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How Do You Deal With Friends Who Are Hiv Positive

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Ask the Experts

Help. Trying to deal with this for 6-years (POSITIVE ELIZA AND NEGATIVE WESTERN BLOT)

Dear Dr Bob,I had spent the last 6 years of my life trying to deal with this problem of mine and had gotten nowhere. I have consulted numerous physicians - ID, haematologist, respiratory specialist, neurologist, spent considerable amount of money...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yours is yet another all-too-common and unfortunate story of lack of information about and understanding of HIV test results leading to unnecessary testing and resulting in unnecessary anxiety. This could have all been avoided if someone had... Read more »

Should I Ask My Friend if he is HIV Positive?

I've been working with Bill (not his real name) for a year now. All this time we have shared a... Read more »

hiv positive friend with multiple partners

what do you do when you know that your good friend who's poz is having unprotected sex with... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Positive Foreigners Getting a Rough Deal in South Africa

Medical workers in South Africa's public clinics and hospitals are discriminating against foreign HIV/AIDS patients, alleges HIV Clinicians' Society President Francois Venter. Antiretroviral (ARV) drugs are being denied to refugees and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Debt Ceiling Dealing: What Sequestration Could Mean to the HIV Community

Even if you have absolutely no interest in politics, you couldn't avoid hearing, reading, or watching reports about the battle over the debt ceiling between Republicans and Democrats in Congress in the spring and summer of 2011. The problem was that... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Big Deal

I heard from a friend the other day, someone I had not spoken to or seen in quite some time, years actually. We just hadn't been in touch, not due to a lack of friendly feelings for one another; rather a result of the different orbits in which we... Read more »
TheBody.com

Preparing to Tell Others You're HIV Positive

Advice on Telling Others Youre Positive Bernadette Berzoza Diagnosed in 1989 "When I told a friend I was positive, she got up off her chair and hugged me. I think at that time, that's all I needed. I needed to see that -- even though I had... Read more »
Connect With Others

Best friend just found out HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Yesterday was an extremely overwhelming day for me. My bestfriend of over 10 years just found out he is HIV positive. We believe he contracted it from his partner who we knew was positive. My bestfriend swore that they were careful and always... Read more »

How to deal with HIV- It really works!

Posted by TwinsDad, 1 Reply
Take the following suggestions with you. You may find them helpful. I have.

1. Accept responsibility. It's your life. No on can live it for you. Family and friends may be able to help, but the responsibility must come from you.

2. Be objective. ... Read more »

My friend is HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My friend recently became HIV positive....it has put a real stress on her friends/family around her...initially she was very motivated to start treatment immediately and fight this disease...it seems that now though she would rather not take the... Read more »

my best friend just told me he is hiv positive

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
what should I do to make him feel that I care really and find out more info on this disease Read more »