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How To Help A Friend With Hiv

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pls help my newly diagnosed hiv positive friend

hi dr bobgood morninghow's your health.my friend recently found out his hiv positve status during a bood donation camp.he's finding it hard to cope with the new reality.but the worst part is that he is getting fooled by a doctor who claims...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Ricky,Sorry to hear your friend is being duped by an unscrupulous charlatan! I remain convinced there is a special place in hell reserved for these despicable phonies who purposefully take advantage of those who are ill, desperate, vulnerable... Read more »

Risk from casual contact with HIV positive friend "very scared need your help"

Hi. The other day I saw a friend of mine who is hiv positive. I shook his hand and then touched my... Read more »

Help Me Help A Friend

Hey Dr. Bob, You may not remember me (Winfield from the old forum). I had a question regarding... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

San Francisco: A Friend in Need for Friends in Need

San Francisco's AIDS Emergency Fund (AEF) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and interim Director B.J. Stiles and others are developing events to pay tribute to the supporters and volunteers who have helped AEF provide grants to clients... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Gay Men Rarely Regret Revealing Their Status to Friends, Family, Study Says

HIV-positive gay men rarely regret revealing their HIV status to their family and friends, according to a study published in the April edition of the journal AIDS Education and Prevention , Reuters Health reports. Julianne Serovich of Ohio State... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV+ Women

The gay men in Chicagoan Alice Rodriguez' HIV+ support group gave her everything they could -- support, encouragement, affection, the motivation to be a fighter. So what was missing? Rodriguez, who was often the only woman at the group's meetings,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Everyday Heroes -- Long Beach Gay-Friendly Church Makes Sure HIV/AIDS Patients Can Eat

The AIDS Food Store at Christ Chapel of Long Beach, Calif., has operated a free weekly or bimonthly food distribution program for 27 years to help persons with HIV/AIDS. Participants do not have to be church members to receive help. The store... Read more »
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helping my friend!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi all. My best friend(male) came to me last night hysterical because he had slept with a guy unprotected and than afterwards he told him he was HIV positive. The guy told him not to worry that "him and his boyfriend do it all the time..and the... Read more »

My friend needs help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello,
I am writing on behalf of my friend.He has had the HIV virus for a couple of years and has lost alot of weight. He is wondiring why he has lost weight in his face.He was wondering what that could be due to. He asked me to post a bulletin on... Read more »

My friend needs help

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Recently a friend of mine found out that he is HIV positive. He told me because I'm like his big brother, even though I'm just his friend, and I'm the one that took him to get tested. I fear, however, that he is not being responsible about the... Read more »

Please help me ease my friend's mind (and mine!)

Posted by Agoodfriend, 3 Replies
Okay, so...one of my friends had a heavy makeout session last week with a guy she met through work. She had a few drinks and was not "all there," but she does remember everything, just in a fuzzy way. The guy had 2 condoms with him, but they didn't... Read more »