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How To Avoid AIDS

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa, Namibia: Pupils Are Helped to Avoid AIDS, Plan for Future

Star Schools, a school-based HIV/AIDS prevention project founded in KwaZulu-Natal province, was the runner-up at the Global Business Coalition's annual business awards ceremony this month in New York. Star Schools is operated by the Thanda... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

East Timor Hopes to Avoid AIDS Epidemic

The East Timor government and the UN launched an AIDS awareness campaign last week on television, radio and print media, hoping the country can avoid the explosion in HIV/AIDS seen elsewhere in the region. East Timor, due to gain official... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pacific Can Avoid AIDS Crisis, Officials Say

"We can still avert a devastating epidemic if we act now and act decisively. We can do it," J.V.R. Prasada Rao, UNAIDS Asia-Pacific director, told a conference today in Auckland, New Zealand. "The response to SARS and the response to the recent... Read more »
Ask the Experts

short travel to us: should i avoid to take my meds to avoid detention?

Hi,i've read and heard horrible stories of detention and deportation if a HIV pos. person takes hiv meds into US. Because of work, i have to attend for 10 days to USA, but i dont want to (and dont need to in my country) disclose my status. Im...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer,Thank you for the question. You correctly state that in 2010 the US government lifted the "ban" on HIV positive persons visiting the United States. Effective January 2010, The Department of Homeland Security ruled that a... Read more »

How can I avoid lipodistrophy

I have been living with HIV since 1997, I take meds since october 2008 (Truvada & Caletra), after 3 months of being in a hosptital with histoplasmosis, I lost 15 pounds... now I am almost in shape again but my face is still thin, I know it is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Fat loss (lipoatrophy) can occur due to aging, low CD4 count, time with HIV, genetics and other non-drug factors. Weight loss in setting of a serious AIDS complication can decrease fat in many regions. Once the AIDS complication is under better... Read more »

Should Inhaled Steroids Be Avoided?

Like other males with HIV-related lipodystrophy, I now have some osteoporosis and osteopenia (determined by DEXA). I also use a nasal inhaler. I've read a couple of recent reports stating that inhaled steroids can contribute to bone loss.Should...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Good question. Inhaled steroids for asthma get much more steroid into your body than the nasal ones do. I don't think I would worry about it. For bone density, you should check your testosterone, do weight bearing exercise and make sure you get... Read more »

Avoid lipodystrophy in starting regimen

Dr. Pierone,My boyfriend and I, both 29 yrs old, were diagnosed with HIV about 9 months ago. He has clinical AIDS (T cells ~180, VL ~100,000). He has been worried about starting on therapy, as he is an actor, and feels like lipodystrophy would...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
As you may be aware there are 2 general types of lipodystrophy that are quite different, related to different antiretroviral classes, and occur in varying degrees of severity. In most individuals one pattern predominates, although they may... Read more »
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avoiding reporting requirements

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I live in a state that has mandatory HIV reporting.

My question is this,

Although the state where I live currently offers anonymous testing, to get treatment the test must be confidential. As a result of this requirement the result of the test, if... Read more »

can you avoid lipodystrophy?

Posted by hopefulone, 4 Replies
s there a way you can avoid or lesson the impact of lipodystrophy if on atripla? good diet and regular exercise? or regardless of exercise and diet youre going to change? Read more »

How To Avoid Excessive Negative Thinking

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 5 Replies
I really appreciate reading so many of your posts that give hope and receiving encouraging messages from some of you who are going through many of things that I have or will go through.

Recently, I received a message from Mike that reminded me that... Read more »

avoiding transmission to others in school.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
im still waiting 3 month's to get tested, by the time the date comes i will be starting highschool, how can i avoid passing the virus to my friends and classmates in school?

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