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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

Advice for the Newly Diagnosed Damaries Cruz Diagnosed in 1991 "When I was diagnosed I had to find a way to turn this horrible thing, this negative thing, into a positive. I had a choice: I could sit there and cry and let this thing eat me alive or I could just celebrate my life and beat it. That was my choice." Click here to read or listen to how other people disclosed their HIV status. D'Jaun Black Diagnosed in 2004 ...
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Partner notification and domestic violence issues

I recently tested positive for hiv at a local clinic . The clinic called a partner identification program and they asked me to list my former partners . I left out my last partner because he has a history of violence and if the Board of Health is...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...is done in the United States, since procedures may differ in other countries. When a person tests positive for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), it is important that their partners be notified that they were exposed to HIV or... Read more »

Should I tell my partner I had an affair?

I HAD A ONE NIGHT STAND WITH A PERSON I NEW, WELL EDUCATED BUT SINGLE.MY CONDOM FELL OFF DURING SEX, BUT I DONT KNOW WHEN.SHE HAS HAD OTHER SEXUAL ENCOUNTERS BUT CLAIMS SHE KNOWS THEM AND NO PROBLEMS HAVE OCCURED.IVE HAD NO SIGNS OF FLU OR OTHER...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...with another person (either unprotected sex, or having a condom break or fall off), you would then be at risk for HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). The longer you are having unprotected sex with an infected person, the greater... Read more »

coping

My girlfriend and I have just been diagnosed with HIV. She has been quite sick and lethargic for a month now. My health seems to be ok. However, my mental health is shot. I am having a very hard time coping with the fact that I have cut short a very...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...life.I advise you to go for some counseling with an individual or group that has experience with HIV. This will help you to cope with the situation. Read more »

Coping with a partners anger

I am in a relasionship with someone who has anger problems. They have been diagnosed with ADHD and Anger disorder. He is a really lovely person but his angry outbursts are quite difficult to cope with can you give me any suggestions on how to deal...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
If he is willing to go into treatment, then you might consider giving him some time to get control of his temper. If he can't get control of himself, then you need to decide if you want to be in a relationship with someone who has outbursts of anger. Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cook County, Ill., Ranks High in Sexually Transmitted Disease: STD Treatment Costs U.S. Health Care System $16.4 Billion a Year

... New CDC figures show the United States logs 19 million new STD cases each year. Less than half the people who should be screened receive the recommended STD tests, CDC said. If left undiagnosed Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

How Do You Talk To Your Partners About HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)?

...There is no easy answer concerning how to talk to a partner about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although many people find it easy tohave sex, they find it extremely difficult to talk about it. So how does onebegin? The Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Diagnoses and Mental Health Disparities Among Women Who Have Sex With Women Screened at an Urban Community Health Center, Boston, Mass., 2007

...have sex with men only (WSM)," the authors wrote. However, there is limited research on these indicators in conjunction with STDs and WSW sexual health. From July to December 2007, a retrospective chart review was performed on all female... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Frequently Asked Questions About Safe Sex and HIV Prevention

...What do the symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases look like? Where can I get more information about HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)? Answers to Recent Safe Sex Questions Articles by Rick Sowadsky Read more »
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IT'S HARD COPING

Posted by worried09, 2 Replies
...by day but it is still hard.I am married she 's not infected she has been alot of help to me,i have two children so i have to cope with this for them because i want to see them go up.Can someone tell me hope to cope withis a little better. Read more »

Coping with HIV-Study Still Open

Posted by copeHIV, 1 Reply
...Hi. I am conducting a web survey to explore how people living with HIV, as well as their loved ones, cope with various aspects of the disease. Your anonymous responses will help us develop recommendations on how to improve the quality Read more »

Coping with HIV

Posted by copeHIV
...Hi. I am conducting a web survey to explore how people living with HIV, as well as their loved ones, cope with various aspects of the disease. Your anonymous responses will help us develop recommendations on how to improve the quality Read more »

Trying To Cope With HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Two months ago i found out i was hiv!!!! I had been going to my doctor to have tests done on several lumps i had found on my neck.My partner had talked me into going for the tests cause of worried i had become.The last thing i expeted to be told was... Read more »