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Safety Precautions To Take With People Living With Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York State "Safety Net" for People Living With HIV/AIDS "Being Dismantled" by Funding Cuts, Opinion Piece Says

Although statistics that indicate declining new HIV infections among heterosexuals and injection drug users "are testament to aggressive prevention programs," the "trends also show an increase in infections" among men who have sex with men,... Read more »
Housing Works

People Living With HIV/AIDS Should Take Extra Precautions This Flu Season

Image from Guest blog post from Housing Works' CEO and President Charles King Dear Housing Works Clients and Staff, On Saturday, Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a flu emergency in New York State. This is in response to epidemic... Read more »
AIDS Action Council

Clinton Per Capita Cap Proposal Threatens Health Care Safety Net For People With AIDS

Contact: Joe Zuñiga, AIDS Action (202) 986-1300 Ext. 3042 WASHINGTON, D.C. - At a time when Americans living with HIV disease are enjoyingrenewed hope spurred by the advent of promising AIDS therapies, the health caresafety-net program that... Read more »
Ask the Experts

stockrin/as a morning safety guide

can stockrin be taken by a person who is not living with the desease but had sexual intercourse with an infected person....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Post exposure prophylaxis after sexual exposure to an HIV+ person is a reasonable strategy under certain circumstance. Due to the side effects and low barrier to resistance use of Strocrine by itself cannot usaully be recommended (better to use 2... Read more »

raltegravir safety

I am 56 yo male, have been + for over 26 years, never sick from HIV. I have had 2 angioplastys and stents due to the enormous rise in choleterol and tryglycerid levels plus my genetics.To resolve this ongoing problem, my doctor wants me to take...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As you realize, Merck's integrase inhibitor, raltegravir (Isentress), is an investigational drug not yet approved by the FDA for use outside of clinical trials and the early-access program; consequently, our experience is still somewhat... Read more »

Is Probiotics Safe for people living with HIV?

Hello Dr. Young, Recently I read that probiotic supplements can help reduce inflammation. I also read people living with HIV should avoid those types of supplements. What's true? My VL is undetectable and CD4 is 550, I am on Truvada, Reyataz,...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
I have written a few articles that will give you the information you seek: <a href="" target=_new>A "Gut Feeling" Emerges in HIV</a> <a... Read more »

blankets and shawls for people living with HIV

I have a knitting group that wants to make lap blankets or shawls for people with AIDS---I understand they have a difficult time maintaining body heat. where can I take them (or send them) so that they can be used? or would they be unnecessary?...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
That is so sweet of you.Please contact your local non-profits since most would jump at this offer.Thanks <a href="" target=_new>United States HIV/AIDS Organizations</a>... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

Toilet Safety/Open Wounds

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My son is coming to see us. He has HIV and Chrohns disease and has blood in his stool, my wife has bleeding hemroids and I have had a boil near my butt lanced and is opened to drain. Since we all have something bleeding going on what precautions... Read more »

Research - People living with HIV in the US are infrequently screened for HCV

Posted by Abivic
According to a recent research conducted on clinical infectious diseases, people who are having HIV are sparingly screened for the infection of the Hepatitis C virus. The research was conducted between the year 2000 and 2001 on seven major primary... Read more »

International Service for People Living with HIV

Posted by clr100
On March first I launched Volunteer Positive, the first international volunteer service organization for people living with HIV. I will be taking HIV affected and infected people to serve internationally and connecting them with parallel HIV... Read more »