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Supporting A Loved One Who Is Hiv Positive

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Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

Table of Contents Introduction Normal Feelings Get Help and Support It Is Better to Know HIV and Women Making a New Start Useful Info Sheets for Newly Diagnosed Introduction Getting an HIV diagnosis can feel like the worst news in the world. It iscommon to feel anger, fear, confusion, shock, grief, depression, or otherpainful emotions. Even after you have known for some time and think you arecoming to terms with the news,...
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I LOVE QUANTUM LEAPS -- ONE LAST QUESTION -- FOR HOLLYWOOD :)

My Friend Dr. Bob ,,, I am going to make it a life-time commitment to continually support your foundation. First -- I loved the quantum leap beyond nonexistent --I am going to make it a life-time commitment to continually support your foundation....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello again Phil,Now you're worried about a red spot on a bill from a gelato vender and yet another self-induced owie? Well, let's see what's greater than a quantum leap beyond nonexistent??? Hmm. I'm running out of astrophysics... Read more »

I love her, she is positive!!

Dear Doctor,Its not a question you would be expecting I am sure!!I am an AIDS activist for a NGO in Mumbai, i have been doing this work for a very long time... I took up this voluntary work, because i lost a dear friend because of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Reggie,Disclosure is never an easy issue and it may not always go very smoothly. However, I too believe it's the correct thing to do! Your heart says it's right and I agree. Your parents may not take the news well, but then again... Read more »

I love my positive boyfriend

Hello, before I even post my question I want to say thank for providing individuals who visit this forum the opportunity to communicate with a health professional. Now onto my story, I have been dating my current boyfriend for about two months now....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The vast majority of folks with primary HIV infection will have detectable levels of anti-HIV antibodies in their blood by eight weeks. Therefore your negative HIV tests out to eight weeks are extremely encouraging! That your new stud... Read more »

positive man - how to give support to negative partner

Hello Dr. Remien. I'm a hiv+ gay man and my partner is hiv neg. I tested positive 5 years ago. We've been together for a year now and though it's going well most of the times, some issues tend to come back. We practice the safest...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
First of all, you're English is just fine and your question is a good one. Your situation is very common and describes some of the challenges of being a couple of mixed HIV status. It is normal to have some fears and worries about... Read more »
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help my loved one is HIV positive

Posted by motherschild, 3 Replies
between 5-6 years ago I realized a huge change in my mom. She didnt look the same and she lost alot of weight very very quickly. Also, I discovered she was taking HIV medication,which hurt me very much because she is not talking to anyone about her... Read more »

He/she is HIV+.......to love or not to love.

Posted by mandaree23, 10 Replies
I will start out by saying that I write this post with a heavy heart and a lot of aggrevation. So, please take no offense to my post.

I have been reading on thebody and other websites posts, forums, etc to better understand HIV/AIDS. I am doing... Read more »

YOUR LOVE ONE IS OK!! THEY WILL LIVE

Posted by sbev1981
Hello All-
I am sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. The one thing that you need to remember is that you are going to be ok!! When I first got the shocking news from my doctor in January the first thing that went through my mind is "OMG my... Read more »

Loved one violent and has given up

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My husband who kept his secret status until he became so ill this past year, has become to violent to live with anymore. I have had to leave my home and am very sad and lonely. I miss our live together. I was so shocked when I found out he had... Read more »