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Choosing an HIV Care Provider

Why Is Choosing an HIV Care Provider Important? Treating HIV disease is very complicated. There are choices to consider at every stage of the disease. It's best if you and your health care provider work together as a team. That makes it easier to choose and stick to your treatment plan. "Care provider" means a doctor, a physician's assistant, or a nurse practitioner. There are several issues you may want to consider in choosing an HIV care...
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Locating Mental Health Professionals trained in HIV

I was diagnoised with HIV in October and have contacted local AIDS groups in two Ohio cities, as well as doctors trained in HIV treatment trying to located a Mental Health Professional familar with HIV. None of these have been able to help. Where do...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I find it really strange that local AIDS groups that provide services to people living with HIV and AIDS do not have a list of qualified mental health professionals to refer you to. Similarly It is bizarre that you say that doctors working with... Read more »

Need Help. I have been asked to train someone HIV +

I am a personal trainer and was approached the other day by a potential client who informed me he is hiv+.I am very ignorant when it comes to this and want to know a few things. What risk am I at of contracting the virus? Do I have to take it easier...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
No problem. It is very good of you to post this question. I am glad you have the initiative to ask! There are no standards for exercise in HIV disease,so I will give you a few pointers that I have learned as a consumer and a trainer myself. 1- You... Read more »

Training, anaemia, and HIV - please answer :o)

Hi Doctor, you are the best, I read your forum just about everyday, you make me feel so much more positive about my life. Anyway, heres my question - I am a 22 year old woman from the UK living with HIV. I am also an athlete who competes...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Jasmine!National and international karate, weights, fighting . . . . hmmmmm . . . . Are we going to be seeing you in an upcoming James Bond flick? You sound like a gal who would fit right in with 007! Is it OK to train with HIV? Absolutely! I... Read more »

Weight training vs. HIV

For physical appearance and health purposes I have a desire to begin a weight training/bodybuilding routine. My goal is to put on a good healthy amount of lean muscle mass over the next 12 months. My question: Because I am an HIV pos male will this...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Assuming that your testosterone and thyroid blood levels are OK, there should be no reason why HIV will change how you will respond to exercise. Exercise may actually help you live longer and live stronger.You may want to read this: <a... Read more »
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Training & Information Managment Associate

Posted by Anonymous
SF AIDS Foundation seeks Part-time person to enhance education and moral of volunteers on the CA AIDS Hotline. REQ: 1 yr exp. supervising volunteers; BA degree prefd or exp. working in health ed. or soc. svcs, strong knowledge of HIV/AIDS, computer... Read more »

Training Guide for the CDC Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I read a previous post regarding the CDC's recommendation regarding the window period. It is clearly written in there training manual that all people infected will have a positive test within 4-6 weeks. Only in RARE ocassions, does it take up to 3... Read more »

May 31st Classes for job training - free for those

Posted by Anonymous
New York City nonprofit learning center/job placement

Here is a text version of the flyer that is attached. Please post on bulletin boards or forward in your email newsletters. The courses are provided by MTS a nonprofit started in 1988.

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Yoga for HIV group in Miami, FL

Posted by MoonDreamer
I'm a yoga instructor living with HIV for the past 14 yrs. I want to share the many benefits of yoga so I'm going to be teaching a class specially designed to boost our immune system and deal with the other many issues affecting us. The class will... Read more »