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Homeless And Living With Hiv

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Bit by a homeless guy (HUMAN BITE, 2010)

I got bit by a homeless guy, really deep, enough to leave a scar and get sticthes, and yes there was alot of bleeding. At six weeks after the incident i had a sudden onset of swollen lymph nodes, and a sore throat which lasted about a week and a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...what you do in this forum is a very noble thing, you help a lot of people. I have a doubt: what is the possibility of getting aids or other STD's from a human bite? The problem is that a friend convinced me, about two months ago, to go to a stip... Read more »

Assualt with a used hypodermic needle by homeless man

My daughter was attacked by a homeless man with a hypodermic needle that was out of its sealed... 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... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...Post . The D.C. Department of Health 's HIV/AIDS Administration reports that there were at least 400 people known to be homeless and living with HIV/AIDS in the city as of December 2007; 75% were men and 83% were black. According to the Post... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Connecticut: A Place for Second Chances -- Tabor House Marks 20 Years of Helping Homeless Men With HIV/AIDS Live Their Lives and Regain Their Pride

... Hartford's Tabor House is celebrating 20 years of providing refuge and support to homeless men with HIV/AIDS. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Tabor House has two locations -- one on Brownell Avenue in the city's Frog Hollow neighborhood 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

..."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 months). With a population of 936 HIV-positive adults, the... Read more »
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 »
Connect With Others

My blog about hiv/aids, hcv, alcoholism, addiction

Posted by RicksWorld
...Hi, I'd like to invite anyone who suffers with hiv/aids, hcv, alcoholism, addiction, or homelessness to join me at my blog, http://ricksworld411.blogspot.com or contact me at ricksworld411@yahoo.com. I live in the Seattle Read more »

Homeless

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...am on my own. Can anyone out there provide me with some advise so I dont go homeless? I Have read that 60% of people with aids go homeless. What do people on this board do? Read more »

Best states for private/public health insurance

Posted by johnpaul10028
...living comfortably for a little while longer because I can't get coverage for meds due to my income, or the other choice of being homeless but totally healthy sleeping in them ditches cause I can afford my hiv meds. So, where do I go to get... Read more »

26 years positive - feeling lost

Posted by lovinglife101, 1 Reply
...is going well. I want to return to work, I want to have a somewhat normal life. I am afraid. There was a time that I was homeless with less than 50 T-cells; I now am almost done with a second Masters Degree, have 400 T-cells, viral load... Read more »