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Hiv Isolation Precautions

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocates Speak Out After Kenyan Cabinet Member Discusses Viability of Isolating People Living With HIV/AIDS to Control Spread of Virus

IRIN/ PlusNews reports on the recent statements a Kenyan cabinet member about isolating people living with HIV/AIDS as a means of controlling the spread of the virus and reactions by local and international HIV/AIDS advocates. On January 28,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenyan Minister Issues Apology for Statements Regarding Isolating People Living With HIV/AIDS

Kenyan Special Programmes Minister Esther Murugi on Thursday issued an apology for her comments regarding isolating people living with HIV/AIDS as a way to prevent the spread of the virus, Capital News reports. She did, "however defen[d] the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenyan Minister Won't Apologize for Comments on Isolating People Living With HIV/AIDS

Kenyan Minister of Special Programmes Esther Murugi on Tuesday refused to issue an apology for her comments regarding isolating people living with HIV/AIDS as a means of controlling the spread of the virus despite growing criticism from HIV/AIDS... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV @ isolation

HelloThank you for all the work you do on this site. My question pertains to the isolation caused by HIV. I am an attractive, young female but I have found it a very slow and painful process to find a mate. I have so much going for me in my life ......
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You would benefit from having someone to talk to about this subject. Try to find a support group for young HIV+ women or a psychotherapist who has experience with HIV+ patients. I think that you'll find that the isolation can be relieved by... Read more »

Isolation of a cellular factor that can reactivate latent HIV-1 without T cell activation.

What do you think of the research of Siliciano and Pomerantz ? HIV-1 latency in resting CD4+ T cells represents a major barrier to virus eradication in patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Eliminating the latent HIV-1 reservoir...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.It's a very long way from early clinical science to a drug, never mind being "very close to the cure". Even for less revolutionary discoveries, it can take many years of testing and clinical trials to... Read more »

Help with learning to deal with social isolation

I am an HIV positive social worker who has worked in the AIDS field for 12 years now. I've been positive for nearly 20 years. Because of my professional contacts, I have been keeping overly strict boundaries with my clients and even those...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Codes of ethics in various professions, including social work, provide guidelines for our interaction with clients, each other, and the profession. I understand and respect your application of strict boundaries but such guidelines are not meant to... Read more »

Virus isolation

Please can you outline the principles of viral isolation in the diagnosis and monitoring of HIV infection?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Virus isolation if you mean by culture is not used for diagnosis or monitoring HIV infection. Viral RNA is isolated for viral load tests.... Read more »
Connect With Others

a little isolated overseas

Posted by livingpos, 2 Replies
Hi I have been reading this site and checking the posts for about a year. It has been the only connection I have to other HIV positive people. Thank you all. I am working an overseas contract and living in a country where it is illegal for aliens... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I have been diagnosed HIV for about six years. I've stayed away from getting involved in any kind of socializing except church and a few close straight friends. I really am at the point where I would like to maybe meet some other men. I wonder... Read more »

Feeling isolated

Posted by Anonymous
My name is Joe, and I've been positive since 1993, and have been on meds since about 1996. Over the years since I tested positive, I find that I have more and more isolated myself from friends and family, and don't have any hiv positive friends. ... Read more »

Feeling isolated and overwhelmed in NYC

Posted by cambr9, 4 Replies
I'm a 34 y/o gay man living in New York City and I've been HIV positive for two and a half years. I'm having a harder time now than when I was first diagnosed... Just thought I'd post this in case anyone else has experienced the same thing.

When I... Read more »