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Physical Signs For Hiv Positive People

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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...
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AWESOME RESPONSE TO May 28 "Beyond Poz" I am beyong believing I am HIV poz! (ANOTHER I'M POSITIVE I'M POSITVE, FLUFFERNUTTER MAXIMUS! 2010 ,May 28, 2010)

You go man! What is really impressive was your last sentence of "Good Luck..apology accepted."You are a better man than all of us out here! I am not worthy!!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."find this hard to accept." What are the odds all three doctors, including two HIV specialists, would be wrong about a simple physical finding???You have had numerous HIV-antibody tests and an undetectable quantitative ultrasensitive RT HIV RNA.... Read more »

I am beyong believing I am HIV poz! (ANOTHER I'M POSITIVE I'M POSITVE, FLUFFERNUTTER MAXIMUS! 2010 ),

Dr Bob,I will apologize ahead of time as I have a feeling you will not like what I have to say to you. 1st off please understand my words are mixed with frustration and confusion. Regardless I still respect everything that you have done thru-out the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."find this hard to accept." What are the odds all three doctors, including two HIV specialists, would be wrong about a simple physical finding???You have had numerous HIV-antibody tests and an undetectable quantitative ultrasensitive RT HIV RNA.... Read more »

lymphadenopathy after risky exposure = HIV

Dear Dr. BobI write to you again (100% hiv infected 2010) because I have a problem. So I know you are a busy man. And I really do think u deserve so much for all the great work that u always provide to people living with HIV and WW regarding there...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."find this hard to accept." What are the odds all three doctors, including two HIV specialists, would be wrong about a simple physical finding???You have had numerous HIV-antibody tests and an undetectable quantitative ultrasensitive RT HIV RNA.... Read more »

Autopsy

Hello Dr. Bob,I was asked a question yesterday that I am unable to answer or find the answer to. Is there a standard practice, when performing autopsies, that would identify if the person had been HIV positive?I searched "autopsy" on the site and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Preventioneer,Autopsies are performed to determine the cause of death and detail the physical findings of the corpse. If someone died of an HIV/AIDS-related condition, it most likely would be evident. However, routine HIV tests Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Social Support and Maladaptive Coping as Predictors of the Change in Physical Health Symptoms Among Persons Living With HIV/AIDS

...when they added satisfaction with social support to the model, the use of this coping strategy was no longer significant, and individuals reporting more satisfying social support were more likely to report lower increase in their HIV-related... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Yoga as Physical, Emotional Therapy for People Living With HIV/AIDS, Other Chronic Diseases

... The New York Times on Thursday examined how people with chronic diseases -- including HIV/AIDS, cancer, osteoporosis and Crohn's disease -- increasingly are choosing yoga classes Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Problems Treatment Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women While many people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) suffer from depression, it is more common in HIV-positive women than... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...Depression can also be mistaken for signs of advancing HIV. What Are the Signs of Depression? Symptoms of depression vary from person to person. Most health care providers suspect depression if patients report feeling blue or having very... Read more »
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How to Live With HIV

Posted by judy
...As few as 10 years ago, AIDS was considered an automatic death sentence. From the time a person developed full-blown AIDS to the time of death was generally a couple of years or less. Thanks to new medications, the face of Read more »

Unrightfully Banned From REALJOCK Gay Health Site

Posted by Stuart_Lanning, 1 Reply
...the only gay related health site there is however, as a result of this hatred I am starting a holistic living website for gay people at www.thegrayne.com. It might take a few months to really get this thing underway and I am going to ask for... Read more »

Etiquette Rules when Meeting a Disabled Person

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...I ran across this list in my morning reading. Good stuff. As a person who uses a power wheelchair to get around and who has an HIV related cognitive disorder that causes me to speak slowly, have Read more »

HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...antiretroviral combination therapies (Protease inhibitors and nucleosides) are developing Lipoatrophy. Reportedly, the longer a person is on HIV/AIDS medications the greater the likelihood of developing problems with facial wasting. Along with... Read more »