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Personal Experience Living With Hiv

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Choosing an HIV Care Provider

Why Is Choosing an HIV Care Provider Important? Treating HIV disease is very complicated. There are choices to consider at every stage of the disease. It's best if you and your health care provider work together as a team. That makes it easier to choose and stick to your treatment plan. "Care provider" means a doctor, a physician's assistant, or a nurse practitioner. There are several issues you may want to consider in choosing an HIV care...
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How long can a person live with HIV/AIDS?

What is the longest time that someone has lived with the AIDS virus active in their body? does HIV always turn into AIDS? Is it possible for a person with AIDS or HIV to live a full long life? What is the average life span?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. At this time, we cannot say what is the longest amount of time a person can live with HIV. This is because there are some people who have been infected for many years (since the epidemic was first recognized in... Read more »

sharing personal experience/question about donations

Dear Dr. ... after writing this, and upon posting it, I noticed I'm not the only person with a similar story.I'm writing to share a personal experience and ask about donations to your foundation. Im a 26 year-old male and I recently...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello SH,Thanks for taking the time to write in and share your story of becoming a born-again safe sex fundamentalist! We like you much better as a happy party animal than as a worried mess. I'm also delighted you have decided to comply with... Read more »

Can you get HIV just by living with a person who has it?

Can you get HIV just by living with a person that has it? My Aunt's son's friend used to live with them a couple of years ago. He now has HIV (he was just diagnosed this year). I don't know when he contracted it, hopefully it was...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
No, HIV isn't transmitted in the air, nor through door knobs. You can't get HIV simply by living in the same house as someone who's HIV+. BY... Read more »

how long can a person live if they are HIV +??

Hello-We just found out a few months ago that my sister is HIV positive, what is the statistics on long a person can live with Hiv??...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Without treatment it takes about 10 years on average for an HIV+ person to develop full-blown AIDS from the time of infection. Once a person has symptoms of AIDS the majority of patients die within 2 years. However, with treatment people can live... Read more »
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??'s about your personal experience

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
We are Simmons College Nursing students with a project at hand. We are looking for one adult and one child(Thank you for taking the time to inform us of your experiences. We greatly appreciate your generosity of time in answering these personal... Read more »

Job related HIV experiences

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was wondering if having HIV has ever become a problem for anyone in the workplace? Has anyone ever had an experience of discrimination? Does anyone keep their HIV a secret to prevent this? Or has anyone ever had a possitive experience result... Read more »

experience to share

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just want to share my experience with everyone here because like many others,I also got quite a tremendous amount of support while I was going through the HIV window period...

I am a 25 year old female that engaged in oral sex with a man that I... Read more »

Dating another HIV+ person

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been HIV+ for over 5 years and always involved in relationships with HIV- guys. That has never been an issue for me nor my past partners.
Nowadays I got involved with another HIV+ guy who is really nice with a golden heart. The shocking... Read more »