatment 101

...every day and you can go about your merry way,' because that isn't the truth. There are things that are going to change your life, that you're going to have to do differently." -- Pam Yelsky , diagnosed in 1992 To determine if you need to... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

New State of AIDS in Black America Report Recommends Full Implementation and Scale Up of Health Care Reform and National HIV/AIDS Strategy

...report calls for implementation and scale up of health care reform. "The elimination of pre-existing conditions, lifting of lifetime and annual spending caps on health coverage, the expansion of access to prescription drugs, allowing people to... Read more »
Connect With Others

I just found out today my cousin has aids

Posted by VAmberwaves7, 3 Replies
...sex without protection even though a guy said he did unless you can know for sure with seeing papers. It's just never in my life I thought I would have a family member be affected by aids, I am very sadden and haven't eaten anything all day. You... Read more »

One year ago today my life changed.............

Posted by DJones, 1 Reply
...One year ago today my life changed forever. I remember the day well. I called my doctor to get my HIV test results because he had not returned my call Read more »

Just notified today I tested positive for HIV

Posted by spike, 19 Replies
...told in a very loving and gentle fashion this this does not mean the end, it is just the beginning of living a normal healthy life if I do what my doctor tells me, still this first few hours are tough. I left work early and drove around for hours... Read more »

Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...at various points in its cycle. * HIV drugs cannot eradicate HIV from the body completely, so patients must take them for life. * It is important that the drugs are taken properly -- the right dose, at the right time, every day. * Death... Read more »