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Uphill Struggles: Mentally Handicapped and HIV-Positive

For someone with a mental handicap, HIV/AIDS presents a special challengethat often results in an uphill struggle. People with mild handicaps areable to adjust and function in all types of competitive employment and withlittle modification to their... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Handicap International Launches Program in Rwanda to Address HIV/AIDS Among Blind People

Efforts to address HIV/AIDS in Rwanda have not included blind people, Jacques Sindayigaya, Handicap International 's coordinator of a new program to address the virus in the population, said Monday during a workshop in Rwanda's capital of Kigali,... Read more »
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HIV and the mentally disabled+donation

I have a cousin that is hiv+ and mentally disabled. He has a habit of spitting and blowing in peoples face. Today he pretended to give me a kiss, but instead he blew in my face and I felt his air enter my mouth and probably some spit. Maybe even...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The HIV-acquisition risk of your cousin spitting or blowing in your face is essentially nonexistent. The chance that there would have been a sufficient amount of fresh blood mixed in with his spit is so remote that it's essentially... Read more »

Infectious liver diseases

I manage HUD housing for the lower income elderly & handicap/disabled; I have a new tenant who has a liver disease & recently had another liver biopsy; he has sores on his upper body torso & arms & his skin is blotchy appearing; he...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Well, this isn't exactly the type of question we deal with in this forum. Regardless, I couldn't tell you if his symptoms were contagious or not. Unless you were coming into some direct contact with him, I don't see what you would... Read more »

Cost of Treatment

Recently, I discovered that my 18 year old daughter tested positive for HIV. My daugher is mentally retarded, bi-polar, and a manic depressive. I was wondering if your could provide any insight as to the following: (1) her life expectancy with HIV...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
This must have been very tough news for you and your family-- but don't despair. Current treatments are highly effective. While I cannot give you an accurate survival time because we have only had the most powerful combinations of medicine... Read more »

Does the ADA protect promotions for HIV+

The company I work for knows I am disabled because of my HIV status. I followed my Dr's orders on how to handle this in order to protect myself from being terminated due to the number of sick days I miss. However, can my company use the fact...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Did your doctor advise you to disclose your diagnosis at work, not just the fact that you are being treated for a disability? If so, it was poor advice. In any case, you'd have a hard time pinning the lack of encouragement about promotion to... Read more »
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I am the caregiver of a disabled adult who has HIV

Posted by 28262
I am the guardian of a disabled adult who is HIV positive. I am HIV negative. I never thought I would land up with a person who had HIV living in my home. I always said to myself I would never let someone with HIV live in my home. Over time I... Read more »

Humor and HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Can we PWAs really make fun of ourselves?
Let me know what you think:

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Caring for a person with HIV

Posted by 28262, 3 Replies
When I found out the disabled adult living in my home had HIV this was a shock. But over time this went away and it was not a big deal. Sometimes it gets hard making sure the person takes all of their medication. I think they are up to 15 to 20... Read more »

HIV Counselor and Tester Roxbury

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
HIV Counselor and Tester
Provides pre and post test HIV counseling and testing, education and outreach services to on and off site treatment facilities, surrounding community and other CBO' institutions. Roxbury, Massachusetts

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