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Hiv Health Counselor Position

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AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

... What Are the Issues? When you test positive for HIV, it can be difficult to know who to tell about it, and how to tell them. Telling others can be good because: You can get love and support to help you deal with your health. You can keep your close friends and loved ones informed about issues that are important to you. You don't have to hide your HIV status. You can get the most appropriate health care. You can reduce the chances...
Ask the Experts

Truth about oral sex and hiv - mixed messages received from a test counselor (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX, 2010)

I have been tested at 3 months, 6 months and a year all negative. I was told that I should test up until six months from a possible exposure. The year test was the start of yearly testing I want to begin as part of my routine exams. I also tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Confused,Yes, there are many mixed messages out there regarding the HIV test window. Guidelines in parts of Australia advise that a six weeks test is conclusive. Other older guidelines claim six months Read more »

Cryptococcal Meningitis and HIV

Hello, doctor: my husband was infected whith Cryptococcal Meningitis and I'm really concerned about his health. He's been under treatment for almost two years now and he refuses to show me his pack of pills. I know hes taking "Stocrin"(we're from...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...AIDS defining condition in someone who is HIV+. I would encourage you to either attend clinic with your husband or talk to a counselor at one of the local AIDS service organizations. KH Read more »

To unreal to be real considering I'm a counselor. May you PLEASE help me?

I would like to start this with a thank you for helping us gain the knowledge of HIV/AIDS. I've read many questions that you have answered and they have all been very useful to me for I myself am a std/hiv counselor at my local health department. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Next, from reading this forum, you should be well aware that symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected and that a negative HIV test outside the window period trumps symptoms each and every time. Right? Of... Read more »

HIV counselor

I help counsel and find shelters for those who are infected with HIV and have little to no income. I had one question..I recently shook hands with a man whom I help. He is HIV Positive and he had terribly dry and peeling hands. Let's just say he had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Counselor,The HIV-transmission/acquisition risk would involve direct fresh blood-to-fresh blood contact. Shaking hands with someone who Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

VOA News Profiles HIV/AIDS Counselor Who Works in Washington, D.C.

... VOA News on Wednesday profiled Pernell Williams, an HIV/AIDS counselor in Washington, D.C., who provides HIV testing and counseling at the Whitman-Walker Clinic 's Max Robinson Center. Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Aging

... Table of Contents The Aging HIV Population Is Growing HIV May Speed Up Aging Monitor Your Overall Health Stigma and the Need for Social Support for the HIV-Positive Aging Population Taking Care of Yourself The Aging Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

... Table of Contents What Is HIV? What Is AIDS? What Is the Difference Between HIV and AIDS? How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Do I Need to Get Tested for Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...medications may have unpleasant side effects. This might give the HIV-positive partner negative feelings about their body and their health. It may be difficult to feel attractive and have a normal romantic relationship. Fear of transmitting... Read more »
Connect With Others

Just learned my son is HIV positive

Posted by scaredmom, 8 Replies
...I just found out yesterday that my 26 year old son is HIV positive. I am scared and I think somewhat in shock. What do I do now? How do I help him the most? I would love to hear from Read more »

hiv specialist suggestions?

Posted by bluewindow, 2 Replies
...pointers you have picked up from your experience: dos and donts of doctor-client relationships in HIV treatment, etc. My current health plan is United Health Care. I checked their network and they have a list of specialists in NYC, but I don't... Read more »

Facts. Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...help you find one. Get some help from a person you trust. If you don't have a person like this in your life, get help from a professional counselor. Have this person go with you to the doctor. If you test positive, you have to tell your sex... Read more »

Need help to understand this.

Posted by midwest4u, 4 Replies
...Help me unerstand this because I am confused. I have been HIV positive for almost 20 years now and I have never had as many health problems as some of thease people. I know that I am one of the lucky few who have never had any health problems do... Read more »