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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...into a positive. I had a choice: I could sit there and cry and let this thing eat me alive or I could just celebrate my life and beat it. That was my choice." Click here to read or listen to how other people disclosed their HIV status. D'Jaun Black Diagnosed in 2004 "Being HIV positive has been the greatest adventure I've ever had. I kind of want to say it's like being on a rollercoaster." Click here to read or listen to...
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Ref. My Questionable HIV Diagnosis

Dr. Frascino, your response to my presentation regarding my recent diagnosis which I had found confusing and I was going to seek a second opinion/testing, came to me as quite poignant. You proved to me that indeed you are well informed and educated...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello again Dan,I'm so glad I proved to you that I'm "well informed and educated about HIV/AIDS conditions" . It appears you have much to learn about HIV/AIDS. I suggest you begin with the section on HIV basics that can be Read more »

AIDS forever???

I has Dx'd w/ Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (primary, CNS)(stage II) and went through the CHOP-Rituxan chemotherapy, and am in remission. Along w/ that Dx, came another Dx a week later: AIDS. I had a CD4 count of 250 at the time of Dx, now it's 400 (been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...I can assure you based on my personal experience and also from caring for thousands of HIVers over the years a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS is always a shock no what your sexual orientation or experience level may be!Dr. Bob Chemo and CD-4 counts (HIV... Read more »

Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively Aware) magazine. It was titled, "Is it all in your head?" Since I have been diagnosed now being over 16 years, I have been finding myself depressed, mood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...epidemic, researchers have recognized that HIV can affect the brain. Before effective antiretroviral therapy (ART), people with AIDS were susceptible to a variety of opportunistic infections of the brain, as well as HIV-related dementia.With the... Read more »


Hello Dr. Rob,This is my first visit to your forum. I have read only a handful of your posts and have gotten a lot of valuable information from them. The one question that I have is regarding your political views. You are in a place to give so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...encourage you to keep reading and continue learning! As for politics, unfortunately in this country politics is intimately linked to HIV/AIDS awareness, education, prevention and treatment access. Consequently, it does and will continue to come... Read more »
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Recently Diagnosed With HIV? African Americans Share Their Advice

...in order to deal with this. Show More The stage in your life when you tested -- whether you're HIV positive or you have AIDS -- also plays a great part. If you test HIV positive, then you can go out and get the knowledge and help yourself... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Diagnoses Among Blacks -- Florida, 1999-2004

...77,421 persons in Florida living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/AIDS. This report describes trends in diagnoses of HIV/AIDS cases that occurred among blacks during 1999-2004 and were reported to the Florida Department of Health. † ... Read more »
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Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...breath. Don't hang your head. Reach out for support. You're not alone. Over the years, dozens of gay men living with HIV/AIDS, or working in the HIV/AIDS field, have shared experiences and advice in response to the question: What Would You... Read more »
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From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

... From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDSDiagnosis HIV/AIDS Advocates Offer Their Tips Click here to view our collection of tips from HIV-positive people. Read more »
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just diagnosed and trying to cope

Posted by christo, 5 Replies
...I am recently diagnosed for the past two weeks. Trying to hold it together by getting results and case worker, doctor. But that is just the easy Read more »

Just notified today I tested positive for HIV

Posted by spike, 19 Replies
...My health department contacted me, before my doctor today at work. I found out the HIV test I took came back postive. I am so afraid!. I don't want to go to sleep. I know I will discuss this with my personal doctor Read more »


Posted by POZIAM, 1 Reply
... POZIAM is a website for people living with HIV/AIDS. POZIAM is a social community that was created to educate people about HIV and AIDS. POZIAM.com will give you an inside look Read more »

It is time to let go of the fear!

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...It is time to let go of the fear! by Bradford McIntyre Not to take away from the seriousness of HIV, but it is time to let go of the fear! How we view disease, along with the constant bombardment of fear associated with HIVRead more »