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Social Consequences Of Hiv

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

HIV Vaccine Trial Participation Might Lead to Negative Social Consequences, Study Says

HIV vaccine trial volunteers could experience negative social consequences because of their participation in the trials, according to a study published in the Nov. 1 issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes , Reuters Health ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Capitol Hill Hearing Examines Health, Social Consequences of Child Marriage

VOA News covered a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday, which addressed child marriage in the developing world and its impact on girls and communities (Presto, 7/15). "The hearing addressed the causes and consequences of child marriage and encouraged... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Prevention Must Overcome Denial, Focus on Human Consequences of Disease, Health Journalist Says

Although public health campaigns that encourage youth to delay sexual intercourse or have fewer partners "remain vitally important" in the fight against AIDS, "to date, many HIV prevention programs in Africa have proven surprisingly unsuccessful,"... Read more »
Ask the Experts

About unprotected oral and its consequences

Hi Dr. Bob,First, let me say that, after browsing through your forum, I am deeply impressed and humbled by your courage, fortitude, and optimism in the face of a terrible disease. I especially appreciate your wry sense of humor! Recently, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Waiting in Hope,Your HIV transmission risk from 30 seconds of oral sex without ejaculation is so remote that it's essentially nonexistent. If you remain worried, a single rapid HIV test at the three-month mark will provide you with an... Read more »

CNS Consequences of Long Term HAART?

I've been on aggressive HAART regimens since 1988 and have tolerated all very well with prolonged 0 viral load and no OIs. But over the last year, particularly after a harrowing episode with Sustiva, I've felt continuously nervous,...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
You describe symptoms of nervousness, anxiety, depression, along with some problems relaxing, coping with challenges, and with your memory. Could HAART have a role in this?Well, we know that Sustiva has a wide variety of CNS side effects, most of... Read more »


Hey....I am thirty years old..have never done an hiv test.....found someone who is just remarkable....who insist that we have one done before we become intimate......he did his today it was negative.....but I'm scared to death in doing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,While I'll certainly admit getting HIV tested can be anxiety provoking, it's important to note that when it comes to HIV, what you don't know can kill you. See below, and yes, by all means, take the test before your Mr.... Read more »

Possible Long term consequences for short term use of HIV drugs?

(Follow up question) Are there any long term or permanant damage from taking HIV meds for one week. Permanant DNA damage? Should I not have kids?Permanent bone marrow damage? Are my bones likley ok?Anything else?ThanksThanks...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Anti-HIV drugs interfere with DNA synthesis, so there is always the theoretical risk of cancers developing many years later in patients who are on long-term therapy. Also, there are some acute side effects that can develop while on shorter term... Read more »
Connect With Others

Lying about HIV status consequences?

Posted by John_Ortiz, 1 Reply
11 months ago I was cruising online and found this semi-attractive guy who claimed he was a bottom. I ended up meeting with this guy and asked him if he had any condoms with him, but he said no and I asked him if he was DDF and HIV- and he said yes... Read more »

Extremely mortified of the consequences

Posted by JustBreathOk, 2 Replies
Hello. First of all thanks for reading.

I am 19 years old living in the United States. On December 10th, 2013, I stupidly cheated on my girlfriend with a 20 some year old guy from Craigslist. I gave and recieved unprotected oral for about an hour. He... Read more »

The consequences of stress and not knowing...

Posted by giaobsession, 2 Replies
Hi everyone, hope all is well. I just wanted to let everyone know after years of putting myself at risk and worrying about the possibilty of being positive, I finally tested last week. It was negative. I found out on the same day that I was calling... Read more »

Social group for HIV positive woman

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm looking to find a social group in Philadelphia (to meet upwardly mobile positive guys). Just diagnosed, 28 years old and single woman. Know of anything?

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