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Hiv Positive People And Their Status

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AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...states, you can be found guilty of a felony for not telling a sexual partner you are HIV-positive before having intimate contact. Telling others may be bad because: Others may find it hard to accept your health status. Some people might discriminate against you because of your HIV. You may be rejected in social or dating situations. You don't have to tell everybody. Take your time to decide who to tell and how you will approach...
Ask the Experts

Your Forum Provides Essential Insight for People Anxious about their HIV Status

Dear Doctor Bob:Over the past several months I have read your forum every day. I have been extremely anxious about my HIV status following a "risky encounter" last year. While I never contacted you for advice, I relied on your forum to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...testimonial and mouse-click their way to a WOO-HOO as well!I also applaud your brave decision to admit your mistakes to the people you love!BRAVISSIMO!!!Dr. Bob Read more »

Asking somebody their HIV status

I met a guy, totally unexpected in a movie theatre while waiting to enter the movie house, who is married, has 2 kids and has fallen in love with me. The problem is. Four years ago he had his first man on man experience where he fucked a brazilian...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...see his doctor if he's having problems with the dreaded "ED" (erectile dysfunction).Finally, how can you ask him to take an HIV test? Easy, open your mouth and ask! You can even go together to a rapid test site and have results within 20 minutes.... Read more »

Brother who says he is not HIV positive.

While my husband's 76 yr. old brother was in the hospital with congestive heart failure, we found many bottles of medicine from a clinic. We consulted out pharmacist to find these are medicines prescribed to HIV patients. When we asked he stated...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...to judge him, and that you will be there for him when he is ready to accept your help.As for his cardiologist and emergency personnel, that needs to be between him and them. Emergency personnel use universal precautions with all patients, and the... Read more »

mixed personality disorder

a friend of mine diagnosed with hiv saw a psychologist who said he had a mixed personality disorder, but i have not been able to find any info about that particular psychiatric diagnosis. can you clue me in please?
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...able to respond to your question. Additionally the diagnosis does not seem related to your friend's HIV status. HIV positive people and people with AIDS all get the normal assortment of mental health problems unrelated to their medical condition... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Than 75% of HIV-Positive People in New Orleans Do Not Disclose Status to Casual Sex Partners, Study Says

...Approximately three-fourths of HIV-positive people living in New Orleans do not disclose their HIV status to their casual sex partners, according to a study published in the September Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ugandan Parliament Considers Bill That Would Require HIV Status Disclosure, Provide Some Protections to HIV-Positive People

...committee in Parliament -- aims to criminalize the intentional transmission of HIV, guarantee access to treatment for HIV-positive people and provide protection against discrimination for people living with the disease, Uganda's Daily Monitor ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About 19,000 People in Virginia Living With HIV/AIDS, Additional 6,000 Might Not Know Their Status, Study Says

... There are about 19,000 reported cases of HIV/AIDS in Virginia, and an additional 6,000 people might not be aware of their HIV-positive status, according to a recently released study conducted by the Virginia Department Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More People Must Know HIV Status to Further Progress Global Fight Against HIV/AIDS, Tobias Says

... The number of people who know their HIV status must "dramatically increas[e]" for the global fight against HIV/AIDS to "further progress," U.S. Ambassador Read more »
Connect With Others

Sharing my status with a HIV- person

Posted by LadyReign
...HIV, but was waiting for the right moment. Even though we planned to have safe sex I think it is very important to tell the person you're having sex with your status. I know it's hard but it works for me, it makes me feel very good to be that... Read more »

positive and telling people

Posted by mystery2009, 5 Replies
...tested positive and am very scarred about telling people. I am still in contact with the person i caught it from. I dont blame this person, but also dont want them to feel guilty. Read more »

I need to talk to people who have hiv.

Posted by sunfire, 6 Replies
...I would like to talk to other women who have Hiv. Read more »

COULD IT BE WRONG?

Posted by salvino, 3 Replies
I was woundering if there is anyone else that tested with The Quality Life Group? I recently took a test i came back negative but i dont know if i can trust them. They told me there test are 99.9% acurate so should I trust it? i need some advice... Read more »