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Homeless And Living With Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Associations Between Substance Use, Sexual Risk Taking and HIV Treatment Adherence Among Homeless People Living With HIV

The interconnections between substance use, HIV risk, and lack of adherence to HIV medications are particularly strong among homeless individuals, as has been noted in earlier research. In the current study, the authors described patterns of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reducing Risky Sexual Behavior and Substance Use Among Currently and Formerly Homeless Adults Living With HIV

The researchers examined the efficacy of an intervention, the "Healthy Living Program," in reducing risky sexual behavior and substance use among HIV-positive adults who were marginally housed (homeless at least some point over a period of 37... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Examines Local Shelter For Homeless People Living With HIV/AIDS

The Washington Post on Tuesday examined the Washington, D.C.-based homeless care center Joseph's House , which provides nursing services and support to homeless people living with HIV/AIDS. Physician David Hilfiker in 1990 opened Joseph's House... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Fearing possible HIV infection from homeless person.

So I'm a guitar player and usually head out to the usual park to play, and this particular park is known to have its small homeless population. I recently befriended one of them who is also guitar player (nice guy).So one day he asked to play...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There is no way this encounter could lead to transmission of anything let alone HIV. This is not how HIV is transmitted. DW... Read more »

very gallant homeless man

Dr. Bob,OK, I'll make this quick, as I know you're very busy and you have a great heart.I was coming out of a bar last night, and a homeless man asked me for some money. I gave him a dollar, and to my utmost surprise, he kissed my hand...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Worried,As demonstrated by the "very gallant homeless man," chivalry is indeed not dead. As demonstrated by your willingness to be generous to those less fortunate, compassion is also not dead. Finally, as demonstrated by your... Read more »

Homeless man on the subway

So, I was on the subway with a buddy the other day. We noticed the other end of the carriage was a homeless guy that looked like he had blood on his sweatshirt. He then suddenly woke up, thinking he missed his stop and came over to us to check the...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, Alex:Unbroken skin is an effective barrier against HIV. I would not be concerned. In health,Richard... Read more »

Is this a real risk or extreme paranoia? Worried about homeless man...Get PEP?

Hi doc,I live in NYC and I was coming home from school. There was a homeless looking man in the subway station with dirty clothes and looked crazy. He was moving his mouth. I am worried that he might have spit on me. I didn't feel anything....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Should you get PEP? No, you should go see a psychiatrist about your irrational fears and paranoid delusions.Dr. Bob... Read more »
Connect With Others


Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I have been hiv positive for 10 years now. I have been lucky health wise. I am now however starting to get sick. I have no one to fall back on I am on my own.

Can anyone out there provide me with some advise so I dont go homeless? I Have read that... Read more »

7/9: Staten Island, NY: A Health Living Luncheon for People Living with HIV and AIDS

Posted by bartleby
A Health Living Luncheon for People Living with HIV and AIDS
Monday, July 9
Noon - 3:00pm
514 Bay Street (Soup Kitchen)
Staten Island, NY

Featuring: Blood Pressure Screening, Mental Health Screening, Nutritional Presentation - Eating the right foods,... Read more »

Why Should I live?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I found out some time ago that I was HIV+. I wasn't sure about the meds as I didn't even know anyone who was positive. I am now taking meds but the Doctor said it progressed to the AIDS stage. I also developed MAC which is very painfull. 4 months... Read more »

I feel dead and have lost the will to live

Posted by optimistic2009, 6 Replies
Hi All,

I am sorry for posting such a depressing note here but I feel like I have lost the will to live and have no reason to pursue my career----I am only 33 and I feel like what is the point of any hardwork now!

even if there is a cure, which... Read more »