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Is It Okay For My Child To Be Around People With Hiv

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HIV+ DAD and HIV- MOM desire CHILD

Is it possible for a HIV+ Dad that is undetectable and a HIV- Mom to have a HIV- baby? Please advise....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yes. See below.Dr. BobPlease help meJun 9, 2009 Dear Dr. Frascino, I leave in Ethiopia. I am male living with HIV. My CD4 is now 450 and viral load less than 40 in ML. My problem is I have a wife who is HIV negative, who want to have a baby from... Read more »

Okay to be anxious

I had my first HIV test recently and I was freaking out. I had always practiced safe hetero sex but... Read more »
Housing Works

The FDA Gives Truvada as PreP the Official Okay

Photo courtesy of Getty Images. Yesterday, just two weeks after approving the first at home HIV test, the FDA gave using the HIV drug Truvada as a pre-exposure prophylaxis the official nod, an expected decision after an FDA board unanimously... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Papua New Guinea: Facing AIDS Epidemic, Bishop Says Condoms Okay for Some

In Papua New Guinea, some Catholic bishops are resisting the Vatican's ban on condoms and are allowing church clinics to distribute them to HIV-positive people. In explaining the departure from papal instruction, Bishop Gilles Cote of the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zimbabwe to Introduce Drug Isoniazid to Prevent TB Cases Among HIV-Positive People, Health Minister Says

Zimbabwe's Health and Child Welfare Minister David Parirenyatwa on Monday announced that the government soon will introduce the antibiotic isoniazid in an effort to prevent HIV-positive people from developing tuberculosis, The Herald/ ... Read more »

From Being Gay in Gang Life to Dealing With HIV and Mental Health

Michael Storm is a Latino immigrant who moved to the U.S. when he was only 8 years old. The youngest of seven kids, and with an older HIV-positive brother, he did not always feel he had the strongest support system. Though he struggled with chronic... Read more »
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okay, it is confirmed, i am NUTS!!

Posted by tammy, 6 Replies
okay, last test was today...27 weeks! I don't want to test anymore, but i still find myself scared. I am waiting for an appointment with a shrink, but don't even know if that will help. I have tested 8 times now and am sick to death of hiv... Read more »

Am I Okay?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
It has been four years now since I last had unprotected sex or even sex at all. The only illness I came down with was the flu which came about seven months later. I cried like a baby when I found out that most people with HIV experience a flu-like... Read more »

Mr. Sowadsky says its okay too donate

Posted by nomoreworry4me
Response from Mr. Sowadsky

Hi. Thank you for your question. Actually, this is an extremely controversial issue.

If you look at CDC and FDA guidelines, a man who has had sex with another man (since 1977) is excluded from donating blood, organs, and... Read more »

okay i am a nut case

Posted by shadesofgrey, 4 Replies
my test results from last week were undectable virus down to 50 copies , 42 percent cd4 and 717 cd4 count. My problem is why didnt the f////kin dr do the antibody test that i also wanted, he is an infectious disease specialist , he should know that... Read more »