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Myths Or Stereotypes About People Infected With Hiv

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The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...AIDS, you have HIV. Over 20 years of solid scientific proof have verified this. AIDS is not caused by party drugs, AZT, government conspiracies, or anything else but the HIV virus. The myth: "It's not AIDS that kills people; it's the medicines they take!" The reality: HIV medications, known as antiretrovirals, don't cure HIV, but they can help keep people healthy for many years. People died from AIDS before antiretrovirals became...
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Would like to be able to answer boyfriends questions.

I am a 45 year old positive female, who was diagnosed about 6yrs ago. My Cd4s are around 450 and my viral load is undetectable. I am on Epzicom and Sustiva. I am dating a 49yr old negative man. My question is, how do I reassure him that he will...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,You thought "the stereotyping and prejudice" related to HIV was long gone? No, not by a long shot. HIV stigma, misinformation and myth are unfortunately alive, well and thriving! There Read more »

how many people die from HIV in 2008 (HIV/AIDS SURVIVAL)

Hi Bob,l am recently infected with hiv and and live in Australia, 36 years old and my hiv specialist told me hardly no one dies of hiv-aids anymore in Australia, he said maybe 10% of pepole with HIV die in 2008 in auz,but people infected in 2008...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...essence doubled our previous "10 year" estimate. We also have a case-control, population-based cohort study of all HIV-infected persons receiving care in Denmark. Denmark, unlike the U.S., has universal health care that delivers quality HIV care... Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...below 200 cells per cubic millimeter of blood. Also called the T-cell count, the CD4 count ranges from 450 to 1200 in healthy individuals. In some people, the T-cell decline and opportunistic infections that signal AIDS develop soon after... Read more »

Does being a homosexual increase one's risks of contracting AIDS?

I asked such a similar question before, but I do not know if it was ever answered, so I'm asking again, forgive me. I'm doing a project on AIDS for my high school anatomy class, and I've been getting mixed messages about the relations of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,There is a common myth that HIV/AIDS is a gay disease. However, the reality is that anyone, gay or straight, black or white, male or female, intelligent or Republican, Read more »
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The Body

What Is the Craziest Myth You've Heard About HIV/AIDS?

...prevalence of HIV/AIDS myths -- even now, after decades of information and education around HIV/AIDS. We asked dozens of these individuals to share some of the craziest myths they've heard. Take a look at what they had to say -- and add some... Read more »
Body Positive

HIV is a Disability! Court Protects HIV-Positive People

...the Court. While stressing that any refusal to provide treatment had to be based on medical and scientific fact and that "an individual physician's state of mind could [not] excuse discrimination without regard to the objective reasonableness of... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...and rinsing injection equipment. Shoot your own drugs, if at all possible. If you can't inject yourself, make sure that the person who's injecting you does not get his or her blood, or anyone else's on or around your injection site. Make sure... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

... How Many Older People Have AIDS? Why Are Older People Getting Infected? Is HIV Disease Different for Older People? Is HIV the Same in Older People? Read more »
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HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...most rapid epidemic growth in the world occurs here. It's estimated that Ukraine has between 70,000 and 200,000 HIV-infected persons, most of whom face incredible stigma and alienation. That stigma, combined with the low pay for health care... Read more »

Media and People Living with HIV and AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
...this notice? Thank you. Kind Regards Jackie Dear Friends, HAVE YOUR SAY! PARTICIPATE IN THE GLOBAL SURVEY OF 'THE MEDIA AND PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS' Please fill in the online survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=316232097583 ... Read more »

Protected Sex with an Escort

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...and some minor post nasal with a bit of a raspy throat. Total of about 3 1/2 days. I contacted her and asked her about her HIV status. She stated that she always practiced safe sex and that she got regularly tested. She stated that she was... Read more »

HIV Prevention-Our Voices ARE Necessary

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...HIV Prevention-Our Voices ARE Necessary As an individual living with HIV for 20 years, I have been working to break down the barriers of fear and discrimination for nearly a decade now. Read more »