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How Hiv Changed My Life

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The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...Lipodystrophy? Can Lipodystrophy Be Treated? Caring for Yourself What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted changes in body fat that are experienced by many HIV+ people.Lipodystrophy can also include changes in fat and sugar levels in the blood ofHIV+ people. Although there is no official definition of lipodystrophy in HIV, it isgenerally broken down into two...
Ask the Experts

How long will I live, or time for career change?

Nelson,Im newly diagnosed in 2008- im freaking out...i think my life and career is over! How long can i live, is it time for a career change?Thanks. Robert
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...The fact is that newly diagnosed people like you will probably have a full life like everyone else without HIV. Do not change any plans or use HIV as an excuse not to go after your dreams. That was probably Read more »

life expectancy

Dr Bob. I never thought I'd be here, asking these questions and now part of a growing global number. 2 part question. Are you HIV+ also? Thank you for your insight and words (by the way in looking over other responses). I was diagnosed on the 25h...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,1.Am I HIV+? Yep, count me among the over 40,000,000 "virally enhanced" pozatoids currently inhabiting the planet.2.Life expectancy of 13 Read more »

Please advise

I got tested on Monday, and although I am in a low risk category, I still have a sneaking suspicion I may test positive. I was planning on embarking on a new career soon, I had made plans to leave behind my 8-5 sales job and get into music in some...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...You're asking how much HIV would change your life, on the remote chance that you have it. That's up to you. You're in charge here. Would you make the career change if you're negative? Read more »

Changing Life Insurance Companies

My employer is changing our life insurance carrier. I have worked for the company for yrs.. Now that I have h.i.v. / a.i.d.s, newly diagnoised. I am afraid I'll lose coverage as a result. Is there any information, options available, to not disclose...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...Often when an employer changes life insurance carriers, coverage just transfer over. However, if your employer is a small employer, you might be asked to complete Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Honduras: Actress Ashley Judd Says AIDS Awareness Campaigning Has Changed Her Life

...weeklong trip to Central America, US actress Ashley Judd said Monday that campaigning on behalf of AIDS awareness has "changed my life." "I have dedicated myself completely to helping others, and this activity has given my life meaning, in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Louisiana: Woman Works to Get Word Out About HIV/AIDS

... The Baton Rouge-based non-profit HAART (HIV/AIDS Alliance for Region Two) provides free services to low-income people affected by HIV/AIDS. It offers testing, medical reimbursement, Read more »
The Body

STEP 8: Gathering Strength From Others

...comfortable with myself, period. I found myself making more friends, talking to more people. I really began to have a social life. Through HIV, I found socialization, something that I always lacked." -- D'Jaun Black, diagnosed in 2004 To read... Read more »
The Body

HIV & Me: A Guide to Living With HIV for Hispanics - Step 10

... "To those who have just been diagnosed with HIV, I want to tell them that life has just begun. One does not have to become ill. This is a chronic, manageable illness and, if Read more »
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Newly Positive... could use advice

Posted by rewfio, 1 Reply
I just tested positive on the 4th. It's all new and I've been trying to absorb as much as possible as quickly as I can. My first big consultation is tomorrow, hopefully then I will know my viral load and CD4 numbers. I started blogging my... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...24. What were factors that helped you to cope? How did you tell your family? What is your greatest struggle? HOw do you think HIV changes the life of a person in this age group? PLEASE respond. Your feedback will help me to educate others and to... Read more »

Newly Positive and wanting to die!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I was just told a week ago that I tested positive after a mistake was made with my paperwork. First they told me it was negative but realized now that it is really a positive. I am very,very scared. I will never tell any of my friends. I have seen... Read more »

Need your Help!!... Continued

Posted by Amanda, 2 Replies
...Ok, here are the questions, you can also include anything else that you think may be helpful. Thanks!! 1. How has HIV/AIDS physically affected your daily routine and life in general ? (you may include experiences) 2. How has HIV/AIDS socially Read more »