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Just got the shock of my HIV positive status

I was ok feeling good and my beck glands started showing up, i went to the docor who asked me to do HIV test and i got my result that am positive with cd4 count 295 and vral load 3000. I dont feel sick, i had flu but it dispeared. my doctor has put...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello, and thanks for posting. I am sorry to hear about your new diagnosis of HIV infection. There is really no way to know when you became infected unless you have had prior HIV testing.How does one prepare Read more »

Wondering (DISCLOSING HIV STATUS, 2010)

Hello Dr. Frascino,I have a friend who is HIV+. He tells me since he has become positive, he always... Read more »

Should an Hiv+ person remove tonsils

Hi Dr,My fiance is HIV positive and his tonsils give him problems now and then. Is it advisable for... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South Carolina House to Consider Bill That Would Eliminate Requirement to Inform School Officials of Students' HIV-Positive Status

...it will have a problem," he added. Under current law, school officials are prohibited from telling others about a student's HIV-positive status. "It's superfluous information that (superintendents and nurses) can't act upon," Hutto said,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Roanoke Woman Sues Hospital, Physicians Over Disclosure of HIV-Positive Status

...a lawsuit in Roanoke Circuit Court against Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and two doctors for allegedly revealing her HIV-positive status, the Roanoke Times reports. The woman, who filed the suit anonymously under the name "Jane... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Non-Disclosure of HIV-Positive Status Contributes to Spread of Disease, Public Health Experts Say in Book

...hospitable to being HIV-positive," adding, "Fear and terror often shaped their decisions." Social Acceptance Social acceptance of HIV-positive status "in a given time and place" also can affect disclosure, the Times reports. Jennifer Kates,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Former Postal Worker Files Lawsuit Claiming He Was Fired for HIV-Positive Status

..."reduced to a suspension," which was waived, the Advertiser reports. The suit claims that after Walker's supervisors learned his HIV-positive status, he was subjected to closer scrutiny and received a 14-day suspension for leaving his cash and... Read more »
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Sharing my status with a HIV- person

Posted by LadyReign
...I was honest and I started feeling kind of weird. I said, Yes, pretty honest. I was scared. I wanted to tell him that I had HIV, but was waiting for the right moment. Even though we planned to have safe sex I think it is very important to tell... Read more »

Disclosing HIV status to potential new bf's

Posted by njpozdad, 2 Replies
...being diagnosed in July of 2010 was wondering if any man out there can give me his opinion about when its best to disclose my HIV status to potential new bf's. Best to start the conversation with it? Wait until you get a feel whether the guy is... Read more »

New city, New job, New HIV status...too much.

Posted by Nathan, 3 Replies
Okay, So... I am 4 days into knowing I am positive, 5 months in a new part of the country and obviously in a new job. I have made a couple of friends, feeling things out in a new city, trying to plant roots and to start a new chapter... Well...... Read more »

Will US Custom find out my HIV status on border?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Canada in the near future(Air or Driving). I am worried if I come back form Canada, will the US Custom officers find out my HIV status by checking my Canadian passport or US Social Security Number in their computer. I mean if their computer... Read more »