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Physical Signs That A Person Has The Aids Virus

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The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...problems including difficulty concentrating, confusion, and memory loss. In some cases more severe HIV-associated dementia can occur. HIV-Associated Brain Problems Minor cognitive problems are not uncommon in HIV-positive people. Usually called mild cognitive/movement disorder (MCMD), symptoms can include a slightly diminished capacity for clear thinking, trouble remembering, slowness of coordination and dexterity, and small changes in...
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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
...virologic, but rather psychiatric. You don't have HIV, but you do have a significant medical problem: irrational fear of being HIV infected.I urge you to see psychiatric help. Flying to San Francisco will not help, as you are not HIV infected and... Read more »

Physical therapy for persons with HIV

Hi Rick, I'm interested in the physical therapy side of AIDS/HIV. How is it used for pain management and keeping the functional level intact with the progression of patients. Do the majority of Aids pt's follow thru with a physical therapy program?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. Let me refer you to the following review articles that discuss physical therapy in persons with HIV infection:Physical therapy management for the patient with HIV. Lower extremity challenges.Galantino M, et. al.Clin... Read more »


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 »

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
...have experienced either ARS or even after several years continue to have declining health. How do you tell these people that HIV is not their problem? What makes you so sure that HIV is not their problem? I myself have experienced HIV associated... Read more »
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

U.S. Antiretroviral Therapy Guidelines

...are guidelines, not rules. Patients should receive individualized care from a health care provider with experience treating HIV infection. The full text of these guidelines is available on the Internet ... Read more »
The Well Project


...have another Pap six months later If both tests are negative, yearly screening is recommended Women who have symptomatic HIV infection or who have had dysplasia in the past should receive a Pap smear every six months A new HPV test is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Native American/Alaska Native Traditional Healing

...Traditional healing is "holistic." It does not focus on symptoms or diseases. Instead, it deals with the total individual. Different people with HIV disease may get different treatments. Healing focuses on the person and their environment, not... Read more »
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Etiquette Rules when Meeting a Disabled Person

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...a disability might need. If a barrier cannot be avoided, let the person know ahead of time. Be respectful of the rights of people with disabilities to use accessible parking spaces. When speaking or writing about disability... Refer to a... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies said that I had probably had the HIV virus for 15 to 20+ years prior to diagnosis. Everything that I read states that people are now surviving up to twenty years with the disease, but if the doctor is right I may be going on 22+ years. Am... Read more »

Christian Grantham of GAYBC Questions AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...Grantham, formerly a staunch HIV Believist, read the book this month as was shocked to learn that much of what we've been fed about HIV is incorrect. To learn more about the HIV/AIDS controversy listen to the interview with Christine Maggiore... Read more »