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Out Of The Closet Sunset Hiv Test

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Need a bit more optimism (COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET, 2010)

Dr Robert , Hi ! I first wanna thank you for all the great work you 're doing here . My question is not so much medical as it is mental . Im 28 , rather romantic , in the closet , living in a homophobic small city in the countryside in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You don't really need a shrink, but rather an escape from the "homophobic small city" and living with Mom and Dad! You're 28, frevinsakes! (I was out of the house at 17, when I left for college.)Being romantic is wonderful... Read more »

Year update from ex closeted guy

Dear Dr. Bob,I have a bitter and sweet story to tell you. You may not remember me, but about a year... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware: Needle-Swap Program Would Have No "Sunset"

A measure that would remove the "sunset" provision from the state's needle-exchange program was released Wednesday by the House Health and Human Development Committee. Studies show that NEPs help prevent the spread of blood-borne infections by... Read more »
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Day One With HIV: "Coming Out of the Second Closet"

Jason McDonald I am ashamed to admit that I, like so many gay men, buried my head in the sand when it came to HIV. Like many in the gay community, I too had become fatigued with hearing about safe sex, HIV, AIDS, etc. I subconsciously, but... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Healthcare Foundation's "Out of the Closet" Thrift Opens in South Beach, Fla.

Miami's South Beach is the location of AIDS Healthcare Foundation's newest Out of the Closet thrift store. At the Jan. 8 grand opening, AHF offered free HIV testing. AHF operates 20 additional stores in the chain, which serves as the nation's... Read more »
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To Return to the Closet, or Not?

Recently I came to the startling realization that working at TPAN for the past six years has sheltered me from the world outside of HIV. There aren't many work environments on earth where conversations around the water cooler can range from the joys... Read more »
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Ok, I'm out of the closet, my story

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ok, at first, hi to all!

Followed this forum for a while.

My case, unprotected vaginal and oral sex with a female at
my age. I got chlamydia, which was cured in two weeks after exposure. No other exposures after that.

And damn, that was the easy part!... Read more »

Going back into the HIV closet.

Posted by Mike_B, 5 Replies
I started being more open about my HIV status about a year ago. I thought it would help with my guilt and shame. It hasn't. On the contrary, I feel more isolated and alone than ever. Therefore, I am going back "into the closet" with my HIV. ... Read more »

Closet dwellers. What makes us tick?

Posted by Hi_Im_Jason, 2 Replies
Thanks to all the people that read and responded to my post. It gives me great comfort to know that this is a place I can express myself and get constructive feedback. The forum is also a place I can come to when I want to belong!

Whether we spend... Read more »