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Social Issues Related To Children Infected With Hiv/aids

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

AIDS IMPACT Conference in South Africa Begins With Theme of Social Issues Related to HIV/AIDS

Social issues related to HIV/AIDS -- such as urbanization, underdevelopment and gender equality -- are not being "adequately addressed" in South Africa, Zola Skweyiya, the country's social services minister, said on Monday at the opening session of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Social Marketing Used to Promote Behavior Change Related to HIV, Other Issues in Kenya

Several advertising organizations are conducting social marketing campaigns in Kenya that address the country's health and social issues -- including HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and domestic abuse -- Kenya's Nation reports. Kenya's... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Public Hearing Examines Issues Faced by Children in Thailand, Including HIV/AIDS, Lack of Sex Education

Thailand's Office of Welfare Promotion, Protection and Empowerment of Vulnerable People earlier this week held a public hearing to discuss various risks facing the country's children, including HIV/AIDS, Thailand's The Nation reports. The office... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV related mental decline in children

I have a beautiful 8-year-old son with an AIDS diagnosis. He joined our family three years ago. When he came home he was bright, loving, involved, and active. He has always been celebrated and supported by his family and the rest of his personal...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. I'm sorry to hear about the changes your son is experiencing. HIV affects the central nervous system which in turn impacts motor, spatial, and cognitive development, even in children who are asymptomatic. Studies show... Read more »

HIV-positive: Safely FATHER children? and related questions

A good friend of mine recently tested positive for HIV. In addition to worries about his own health, he's devastated that hecan now never safely father a child. So I pose this question to you: If he undergoes therapy with protease inhibitors...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
I have been sitting on these three questions for awhile, trying to find an answer but without success. I have heard this subject discussed at meetings, but have not been able to find out who might be doing this kind of thing in the U.S. Perhaps I... Read more »

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
Hello,HIV-related cognitive dysfunction is much more common than many folks (including some HIV docs) realize. I'll post below some information about HIV-related cognitive impairment and other neuropsychiatric disorders. You could show this... Read more »

symptoms related to HIV infection

I have read that there are two points when HIV infected patients should consider starting meds. One is when CD4 count drops below a certain level. The other is if they are experiencing symptoms. I would assume that is someone experiencing...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
HIV-related symptoms may include fatigue, skin rashes, oral thrush, neuropathy, swollen lymph nodes, fuzzy thought processes, recurrent herpes infection, and diarrhea. Since many of these symptoms are non-specific it may be difficult to know if... Read more »
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live-in relative with HIV/AIDS

Posted by qwerty, 4 Replies
i overheard a conversation from my lil brother concerning he might have hiv/aids; he is under 18 years old but i also heard in the conversation he's been sexually involved with other boys and men. he doesnt know i heard all this and now im... Read more »

aids related dimentia..

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
Common anti-convulsant drug may help slow the progression of dementia
Researchers have found that a common anticonvulsant drug improved cognitive function and appeared to restore nerve cells in the brains of patients with HIV-related dementia. The... Read more »

Question-not INFECTED related

Posted by Anonymous
general curiosity (which, yes i know, killed the cat). for those HIV+ people who read this site and give support and insight and so forth, my undying thanks and gratitude. AND, i thought i'd seen a few posts where someone said they got tested and... Read more »

HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
i have a question and was wondering if ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months and months....i'm... Read more »