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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Jersey: HIV Assistance Agencies Will Share $3.7 Million Grant

Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-Paterson), announced on Aug. 11 that 16 Passaic and Bergen county AIDS service organizations will share $3.7 million in funds from the Ryan White CARE Act. "If you don't treat AIDS cases, it spreads," Pascrell told a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sacramento County Receives More Than $870,000 in Federal Funds to Provide HIV/AIDS Assistance

Sacramento County, Calif., has received an $870,775 grant from HHS to assist some of the estimated 5,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in the county, Rep. Doris Matsui (D) announced recently, the Sacramento Bee reports. The money will go to the... Read more »
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Common Application for HIV Patient Assistance Program Expedites Application Process for Lifesaving Drugs

The Common Patient Assistance Program Application (CPAPA), announced by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at the International AIDS Conference in July, went into effect today. This single common application allows uninsured... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Risk of HIV+ Vet Assistant transmitting to coworkers through animal scratches/bites?

We have an HIV+ Vet Assistant who is very prone to getting scratched and bit. If an animal scratches him and then immediately scratches me, is that similar to needle transmission? Are the owners at risk, and for how long? There is really no way...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
No, it's nothing like needle transmission, and no, the owners are not at risk. You have no reason to worry about HIV transmission via an animal. No monkeys, no mosquitoes, and no animal scratches transmit HIV. To put your mind at ease, wash out... Read more »

How do I find out about the HIV patient assistance program

My husband has facial lipoatropy and had the procedure done one time in miami while we lived there, we now live in ny freeport long island. To be exact can we find a doctor that can assist him in getting this services. Help is very depressed about...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
There are two agents approved for treatment of HIV-related facial lipoatrophy in the United States. Sculptra was approved over 5 years ago and here is a <a href="http://www.patientassistance.com/profile/dermiklaboratoriesinc-302/"... Read more »

emergency assistance for hiv meds

where can i find emergency hiv meds?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.In the US, if you run out of your medications, I'd recommend first talking to your healthcare provider, AIDS Service Organization or case manager to see what resources are available in your community. Between... Read more »

MED ASSISTANCE FOR HIV+ FOREIGN STUDENT

Dear Doc. Henry Keith I am an University student, recently I got a scholarship to Minnesota University so I am planning to travel to the U.S by the end of the year. I have a J-Visa which is for foreign students but I wonder about my HIV+ condition....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The US health care system is a sorry mess with good points and bad points. Fair payment for prescriptions can be a problem. Many docs here (myself included) would be happy to see you and write for your prescriptions -- the problem is who would pay... Read more »
Connect With Others

cities with financial and housing assistance for hiv+

Posted by positive2741, 6 Replies
Me and my bf are both positive and were looking to move to somewhere with better assistance and programs for people with hiv. We currently stay in ms and Memphis,TN area and have had very bad luck over the past 4 years finding and keeping jobs in... Read more »

HIV Prevention Program Assistant D.C

Posted by Anonymous
Assist senior prevention team members in carrying out activities in the CDC-funded program to provide technical assistance and conduct policy analysis on state HIV/AIDS prevention programs. Full description at: www.nastad.org.

Washington , District... Read more »

HIV Prevention Program Assistant D.C

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Assist senior prevention team members in carrying out activities in the CDC-funded program to provide technical assistance and conduct policy analysis on state HIV/AIDS prevention programs. Full description at: www.nastad.org.
Washington , District... Read more »

Nursing Assistant with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a Nursing Assistant that is HIV+. All of my Coworkers know and some of the families of my residents know nd it was hard at first. I was constintly reminded that I have HIV and that I have to be extra careful. Well I was always careful and I... Read more »