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Volunteer Positive

HIV Survivor and "Global Nomad" Creates International Volunteer Service Organization for People Living With HIV

During the past many years, I have traveled to various parts of the globe and have seen firsthand the devastating effects HIV and HIV-related stigma have had on many different kinds of people in many diverse communities. Understanding the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Antibodies Present in Long-Term HIV Survivors Could Contribute to Vaccine Development, Study Says

HIV-positive people who do not develop AIDS and do not require antiretroviral medication could provide insight for new strategies in vaccine development, according to a study published Sunday in the journal Nature , London's Independent ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Times Examines Aging Among Long-Term HIV Survivors in U.S.

The Los Angeles Times on Tuesday examined issues surrounding aging among long-term HIV survivors in the U.S. According to physicians, people living with HIV/AIDS experience signs of aging about 10 to 20 years earlier than HIV-negative people. ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Cognitive Issues for 16yr HIV survivor

I'M WORRIED THAT THE HIV HAS TAKEN CONTROL OVER SOME OF MY COGNITIVE AREAS. LAST 12 MONTHS, I HAVE EXPERIENCED SHORT TERM MEMORY LOSS...NAMES AND FACES, I DON'T SEEM TO HAVE ANY ENERGY AND SEEM TO LOOSE WORD FINDING. IS THERE ANY THING...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
In a study, about half of us long term survivors had some sort of mild to moderate cognitive loss. However, what you are describing sounds a lot more severe to me. I would do the following if I was you:1- Have your doctor check your blood levels... Read more »

HIV/AIDS and Survivor's Guilt

My partner of 13 years is an 18-year survivor of HIV/AIDS. Until late November 2005, he had not had any serious opportunistic infections. However, beginning at that time he experienced a series of traumatic infections that brought him near death...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I suppose you could refer to this as survivior's guilt, but it is way out of proportion to the situation. He has a serious illness and suffers greatly with it. His survival is hardly a cause for guilt.When feelings of guilt are this pervasive,... Read more »

Hiv&HepB Survivor

My friend was diagnosed with Hiv in 1985.In 1992 he got Hep B, 2years later a leg scratch turned septic requiring antibiotics-today he is in good health he has never taken the Hiv drugs referring natural therapy.Is he one of the lucky survivorsI...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Most people who get hepatitis B will clear the infection by themselves right away about 85%. That is not unusual. As for your friend's HIV status, he sounds like a long term non-progressor. He should be observed carefully, because at some... Read more »

Rape Survivor - HIV NEGATIVE at 3 months/13 weeks?

I (I'm a female) was raped by a formal friend who tested HIV negative and is with the police. I developed all the anxiety symptoms.. but at 2 months, I started coughing with a sore throat. I had no fever, no swollen lymph nodes for 3 months,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Whether your attacker was a "formal friend" or former friend, I'm glad he's been apprehended by the authorities.Your HIV fears are unwarranted. Your attacker tested HIV negative and you've had three negative HIV tests... Read more »
Connect With Others

I am a 15 year HIV positive survivor

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a 15-year HIV positive long-term asymptomatic survivor. I
have been vvery fortunate with my meds... I have never had a drug
reaction from anything I have taken to control the replication of
my virus. I have had an undetectable viral load since... Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
From KaiserNet

January 8, 2008

Some experts and doctors recently have voiced concerns that people who were diagnosed with HIV and Aids in the early years of the epidemic are experiencing "premature[e]" or "disproportionate numbers" of ailments... Read more »

HIV+ brain cancer survivor marathon runner

Posted by richardbpc
NEWS FROM THE RICHARD M. BRODSKY FOUNDATION
1247 Mara Court, Atlantic Beach, NY 11509
Contact Richard at 516/432-1254 cell ph 516-770-7724
or at www.richardmbrodsky.org or www.worldaidsmarathon.com
E-mail: richardbpc@aol.com
HIVers & cancer... Read more »

HIV/AIDS LONG-TERM SURVIVORS sought for in-depth i

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Gay men who have lived consciously aware of their HIV+ status since at least 1986 are sought to provide their personal experiencesemotional, psychological, spiritual, medical, social, legal, &c.for a book to document and preserve the experiences... Read more »