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Understanding How Hiv Works

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Routine blood work can't show hiv disease?

I understand you get sick of answering this question and that anyone exposed should definitely be tested, which I agree. I understand that hiv can not be diagnosed from routine blood work, let's say a CBC for instance, but there are very few things...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,"In your medical opinion, I can have all this blood work done, be considered completely health by doctor, and HIV would never even have an impact on my blood work?" Yep! That's exactly Read more »

Understand my lab work

My doctor does a good job at given me my lab results. However, there are times she is not around... Read more »

When working as a volunteer health care worker, is it possible I contracted the HIV virus?

Two summers ago I volunteered in a developing country. I work mostly in a clinic for men and women... Read more »
Articles
University of California-San Francisco AIDS Health Project

An Excerpt From Working With AIDS Bereavement: A Comprehensive Approach for Mental Health Providers

...environment to explore their relationship with their son and lover, as well as with each other, allowed them to come to a mutual understanding that was supportive to both of them. The other group members were also able to work out issues with... Read more »
The Body

Working to Break the Silence and Raise HIV/AIDS Awareness in Caribbean-American Communities

...care and treatment to prolong their lives and reduce the chances of infecting others. Federal partners including HHS have been working with the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) to develop a National HIV/AIDS Strategy using input... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Decision to Allow HIV-Positive Inmates in Alabama to Participate in Work-Release Program Makes "Significant Statement," Editorial Says

...barring inmates with HIV from work-release programs is an indication of how far society, not just the department, has come in understanding the virus and understanding AIDS," a Montgomery Advertiser editorial states. According to the... Read more »
Housing Works

Housing Works Response and Recommendations Regarding the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

...nobody's idea of "rare." According to ONAP staff these targets were "developed in consultation with the Federal HIV Interagency Working Group and reflect our collective judgments about what is achievable. These targets were set based on a review... Read more »
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HIV+ and working in academia

Posted by kuanRC, 6 Replies
...I'm looking to connect with anyone who has experience as an HIV+ person working on faculty, as a researcher or graduate student in academia. I'm a PhD student in an extremely competitive program at a major Read more »

working with hiv positive person

Posted by work35, 1 Reply
...Hello.. I hope this is not an ignorant question but here goes.. two part question.. Part one.. I just found out my co-worker is hiv positive.. he is healthy thank god.. and i really like him but I admit I am VERY uncomfortable at work.. we both... Read more »

Lab work

Posted by deadbody, 2 Replies
...Hi, What does lab work measure exactly, they say viral load, but it cant tell if you are HIV+, so how comes, which viral load then it measures, can Read more »

Communicable disease test for work? Is that legal?

Posted by BayRS, 2 Replies
...disease test to assure you can handle peoples food. I don't understand why they would make managers do that and not just regular workers, so I'm not sure I believe it. Does anyone have any information on this? Any first-hand experience? It would... Read more »