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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 »
HIV Prevention Justice Alliance

Today and All Week: Act for Aging and Living With Justice for People With HIV and LGBTQ People

Caring Across HIV: Aging/Living/Justice welcomes you to the week of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day! Together, we will speak out for the policies and programs that will allow people with HIV and LGBTQ people age with dignity. With just... Read more »
Ask the Experts

What's the story with HIV-0

Hi Dr. Bob...I don't have the words to say what an inspiration you are. In the words of Jack Nicholson's character in "As Good As It Gets", you make me want to be a better person. For now I'm going to start with writing a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Stella,I see absolutely no cause for concern and no reason for additional testing. First off, if the sex was "safe sex," there shouldn't be any significant risk. Next, your Caribbean sexual samba was with a North African groovy guy... 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 »

blankets and shawls for people living with HIV

I have a knitting group that wants to make lap blankets or shawls for people with AIDS---I understand they have a difficult time maintaining body heat. where can I take them (or send them) so that they can be used? or would they be unnecessary?...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
That is so sweet of you.Please contact your local non-profits since most would jump at this offer.Thanks <a href="http://www.thebody.com/index/hotlines/other.html" target=_new>United States HIV/AIDS Organizations</a>... Read more »

How long are people living with HIV, IF DETECTED EARLY AND THEY ARE TAKING MEDS AS PRESCRIBED?

hi Dr.Sherer, how long does the average person live who is living with HIV if he /she was diagnosed early enough , take meds as prescribed, exercises, and easts health in these days of the disease? I am 22 and was diagnosed a few month , it is...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
In the current era of HIV treatment, 80-85% of people have a response to ART like yours, with full viral suppression and rising CD4 cells. The estimates for long term survival are highest for someone who 'gets it right' with the very... Read more »
Connect With Others

International Service for People Living with HIV

Posted by clr100
On March first I launched Volunteer Positive, the first international volunteer service organization for people living with HIV. I will be taking HIV affected and infected people to serve internationally and connecting them with parallel HIV... Read more »

International Service for People Living with HIV

Posted by clr100
On March first I launched Volunteer Positive, the first international volunteer service organization for people living with HIV. I will be taking HIV affected and infected people to serve internationally and connecting them with parallel HIV... 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 »

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 »