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Hiv Denial

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HIV+ but still in denial!! Please Help!!

Hi RobIm a lady who is on her tweenties and I took a test for hiv in 2003(still a teenager) and tested hiv+, but I still cannot believe that Im hiv+, and since then i've had 3 relationships without disclosing my status. Im afraid that if I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I find it appalling that not only did you deliberately have unsafe sex with two partners while knowing your positive status, thereby putting them at significant and completely unnecessary risk, but that your only concern now is that you may... Read more »

what can we do for family member that is HIV and is in denial

My uncle is HIV positive right now he is in the hospital for a stomach problem. He tries to keep it... Read more »

Long-Term Survivor HIV Denial

Drs,I am a Venezuelan 25-year-old- haemophiliac that got infected in the US when I was 5 years old.... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachusetts: Symposium Explores HIV Denial, Conspiracy Theories

AIDS denialism -- the belief that HIV is not the causative agent of AIDS or that the AIDS pandemic is the result of a conspiracy -- is widespread and destructive, said researchers at a recent Harvard University symposium. Challenging the role of... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Ask the Doctor: It's Not Just a River in Egypt -- HIV Denial

Q: My husband is HIV-positive. I found out about it five years ago, but he refuses to see a doctor to maintain his health. Recently he broke out with a bad case of shingles. He's complaining of tiredness and he's not eating like he used to, which... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

The Cult of HIV Denialism

Introduction The Denialists and Their Cult Doctrine and Indoctrination Creating Pariahs Controlling the Flock Deprogramming Introduction More is known about HIV than about any other virus. Less than three decades ago, doctors were... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

25 Years of AIDS and HIV: Denial and the Global Epidemic 1999-2004

On June 5, 1981, the CDC introduced the world to the disease the eventually became known as AIDS. This is the third article in a series that looks back at some of the major milestones of the past 25 years. Parts 1-3 of this series can be found in... Read more »
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HIV and Treatment Denial

Posted by Deny, 3 Replies
I was told a month ago by my doctor that I was HIV positive and that my cd4 count was 380. My doctor informed me of the various treatments to take if my CD4 drops below 350. I told my doctor that I refuse to take any medications, that I am not... Read more »

Denial, is it common for PWA'S?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Please help me to understand how is it possible to be in denial about HIV, going off meds and allowing oneself to have unprotected sex, marriage, and get so ill. I'm staying in the marriage, because it is the right thing to do, because I love... I... Read more »

re: aids denialism - livinghappy

Posted by bartleby, 2 Replies
hey livinghappy,

i'm sad to see that you have drank the aids denialism kool aid. i fear you have been misled by this documentary, which by the way is just one documentary and not actual research, as you seem to be implying.

i would have preferred... Read more »

Chances of False Positives? Maybe Im In Denial

Posted by Kirkhaven1, 5 Replies
Hi there TB!
I do not know if this is my denial or if it is just being hopeful. In any case, i was diagnosed Positive by the use of a rapid and then a secondary test, i am not sure if it was an ELISA? but after the second positive, 2 vials of my... Read more »