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Is It Dangerous To Be Around Hiv Positive People

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Dangers of pets for HIV positive people?

I am considering get a cat for a pet, companionship. However, my doctor recommended that I do not get a kitten due to a fungus that is found in the litter. I am HIV+ and told that I might have problem with this. If not, would a small dog be a...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I'm sorry to confirm that cats may be dangerous, due to the possible transmission of cryptococcus, a fungus that can cause infections of the lungs, blood and lining of the brain. Dogs are much safer. Although cryptococcus is only a problem if the... Read more »

Is Ecomer safe?

Hello, I`ve been positive for 2 years and I`m taking Ecomer (capsules with shark liver oil). The... Read more »

Response to intentional infection

Earlier I saw a post from a man saying he was intentionally infected with HIV. Just wanted to tell... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Maryland Comptroller Calls for Registry of HIV-Positive People, Saying They Pose "A Danger"

...according to the Post . "They bring it on themselves," he said, adding, "They don't get it by sitting on the toilet seat. ... A person who gives AIDS, who spreads AIDS, they're bad people. Everybody wants to be on the good side of everything.... Read more »
The Body

An Introduction to Dietary Supplements for People Living With HIV/AIDS

...about so much more than taking antiretrovirals. Yes, HIV medications are the most important part of the equation for most people. However, they're not the whole story: For instance, ensuring that your body maintains optimal levels of key... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rising Food Prices in Ethiopia Dangerous for People Living With HIV/AIDS, IRIN/ Plus News Reports

...risen by 40% in the past year as a result of drought and the global food crisis, are having a detrimental effect on HIV-positive people in the country -- who may be weak, unable to work and shunned by their communities -- IRIN/ Plus News ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kentucky: Helping People They Know Makes Fighting AIDS Personal for House of Ruth Volunteers

... House of Ruth is a local organization that provides financial and social support for people living with HIV/AIDS. With assistance from Louisville Metro Housing and Family Services, the group offers clients a rental subsidy Read more »
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Media and People Living with HIV and AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
...utmost care and remain strictly confidential. If we would wish to quote you, it will be anonymously and the information will be depersonalized. If you would like more information about the survey and the organisations involved go to INTERNEWS... Read more »

How many people have HIV / AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am curious to the number of people alive in the US with HIV / AIDS. On the CDC website it states that as of Deceober a total of about 770,000 cases had been reported. Read more »

what to eat for HIV/AIDS person?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi all, I understand that I should eat BETTER... But I really don't know what are the good meals/food for HIV/AIDS people? Any anybody share your experience with me? And what kind exercise do you guys do? I feel my body is very senstive to... Read more »

I want to talk to people with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello My name is colleen and I am 16 years old and I want people with AIDS to tell there story. I love to hear it. I am intrested in what they have gone through and how they feel. Coolleen Read more »