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Homeless People With Hiv And Aids

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New York City AIDS Housing Network

Senate Passes Landmark Bill to Prevent Homelessness Among People With HIV/AIDS

New York, N.Y. -- The New York Senate passed legislation (S.2664/A.2565) today that would create an affordable housing protection for nearly 11,000 low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS and their families at risk of becoming homeless. The... 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 »
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 »
Ask the Experts

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
Hi,So, Homeless-guy actually bit you? Damn! I realize these dudes can sometimes get really, really hungry, but I didn't know they were resorting to cannibalism! I think I'll start carrying a few protein bars in my pocket when I'm... Read more »

alone, almost homeless, what to do

i am a woman alone with no adult family of 53.i work a minimum wage job.i barely survive financially.what to do if i find out i have h.i.v....i have no insurance or savings.do i just have to lay down and die?...
Anne Donnelly

Response from Anne Donnelly

Public Policy Director, Project Inform
First, you could get information and assistance from your local AIDS Service Organization (ASO). There may be HIV treatment clinics in your area and AIDS medication assistance programs in your state. If you become disabled and unable to work, there... Read more »

Why are people still dying of AIDS with the incredible meds available today?

This may sound like a stupid question, but why are people still dying of AIDS? I am 31, seroconverted two years ago. I chose to start treatment right away. I am excercising regularly, eating healthy (don't even remember when I had...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Throughout the world the major reason why people are still dying is due to lack of access to effective antiretroviral medications-a shameful situation (estimated that > 90% of persons who should be on meds are not). In my practice setting (inner... Read more »

Information on aids resistant people who test positive for HIV but never develop active AIDS.

I need information on HIV positive people who never develop active aids. Particularly important is the relevance of DNA in aids resistance....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Since AIDS has only been around for about15-20 years, we cannot say for sure that there are HIV positive people whowill never develop AIDS. The disease hasn't been around long enough to knowwhat will happen... Read more »
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Homeless

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 »

Beware people pushing "Aloe Vera" for HIV !

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 5 Replies
It's important to remember this Forum can be entered by anybody. Anybody can post here. And some people are here to try and make money out of us by offering to share with us magical cures for HIV/AIDS.

I have just received yet another email from a... Read more »

Looking for people to interview with HIV or AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
Hi,
I am writing a series of articles about AIDS and HIV infections aimed at college students in Pullman and Moscow Idaho. Many students feel their risk of catching such a disease in a small town is virtually non-existant. I have had difficulty... Read more »

How many people have HIV / AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am curious to the number of people alive in the US with HIV / AIDS. On the CDC website it states that as of Deceober a total of about 770,000 cases had been reported. Then later on it states that about 400,000 people have died. Are those... Read more »