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Volunteer help needed for women living with HIV/AIDS start-up

Posted by blueagave10, 1 Reply
PowerSourceTucson is an empowerment program for women living with HIV/AIDS in Tucson, AZ. I am 64 yo woman diagnosed with HIV at age 58. No services targeted to women other than support group at local clinic and annual makeover day.

Do you have... Read more »

starting a HIV/AIDS charity

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
lm an HIV positive African woman living in America.Long before l tested positive ,I wanted to start an orgaization to help people with HIV/Aids in my country of birth and Africa .Now l feel the need everyday as l read about the many hardships... Read more »

Starting meds soon, can he start now?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My partner has an appointment for the middle of next week to get set up for meds. He was diagnosed this past summer and had a CD4 count of 199 at that time and PCP (that's how we found out). He had previously been misdiagnosed as having Crohn's... Read more »

To start or not to start.........

Posted by ameoli, 3 Replies
Hello all ~

Brand new member here. My father was diagnosed just over a year ago, and has not yet started meds. Within that time he moved to another city, and found a new doc. The first doc told him to wait as long as possible before starting meds,... Read more »

Where to start

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If your told by your boyfriend past lover that you need to take a HIV/AIDS test do you run and do it or do you think thats just scary talk into breaking up with your boyfriend so they can have a chance to get him back? well what ever the reason it... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Wait till AIDS starts?

this is going to be hopefully my last one before i take my friend to the doctor. she doesn't want to go see a doc until she feels some AIDS like symptoms. she just needs some depression drugs. is that a bad idea? she doesn't seem to be...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.I do not think that one either needs to or should wait until becoming symptomatic with AIDS prior to seeing a doctor. This would be like driving a car without a seat belt and putting the belt on after a serious accident. It is... Read more »

I was diagnosed with AIDS then started treatment

In January I was diagnosed with a cd4 count of 50 and a viral load off the charts. I was hospitialized with PCP spent weeks in the hospitial and was on my death bed. Since then I started a drug regime of sustiva and combivir. I am doing great...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, glad to hear that you are responding well to therapy. No way have you reduced your life expectancy to less than 10 years because of an AIDS diagnosis.Our team takes care of many patients that had PCP in 1996 or 97 with CD4 counts less than... Read more »

New AIDS pt. just starting in future (cocktails or injetions?)

Dear Carol, I am the mother of pt. He will be entering a study, Stanford Univ.( after July 4th,06 they will place him in (Special Group) My fear is: he is in denial, recently became employed St.Clara Cty.(remains under 9 month probation)How can...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
Hi,You sound like the kind of mom who really cares. Not every HIV positive patient is so lucky. Your son needs to adjust to his diagnosis. He needs a support system and you are part ot that. He also needs to take his diagnosis seriously.... Read more »

How can I tell if I am starting to get AIDS-related dementia? (COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION, 2010) (NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS, 2010)

Hi Dr. Bob, I have been on a HAART regimen since 2006 (Lexiva/Norvir/Epzicom), my CD4 count is above 700, my viral load is undetectable, and yet I seem to be getting all of the symptoms of early-stage dementia (I went through the list of early-stage...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,HIV-related cognitive dysfunction is much more common than many folks (including some HIV docs) realize. I'll post below some information about HIV-related cognitive impairment and other neuropsychiatric disorders. You could show this... Read more »
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Think AIDS ... Before You Start, Before You Shoot, Before You Share

Dear Partner, The world celebrates World AIDS Day on the 1st of December, and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime has created a campaign website to mark the day focusing on young people and drug use: . Among the estimated 16... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bush's Global AIDS Initiative Could be "Tarnished" by Slow Start, AIDS Advocates Say

President Bush's five-year, $15 billion global AIDS initiative could be "tarnished" by an "anemic" start, Gannett/Detroit News reports. AIDS advocates had hoped for $3 billion in fiscal year 2004 for "massive" treatment and prevention efforts in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: HIV, AIDS Patients to Start Moving Back Into West Village Residence After Sandy

Forty-four HIV/AIDS patients living in Bailey-Holt House in New York City's West Village were forced from their home after super storm Sandy struck in late October 2012. Scattered since the storm hit, the patients can finally begin to move back home... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Michigan: Black AIDS Campaign Starts

Michigan is staging a six-week effort to highlight HIV/AIDS' disproportionate impact on the African-American community. Running through March, the initiative will include scores of events in 17 Michigan cities. In Detroit, campaign activities are... Read more »