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How An Hiv-positive Person Look

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Looking for personal stories for HIV class THANKS!

Posted by collegestudent, 2 Replies
I'm currently taking a course on HIV and have also recently bought a great book by Carl Zimmer called "A Planet of Viruses." I have grown increasingly interested in the HIV and for my final project I would love to get some personal stories on coping... Read more »

I met an HIV Positive person for the first time

Posted by Barbdoll, 1 Reply
Hello again,
On Saturday I travelled to meet an HIV Positive friend. It was my first time. At first i was nervous didn't know what to expect. I really didn't want to go there to talk about the fact that we were both Positive. I wanted to meet him,... Read more »

looking for LGBTQI person to connect with

Posted by Kriss, 3 Replies

I'm want someone to talk to about living with HIV and about being LGBTQ, and or being a person of color. Finaly, we can inspere each other to keep moving foward.


ps. I'm a black women youth who identify as queer and I am HIV+. Read more »

HIV positive woman looking for connections

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hi! I am a 28 year old female doctor with HIV. I got the
infection through a needle stick injury. I was diagnosed in 96 when I offered a blood transfusion to a friend's father. I have been through hell, mainly because my profession put me in constant... Read more »

Whose this person in the mirror that looks like me

Posted by soimnotalone, 2 Replies
When I first found out I was + (rather advanced aids) I was o.k. let the meds begin and I was feeling great. Then I got the rash but I was o.k. gaining weight and feeling fairly ok. Now I cry all the time, the worse episode was during s-e-x who... Read more »
Ask the Experts

does it mean wen a person is HIV positive,there's no possibility of gaining weight

When a person is HIV positive,is there a possibility for the person to gain weight? What are the kind of food that would make an HIV patient look heathy....
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
The average person who starts HIV treatment gains weight. Only those with uncontrolled HIV replication, infections, diarrhea, organ related issues, hormonal unbalance, decreased appetite or increased nausea, or who have no food access while living... Read more »

HIV positive and looking to work abroad.

I am HIV positive and am considering moving to Thailand for work. I need to know if there are any HIV 'friendly' insurance providers that will NOT ask if I am HIV positive or that would cover me (highly unlikely) if I am. I am not looking...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
There are no restrictions on a person with HIV entering or leaving Thailand, however, there is little information on working in that country with HIV. I am aware of several people with HIV who have moved there for the lower cost of living, but they... Read more »

Cut on foot in HIV positive persons house-very worried!!

I was staying at someones house who later told me they gave AIDS. I had 3 little cuts on my foot and was walking around the house and bathroom now I'm really scared iv got HIV-the floor looked clean and I stepped on a rug.I think they were dry...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
I doubt that you were exposed to HIV, but to set your mind at ease, you should get an HIV test.... Read more »

Anal sex with HIV positive person whose Viral load about having HIV? 4400. Chances of me

I'm sorry i'm not good in English.(This topic was posted from Thailand)I want to ask you some questions about chances of getting HIV.Last week i had anal sex with my partner. we protected with condom but it ended up breaking and he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Receptive anal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV infected is very risky business, particularly because your top gun was apparently not on antiretroviral therapy. PEP begun 13 hours after the exposure will help abort or prevent viral... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: HIV-Positive and Looking for Help

Two Chicago-based AIDS organizations have teamed up to produce a Web site for people who are newly diagnosed with HIV, as well as for service providers, with a focus on accessing quality information and referrals. Test Positive Aware Network and the... Read more »

First Person: Thembi Ngubane: Mother, Activist, South African ... and Proof Positive That You Can Thrive With HIV

By Erika Nelson Listen to Audio (37 min.) Download Audio This podcast is a part of the series This Positive Life . To subscribe to this series, click here . About Thembi Age: 23 ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rights Groups Call on Homeland Security Department to Investigate Death of HIV-Positive Person at Immigration Detention Center

The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California and Human Rights Watch in a letter sent on Monday to the Department of Homeland Security 's Office of Inspector General called on the department to investigate the death of an HIV-positive... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Personal Perspective: HIV- UB2?

"Are you clean?" I looked down at the guy who was asking me this. As opposed to what, I wondered. Dirty? Well, I did take a shower before I left the house. So, yeah, I was clean. You see, I had been talking to this guy on a phone sex line (this... Read more »