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Flu Season and Living With HIV

Introduction What Is the Flu? How Do You Get the Flu? Who Is at Risk For the Flu? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Diagnose the Flu? How Do You Prevent the Flu? How Do You Treat the Flu Virus? How Do You Treat Flu Symptoms? What About Flu Shots? Concerns For People Living With HIV Concerns For Pregnant Women, Children and People Over 50 Introduction Influenza, or simply the flu, is a serious respiratory infection that makes...
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How can a HIV- woman live with a HIV+ man?

This question is in response to a woman who was contemplating marrying someone with HIV. My husband and I have been married for four years.Before the wedding,I did a lot of praying and sought advise from people in our church. But in the end it was...
Steven Pieters

Response from Steven Pieters

Metropolitan Community Church of LA
Thanks for sharing your personal story about a marriage where one is HIV+ and the other HIV-. The Body and I do not endorse or promote this "sperm-washing" procedure or other anecdotal treatments.... Read more »

Hiv positive living with hiv negative husband

I tested positive in 2005 and since then I have done several tests that came back the same. My husband in the other hand has tested negative in all the tests he has ever done and he does not even use a condom since his results always come back...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There is no such thing as a silent carrier of HIV in terms of HIV testing. HIV is readily and easily diagnosed. So, your husband is indeed HIV- as of his last test.It is very possible for him to be and remain HIV- despite years of unprotected sex... Read more »

Is Probiotics Safe for people living with HIV?

Hello Dr. Young, Recently I read that probiotic supplements can help reduce inflammation. I also read people living with HIV should avoid those types of supplements. What's true? My VL is undetectable and CD4 is 550, I am on Truvada, Reyataz,...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
I have written a few articles that will give you the information you seek: <a href="http://www.thebodypro.com/content/63818/a-gut-feeling-emerges-in-hiv.html" target=_new>A "Gut Feeling" Emerges in HIV</a> <a... Read more »

How long can a person live with HIV/AIDS?

What is the longest time that someone has lived with the AIDS virus active in their body? does HIV always turn into AIDS? Is it possible for a person with AIDS or HIV to live a full long life? What is the average life span?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. At this time, we cannot say what is the longest amount of time a person can live with HIV. This is because there are some people who have been infected for many years (since the epidemic was first recognized in... Read more »
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7/9: Staten Island, NY: A Health Living Luncheon for People Living with HIV and AIDS

Posted by bartleby
A Health Living Luncheon for People Living with HIV and AIDS
Monday, July 9
Noon - 3:00pm
514 Bay Street (Soup Kitchen)
Staten Island, NY

Featuring: Blood Pressure Screening, Mental Health Screening, Nutritional Presentation - Eating the right foods,... Read more »

Living With HIV Not Dying With HIV:

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Living With HIV Not Dying With HIV:

I am a 32yr old GWM living with Hiv for the past eight years i
have tried the drugs with no success and then i went the natural
way and viral load has been... Read more »

Hiv- Living with Hiv+ Partner for almost 2 years.

Posted by gmac5233, 5 Replies
Are their any other couples that would like to chat and share experiences? I am 34 and Hiv- & my Partner is 33 and Hiv+, we are experiencing a great life together but I have daily concerns about health issues and just day to day stuff.
We would... Read more »

single and living with HIV

Posted by Anonymous
Hi! I am tired of being alone, living with this disease. It seems as though it is impossible to find someone who is not drug-dependent or an ex-con or really bi-sexual to date when you have HIV, among our population at least. Trying to date someone... Read more »