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Latino HIV+ looking for pen pals in NYC

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi: I am a 23-yr-old latino who has recently found out about my status. I am looking for pen pals to share this new chapter in my life because, frankly, I am still confused and scared about this new experience. If you are poz and like to talk,... Read more »

Email Pen Pal Group for HIV + Gay Men

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Dear readers, I am writing to you on behalf of my partner. I would like to know if anyone knows of a safe, secure and non-sexual email pen-palgroup website site where gay men with HIVAIDS can correspondend with each other. He is basically alone all... Read more »

Looking for Pen Pal for My Friend

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

My name is Pam and I have a friend in jail. He is HIV positive and he is wanting someone to write to. He has many thoughts, concerns, and just wants to share with somone who can understand the same thing he is going through,someone who is HIV... Read more »

Pen Pals, anyone?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello! My name is Roscoe, and I have been HIV+ since 1982. I have done very well with the disease up until 2002, when I developed Kaposi's Sarcoma, and it has really affected my body in unexpected ways. I am currently on DOXIL and taxol... Read more »

Looking for pen pals

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello, I'm a French guy living in France, I'm 39 and in good shape. I tested positive 9 years ago and wish to write to similar. I'm in a stable long term relationship with an hiv- partner, I've always worked. But now I feel the need to share exactly... Read more »
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Bob, please help a pal in need

Hi Bob,Im not doing so great. In fact, i've fallen off the wagon and begun to deeply worry about HIV again. As im writing this, i feel ashamed that i have fallen this low again, but i know you are THE voice of reason in tough times. I went to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Derek,Don't be so hard on yourself. Struggling with anxiety and fears is often an ongoing process. You've come a long way in confronting your problems and dealing with them effectively. This is just a minor setback.Your recent massage... Read more »

Thanks for accepting me as your Pal Again

Hi Bob, I am so happy to read your response. Thanks for accepting my apologies and I hope we can be pals forever. I am also honoured you reserved a spot in the x-filers, well here is my update and i'll let you make the decision.Well i went...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,My opinion has not changed. Symptoms, no matter what they are, do not equal HIV disease. Your tests are definitive. You are HIV-negative. The spot in the X-Files is yours, if you want it. However, it appears that you are still having some... Read more »

Hiv, blood and pen?

Could I get hiv from the mailman who had cuts and blood on his hand passing me a pen, which I used while having an open cut on my hand. ...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereNo, you cannot get HIV from an inanimate object no matter what that is. Transmission of HIV from a contaminated surface would require massive exposure to blood or other infected liquid from prolonged period of time. Take care,DR W... Read more »

CSF Exposure and pen

Hey, Im a med student n i was helping my resident with an LP and some CSF of an HIV+ patient got on my gloves, after which i touched my pen and then realized and put it down. i took off my gloves, washed my hands with soap and water and then washed...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hi thereHello thereI would rest assured that you can not get HIV from touching an inanimate object such as the pen you describe. Transmission of HIV from a contaminated surface would require massive exposure to blood or other infected liquid from... Read more »
Articles
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Pen Pal Program Helps Chinese Youths Affected by AIDS

This article was reported by the Christian Science Monitor . The Christian Science Monitor recently described the impact of the China AIDS Fund's (CAF) programs for HIV-infected children in China's Henan Province and their young U.S. pen pals.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Second New York Hospital Warns Patients About Potential HIV, Hepatitis Exposure From Insulin Pens

Olean General Hospital is the second western New York hospital to notify patients that they may have been exposed to HIV or hepatitis through the improper sharing of insulin pens. The hospital says it is mailing letters recommending blood screening... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Warns Against Sharing Insulin Pens

CDC has issued a new clinical reminder that using insulin pens on more than one person puts patients at risk for blood-borne infections such as hepatitis and HIV. Pens containing multiple doses of insulin are meant for use on a single patient only,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ambassador Goosby Pens Last Blog Post as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

"It is with a degree of sadness but also an enormous debt of gratitude that I post my final blog as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and head of the Office of Global Health Diplomacy," Ambassador Eric Goosby writes in the State Department's "DipNote "... Read more »