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How Many Children Are Diagnosed With Hiv Every Year

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

Table of Contents Introduction The Facts About HIV Starting the Discussion Talking to Children of Different Ages Taking Care of Yourself Related Info Sheets by The Well Project Introduction HIV is a tough subject for parents, guardians, and caregivers to discusswith their children. However it is important that all families have thisdiscussion. There are many reasons you may want to discuss HIV and AIDS withyour children: you...
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Husband just diagnosed positive wife negative need help for children

Hello,Last week my husband was diagnosed positive. I was tested and are negative with anitbody and viral load tests. I am completely devestated as is he. I am am also angry with hatred as he cheated on me. We live in a rural surburban area in...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
If you are full of hatred and anger, maybe a brief time away with a trusted friend or close relative would help you to calm down and make important decisions in a more rational state of mind. This is a time to be grateful that you tested negative,... Read more »

searching for answers to child with HIV Newly diagnosed (PEDIATRIC HIV INFECTION INFORMATION, 2009))

I have a niece who is 12 yrs old she was just diagnosed with HIV.No one has explained everything in lay terms about her diagnoses. How do I answer her ?? about it and the tests that she will have (CD4 and Viral load).Disclosure etc.. Cannot find...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your niece should have a pediatric HIV specialist monitoring her. That doctor should help in explaining her condition to her based on her age, maturity and level of understanding. The important thing for parents and family members is to always be... Read more »

You told me that I didn't have HIV - now I have been diagnosed as HIV positive

Dr. Bob,I do not think you will want to post this, but I hope you will read it:I wrote you some months ago and explained a high risk HIV exposure with really bad symptoms 10 days later and a declining CD4 count and ratio.I mentioned that I had been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm sorry and somewhat surprised to hear that you have been diagnosed with HIV-2. First off, are you seeing an HIV/AIDS specialist, and has your diagnosis been confirmed? If so the CDC will need to be informed ASAP. As you (and I) have... Read more »

New data on HIV medication in children?

I have represented a lot of Social Security disability applicants over the years. I know that in the past, there was concern about the long-term effects of HAART meds on children - who did not have a fully developed immune system when they...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I am not the best person to answer that question. Younger persons with HIV infection often have a more pronounced CD4 recovery on effective ART compared to adults partly due to a larger/more functional thymus gland. Newer HIV regimens often get... Read more »
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recently diagnosed 70 year old with depression

Posted by davidgi, 7 Replies
I was diagnosed pos. I am 70 year old with 4 children and four grandchildren. I got drunk 16 days ago and gave fellatio to a Thai lady boy. An HIV/NAT test is positive.I was negative on all tests before that. I am a chronic worrier and am... Read more »

My son is HIV+ newly diagnosed

Posted by Gail2012, 4 Replies
I'm a mother of a 23 year old (adult) child who just received "the word". I know that there have been incredible advances in this field in the last decade, but it doesn't seem to help my emotional side.We are a close family of three. We learned... Read more »

seven years ago i was diagnosed with hiv...

Posted by Anonymous
Seven years ago, I was diagnosed with hiv. My Tcell count was
under 500, and the doc immediately prescribed AZT. When I
suggested that I didn't want to take something so toxic, he said,
"I'm tired of young gay men telling me that they won't take... Read more »

Newly diagnosed HIV+ BF and me Negative

Posted by Obvious1, 6 Replies
In January My boyfriend of 4 yrs, and father of our daughter whom is 2, was diagnosed HIV+. A little history. In March of 09, he was diagnosed with Hep B. 3 months prior to that he had a tattoo cover up from a friend in his home. The Drs. feel he... Read more »