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How To Act After Been Told Am Positive With Hiv

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my best friend just told me he is hiv positive

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
what should I do to make him feel that I care really and find out more info on this disease Read more »

My Husband has HIV and never told me, now what?

Posted by hurtingheart, 4 Replies
I am hoping for some advice or thoughts, something.
I am a gay man and recently married my partner of 5 years. I could not have been happier. We just returned from our marriage/honeymoon and we have been trying to get back to day to day life.
Two days... Read more »

My ex-bf has not told me he is positive

Posted by CaliforniaFriend
In 2007 I decided I was not happy with my relationship. Since then I had intermittent sex with my partner but hardly any. I realized he must be having sex with someone and I decided not to continue having sex because I didnt feel safe. In 2009 he... Read more »

He just told me he is positive

Posted by Anonymous
After 6 months of dating, he told me about his being positive.
I'm 30 years old, he's 27...It's one huge shocker for me.
I have, in the past 19 months lost my grandmother (who raised me)
my uncle (her son) and my best friend to an illness (thank... Read more »

Criminal Acts or Not?

Posted by Bear60, 3 Replies
Read carefully: the law only applies to exposing someone.....regardless of whether they test positive or not.

HIV law being challenged
LAWRENCE - A Kansas law meant to punish people who have sex without telling their partners they are HIV-positive is... Read more »
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She has told me she's HIV positive

Dear Dr. Henry:I met an amazing women a month ago, we had sex twice in the last 3 weeks, included oral sex (01)once male-female and (02)twice female-male, I did use condom for sexual act in a correctly way, after 4 weeks from meeting her, she told...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV treatment is now recommended in US if CD4 count < 500. Effective treatment (usually 3 effective drugs-not just Truvada)of known HIV infection decreases risk for heterosexual transmission by up to 96% so that is a good place to start. Once... 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 »

family medical leave act and newly HIV positive

Hi- I recently converted to HIV positive and a lengthy and difficult seroconversion illness of 3 months. My question is, is it possible to make use of the familiy and medical leave act to get stabalized ih therapy (coping with the shock) and...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Excellent question. Yes, it is appropriate to use FMLA leave to adjust to antiviral treatment. Please remember that, unlike reasonable accommodation under the ADA, FMLA leave does require you to complete a form that includes the diagnosis. Please... Read more »

angry wife acting out on HIV husband

After husband diclosed to wife wife his HIV, wife expresses anger verbally and cruel acting out toward husband. How can a therapist intervene with constructive interventions?...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Being told that your partner is HIV positive can be a very emotional thing for someone. Your question is very brief and I do not know a lot of the details. However, perhaps the husband can suggest that they see a counselor or therapist... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

India Must Act to Prevent Tens of Millions of HIV Cases, UNAIDS Director Says; 4.58M Indians Already HIV-Positive

India must act now to promote condom use, eliminate the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS and encourage open discussion of the disease in order to avoid "tens of millions of new infections," UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot said in an interview... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Proposed Changes to Ryan White CARE Act Would Harm Treatment Efforts Among HIV-Positive Latinos, Panel Members Say

Proposed changes to the Ryan White CARE Act , which provides funding for HIV/AIDS programs in the U.S., would result in inadequate funding for treatment efforts among HIV-positive Latinos, members of a panel held by the Latino Commission on AIDS ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: The Hershey School Says It Acted Properly in Denying Admission to HIV-Positive Teen

Responding to a lawsuit, the Milton Hershey School (MHS) said in a court filing Friday that it acted properly in denying admission to a 13-year-old Delaware County boy identified in documents as "Abraham Smith." The AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania... Read more »
Housing Works

HOPE Act Paves Way for Lifting Ban Against HIV-Positive Organ Donations

Image from On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate passed the HOPE Act , legislation that would end the federal ban on research into organ donations from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive recipients. The HOPE Act, which stands for HIV Organ... Read more »