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Self-hatred And Hiv

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AIDS Survival Project

The Politics of Homophobia and Hatred

By the time you read these words, you will already know for sure what I, in mid-October, can only predict with confidence: that the referendum to amend the Georgia state constitution to define marriage as the legal union of one man and one woman not... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Serosorting Among HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men Is Associated With Increased Self-Reported Incidence of Bacterial Sexually Transmissible Infections

The researchers undertook to quantify the frequency of HIV serosorting among MSM in Germany, and to evaluate the association of serosorting with other sexual risk management approaches (RMA) and with the frequency of bacterial STI. In 2006, an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Self-Reported Sexual Difficulties and Their Association With Depression and Other Factors Among Gay Men Attending High HIV-Caseload General Practices in Australia

In the current study, the researchers investigated gay men's self-reports of several sexual problems. While it is known that sexual expression affects physical, mental, and social well-being, there is a lack of understanding of sexual dysfunction in... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Self-Insured, Self-Admistered Public Organization

I recently started a new position with a school district which is self-insured and self-funded. Although school board policy states that people with HIV have a right to employment, I do not feel comfortable submitting claims for clinic visits and...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
Self-insured health plans are scary for people concerned about medical confidentiality. Usually, an employer large enough to be self-funded is well aware of the dangers of using medical information in personnel decisions so they are careful not to... Read more »

Worry over negligible HIV risk "do i have hiv ,want to kill my self help me doctors plz"

i am working in saudiarabia on 10th & 11th jan 2012 i had sex with a indonesian baby sitter in saudi arabia and this country is very much concern about hiv medical testing before getting work permit in saudi arabia i will explain you my whole...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Sounds like this has been making you worry a lot lately, but it doesn't sound like you had much of a chance to get HIV. Your test at 28 days gave you a good idea of your status.Instead, let's look at your risk.... Read more »

Self-employed, HIV+ and no life insurance

I am self-employed and do not have any life insurance. Thus far, my search for an insurer has been very disappointing. Have there been any changes in policies or providers that would allow me to purchase a plan, or do I still have only the...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Unfortunately, I do not think you will be able to purchase an individual life insurance policy because you are HIV+. If you were to be employed at a company that offers group benefits and one of those benefits was life insurance, you would get... Read more »

HIV Infection Concern for Self and Wife

I had an exposure to HIV infection on the 25th May with a CSW in Thailand and am very concerned. The risk involved: Oral sex and vaginal intercourse both with condoms. No kissing exchange of body fluids. The condom appeared to be intact with no...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiCondoms are effective in the prevention of HIV transmission, as long as they are used correctly and do not break or slip off. You did the right thing by protecting yourself. HIV cannot enter through hair follicles etc...Testing is the only way to... Read more »
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i have hiv, will kill my self, please help me

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I want to know which test to do that will give me definitive results days after exposure. Money is not an issue. When is the earliest I can get tested with this test that will give me a difinitive answer. Thanks Read more »

Feeling of Self Loathing and Disgust

Posted by PozInOrlando, 3 Replies
I've been living with HIV since July (when I tested positive) and I will be starting meds soon (In about 2 weeks hopefully)

As of late though, I have had some very strong feelings of self loathing and disgust. As I had stated in my first post I had... Read more »

Anxiety, the self-fullfilling prophecy

Posted by sleeplessincali, 1 Reply
I have had three vey real events that warrant testing for HIV since late November of last year; all with the same person. The level of risk is debatable, never the less there was some and it is real. Well maybe only two where really concerning. The... Read more »

Ordeal of self-diagnosis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I never thought I would log onto this website or be
concerned about being HIV Positive until I was stupid enough to have an encounter with a prostitute in Asia, two years ago. Though I had "safe sex", from ten minutes after the deed until ten... Read more »