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Living With Hiv Personal Stories

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My Gift: A Personal Story of Living With HIV

Living with HIV has meant many things to me. HIV has meant joy, sadness, medications, doctor visits, health, sickness, life and death. In the midst of all these ups and downs, my daughters have been a constant and consistent source of strength. I... Read more »
National Association of People With AIDS

Three Stories of Personal Survival and Growth From People Living With HIV

These three stories of personal survival and growth are reprints from previous issues of Positive Voice , chosen because they illustrate key themes of the International AIDS Conference. Margot experienced stigma and exclusion from health care... Read more »
Women Alive

Living in South Africa With AIDS A Personal Story

My name is Gloria Raletsemo, and I am 31 years old. I was a blood donor before my blood was tested. Then one day, a person from the Border Blood Transfusion Service (BBTS) came to my home for my boyfriend's address so that they could go to him for... Read more »
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Oral Sex, HIV, and Braces: One Persons Story

Dear Mr. Sowadsky, Why is there little or no warning information to the public about the risk of oral sex and braces for transmission of HIV. I was infected in November of 1992 and developed AIDS by May of 1997. I was shocked by the diagnosis...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your comments.If you read my answers about the risks of giving oral sex, I have always stated that there was a risk of infection (although the risk is generally less than that of intercourse). Most of the cases reported through giving... Read more »

Can you get HIV just by living with a person who has it?

Can you get HIV just by living with a person that has it? My Aunt's son's friend used to live with them a couple of years ago. He now has HIV (he was just diagnosed this year). I don't know when he contracted it, hopefully it was...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
No, HIV isn't transmitted in the air, nor through door knobs. You can't get HIV simply by living in the same house as someone who's HIV+. BY... Read more »

how long can a person live if they are HIV +??

Hello-We just found out a few months ago that my sister is HIV positive, what is the statistics on long a person can live with Hiv??...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Without treatment it takes about 10 years on average for an HIV+ person to develop full-blown AIDS from the time of infection. Once a person has symptoms of AIDS the majority of patients die within 2 years. However, with treatment people can live... Read more »

how long an hiv person can live

how long i can live i have hiv sins1987...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Yours is a often asked question and one that is the subject of intense interest. I advise my patients, especially those like you who have lived for many years with HIV, that I expect them to live near-normal life spans,... Read more »
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A personal story

Posted by KitG, 1 Reply
I haven't been here for a few months, trying to get back to life and living again, and wow, I can tell everyone that when you eventually come through all this to a point when you finally feel happy, if you're anything like me, you'll find your life... Read more »

HIV+ stories at http://aidsvideos.org/#stories

Posted by AIDSvideos
Hi everyone - I have created a new not-for-profit web site called http://www.AIDSvideos.org/ whose mission is to prevent the spread of HIV and to assist those affected by making all the world's HIV/AIDS educational videos in all the world's... Read more »

Looking for personal stories for HIV class THANKS!

Posted by collegestudent, 2 Replies
I'm currently taking a course on HIV and have also recently bought a great book by Carl Zimmer called "A Planet of Viruses." I have grown increasingly interested in the HIV and for my final project I would love to get some personal stories on coping... Read more »

True story of Disha living with HIV

Posted by karan9delhi, 1 Reply
Hi All
This is a true story to spread awareness about HIV infection
Youtube link here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKUT6NLMy3Q

you can also visit www.tumthetoh.com Read more »