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Hiv Positive Any Government Benefits

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California Bill Extending Government-Funded Health Care Benefits to HIV-Positive People Not Being Implemented, Los Angeles Times Reports

A California law (AB 2197 ) signed by former Gov. Gray Davis (D) in September 2002 that aims to extend government-funded health care benefits to HIV-positive residents who have not developed AIDS has yet to be implemented by Gov. Arnold... Read more »
Project Inform

Statement Regarding Findings of the Swiss Government on the Transmissibility of HIV Infection by HIV-Positive People Receiving Antiretroviral Treatment

In February 2008, the Swiss AIDS Commission reported on the results of studies suggesting that HIV positive individuals receiving effective antiretroviral treatment do not appear to be at significant risk of transmitting the virus to their... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Jamaican Government Launches Initiative to Support HIV-Positive People, Substance Users, Assault Survivors

Jamaica's National Council on Drug Abuse is partnering with local faith-based and nongovernmental organizations to establish 10 clinics across the island that will support substance users, people living with HIV/AIDS, and survivors of trauma and... Read more »
Ask the Experts

testosterone and its benefits for HIV Positive People

I am seeking information around testosterone treatment and HIV.I am a HIV positive person and I live in Australia the reason for my question is. Both myself and my partner are HIV+ he has no T-cells and a viral Load that is unreadable not...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Yes you might benefit from testosterone if your levels are low-normal, but do not expect to turn into your partner. Everybody is different with respect to how they respond to HIV as well as how they respond to testosterone. I doubt his... Read more »

Accelerated Death Benefit

In October, 1991, my employer, SmithKline Beecham Clincal Laboratories found out that I was HIV+. I was told by the Vice President & General Manager, Bob Leventhal that I was "no longer front office material". I was transfered to...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
I am sorry but I have no advice to offer you. Disability policies do not have cost of living increases in them and the benefit is based on the salary you were earning at the time of your disability. Few retirement plans have cost of living... Read more »

Government Agency singles out people who are HIV+??

At the local welfare office, when a person who is known to be HIV+ applies for food stamps, daycare, medical, etc, their case is identified and given to a specific worker known to carry the HIV+ caseload. No special training has been given to this...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
This sounds like one of those policies intended to help recipients--have one person be the "expert" on HIV-related issues and have all HIV+ recipients served by that individual--that has an unintended bad outcome. I encourage you to write... Read more »

benefits of knowing (pick me) (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2009)

In short I am afraid of perhaps being hiv positive. I was in a relationship for two years with someone and kind of left condoms out of the equation without testing. He didn't seem to be high risk having had a previous hiv test and 5 sexual...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,In essence you're wondering about the "benefits of knowing." See below. I've addressed this issue recently.Regarding a cure for HIV, we have an entire chapter devoted to that topic in the archives of this forum. I have... Read more »
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Benefits for Poz Vets

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone tell me the benefits provided to HIV positive Veterans? Ikeep hearing that it all depends on when you contracted it, but I at least want to know what they are. Government web sites are not very helpful in explaining. Thanks alot!

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Benefits of HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
This is going to sound bizarre, but let me preface my note with the disclaimer that I'm taking an international health course and our challenge is to write a 10-15 page paper on a controversial topic. The topic I have chosen is definitely... Read more »

I don't believe our government would Lie.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
The CDC is a government organization. I don't think they would lie to us by telling us that 3 months is enough. There are cases were people have tested positive after 3 months. What's wrong with you guys. You keep claiming the CDC is going to revise... Read more »

Re OUR GOVERNMENT

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Exactly my thoughts 'Anonymous One' the 1% or 0.1% inaccuracy of the test depending what you read, in my mind is used as a disclaimer as because of the way this virus is consistently mutating. The tests used need to be updated all the time as new... Read more »