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Psychological Effects Of Hiv On Families

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The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

...This includes tuberculosis patients and women who might transmit HIV to their children. Drug Approval To support PEPFAR, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) developed a way to ensure that medications are safe and effective. Products "tentatively approved" under PEPFAR cannot be sold in the US if that would conflict with the patent protections of the original manufacturer. The FDA encouraged manufacturers to apply for approval of...
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since this fom existes u r almost a family member to me. Can you just reply to me? (ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF RECURRENT IRRATIONAL HIV FEARS, 2010)

Dear Dr Bob,As promised I made my donation with ref nr.XXXXXXXXXX. Not much I know but i will donate again when I am available.I am very thankful that you replied my e-mail and gave the reassurance.I went to the pre-IVF testing with what you said in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Talk to your HIV specialist. He should be able to put you on temporary medical leave due to the medication side effects. That way you won't lose any of your benefits. You may not need to leave your job. Perhaps work restrictions or other... Read more »

It's me....!!!!

Yep Alabama Girl...and doing great thank You! Really mean that...you have been a great source of support to me!I have a problem with my family. I am an older adult and have old aged parents and middle aged daughters. They seem totally uninterested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...about HIV/AIDS? Why not just talk about it nonstop to all of them until they get the message? Give it a try. You'd be amazed how effective this technique can be! Try it; you'll like it! (They'll hate it, but you'll like it and it will ultimately... Read more »

PEP Fatigue

I have recently started PEP treatment after a potential exposure. I am handling alright, except I am exhausted. I seriously can bearly stay awake. I over sleep all the time and constantly feel lethargic. What can I do to counteract this? Please...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...appropriate follow-up tests post-PEP. Finally I should mention there may well be other causes for your exhaustion. Stress and other psychological conditions can produce impressive degrees of fatigue. The anxiety of dealing with an HIV exposure,... Read more »

HAART SIDE EFFECTS

please refer my question of 4th march ,as u said its puzzling why my cd4 counts have decreased from 434 to 261 inspite of on haart for 3 months . as told my viral load has improved considerably from 100000 to now below 20000 but the cd4 count has...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...regimen for a given patients (including cost and availability issues in places like India). If the CD4 count is lagging despite effective HIV suppression then optimizing nutrition and vitamin intake may helps some. Stopping or switching off... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

WHO Director-General Chan Discusses Effect of HIV/AIDS on Women on International Women's Day

...benefit women. "Violence makes women more susceptible to HIV infection and the fear of violent male reactions, physical and psychological, prevents many women from trying to find out more about it, discourages them from getting tested and stops... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Post-Conflict Recovery Affecting Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Liberia

...persistent," Togba said, adding, "The schools have to be involved and the churches, too, and we also need visual AIDS: talking is effective but seeing is more effective" (Plus News , 11/10). Back to other news for November 14, 2006 Search... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Yemen's Parliament Plans to Debate Law That Would Protect People Living With HIV/AIDS, Address Stigma, Discrimination

...people living with HIV/AIDS will have access to no-cost health care, public health facilities, financial support and no-cost psychological resources. The law also stipulates that a government fund be established in cooperation with the private... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...extent of the transgender population, however, it is necessary to look at what data do exist for a better understanding of the effect of HIV on the transgender community. A recent meta-analysis by Jeffrey Herbst of the U.S. Centers for Disease... Read more »
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Disclosure, the real ultimate question

Posted by Mondo, 3 Replies
...medical staff including psychologists provide a fantastic support role, they dont have HIV and are somewhat distant from my psychological hurt and loneliness. I was interested to read Tommygas thoughts on hurting other people with the news. I... Read more »

ups and downs

Posted by treading_water, 4 Replies
...considerably strong and fit. Since starting my medication I thought that I would then possibly notice some health changes, side effects from the meds, or something, anything different. But I feel or notice nothing about my health that has... Read more »

psychological effects with long-term survivor

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...wife has left me and I want her back, I want my life back, I'm going into drug treatment next week. I want my wife back, my family back, my life back. Has anyone ever been in such total denial or am I just a weirdo. I feel like a freak for doing... Read more »

hiv/aids and impact on family

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...story and how my family dealt with my dad's illness, and ultimate death. i am curious to learn other stories, and what the effects were on all aspects of your family, and what or how that effects you as an individual. i thank everyone for... Read more »