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Survivors Of Hiv

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Rape Survivor - HIV NEGATIVE at 3 months/13 weeks?

I (I'm a female) was raped by a formal friend who tested HIV negative and is with the police. I developed all the anxiety symptoms.. but at 2 months, I started coughing with a sore throat. I had no fever, no swollen lymph nodes for 3 months, nothing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Whether your attacker was a "formal friend" or former friend, I'm glad he's been apprehended by the authorities.Your HIV fears are unwarranted. Your attacker tested HIV negative and you've had three negative HIV tests out to 13 weeks.... Read more »

Cognitive Issues for 16yr HIV survivor


HIV Long Time Survivor

Ive been HIV+ for 25 years. My Cd4 count is around 500 and my Viral Load undetectable. I very often... Read more »
Terri Wilder

Eight Characteristics of Long-Term Survivors of HIV/AIDS

...the expected course of HIV disease. Through their research they were able to identify eight characteristics among long-term survivors of HIV. The eight characteristics are: They are realistic and accept their diagnosis and do not take it as... Read more »
The Body

The History of Pride From a 29-Year Survivor of HIV and AIDS

...called Kaposi's sarcoma. This was around the time I first heard the term "GRID" -- gay-related immunodeficiency disease (what HIV was called until 1983). Then in October, my boyfriend became very ill. After I rushed him to the hospital, they... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Long-Term Survivors of HIV and Wellness

...initial building. Each of us, when faced with an obstacle, has the choice to become resigned, or to learn and grow. Long-term survivors of HIV such as Joey, Ken, and Mark allowed themselves to be transformed from their experiences and... Read more »
The Body

Long-Term HIV Survivor Discovers the Power of Twitter

...important issues. The Chicago Tribune reported on the impact that Rae Lewis-Thornton , a popular blogger and long-term HIV survivor, has had using Twitter to spread the word about HIV, especially among African Americans. Lewis-Thornton,... Read more »
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Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles that compare the incidence, age of onset and cause of ageing-related diseases in the general population with long-term survivors of HIV. However, experts say they do not see HIV-negative people in their mid-50s with hip replacements... Read more »

I am a 15 year HIV positive survivor

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am a 15-year HIV positive long-term asymptomatic survivor. I have been vvery fortunate with my meds... I have never had a drug reaction from Read more »

HIV/AIDS LONG-TERM SURVIVORS sought for in-depth i

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies, &c.for a book to document and preserve the experiences of this "gay lost generation." With past focus on gay men dying of AIDS, the present blackout of information about long-term survivors, and the current interest to forget history and... Read more »

HIV+ brain cancer survivor marathon runner

Posted by richardbpc
...516/432-1254 cell ph 516-770-7724 or at or E-mail: HIVers & cancer survivors were running marathons Me, theyre calling me, how can that be. And now the American flag... Read more »