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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...other people disclosed their HIV status. For most people, the hardest part of adjusting to life with HIV isn't the physical issues -- it's the emotional ones. In parts of the world where effective HIV treatment is readily available, HIV is now considered a chronic disease, much like diabetes. But unlike diabetes, there's still a ton of stigma attached to being HIV positive. Even though having HIV doesn't make you a bad person,...
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Ref. My Questionable HIV Diagnosis

Dr. Frascino, your response to my presentation regarding my recent diagnosis which I had found confusing and I was going to seek a second opinion/testing, came to me as quite poignant. You proved to me that indeed you are well informed and educated...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Western Blot last month ("I was diagnosed with HIV about a month ago . . ."), you have an elevated HIV plasma viral load (you repost you received "corrected reports" of your viral load, but failed to tell me what they showed), your CD4 count was... Read more »

scared of testing (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2010) (CONSEQUENCES OF LATE DIAGNOSIS, 2010)

Hey....I am thirty years old..have never done an hiv test.....found someone who is just remarkable....who insist that we have one done before we become intimate......he did his today it was negative.....but I'm scared to death in doing mine......I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...some information from the archives discussing why you should man up and get tested.Good luck.Dr. BobSo anxious please help?? posted once before (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2009) Oct 10,... Read more »

Does 13% CD4 (< 14%) give me an AIDS diagnosis? (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION 2009)

This site has really been my best source of information and education and for that I am very grateful...Thank you! I've recently been diagnosed with HIV and I can't seem to get my head around the numbers and what they mean? From what I can tell,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...know it's a silly question, but one I have thought about for some time now. Thank you Response from Dr. Frascino Hi, I'll repost below a question and response from the archives that addresses this concern. In brief, once a diagnosis of AIDS has... Read more »

Please read complete details of my recent HIV diagnosis

Interesting developments and I am truly mystified. I was diagnosed with HIV about a month ago. I called the young lady in early 2008 whom I thought must have infected me. I called her urging her to test for the virus, she did. She called me back and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Western Blot last month ("I was diagnosed with HIV about a month ago . . ."), you have an elevated HIV plasma viral load (you repost you received "corrected reports" of your viral load, but failed to tell me what they showed), your CD4 count was... Read more »
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From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

... Download Audio --> Keith Green, Chicago, Ill., diagnosed in March 1994 Tap into whatever support networks are available. I know that's what kept me alive -- the support of my family, friends, TPAN [Test Positive Aware Network, an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Behaviors of Recently HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men in the Year Post-Diagnosis: Effects of Drug Use and Partner Types

...(mean 8.81 to 5.84; p "Transmission behaviors of these recently HIV-infected MSM decreased and serosorting increased after diagnosis; recent UAI with serostatus unknown or negative partners rebounded after nine months, identifying critical... Read more »
AIDS.gov

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy at the 2010 National Summit on HIV Diagnosis, Prevention, and Access to Care

... Dr. Ron Valdiserri, HHS This article was cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog. Dr. Ron Valdiserri is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, U.S. Department Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

QuickStats: Annual Rates* of Hospitalization With a Diagnosis of HIV/AIDS Among Persons Aged ≥45 Years, by Sex -- National Hospital Discharge Survey, United States, 1997-2007 †

...population estimates as of July 1, 1997-1999. Population estimates for 2000-2007 were calculated using U.S. Census Bureau 2000-based postcensal civilian population estimates. From 1997 to 2007, a substantially higher rate of men than women aged... Read more »
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Hiv-diagnosis about two months ago

Posted by Noa, 7 Replies
...girls/women of more or less the same age as me, or who got infected at the same age. I'm infected since june last year, but got the diagnosis at the beginning of this year (not a very happy newyear...!). You can contact me in English, Dutch,... Read more »

HIV/AIDS & The Delivery of Bad News - A Research S

Posted by Dolbylife, 2 Replies
...HIV test kit that I had purchased from my local drugstore. About a week later, I called the phone number and was given the diagnosis that would change the course of my life forever...over the phone. The weeks and months that followed... Read more »

On the rise 3.5 years post HIV/AIDS diagnosis

Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 Replies
...Well, just some words of encouragement for anyone who is particularly new to this whole thing. After diagnosis in Dec 2002 when I was in very bad shape by the time we found out it was HIV (CD4 = 50, VL >650,000, thrush, wasting, all Read more »

How do you cope with a HIV+ diagnosis.

Posted by sunkyst, 5 Replies
...100% but I did see something in the toilet afterwards that would leave me to believe this. I have tested at 32 and 46 days post exposure and both tests came back negative. I tested again today, 8 weeks after exposure and I will get those... Read more »