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How To Deal With Stress When Living With Hiv

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Smoking and HIV

... Why Is Smoking More Dangerous for People With HIV? What Are the Risks of Smoking? How Do I Quit Smoking? The Bottom Line For More Information Why Is Smoking More Dangerous for People With HIV? People with HIV disease are more likely to smoke than healthy people.
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Dear Dr. Fascino: I've never seen this ? before but is there any advice on the day-to-day dealing w/magnetic couple issues? (i.e. my fiance' is 15 yrs w/HIV. Still undetectable viral load). Each and every day I don't know if I can deal with this....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,This is much more of an OCD than HIV problem! You've already spent "many visits with your partner's ID specialist asking questions." He has assured you that since Read more »

low cd4, high temp, coughing and throwing up

hi dr bob, my partner and i have both found out recently that we are hiv positive and his initial blood count came back yesterday with a cd4 of 110 (the test was last week) last night he was really hot,too hot to cuddle in winter even,we...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...considered moving to a more reasonable (and compassionate) locale? You're both going to need competent (and hopefully compassionate) HIV/AIDS care going forward. It seems your current community is sorely lacking in both competency and compassion.... Read more »

How do additional deal with hiv body

Dr. BobI am recently diagnosed with hiv, and will be starting medication very soon. I am currently finishing off my masters in organic chemistry (biochem undergrad) and am very in tune to the workings of the body. As such have been doing a lot of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...essential for not only optimal immune health, but also general well-being. See below for a thorough discussion of nutrition and HIV. I do take supplemental daily vitamins (but not to excess!). If you eat "twice as much as before," you'll get... Read more »

Partner with HIV

My partner and i have been together for 3 months. He knew coming into this relationship i have been living with HIV for 16 years. He is now saying he can not deal with it. he does not know if he can handle it. Are there any books he can read and /or...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
...There are books and other written materials out there on the topic of HIV mixed (serodiscordant) couples, but I am not aware of an easily accessible one that I can say would help you and your partner Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

... You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive Getting Pregnant Staying Healthy While Pregnant HIV Treatment Options Other Treatments While Pregnant Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...just celebrate my life and beat it. That was my choice." Click here to read or listen to how other people disclosed their HIV status. D'Jaun Black Diagnosed in 2004 "Being HIV positive has been the greatest adventure I've ever... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women While many people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) suffer from depression, it is more common in HIV-positive women than HIV-positive men. In some... Read more »
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How do YOU do it?

Posted by livesinadream, 6 Replies
...Thought I would die, never have kids, never find love or happiness... Now I'm doing well. I'm mostly happy... don't dwell on HIV and honestly hardly think about it at all...Just living my life best I can... My question comes from disclosure. ... Read more »

HIV meds and SMOKING

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...Butt Heads by Nicole Joseph May 10, 2006Smoking is bad for your healththats not news. But the nearly 70% of people with HIV who light up on a regular basis might be interested to know about a new study showing that smoking may also reduce the... Read more »

Life with HIV

Posted by blkshape, 8 Replies
...diagnosed (one month) .Last week , I went for first time to my doctor. The doctor , who is supposed to be a specilits in HIV , told me that A normal life expectancy is 8 years without meds and 8 more with meds. It means to me 16 years of... Read more »

Work place woes

Posted by 12yrspoz, 1 Reply
...How do you deal with the stress of having HIV and co-workers that stress you even more? Read more »