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Daughter of an AIDS victim

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
As a daughter of an aids victim....It makes me frustrated to find that those who already know they have aids go out and have sex and infect other with it and don't seem to acknowledge that they need to change their habits. I have to watch my mother... Read more »

accident victim hiv+ after blood transfusion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Accident victim HIV+ after blood transfusion

My 19 year old daughter was a victim of a drunk driver. She was
on life support for a month, in the hospital for three months,
underwent five surgeries, and received 21 units of transfused
blood. Now,... Read more »

Horrified Rape Victim

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Heelo Everyone,
I have been lurking for the last threee months trying to find answers concerning possible infection. Here is my story: On June 4, 2005, I was raped. The rapist was caught and found to be HIV+. In short, I had a nervous breakdown. ... Read more »

innocent victims

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Innocent Victims

Innocent Victims By: Rev. Alexander R. Garbera During the April
2nd, 1998, New Haven Ryan White town meeting a person with
HIV/AIDS stated that they were an "innocent victim" and acquired
the virus by accident. After speaking, I... Read more »

Kaposi's sarcoma lesions

Posted by paulie_tx, 3 Replies
I just started meds last month. I've got about 5 ks lesions (mostly on my face) and I'm freaking out.

Anyone have experience with this KS aids-related cancer??? Read more »
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AIDS victims in schools

I am doing a theses on people who have AIDS and go to the same schools as other students. I wanted to know if it is safe for the other students. I also wanted to know how contagious it is and in what ways can you get it and in what ways you...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
There is a lot of data here to support the fact that students with HIV going to school do NOT put other students at risk of infection. In the 15 years that HIV transmission has been monitored, there have been no cases of HIV transmission in a school... Read more »

Scared Sick because I preformed CPR on a full blown Aids Victim

Hello, I have been scared out of my wits since July. I came upon an accident and preformed cpr on a non responsive man. I did the breaths and also used a cpr mask for protection. The victim did not survive and I found out after all was said and done...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,CPR via a mask is not a risk for HIV transmission/acquisition. HIV is not transmitted via sweat. PEP was not warranted. Your fears are unwarranted. Had you been evaluated or followed by an HIV physician specialist (which is always recommended... Read more »

new catholic, mother of aids victim

Hello,I want to use the experience I have gained as mom and "adopted" mom to 2 special young men. One of course was my son sean...and the other his friend ron. Now that I am Catholic, I want to have a place to use the experience to help...
Father Rodney J. DeMartini

Response from Father Rodney J. DeMartini

National Catholic AIDS Network
Dear Julia--Thank you for your letter and for your willingness to reach out to other moms who journey with their children living with HIV/AIDS. I would encourage you to begin in your home parish or diocese to simply let it be known that you have... Read more »

lesions in AIDS patients; are they cancer

Are all lesions in AIDS patients cancer? ...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
ABSOLUTELY NOT. There are many many things which can cause lesions which are not cancer. Many lesions are benign growths, many lesions are caused by viruses (e.g. molluscum, warts, and so on)or other infectious agents, and many lesions are caused by... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Candlelight Vigil on March 18 for HIV/AIDS Victims

A candlelight vigil to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and its local impact will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 18 in the Memorial Garden of the Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach. "This evening we will recall friends and loved ones whose lives... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China AIDS Victims Fight Bad Drugs, Ineptitude

HIV/AIDS patients in China's Henan province, many of whom were infected through botched blood-selling schemes in the mid-1990s, are not getting the treatment and support they need, say AIDS activists. "Officials just hand out medicine and consider... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UN Discusses Fortifying Food for Southern African AIDS Victims

The fortification of maize meal to combat HIV/AIDS and the food crisis in southern Africa topped the agenda at a two-day UN meeting in Johannesburg, UNAIDS officials said on Thursday. "Fortifying our maize meal is one of the recommendations we are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africa's AIDS Victims Turn to Botswana

People with HIV/AIDS from neighboring countries are homing in on Bostwana's hospitals and clinics asking to receive free drug treatment to stave off the ravages of the virus, medical practitioners said recently. Botswana is the only southern African... Read more »