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How Hiv Affects People's Lives

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans

...infecting others with HIV. The socioeconomic issues associated with poverty, including limited access to quality health care, housing, and HIV prevention education, directly and indirectly increase the risk for HIV infection and affect the health of people living with HIV. Lack of awareness of HIV status. In a recent study of men who have sex with men (MSM) in five cities, 67% of the HIV infected black MSM were unaware of their infection. ...
Ask the Experts

what can people do to help you and others affected by HIV

Dr. Bob, I have been looking through this forum for a while now and am really touched by the work that you do. I really do and i speak from my heart. Instead of being upset at the world after your infection you are out there helping people cope with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Absofrickinlutely! In fact, I'd say we've moved beyond complacency into the quicksand world of apathy. For instance, the death toll from HIV/AIDS worldwide is equivalent to the death toll from the December tsunami occurring every two weeks! And... Read more »

will individuals today affected with hiv all share this fate?

Hi Doctor Wohl, I just recently read the article by Gregg Gonsalves posted here under what's new at the body. Gonsalves states in the passage,"With Fred Gormley's death; the death of my friend, Frank Moore; and Indian AIDS activist, Ashok...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...intensive care unit, even though he played by the rules and took all his meds and was clean and sober. Is this the fate of all persons living with HIV/AIDS?I do not think so. Bad things happen but not to everyone. The next few years WILL bring... Read more »

Does PCP only affect a person with HIV virus?

My husband has PCP. Does this mean that his is a carrier of the HIV virus or AIDS?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...PCP can occcur in other immunodeficient states, such as lymphoma or severe protein-calorie malnutrition. Most people are infected with Pneumocystis when they are small children, and this is either an asymptomatic infection or winds up being... Read more »

Is further testing necessary

Hi Doc, I had a risky exposure(vagina - penis rubbing, but no penetration) about 24 days back. About 2 weeks back I was feeling miserable. I had low grade fever and severe burning and muscular pains in my lower limbs combined with fatigue. Never had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Chris,Your HIV risk from your activities rubbing without penetration is essentially nil. Symptoms, such as severe burning muscular pains in Read more »
Articles
Black AIDS Institute

10 Questions Answered: How Health Reform Affects People Living With HIV/AIDS

...has signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- aka health-care reform -- into law, you may wonder how it will affect people living with HIV/AIDS. When can the uninsured finally obtain the health insurance they need? Will the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

United Nations Launches $40 Million Appeal to Provide Services to People Affected by Violence in Kenya, Including People Living With HIV/AIDS

...Nations on Tuesday said it will launch a $40 million appeal to address the political crisis in Kenya and provide services for people displaced by the violence, including those living HIV/AIDS, Xinhua News Agency reports (Xinhua News Agency,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hurricane Katrina Continues to Affect Treatment Services for People Living With HIV/AIDS in New Orleans

... Damage caused to the New Orleans health system by hurricane Katrina continues to affect access to physicians, clinics and treatment for HIV-positive people, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. According to Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Grassroots Volunteers in Southern Africa Provide Support for People Living With, Affected by HIV/AIDS

... Grassroots volunteers in southern Africa increasingly are acting as support networks for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, the Christian Science Monitor reports. The United Nations estimates that southern Africa accounts for 60% Read more »
Connect With Others

Care home for people affected with HIV/AIDS

Posted by kel
...(who is gay) and we found out that there are no care homes/assisted living facilities for the gay community here or for those affected by HIV/AIDS (people actually refuse to take them!) So we have opened the first! A care home/assisted living... Read more »

Care Home for persons affected w/ HIV/AIDS

Posted by kel
...(who is gay) and we found out that there are no care homes/assisted living facilities for the gay community here or for those affected by HIV/AIDS (people actually refuse to take them!) So we have opened the first! A care home/assisted living... Read more »

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE - HIV/AIDS RESEARCH STUDY

Posted by sak51
...with these people who have the most valuable first-hand knowledge of the disease, we can gain a better understanding of how it affects the lives of people. The goal of this research is to look at the way society sees HIV/AIDS and how people with... Read more »

People Affected By HIV Support Group

Posted by Anonymous
...invite anyone who has a friend or family member with HIV - and is needing to talk about this - to a new email group called HIV Affected. This support group will consist of others just like you, people who don't know where to turn...who to talk... Read more »