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How Are You Supposed To Know If You Got AIDS

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children aren't supposed todie

Posted by Anonymous

It's hard enough to here those words being spoken,imagine them
coming from a four old girl who was just diagnosed with aids. Now
imagine it's your child. My name is Jaden Starbuck and in June of
1998 I will give up... Read more »

Recently Diagnosed. How Am I Supposed to Feel?

Posted by Letschangethis, 4 Replies
Hi everyone, I'm Matt and on 1/4/11 tested poz. I like to think I'm doing well, but sometimes just unsure. My dr thinks I worry to much, which I probally do. Yet I feel alone in the idea of how I'm supposed to feel. My family is great, but yet... Read more »

What the hell are we supposed to believe?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I have had every symptom in the book tested and have tried to put this behind me and then I read this shit.

Ask the expert (Dr. Horworth)
Dated May 4th
Partner and I just tested positive

I'm scared as hell and just don't know what to believe. Read more »

Supposed Cure

Posted by RevAnn, 3 Replies

To all you that have recently tested poz. First let me say I am sorry that it has happened to you, but you can have a very full life. I am living proof of that. I have been poz since 1980, I still work full time and live a very active life.

T... Read more »

Need to know of any HIV specialists in NY?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am newly diagnosed HIV + and very frightened. I live in NY (Long Island) and I have no idea what doctor to see...I was given a name of Robert Gayle in manhattan and I have an initial appointment. Please can anyone help? I am very frightened and... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Worry over testing and supposed HIV "symptoms" "In response to your response... please post" the oraquick advance oral swab is SO accurate outside of the window period, why is every response I get to get RETESTED? After reading your response today I have had to leave work and cannot...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,I can see how this all might read as confusing to you, but let's try to clear the air on this. It looks like people are recommending for you to be retested just to reinforce, for you emotionally, that additional HIV... Read more »

"Very Nervous Need Help" regarding supposed HIV symptoms after protected sex

In Agust I had protected sex with a prostitute. And ever since I have had HIV like symptoms. I know symptoms arent a good indicator but all of them seem to be related to HIV. Around 7-8 weeks I developed a rash on my chest, back, arms and butt....
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,As long as you used the condom correctly during the sex you had in August, it doesn't sound you got HIV from that incident. Protected sex will not allow HIV to get inside your body.That being said, it sounds like you... Read more »

Supposed "Symptoms common in HIV/AIDS" caused by worry/anxiety

Hi. First time on this forum. Have a situation. I was in this shop about a month or two ago, where I accidentally cut myself with the metal part of a scotch tape on the ledge, and a huge scrape resulted and seemed deep. The metal part was on the...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Sounds like you had <b>no risk</b> for HIV. While you did get cut and there's a chance that others got cut on the same metal part, there's no chance that blood went directly/immediately from one... Read more »

Supposedly a cure to eradicate?But govt doesn't want to release.

Dr.Young, I wanted your thoughts on this. I am undetectable with a good CD4 count on my last labs. I have actually spoken with an HIV Tester/counselor who in his opinion thinks that there already is a cure to completely eradicate HIV. However the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.Yes, there was a second shooter on the grassy knoll and the earth is flat too.Sorry, though the conspiracy theory is a convenient explanation for difficult science (and drug companies sometimes don't do themselves... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"Supposed to Make You Better but It Doesn't Really": HIV-Positive Youths' Perceptions of HIV Treatment

Worldwide, half of all new HIV infections occur among young people. In the current study, the authors investigated HIV-positive youths' perceptions of and experiences with antiretroviral treatment. The researchers employed a community-based,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China AIDS Chief Knows Nothing of Missing Activist

Today on the sidelines of a World Health Organization meeting, Chinese Vice Health Minister Wang Longde said he had no knowledge of where missing activist Hu Jia is. Hu, who has been highly critical of the government's AIDS strategy, went missing... Read more »
Visual AIDS

"Condoms Are Supposed to Protect Us, Not Turn Us Into Criminals"

Image from the film: Advocating in Albany, (No Condoms as Evidence), The Red Umbrella Project For three years Visual AIDS has been distributing PLAY SMART. In little plastic bags we include two condoms, lube, and artist commissioned trading... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Articles on HIV Prevention in U.S.; KNOW HIV/AIDS Launches "The Know is Spreading" Campaign; Fact Sheet on Number of HIV/AIDS Cases in Hurricane-Affected Areas

"Families Living With HIV ," AIDS Care : M.J. Rotheram-Borus and colleagues from the University of California-Los Angeles write that the HIV/AIDS epidemic's early focus on individuals has become "inadequate" and that family-based models of... Read more »