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People With Hiv Living Longer

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Temple in Thailand Providing HIV/AIDS Services Becomes Overcrowded as People Live Longer With Disease

A temple in Thailand that offers medical care and shelter for HIV-positive people is becoming "overcrowded by the living," as antiretroviral drugs provided by the government are enabling people to live longer with the disease, the International... Read more »
Women Alive

Living Longer and Healthier with HIV: Three HIV-Positive People Share Their Advice

IT'S BEEN SEVERAL months since the Eleventh International Conference on AIDSended. While the conference consisted primarily of medically technicalpresentations, there were a few sessions specifically intended for those ofus who are actually living... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"Know Now. Live Longer." Promotes HIV/AIDS Treatment Awareness

"In 2008, 42 percent of the people living with HIV/AIDS in Memphis were not receiving medical care for their disease. A simple lack of awareness of the [Ryan White Program's] existence prevents many HIV-positive members of our community from seeking... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV infected living longer?

Hello I am 25 years old and was diagnosed 2 months ago, and I was recently infected about 6 months ago. I have no clue about this diseases and everyday I learn more. My first tought was that I was going to die in the next 2-3 years. My CD4 counts...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
People are now living longer and healthier because of advances in treatment over the last 10 years. Your numbers are good and generally antiretroviral therapy is not started until the CD4 count is under 350. Here is a <a... Read more »


hey Bob, r u like a long term survivor yourself. you have been poz for some time is this because of the new meds or just your excellent genes? can most new diagnosed persons expect to live a long life like 20 years is that norm with the meds today...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I seroconverted to HIV-positive following an occupational exposure in January 1991. So why am I still here when so many others who became virally enhanced around the same time have long since passed on to whatever comes next? Good question. There... Read more »

I can't live like this much longer. . .

Dr. BobI am so amazingly scared and confused for the following reasons. 1. you won't answer me, and i don't know why. 2. I tested negative for HIV at 3 and 6 months and i still have A LOT of floaters and blurred vision and extreme...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Perhaps since you doubt my expertise, it's best if we focus on something we both agree on, O.K.? You state you have "extreme anxiety." I agree. I strongly urge you to seek help for this very real medical problem. I would... Read more »

hep c transmission (Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV)

Dear Dr. Bob:How exactly is Hep C transmitted?Best regards,Just Wondering...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'll post some information about hepatitis C transmission from the archives below.Dr. BobGuide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIVTesting, Coinfection, Treatment and SupportBy Simon Collins and Tracy SwanAugust 2007First Questions We... Read more »
Connect With Others

AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
From the Sunday January 6, 2008 New York Times Front Section

CHICAGO John Holloway received a diagnosis of AIDS nearly two decades ago, when the disease was a speedy death sentence and treatment a distant dream.

Yet at 59 he is alive, thanks to a... Read more »

no longer just HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
This is my first time to this site, my doctor thought it would be good for me to use this as a place for learning and help.

I went to an STD clinic to get my test, knowing I would test poz. Like so many other gay men, I got into the crystal... 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 »

Total Top No Longer Fooling Himself

Posted by JakeLA, 10 Replies
I was more than taken aback when I learned 4/4/06 the DNA HIV test I had taken two days prior had come back positive. I am 29, bi but mostly gay, white male with a graduate degree and a voracious sexual appetite, who is now experiencing IRONY at... Read more »