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Peoples Faces With Hiv

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The Well Project

HIV and Aging

...Stigma and the Need for Social Support for the HIV-Positive Aging Population Taking Care of Yourself The Aging HIV Population Is Growing HIV began mostly as a disease of young men, but today the epidemic impacts people of all ages, including older people (age 50 and over). Issues related to HIV and older people are receiving more and more attention as this population grows. In fact, on September 18, 2009, the first National...
Ask the Experts

Swine flu and people with HIV

* Does Tamiflu and Relenza etc interact adversely with HIV meds - i.e can we take theses if we are on HIV ARVs?* Are people living with HIV of more risk to this virus than the general population?*Anything special people living with HIV should do in...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...There should be no significant interaction between these antivirals and HIV meds. We don't know the risk level, but likely those with very low CD4 counts would be at greater risk. I don't think there is Read more »

Swine flu and HIV-infected People

Any special precautions that people with HIV should take in the face of swine flu?Are there interactions between HIV meds and swine flu meds?should i get a flu vaccine now if I didnt get one before the winter?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...keep you posted, OK?Dr. BobSwine FluApr 30, 2009 Hello Dr. Bob. I am asking this question in hopes that you will respond and people will read it. What additional precautions (besides the normal ones) can an HIV positive person take in regards to... Read more »

mental problems and HIV

What are the most common mental problems that people with HIV face?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The most common mental disorders in people with HIV are anxiety and depression (much like the rest of the population). Read more »

Emotional part of starting therapy

I'm almost certain that at my next appointment my doctor will want to start me on therapy. I've only been diagnosed for 3 months now, and am still dealing with the emotional aspects of that, I think I'm unprepared for starting medication so soon...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...do to ensure success with the treatment, then you will be much better equiped to begin and to stay with your treatment.Most people, when faced with HIV infection, also experience fears about becoming ill, disabled, unable to care for themselves,... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Older People Face Greater HIV Infection Risks: Study

...Health Organization reported Tuesday. Sexually active people age 50 and up are less likely to have protected sex than younger persons, and they are increasingly contracting HIV, WHO said. "HIV prevalence and incidence in the over-50-year-olds... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

People With HIV/AIDS Still Face Violence, Repression: Human Rights Watch

...16th International AIDS Conference. "We can't defeat AIDS unless we end outrageous abuses against activists, outreach workers, people living with AIDS and those most vulnerable to infection," said Joe Amon, HRW's director of HIV/AIDS. "We know... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Swaziland: HIV/AIDS Education -- Disabled Persons With HIV/AIDS Face Unequal Access to Health Information

...In a recent report, A.K. Yousafzai of University College London and colleagues found that disabled persons with HIV/AIDS faced difficulties in accessing health information. This qualitative study employed focus group discussions among Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People in Cameroon Face Resistance to Second-Line Antiretrovirals

... While countries worldwide are scaling up their antiretroviral treatment programs, more people living with HIV/AIDS are expected to develop resistance to their drug regimens and lack access to more expensive alternative Read more »
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Paid study for HIV +

Posted by studySF
...$50. The Henne Group is a market research company located in San Francisco. We are working to understand the health issues that people with HIV face. Please visit our website at www.thehennegroup.com. Read more »

Paid Study for recently diagnosed

Posted by studySF
...The Henne Group is a market research company located in San Francisco. We are working to understand the health issues that people with HIV face. Please visit our website at www.thehennegroup.com. Read more »

HIV and Islam

Posted by Algerian, 1 Reply
...Well, the only difference I see is that HIV prevailance in muslim countries is very low, hence it is very difficult to meet people are are facing the same special kind of problems you face...although at the moment I'm somewhere in NA, it still... Read more »

thank you

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Thanks to all the people that post a picture of him or herself. It gives hiv a face that we are all the same and we are in this together. I think when Read more »