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How To Avoid Hiv And Aids

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Jersey Legislature Examining Ways to Avoid HIV/AIDS Medication Copayments in State Budget

New Jersey lawmakers on Tuesday indicated that they are examining ways to avoid proposed co-payments for some people living with HIV/AIDS who receive medications though the state, reports. The copayments are part of Gov. Jon... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

5 Ways Adults Can Help Young People Avoid Getting HIV/AIDS

No one can turn back the hands of time, but with the benefit of hindsight, we often wish that we had made different choices or had had information to help us make a better decision. Cory and Jah were diagnosed with HIV at about age 16. Now 25, they... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Utahns Don't Expect Swift Widespread Use of AIDS Pill That Helps Gay Men Avoid HIV Infection

Utah HIV/AIDS physicians and advocates are reacting cautiously to news that an already approved HIV treatment can help prevent healthy gay men from becoming infected. The study involved men who have sex with men, and transgender persons who have... 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 »

RE: Echinacea - info to avoid if HIV+

The HIV+ should be wary of herbal and other supplementsthat say the "boost" or "activate" the immune system.One problem with HIV, and one of the ways it creates theconditions needed for continued replication areprecisely to put...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear Echinacea,Thank you for that enlightening message. Immune activation like with IL 2 is also not advisable unless the HIV is under total control. Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.... 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 »
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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 »

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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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 »