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Safety Precautions To Take With People Living With Hiv

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The Well Project

Domestic Violence and HIV

...woman with HIV, you may be more at risk than most. It is important to learn about how abuse happens, how to identify it, and how to end it or get away from it. What Is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence occurs when a person you are dating, living with, or married to physically injures you. It can involve mild physical harm that is difficult to prove -- like pulling hair or twisting flesh. It can also involve actions that leave marks...
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 Read more »

Safety of new meds

My doctor is not putting me on meds until I reach a CD4 count of 350 cells regardless of CD4 percentage. He cautioned that even the new meds are not side effects free and we still don't know what they could do to the body in the long term. Otherwise...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...nevertheless, thousands of patient experiences for over a decade has to count for something, no?So, for now, I do take the very personal and professional responsibility for all of the hundreds of people who have trusted their medical decision... Read more »

"Criminalizing" HIV

I usually agree with most of what you post Dr. Frascino, but I don't entirely agree with your position on this topic. I do agree that in some cases non-disclosure may be unintentional and that safer sex precautions should be used with every...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...straight man to tell his wife hes just had sex with a man than it is for a gay man to tell someone they are poz. We all agree that safety rests with the individual, but every indidiviual has a right to know the the risks they are taking given... Read more »

VERY SCARED ABOUT POSSIBLE RISK OF INFECTION FROM SAFETY PIN

Dear Dr, I was helping out at my kid's school show the other night, whilst cleaning up the clothes etc.. I got jabbed with a safety pin which had been left opened(been used to pin ribbon onto clothes), I didn't bleed but I did get a scratch on the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...you may be correct that you have extreme worries about these infections. You may want to discuss these anxieties with your own personal physician. You may also want to think about whether you have anxieties or stress about other issues in your... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...new generation of men coming along having sex with men who are at high risk," Silvestrone adds. "Add to this the fact that safety net services have rapidly been eroding for those who are disabled and/or in poverty" and "we are facing a certain... Read more »
AIDS Action Council

Senate Passage of FDA "Reform" Bill Threatens Safety of People with HIV/AIDS

..."Gradual improvements in the approval processhave achieved a balance between increased approval time and the protection ofconsumer safety; the Senate bill breaks this delicate balance." For those affected by HIV/AIDS, the most egregious and... Read more »
AIDS Action Council

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

...Americans living with HIV disease are enjoyingrenewed hope spurred by the advent of promising AIDS therapies, the health caresafety-net program that provides them access to health care is in jeopardy.Medicaid provides health care to 53 percent of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Preliminary Results From First Safety Study of Daily Tenofovir for HIV Prevention Among MSM Find No Significant Concerns

... Preliminary analyses from the first study to examine the clinical and behavioral safety of tenofovir taken daily for HIV prevention among gay and bisexual men suggest no significant safety concerns. A prior study Read more »
Connect With Others

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 Read more »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick Read more »

Etiquette Rules when Meeting a Disabled Person

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...obstacles (curbs, stairs, steep hills, etc.). Don't pet or distract a service dog. The dog is responsible for its owner's safety and is always working. It is not a pet. Talking with a person who is deaf or uses a hearing aid... Let the... Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »