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HIV Disclosure, "The Conversation"

Posted by TheConversation
I'm writing a book and doing a video documentary on the subject of "The Conversation" that everyone with HIV has when they disclose their HIV status. I'm looking for people from every race, age, nationality, and background; including those that are... Read more »

Bradford's Story - HearOurStory2014

Posted by bradford
My name is Bradford McIntyre. I am a proud gay man, born in 1952, in Sarnia, Ontario. I was raised with a foundation of love, unconditional love, provided by my parents, sister and brothers, grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles and... Read more »

interesting news story of man with HIV?

Posted by RPH, 7 Replies
Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Exposing Woman to HIV
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
ST. JOSEPH, Missouri A man who spent five years in jail for exposing sexual partners to HIV was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for knowingly exposing another... Read more »

Timing of Acute HIV and Sero-Conversion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My question relates to timing of possible HIV exposure, Acute HIV and subsequent sero-conversion.
Note I have tested negative with Elia tests out to 19 weeks but I have not been well since 2 weeks after the event feeling tired with off and on with... Read more »

7/11, New York, NY: A Sacred NYC HIV & AIDS Conversation

Posted by bartleby
A Sacred NYC HIV & AIDS Conversation
Wednesday, July 11
9:00am - noon
Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center
Auditorium - 1249 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

A Sacred NYC HIV & AIDS Conversation between Faith Based Organizations, Community Based... Read more »
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Late Sero-Conversion?

If you were in my situation, what would you do? Below is my story:Early in 2006 I had a possibly very dangerous sexual encounter. This was the first time I was a bottom for anal sex and I did not realize until well into the session that the person...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Ron,"Multiple" negative ELISAs for HIV-1 and HIV-2 out to 20 weeks plus two negative PCR proviral DNA tests out to 18 weeks does "eliminate HIV as an issue!" In fact, they annihilate that possibility completely. I see... Read more »

Sero Conversion sickness while on PEP

Dr Bob,Can you please help. I had one unprotected anal sex episdoe while I was drunk about 8 days ago. I was the insertive partner (I did have receptive anal sex but used a condom, also did lots of oral and rimming. I had had some dental work the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Tim,Yes, it's possible to experience acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) symptoms while on PEP, if the PEP is not working to abort the HIV infection. PEP is not 100% effective. I, for instance, took my first dose within seconds of my... Read more »

Scared about late conversion

My story is as follows.Late August had unprotected vaginal intercourse, and oral sex for a few thrusts w/out ejaculation with a woman of unknown serostatus.I was severely intoxicated on alcohol and cocaine.She made me suspicious because she asked me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As a faithful reader of this site, you probably already know most of what I'm going to say, but I'll reiterate briefly in hopes of calming your fears:1. ARS symptoms do not appear the day after an exposure. It takes weeks. So your... Read more »

HIV+ conversion to HIV- ??

Hi Dr. Holodyny,I have read a lot of rubbish promoting "wonder drugs" that allegedly not only cure AIDS but convert patients to HIV- status. Members of our support group always ask what we think of the latest such claim... I have not had a...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Still waiting for the case of a documented cure.... Read more »

Restarting the Conversation on HIV/AIDS in the United States

There's an HIV/AIDS epidemic raging in the U.S., though we can perhaps forgive people for having no clue that it exists. After all, you can't learn about it by picking up a newspaper or flipping on the television; it's not the kind of topic... Read more »

Let Us Learn to Have Difficult Conversations About Sex

We have been focusing on the theme of "Getting to Zero" for World AIDS Day since 2011 (Zero HIV infections, zero stigma/discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths). Nations have been focusing on this theme which runs until 2015. Concerted efforts... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: "We Were Here" -- Film Restarts Conversation on AIDS

Friday is opening night for a new documentary about AIDS in San Francisco as well as a benefit for two organizations that serve people with the disease, Project Inform and the Shanti Project. The film, "We Were Here," offers a retrospective on the... Read more »
Heidi Nass

Conversations With a Cab Driver; An "Edgy" Conference Atmosphere

Day 3: Monday Heidi Nass -->Mexico City is a place of complicated and myriad modes of transportation. The way taxis work here is that they are stationed in various places around the city. This means that the same five guys are waiting outside... Read more »