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Hiv First Days

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Laura Bush Visits S. African Program That Aims to Prevent Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission on First Day of Tour

First lady Laura Bush on Tuesday began her four-day tour of three African countries with a visit to Khayelitsha township in Cape Town, South Africa, where she spoke with women enrolled in a peer education program for mothers and pregnant women that... Read more »
TheBody.com

News & Views: Stigma in the LGBTQ Community; Black Gay Activism; First Day With HIV; and More

HIV News & Views, January 9, 2014 - TheBody.com January 9, 2014 Top Stories at TheBody.com Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription Hello Readers, As I was going through this week's News &... Read more »
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"Love Made My First Day With HIV a Happy Memory"

Something, something, silver lining. Truth be told, I prefer opinion pieces over write-your-heart-out ones. Just like I prefer people singing on talent shows over their "I cut my finger when I was 3 and have been singing about it ever since"... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV most infectious first 49 days?

Hi,I had a condom broke on 4th of December and within 8 hours I was issues nPEP as the partner was HIV positive. Later I learned that my partner got infected likely late August / early September. I am really only afraid of HIV in the world and I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The basic concept here is that HIV is most infectious when the HIV plasma viral load is very high. This occurs shortly after HIV primary infection before the immune system has had a chance to kick in and begin fighting the infection. There... Read more »

FIRST DAY ON ATRIPLA VOMITTING

HI I JUST STARTED TAKING ATRIPLA LAST NIGHT AND I HAD TROUBLE SLEEPING BUT EVENTUALLY SLEPT THOUGH IT WAS AN UNCOMFPRTABLE SLEEP FEELING SICK BUT WOKE UP FEELING FINE AND HAD A NATJIE FOR BREAKFAST AND YOGHURT AND TOOK MY ANTI BIOTIC MEDS...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
When taking multiple drugs often hard to sort if a new symptom/problem is due to a particular drug or even an intercurrent new problem (ie food poisoning or gastroenteritis). Some patients will have a hang over like effect the morning after taking... Read more »

Today is the first day...

of the rest of my life!!! Woo-Hoo!!!Hey Dr. Bob, thank you for everything you have done here on this site, as it kept me sane these last few months. I must say that I was not the best example of being calm and composed, but I survived my window...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Dave,What else can I say but Amen! (Well, sometimes I say Ahhh MEN! But that's another story.)Welcome to the rest of your life, Dave. May it be filled with health, contentment and peace.Thanks for your kind words, wise advice and generous... Read more »

"Possible HIV exposure" from first gay experience..?

Hi and just wanted to say thank you very much for your input. So exactly 8 days ago I had my first homosexual encounter. I performed oral sex on another man. I was extremely careful in everything I did. I made sure he wore a condom during the...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There's no risk of HIV from the sex you describe. The condom kept your mouth from getting any semen in it. Also, oral sex is considered to be very low risk even when unprotected.I can imagine if this was your first time... Read more »
Connect With Others

First Day ARvs Today

Posted by green_xuanya, 1 Reply
In January 2010, I was diagnosed to be HIV+. I was in denial for a couple of months - I was depressed, I tried to escape but who am I fooling - just myself. So this week, I came back to the doctor Wednesday, had my tests on Thursday and got my ARVs... Read more »

am I gonna be the first HIV+ guy coz of fingering

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have talked with so many expert doctors and they all said if there's no wound on skin HIV can not pass through it. I said I'm biting my nails and there could be some breaks on epidermis but not the dermis layer.. they said even scars(but not the... Read more »

First HIV test in 14 years

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
For reasons of paranoia, I hadn't taken an HIV test since 1991, and I've been sexually active with many men (I'm a male) since then, though I've tapered off in the last few years(and haven't done anything remotely unsafe in about two years). ... Read more »

i was first diagnosed with hiv in jan. 1996

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi! My name is Chris and I was first diagnosed with HIV in
January of 1996. My CD4 count was 58. I had just moved to Rio
Rancho, NM from Chicago to be with family because I knew
something was very wrong. I was hospitalized for 5 days then
released... Read more »