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How Does Aids Effect Everyday Life

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AIDS InfoNet

Side Effects

... What Are Side Effects? Who Gets Side Effects? How to Deal With Side Effects Which Side Effects Are the Most Common? The Bottom Line What Are Side Effects? Side effects are what a drug does to you that you don't want itto do.
Ask the Experts

chronic manageable disease

Dr. Frascino,I keep hearing that hiv is now a chronic manageable disease. My question is: Is it really? Whenever I read literature it always says if you keep your viral load down. But what if you can't keep it down? What if none of the medication...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...is struggling and her chronic condition is far from being managed. I encourage you to read her post in full detail. She deals daily with health issues as well as life circumstances and past traumas that make effective HIV care virtually... Read more »

Doctor, you changed my life. Please post this for others. (MASTURBATION SIDE EFFECTS, 2009)

Hello doctor. my story goes like this.I'm a 20 year old male. When I was 11 or something, i started watching porn. From there, i came to know about masturbation, n slowly i developed a habit of masturbating everyday, sometimes while watching porn....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...masturbation healthy? Masturbation is a healthy and normal practice, like daydreaming or napping. Even masturbating several times each day is completely harmless. You may encounter people, books, or websites that say masturbation is bad or... Read more »

Re What does it (AIDS and illness) look like??

Hi Dr.Young,I admire all of your answers and advice. Even though I am very happy with my ID DR, I wish you were my doctor.Anyway, I read his posting and I have something to share.While I understand his hesitation on starting meds and not wanting it...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you so much for sharing your very personal story.Sounds like you have an excellent doctor who's worked through some difficult times with you.Should you ever be in Denver and need a doctor, just look me up.Be well,BY Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...newly infected with HIV each year are under the age of 25. Roughly two young Americans become infected with HIV every hour of every day, and many of the people now living with HIV in the U.S. became infected when they were teenagers. Statistics... Read more »
Articles
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...hardest part of adjusting to life with HIV isn't the physical issues -- it's the emotional ones. In parts of the world where effective HIV treatment is readily available, HIV is now considered a chronic disease, much like diabetes. But unlike... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

... Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Being Informed About Side Effects Helps Women and Side Effects Taking Care of Yourself Side Effects Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...are also easier to take than they used to be. However, they still have side effects, are very expensive, and have to be taken every day for the rest of your life. If you miss too many doses, HIV can develop resistance (see Fact Sheet 126 ) to... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...wasting (unintentional weight loss). You have diarrhea if you have watery stools or if you have three or more bowel movements each day. If your diarrhea lasts for more than a few days, contains blood, or if you have a high fever or stomach pain... Read more »
Connect With Others

I tested positive 2 days ago... im scared.

Posted by Unlucky2, 8 Replies
I just tested 2 days ago and i have a girlfriend that most likely is positive as well... i donyt know how to tell her... she will kill her self (she really would) i dont know what to do i dont know whats going to happen to me.... im so lost and... Read more »

Just learned my son is HIV positive

Posted by scaredmom, 8 Replies
...I just found out yesterday that my 26 year old son is HIV positive. I am scared and I think somewhat in shock. What do I do now? How do I help him the most? I would love to hear from Read more »

AIDS: 25 years

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...after being given a death sentence, I?m still alive! There have been health concerns, sickness, HIV/AIDS medications and side effects with HIV affecting every area of my life, but there is so much more that has made my life worth living! Life's... Read more »

Negative but lives a positive life.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...at 15, I am 20 years old. Yes 77 men and I test every three months/use protection and I am lucky to be negative. I thank god everyday for that. After comming across this board and reading your stories I now try to live each and everyday walking... Read more »