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Pros And Cons Of Telling Patient Doctor Has Hiv

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Ask the Experts

Should I start treatment? Pros/cons of two suggested treatments

Dear Dr.I have been living with HIV for almost a year. I am sure I got infected last summer, and I have been monitoring my CD4/viral load level since January. I am currently living in the US, but I am not a resident and I may eventually need to go...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,For folks with counts similar to yours, there are no absolute rules for when to begin combination antiretroviral therapy. Many factors come into play: published guidelines; the potential benefit of decreasing HIV replication (viral load) and... Read more »

Pros & Cons From Not Taking Medications

I have recently tested HIV positive. I take no medication. What are the pros & cons of... Read more »

Pros and Cons of starting treatment with high CD4 count

I started treatment with a fairly high CD4 count (640), but my viral load was 500,000. My doctor... Read more »
Project Inform

Telling Others About Your HIV

Telling others you're living with HIV can be scary, painful and hard. In the long run, it's usually not as hard as the heavy burden of secrecy. One of the most frequent comments from readers responding to the Wise Words survey was that you wanted... Read more »
Project Inform

Building a Cooperative Doctor/Patient Relationship

Introduction For the Patient ... For the Doctor ... If Disagreements Occur ... Introduction A positive HIV-antibody test or an AIDS diagnosis changes many aspects of a person's life, including the kind of relationship they may choose to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Church Tells HIV Patients to End Medication

At least six people in Britain have died after an evangelical church told them they were cured of HIV and no longer needed medication, Sky News recently reported. The London-based Synagogue Church of All Nations holds a monthly prayer meeting in... Read more »

Telling Others You Have HIV

After being diagnosed with HIV, one of the toughest decisions you'll face is who to tell about your status. Friends, family, lovers, coworkers: How do you decide, and what's the best way to break the news? There is no "right" way to disclose your... Read more »
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from the pros

Posted by worried22yo, 2 Replies
Hey guys. Have a dr. apptmnt monday and may do a home access, what do u think? Oh and my fave guy om the Body wrote me, made me feel a lil better. check it out!!

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telling others you date

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
recently infected I haven't been able to tell. Am 26. Lost my nerve, not my looks. So I just stay away from possible encounters. Getting tired of that. How do you break the news. OR do you?

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Telling my family

Posted by workaholic, 5 Replies
I was recently diagnosed on April 14, 2011. I have since told my best friend, my partner and my sister and brother-in-law. Besides my parents... these are the closest people to me in the world. My situation is..... I am terrified on how to tell... Read more »

scared shitless-tell parents of possibility of HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had a low risk encounter (condom, no break no slip) with a high risk person (many sex partners status assuming HIV+ positive in retrospect) just 2 1/2 weeks ago, should I tell parents of possible exposure i.e. had one night stand?

Currently I... Read more »