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Poetry About Living With Hiv

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A Poetry of Crisis, A Poetry of Witness

In 1987 I was 34 years old. My first poem was published in Christopher Street magazine and I felt excited and optimistic about the small community of writers, poets mostly, with whom I had come into contact in New York City. Many of these... Read more »

Poetry Month at HIV/AIDS-Related Poems From Our Readers

April is National Poetry Month in the U.S., so throughout the month, collected reader submissions of poetry about living with, or being affected by, HIV/AIDS. Here are those poems. Poems From Our Readers A Poem by Bryan Fleury ... Read more »

Poetry Month at HIV/AIDS-Related Poems From Our Readers

April was National Poetry Month in the U.S., so collected reader submissions of poetry about living with, or being affected by, HIV/AIDS. You can read, enjoy and comment on all the poems here. Thanks to everybody who submitted! Poems... Read more »
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How can a HIV- woman live with a HIV+ man?

This question is in response to a woman who was contemplating marrying someone with HIV. My husband and I have been married for four years.Before the wedding,I did a lot of praying and sought advise from people in our church. But in the end it was...
Steven Pieters

Response from Steven Pieters

Metropolitan Community Church of LA
Thanks for sharing your personal story about a marriage where one is HIV+ and the other HIV-. The Body and I do not endorse or promote this "sperm-washing" procedure or other anecdotal treatments.... Read more »

HIV Risk - Living in a land where HIV is Taboo

Dear Doctor BOBI live in land where HIV Taboo and face deportation.Risk Exposure:After a party picked a Maldovan prostitute.1) Had protected oral sex. I was the insertive partner2) Did not notice any tear in the condom and was hanging on the head of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello JL,1. The primary reason for testing would be psychological peace of mind. Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent, assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not fail (break). Unprotected insertive oral sex carries only... Read more »

Hiv positive living with hiv negative husband

I tested positive in 2005 and since then I have done several tests that came back the same. My husband in the other hand has tested negative in all the tests he has ever done and he does not even use a condom since his results always come back...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There is no such thing as a silent carrier of HIV in terms of HIV testing. HIV is readily and easily diagnosed. So, your husband is indeed HIV- as of his last test.It is very possible for him to be and remain HIV- despite years of unprotected sex... Read more »

% of patients living "normal" lives

Dr Young,What percentage of your patients that have no significant complications (herpes,drug/alcohol problems) are living "normal" lives with HIV? I see a lot of worried patients with complications on the forum. Is this the minority?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
The vast majority of my patients ARE living normal lives-- 80-90 percent, would be my guess (maybe greater, but this depends on how one defines "normal"). Yes, the living well tend not to post their stories here, generally only those who... Read more »
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HIV poetry

Posted by Majandra, 2 Replies
Hello. I'm an 29 year old single mother living with HIV. I've found that writing poetry helps to keep me sane. :) I've never been keen on groups or counselling, so my poetry is my own form of therapy. I should probably warn anyone reading this... Read more »

7/9: Staten Island, NY: A Health Living Luncheon for People Living with HIV and AIDS

Posted by bartleby
A Health Living Luncheon for People Living with HIV and AIDS
Monday, July 9
Noon - 3:00pm
514 Bay Street (Soup Kitchen)
Staten Island, NY

Featuring: Blood Pressure Screening, Mental Health Screening, Nutritional Presentation - Eating the right foods,... Read more »

Living With HIV Not Dying With HIV:

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Living With HIV Not Dying With HIV:

I am a 32yr old GWM living with Hiv for the past eight years i
have tried the drugs with no success and then i went the natural
way and viral load has been... Read more »

Hiv- Living with Hiv+ Partner for almost 2 years.

Posted by gmac5233, 5 Replies
Are their any other couples that would like to chat and share experiences? I am 34 and Hiv- & my Partner is 33 and Hiv+, we are experiencing a great life together but I have daily concerns about health issues and just day to day stuff.
We would... Read more »