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How Does Aids Effect Everyday Life

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Preparing for Life and Death: HIV/AIDS Is a Fact of Everyday Life in South Africa

Cotlands began in 1936 as a home for unmarried mothers. Situated in one of Johannesburg's less salubrious southern suburbs, it has evolved into one of the most effective nonprofit organizations caring for children affected by HIV/AIDS. The dormitory... Read more »
Body Positive

Mixed-HIV Status Couples: Navigating the Challenges of Everyday Life

Two hours north of Manhattan in a rural area of the Hudson Valley, Cindy Reide and her husband Luis Martinez lead a daily existence similar in most ways to those of their neighbors and friends. "We have a happy life. We have checkbook problems. My... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: How HIV Shapes Everyday Life

In the three decades since the first reported AIDS cases, the disease has brought about many changes in communities in New York and across the nation. Condom use had declined since the 1960s introduction of the birth control pill. Then in 1987,... Read more »
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"possibilities in everyday life" of getting HIV

Hello doc. What are the possibilies of a person to catch hiv in his everyday life and activities if a) is not sexual active (only masturbating) b) is not a drug user c) has not ever been in blood transfusion in a hospital. Thank you...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There would be <b>no risk</b> in a person's daily life without these things or a significant exposure to blood. HIV simply isn't an easy virus to get, it requires a lot of the right type of fluid... Read more »

infections in the everyday life of an MD

First of all:Thank you...I see that professors sometimes give us (MD students) just the basics of HIV-HBV-HCV transmission & knowledge... but they don't go such deep - and practical like you do !I have some questions that concerns me a bit...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
I think you can relax about all of those remote ideas. Forget it. There really needs to be blood to blood contact for HCV and blood to mucosa contact for HBV, but it has to be a real contact and with infected blood.Wash your hands and enjoy your... Read more »

A reality you and i face everyday (BEING POSITIVE ABOUT BEING POSITIVE)

Dr Bob, From the forum i have found that you are a person who has taken hiv and life in the same stride and lived it to the full! I am proud of you and i am sure so are many of the readers! But i was diagnosed just recently, a week before and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"We" are not alone. Remember there are over 33,000,000 of us currently on this planet cohabitating with this unwanted intruder. Each of us has our own unique story of how HIV screwed up our life's plans.1.How do you make sense... Read more »

Dr Rob. Please Help me..Why won't you answer me????, I will do anything. I have sent this everyday since January, it will probaly help others. It kills me that you won't answer me.

dr rob, i sware I have HIV, I remeber learning about it when i was 16 (24 now) and i felt like it was my destiny, i have always over-reacted to it and swore no matter what it would happen to me. Well even though i am scared to death it didn't...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"Is there an HIV phobia?" Yep and you have one of the more impressive cases Ive seen in a while. You need more than Paxil. You need to see a psychiatrist. From what youve told me, you have only 2 real medical problems 1. smoking I... Read more »
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AIDS ravaged my life

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I lost the love of my life on August 9th of this year. We had been together for the last seven years. Like any relationship we had our ups and downs, our biggest down was a little over two years ago when we found out that he had lymphomia (and... Read more »

HIV/AIDS drugs saved my life!

Posted by bradford
HIV/AIDS drugs saved my life!

From the time I was told I had six months to live by an AIDS specialist in 1985, I learned from other people infected with HIV and included supplements and complementary therapies. These kept me healthy and were... Read more »

Negative but lives a positive life.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
This board has inspired my whole life. I just wanted to let you know that there are negative people that are willing to accept you for who you are, love you for you and are willing to help you get through the rainy weather.

Anyway I did started... Read more »

Life is GOOD

Posted by sweetpea9919, 4 Replies
Hi everyone!

A lot of people come to this forum in times of pain, anxiety, and confusion. I thought I would post a message with a different feeling.

My life is going GREAT. At my last doctor appointment, my T-Cells were at 923, which is the highest... Read more »