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Harm Reduction and HIV

What Is Harm Reduction? Harm reduction is a way of dealing with behavior that damages the health of the person involved and of their community. Harm reduction tries to improve individual and community health. Much of the work on harm reduction has been in connection with drug use. This fact sheet focuses on harm reduction applied to drug use and HIV. Some key points of harm reduction: Drug use won't disappear but its harmful effects...
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Terminated while on STD

What happens to my medical insurance. Since I am being terminated because I have been out 180 days. I can't return to the work I used to do, so they posted my position and told me I would be terminated in Sept. My doctor just set me up with...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
When your medical coverage ends due to your termination of employment, you would be eligible for COBRA. If your company is too small (fewer than 20 employees)to be covered by the COBRA regualtions, you would be eligible for a HIPAA policy from any... Read more »

HIV and other STD's

Dear Robert,i am a hiv+ woman and i have been with a man who is negative for six years. He is totally disease free, but now he is interested in having sex with another woman in addition to me. My cd4's are about 200, and i know that std's...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
I have to say it seems to me that the question you are asking is not really your main, or at least not your only concern. I don't think the main issue is which STDs that he/you can get, but rather how you really feel about him having sex with... Read more »

Accuracy of std-hiv testing

Dear Rick, I would like to know how accurate both std and hiv testing is for males. I had two rounds of tests done because i was experiencing very minor pain in the groin/seat when sitting. The tests included having blood and swab cultures taken and...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.By 7 months after infection, if you were infected with HIV, syphilis,chlamydia, and gonorrhea, you would have tested positive. Often, for many ofthe STD's, a person can test positive within a month or so after... Read more »

HiV from STD clinic

Hello doctor I went to get test at a local clinic. It was a finger p r I c k test. Which I got a bandaid over for.... but since I have this ocd I went to the bathroom and washed my hands three times with soap and water... so as I was leaving the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.Your OCD is OOC (out of control). Your HIV-acquisition risk from getting HIV tests at the local clinic is completely nonexistent. I suggest you consult a licensed mental health professional to help you with your OCD and irrational HIV... Read more »
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Oh No another STD

Posted by Rick1977, 3 Replies
Hey guys. At the end of my rope here. I have been living with HIV for about a year now and coping relatively well. Three weeks ago I woke up with my first cold sore on my lip. When I went to the doctor, he took a sample, and about a week later I... Read more »

A pos test for HIV, STD could mean another STD too

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you've tested positive for AIDS HIV or an STD it could mean there's another STD too. Get the standard STD clinic tests from a medical center clinic or your doctor.

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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 »