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How Families Deal With A Family Member With Hiv

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since this fom existes u r almost a family member to me. Can you just reply to me? (ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF RECURRENT IRRATIONAL HIV FEARS, 2010)

Dear Dr Bob,As promised I made my donation with ref nr.XXXXXXXXXX. Not much I know but i will donate again when I am available.I am very thankful that you replied my e-mail and gave the reassurance.I went to the pre-IVF testing with what you said in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...without consultation with of your HIV physician, OK? His support is crucial.Good luck.Dr. Bobsince this fom existes u r almost a family member to me. Can you just reply to me? (ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF RECURRENT IRRATIONAL HIV FEARS, 2010)Jul 18,... Read more »

How do you tell your kids that a family member has AIDS?

My children and I have shared a home with my fiance and his brother, who has AIDS, for the past... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Jamaica Program Aims to Help Older Family Members Provide Care for HIV-Positive Children

...According to the Gleaner , "the burden of care" for many children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS has fallen on older female family members -- such as aunts, grandmothers and great-grandmothers -- in part because HIV-positive mothers are... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN Examines Resistance to Have Children Tested for HIV Among Family Members in Burkina Faso

... IRIN examines how the refusal by families to test their children for HIV/AIDS in Burkina Faso masks the epidemic and keeps life-saving drugs out of the hands of at-risk children. The article includes Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Building on Hope: Samaritan House to Add Housing for Families of People With AIDS

... The Samaritan House, a nonprofit that provides housing and rent assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS, will break ground next month on three apartment buildings for homeless families coping with the disease. "This is housing Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...or any disabilities. They can only legally ask if you have any condition that would interfere with essential job functions. Family Members It can be difficult to decide whether to tell your parents, children, or other relatives that you are... Read more »
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My Son has AIDS....I need help with family members

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Greetings! My 32 year old middle son has AIDS. He was diagnosed with HIV in 1998. My mother died that year and when he came to the funeral after having lived in New Orleans for quite sometime, I could Read more »

Should I tell family members????

Posted by MetroMN, 2 Replies
...I was diagnosed in August 2008 and have debated on telling my family members I am HIV+. Does anyone recommend telling immediate family or not telling them? My wife is the only one that knows. Read more »

Requesting a family member to get tested.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...and it's transmission vehicles, etc. What I do need to get is an opinion from anyone regarding what to do to request this family member to get tested, and if there are any other risks or variables that we need to watch out for, especially with... Read more »

Extremely ill family member

Posted by dj1979, 1 Reply
My 85 year old uncle got severe pneumonia, then complicated by severe CHF. His living will was not specific enough, and to make a long story short, he ended up intubated and on a ventilator, with about a 10% prognosis. 5 days later, he is... Read more »