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HIV+....how will I know when things will get ugly?

Posted by Anonymous
Hello.
For the past couple of years I have had sexual relations with sex workers because of my unsightly appearance. I have always used a condom (although not always correctly) during intercourse but have engaged in unprotected oral - both giving and... Read more »

"How do YOU do the HIV?"

Posted by Survivor, 3 Replies
As I hit the 9 month mark from diagnosis to meds to living. How do you HIV'ers move on. I seem to have HIVitis, it seems to reval through out my brain in every waking momement. When I am making love, when I am working, when I have my morning... Read more »

Nervous...how do you get mentally prepped?

Posted by sugarplum, 5 Replies
I am a mid-20's female who is very nervous about getting tested for HIV. I know I need to get tested and I even have the lab paperwork...I have just avoided actually going to get the bloodwork done.
I have only had one sexual partner (my now ex... Read more »

hows this for a recent infection

Posted by c1no1, 3 Replies
i recently found out i was hiv+ and the entire ordeal has opened my eyes to so many things that i needed to make changes to in my life...i didnt truly get the positive result back until last week, however my story goes like this....one day i had a... Read more »

HIV negatives with chronic symptoms-how are you doing?

Posted by Sherezade, 2 Replies
Hi all,

I wanted to know how you guys HIV negatives with chronic symptoms are doing. For my part, I'm getting better (very slowly) but finally improving with Cymbalta 60 mg once daily. Still I have some symptoms but at least I could go and make a... Read more »
Ask the Experts

My neighbor has AIDS-How can I help?

My neighbor of 6 months just came crying in a desperate appeal for emotional help. She looks very sick,has been sleeping alot and fighting with her boyfriend. She smashed her car into his car this A.M. out of pure frustration (He has known for...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
There are several things you can do. The first is obviously just remain her caring and loving friend. Second you have to urge her to get help. I am troubled by the fact that she is coming to you to get motivation for her to get help. This is not... Read more »

How's it going

Hey Doc, I'm from Singapore. Years ago I read your forum to know more about HIV/AIDS. I am very grateful of the info you provide and what touches me most was you are always there to help and answer the questions. Doc you are the best-just want...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for your thanks!Be well!Dr. Bob... Read more »

it doesnt matter how- ur right Dr. Bob- sometimes its okay to use french

Dr. Bob, Your absolutely right- Hiv-Aids regardless of how you got it affects us all. Who cares - how one was infected- This disease kills- plain and simple whether you got it by sex, drug use, transfusion, or breast milk- it doesnt matter. And we...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Brian,Thanks for your support! By the way, the correct French is "allez vous faire foutre"!Be well Brian.Dr. Boblie? (DR BOB'S OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE)Jul 26, 2008 ... Been with Steve for 14 years which is (1994) and I assume i read... Read more »

what to do? not do? what i can eat ? not to eat?how long live after taking Art madicen ?

hi I'm 36 yes old male and my wife is 28 we are living with HIV. we know about it last 6 month back after our testing our CD4 is me 103 and my wife is 102. we already stared ART it is already 5 month. so i want to know how much we have our life...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Life span with HIV depends on many individual factors. If access to and adherence to effective HIV medication is good then the goal is to approach a normal life expectancy (many health issues impact life expectancy including cancer risk, smoking,... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Public Health Service's Office on Women's Health

Promoting Your National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event: A How-To Guide for Media Outreach

Promoting your National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day event is important for creating awareness, engaging the community and driving people to attend the event. There are several ways to promote the event, from reaching out to local media... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Documentary "How to Survive a Plague" to be Made Into a TV Miniseries

Although the Oscar-nominated film "How to Survive a Plague" did not win its category during this year's awards, the story behind the documentary is destined for much broader future exposure. The American Broadcasting Company has optioned the rights... Read more »
Housing Works

Can "How to Survive a Plague" Reinvigorate Youth AIDS Activism?

William Lucas Walker/IFC Films On September 21st, the documentary "How to Survive a Plague" was released to universal acclaim, with activists and reviews calling it one of the most powerful documentaries in history. The film, directed by David... Read more »
Body Positive

Why, How, What, When Where ... Should I Tell My Children About HIV?

Talking to children about HIV, whether it is their own diagnosis or that of a family member, is one of the hardest issues that parents and caregivers have to deal with.For some parents there is no gray area about whether children should be told.... Read more »