How To Transfer Adap To A Different State

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...of genetic material that is specific to HIV. It is not approved for the use of diagnosis of HIV infection perhaps with the exception of diagnosing infection in newborns of infected mothers who have antibodies to HIV that are transferred from the mother. However, this test is being increasingly used to detect recent infection at the viral load 'spike' that occurs when HIV is first contracted. This is usually at 2 -- 4 weeks after infection....
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Body Fat Transfer or facial fillers?

I am seriouly thinking about having facial implants but is undecided in what really works for a longer period of time. There are so many and very costly and i do not have the money. I was leaning toward body fat transfer into cheeks but hears it...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...expensive and cost prohibitive for most patients because of the volume that is usually necessary to treat lipoatrophy. Fat transfer can work very well for years when it does work, but this procedure is disappointing in many cases because of... Read more »

Can Metacrill be used in United States?

I heard about Metacrill, which is a permanent filler. I heard that I can buy 10 syringes for $500 through Dr. Samy Passy. He sent me an email explaining that I could make a wire transfer to a bank in Madrid in his name and he will send me the...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...because of the quality issue. The bigger problem is that it would not be legal for a doctor to inject Metacrill in the United States because it is not FDA approved. So the product will do you no good here. Read more »

Coverage after changing states

We moved last year from GA to AR. My mother has been covered for approx. 35 years with Blue Cross and Blue Shield. She called when we moved and GA told her there was no reason to change. She was recently diagnosed with a health problem and called...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...policies to find out what happens when you move out of state. Did you have BC/BS provide you a written statement of how the transfer would work? Often an insurance company that offers coverage in several states doesn't allow a person to... Read more »

ADAP benefits by state

I have been receiving ADAP benefits for 3 yrs since testing positive. Iinitially did not disclose info about my employment, but when I needed to reapply I submitted info from a part time job I have. I have been denied and my caseworker told me that...
Anne Donnelly

Response from Anne Donnelly

Public Policy Director, Project Inform
...ADAP is a state and federal program, so the benefits and eligibility criteria vary widely state by state. The answer to your question regarding Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...housekeeping staff) may sustain needle-stick injuries involving inappropriately discarded needles. Needle-stick injuries can transfer blood and blood-borne pathogens (e.g., hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV), but the risk of transmission is... Read more »
The Well Project

Getting HIV Drugs

...afford them otherwise. Your local ADAP office can let you know which drugs it pays for and what the income limits are for your state. Some states have a waiting list for ADAP. While in other states, the ADAP program is big enough to even cover... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...disease. Isolation: the suspected pathogen can be isolated -- and propagated -- outside the host. Transmission pathogenesis: transfer of the suspected pathogen to an uninfected host, man or animal, produces the disease in that host. ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...develop more muscle mass, while MTF individuals may opt to take estrogen to enlarge the breasts, lose body and facial hair, transfer fat from the gut to the hips, and soften the skin. Hormone therapy can have the added benefit of connecting... Read more »
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How to find a doctor?

Posted by BOND33040, 1 Reply
I live in Miami area and need to find a doctor. I went to and it gave my a long list of providers. How do I pick one? Or where can I find patient's reviews on them? I don't think I can just pick one from the list and go to see him,... Read more »

Recommendations/Advice re: move from LA to Chicago

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello everyone. I have been thinking for some time about moving from LA to Chicago, to be closer to my family in Indiana. Does anyone have any advice or recommendations about this move? Specifically, I am mostly concerned about how I'm going to... Read more »


Posted by kitty1, 1 Reply
...I am on meds and get them through ADAP. I am considering moving to another state to be closer to my family. I have no health insurance. Does anyone know the procedure and my fear is not knowing how long this Read more »


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