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Physical Barriers In Hiv Care

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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Disability and HIV: Eliminating Barriers to Sexual Health Care and Education

Table of Contents Introduction Stigma and Misconceptions Physical Disabilities Sensory Impairment Intellectual Disabilities Serious Mental Illness Strategies for Addressing Barriers References Introduction On June 18, 2011, The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills Barriers Associated With Intentional Versus Unintentional ARV Non-Adherence Behavior Among HIV-Positive Patients in Clinical Care

Thanks to antiretroviral (ARV) therapy, "HIV has become better characterized as a chronic disease rather than a terminal illness, depending in part on one's ability to maintain relatively high levels of adherence," the authors wrote. Research has... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Barriers to HIV Care in the U.S.

Shefali S. Kulkarni writes about a new report that identifies barriers to HIV care : "On Thursday, the IOM released their recommendations in a 259-page report highlighting barriers to HIV care such as delayed diagnosis, sporadic use of... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Safe Barrier??

I am a married bi bottom male, Poz since June 07. I converted voluntarily, & test regularily, but allowing the virus to run it's course. My wife misses bareback sex, & has responded by N.S.A. sex with 4-5 males a week. She believes...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,There are just so many things so terribly wrong about your brief post one hardly knows where to begin. Congratulations. I think you may have just won this week's most dysfunctional post award!You are a married-bi-bottom-poz who converted... Read more »

Language Barrier in trying to understand my lab results

Hi,I'm living in a foreign country, tested positive about three months ago. I am dealing with language issues with my doctors and I am a little concerned about what sounds like might be kidney disease and how bad it actually is. Because of...
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
Yes, that amount of protein in the urine, indicates some degree of damage to the kidneys, and the likely cause is high blood pressure. Although it's possible that HIV could have a small contribution here, the duration of infection makes it more... Read more »

Pre-employment physical

Hello,I have been offered a position in a health care facility (I am a nurse). Of course I have to have the pre-employment physical first. Question: On the physical form do I have to outright say I have HCV or is that to be later revealed in the...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Pre-employment physicals are for measuring fitness for work. There should be no direct question about HIV or HCV unless you are being asked whether you have any condition that prevents you from fulfilling the essential functions of the job. Given... Read more »

Physical Therapist / Mommy Concern

Hello Dr. Frascino,I am a P.T. practicing in Colorado. I treated a patient approximately 2 years ago and he had denied HIV/STD on his health history. I treated him for a wrist injury and performed a lot of soft tissue work on his wrist and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.I agree with your hubby, and yes, you should use universal precautions with all patients. From a medical standpoint HIV testing is not warranted. However, if my reassurance is not sufficient for you to shake your fears, get a single HIV test to... Read more »
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Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

(HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered that cells in the mucosal lining of human genitalia produce a protein that "eats up" invading HIV -- possibly keeping the spread of the AIDS... Read more »

Depleted emmotionally and physically!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am the "It's all over folks" poster on page 5 of this forum if you want more background information.

The good news is I did test neg at about 5/6 weeks. The bad news is that I have been sick for about a month now. Never been this physically ill... Read more »

Physical symptoms keep coming back?

Posted by haley, 3 Replies
So I've been infected for about a month now. I started getting symptoms after week one and after week 2 I found out I was positive. After about 7-8 days of symptoms, I started feeling a lot better physically. I even had my appetite back and... Read more »

7/23, Washington, DC: AIDS 2012 - Satellite on food & nutrition support in HIV care

Posted by wfppsn
Harvard Medical School, Partners In Health and the World Food Programme cordially invite you to attend the IAS 2012 satellite Showing the Impact of Food Assistance and Nutrition Support in HIV Care.

Date: July 23, 2012
Time: 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Locati... Read more »