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Hiv Life After Diagnosis

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indiana: Purdue University Professor Turns HIV/AIDS Diagnosis Into Her Life's Work

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis sociology professor Carrie Foote is dedicated to eradicating stigmas regarding HIV/AIDS. Realizing most of her IUPUI students believe they have never known anyone with the disease, Foote announces on... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Projected Life Expectancy of People With HIV According to Timing of Diagnosis

"Effective antiretroviral therapy has contributed greatly toward survival for people with HIV, yet many remain undiagnosed until very late. Our aims were to estimate the life expectancy of an HIV-infected MSM [man who has sex with men] living in a... Read more »

This Positive Life: In the Midwestern U.S., Forming a New Life

Though it happened 26 years ago, Tommy Chesbro remembers his HIV diagnosis -- and the circumstances that led to it -- like it was yesterday. In 1986, a positive HIV test meant something fundamentally different than it does today: It meant, in short,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Life Insurance after HIV Diagnosis

I purchased a Life insurance policy in November of 2004 and found out about my HIV infection in January of 2005. If I were to die of an HIV related illness, will my beneficiaries be denied the payment of the policy?...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
You don't have to worry about this. Since your liffe insurance coverage was in place prior to you learning of your HIV status, it is valid and the death benefit will be there for your beneficiaries. An insurance company would only deny the... Read more »

Life Insurance and new HIV+ diagnosis

I currently have a life insurance policy through my employer. I am a teacher and with this most recent Open Enrollment period, I applied for an increase in my group term life insurance. I recently received a Statement of Health form in the mail...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
They won't be able to cancel your existing coverage. However, they can deny you an increase in your coverage... Read more »

Life Insurance Policy in effect BEFORE HIV Diagnosis

Scenario: Heterosexual Couple married many years, purchased Life Insurance policy within first couple years of marriage. Two and a half to Three years later, AFTER policy was purchased, one spouse is diagnosed as HIV+. Infected spouse maintained...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
The surviving spouse has done nothing wrong, immoral, or illegal.First of all, since the policy was already in effect when diagnosed with HIV, the diagnosis had no effect on the validity of the policy at all. There is no requirement or even any... Read more »

Life Insurance options for healthy HIV positive and no AIDS diagnosis?

Any life insurance options for HIV positive and healthy, but no AIDS diagnosis?...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Limited coverage is available through guaranteed issue policies with no health underwriting:AARP Life Insurance Program (New York Life)Mututal of OmahaPhysician's LifeGerber Life (Guaranteed Life Burial Expense Policy)... Read more »
Connect With Others

Life and love after diagnosis?

Posted by hellenwhite0808, 1 Reply
My first reaction to receiving a diagnosis of HIV was the feeling of having a bucket of ice water dumped on my head. I was well beyond rational thought; all I could experience in that moment was a profound chill and the certainty that I was a dead... Read more »

Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

Posted by Hneedlove, 1 Reply
My advice to someone who just found out that they're positive would be to tell them, don't feel like it's your fault that you made a mistake, and it's your fault and that life is over.

Life is not over. Seek support wherever you can get it, from... Read more »

Hiv-diagnosis about two months ago

Posted by Noa, 7 Replies

I am a 23-year old girl from Belgium, and trying to get in touch with other girls/women of more or less the same age as me, or who got infected at the same age. I'm infected since june last year, but got the diagnosis at the beginning of this... Read more »

my HIV diagnosis was no shock to me

Posted by Anonymous
My HIV diagnosis was no shock to me. I lost a former boyfriend in
1987, and later in life, had another boyfriend who concealed his
positive status well into our relationship. I lived in LA during
1980,... Read more »