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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...years passed, women have emerged asanother group hard hit by the AIDS epidemic. Even though more men than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means that about one infour Americans living with HIV are women. HIV has also become the thirdmost-deadly...
Ask the Experts

Losing fat through ultrasound safe for hiv-positive people?

Doctor,I live in Europe, where recently a new non-surgical alternative to liposuction has become available: Ultrashape. Basically its ultrasound waves breaking up the fat cells, whereafter the body gets rid of the released fat and cellular debris by...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I have no personal experience with patients undergoing that treatment nor have I seen any literature on use of the technique in HIV+ persons. The fat problems Read more »

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
...AIDS), this possibility cannot be excluded.It is very hard to know what the longest amount of time is that one can live with HIV/AIDS. Often, it is difficult to predict exactly how long a person has been infected with the virus, since people... Read more »

HIV isent that big of a deal

HiIm just wondering why people freak out so bad if they find out they have HIV.I mean in the big scheme of things, it really doesnt matter if you live for 30 years or 80 years. Also it really doesnt matter what you accomplish in that time. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Sweetie, have you checked the expiration date on your Prozac prescription lately???Dr. Bob Read more »

Trouble in S.D.

Dear Dr. Kull. I must first address the issue of time and patience you exercise in hosting this forum. It takes a dedicated individual such as you to reach out and offer hope and knowledge to those seeking such. I, like many others, have been up...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Thanks for your story. Couldn't have said it better myself. RMK Read more »
Articles
The Body

The Educator

...breakthroughs that many of my friends did not get to witness. As a result, the core of my teaching is rooted in sharing my personal experience of living with HIV for 25 years -- which is also, of course, a living history of the AIDS epidemic. ... Read more »
Living 2008: The Positive Leadership Summit

Positive Leadership Summit -- Reclaiming the Advocacy Agenda

...made." Dr. Peter Piot, Executive Director of UNAIDS, Opening Plenary speaker. Throughout the two day event, drawing from personal experience of living with HIV, delegates will utilize their diverse and varied expertise to debate the following... Read more »
Project Inform

Making Decisions About Therapies

...unfounded beliefs might be clouding decision-making is critical. Challenging your beliefs and seeking their roots is important. Personal experience and knowledge about a given therapy is far better information to inform decision-making than fears... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Choosing an HIV Care Provider

...isn't an HIV specialist, be sure they regularly get expert advice on HIV issues. Training and Experience Many people with HIV/AIDS get their care from physicians who are specialists in infectious diseases. However, especially now that... Read more »
Connect With Others

Hiv Positive Public Educators wanted*

Posted by AIDS2HIV
...and reducing the rate of infection, by providing accurate, pertinent information from prevention to awareness, testing to your personal experience of living with HIV. We soon will be drafting a network of volunteers, to help deliver our message.... Read more »

Temporary Gig -Talking bout Living w/HIV - SF

Posted by DebL
...with some cool folks in the mobile industry and talk confidentially for about an hour about your experience as a person with HIV. You must live in San Francisco, CA or the Bay Area, be between 18-21, and without a substance abuse problem. You... Read more »

Temporary Gig -Talking bout Living w/HIV - SF

Posted by DebL
...with some cool folks in the mobile industry and talk confidentially for about an hour about your experience as a person with HIV. You must live in San Francisco, CA or the Bay Area, be between 18-21, and without a substance abuse problem. You... Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...staff physician Tatiana Suprunenko, M.D., and head nurse Tatiana Savina to discuss the Lavra clinic, as well as the medical and personal experiences both women have had since the scale-up of antiretroviral therapy access began. Tell me about... Read more »