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Psychological Impact Of Hiv On Human Sexuality

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...reassignment of gender. Many physicians and transgender persons oppose the GID diagnosis, not viewing transgenderism as a "disorder" but rather as a natural, healthy expression of the range of gender variations that are part of the human experience. Nonetheless, the SOC guidelines are commonly used for assessing mental health in transgender adults and children, and for managing surgery and hormone treatment in this toooften neglected...
Ask the Experts

How can I tell if I am starting to get AIDS-related dementia? (COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION, 2010) (NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS, 2010)

Hi Dr. Bob, I have been on a HAART regimen since 2006 (Lexiva/Norvir/Epzicom), my CD4 count is above 700, my viral load is undetectable, and yet I seem to be getting all of the symptoms of early-stage dementia (I went through the list of early-stage...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...particular strain of HIV, viral load, immunological response, inflammatory response in the body and brain, and current medical or psychiatric problems.HIV and EmotionsAside from the initial impact of HIV in the brain and body, there is an ongoing... Read more »

Wondering (DISCLOSING HIV STATUS, 2010)

Hello Dr. Frascino,I have a friend who is HIV+. He tells me since he has become positive, he always uses protection. The other night we were talking and I asked him about his sex life since becoming positive. He told me he still gets some. But when...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...mechanisms in place to address communicable diseases. Interventions aimed at preventing the spread of HIV should be public-health and human-rights based. Strengthening policies and initiatives that have been proven to reduce HIV transmission,... Read more »

I am HIV -, female. My husband is HIV +, male. we would like to have a baby. (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

Good Day. My husband told me a month ago that he got tested and he is HIV +. I also got tested and i am HIV -. We would still like to have a baby, in regard that i would not be infected, nor our child. Is there a way where this is possible. We are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...their individual needs, while at the same time following state-of-the-art recommendations from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the federal agency responsible for setting healthcare policies in the United States. The most... Read more »

HIV+ man having children

Dr. Bob, thank you for all of your calming words, and the time you devote to helping those with HIV and the "worrywarts". My question is technical, but can an HIV+ man have a child through in-vitro without risk to the baby or the mother? Or is the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...their individual needs, while at the same time following state-of-the-art recommendations from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the federal agency responsible for setting healthcare policies in the United States. The most... Read more »
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Gay Men's Health Crisis

The Impact of Crystal Methamphetamine Use on HIV-Positive Individuals

...men." Poster presented at the 14th International AIDS Conference, Barcelona, Spain. (2002). Ellis, R. J. et al. "Increased human immunodeficiency virus loads in active methamphetamine users are explained by reduced effectiveness of... Read more »
The Body

Uncovered: Human Need vs. Condoms

...looking for sex or having sex, I was (and still am) thinking about the various ways that sex impacts my life and our lives as humans. As humans as the key part of that statement, as more often than not we attempt, or others attempt, to separate... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS and Young Men Who Have Sex With Men

...Transgender, Queer, and Questioning Youth . The plan makes comprehensive recommendations in the areas of education, policy, health and human services, child welfare, mental health, and data collection. Among the many recommendations were that 1)... Read more »
Duke University Press

The Psychological Epidemic

...twentieth-century America. This is a plague of historic proportions that will ultimately change the life experience of every human beingon the planet. The human consequences of this catastrophe are movingly suggested by Barry, a 32-year-old... Read more »
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It Came and Took Something Away, From All of Us

Posted by thedingoman, 1 Reply
...The Congo. Perhaps having your life taken away by the hands of another was less exacting, and in some twisted thinking, more humane than watching yourself atrophy; taking pills daily and getting poked, prodded and tested the rest of your life.... Read more »

Is there a Financial Impact to having HIV?

Posted by westernbear69, 1 Reply
...Just wondering what the financial impact of having hiv is in The USA. I have noticed that a few of the posts from The USA talk a lot about the financial impact. Being Read more »

Growing?

Posted by Survivor
...20 to 24, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. The infection rate among those over 50, the U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services reports, is now comparable to that of those under 50. Many Americans, their doctors and our government... Read more »

HIV & obssesion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...your not infected .. so buzz off and get a life." Would that it were that easy. HIV can have a very profound and shattering impact on ones life even if one does not actually have it. I wonder what it is that is so unique about HIV that... Read more »