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Variance Between Male And Female Hiv-positive Patients

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...transgender persons who share syringes to inject hormones or silicone do not identify themselves as "drug users" and may not see the potential risk of what is, in fact, needle sharing. Transgender Health and Hormone Therapy Patients request hormones -- synthetic versions of chemicals that naturally occur in the body and promote sexlinked characteristics, like breast growth -- to develop physical features that allow them to express their...
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I am HIV -, female. My husband is HIV +, male. we would like to have a baby. (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

Good Day. My husband told me a month ago that he got tested and he is HIV +. I also got tested and i am HIV -. We would still like to have a baby, in regard that i would not be infected, nor our child. Is there a way where this is possible. We are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Bob,My question is about starting a family through artificial insemination versus in vitro fertilization. I searched the archives and was unable to find an answer (or perhaps the answer I was seeking), so I apologize in advance if you or someone... Read more »

I just found out my boyfriend is HIV positive , what do I do? (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

My boyfriend and I have been together about a year and he contracted HIV about two months ago. I love him and I've chosen to stay with him but I am concerned for my own health because I do not have HIV. We have used condoms when we have sex but it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(A lawsuit is underway.) Health care professionals willing to undertake the sperm-washing venture are quick to remind their patients that it is only a risk-reduction method, and that no procedure is entirely risk-free. There are several places in... Read more »

Concerns Careing from HIV patient (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

I recently started caring from my brother who has Full blown AIDS with Cryptococcus meningitis. I wasnt paranoid about it until my toddler covered herself over with his throw and suddenly got a rash on both her arms and face. She had been inside all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...I can't diagnose the cause of your toddler's rash over the Internet, but I can tell you with great certainty that it was not HIV related. Likewise, your pedicure concerns are unwarranted. I'll repost below some information from the archives that... Read more »

Indeterminate test reult for HIV patient

I am an HIV/ STD Prevention Counselor in Indiana and I have recently had two labs come back on the same patient as Indeterminate one was pulled veina puncture on 10/23/2007 I waited and pulled the second veina puncture test on 01/24/2008/(3 months...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Unfortunately, my policy is not to answer questions regarding HIV testing discrepancies. Generically, I will say that it can depend on which bands are present initially and whether they evolve Read more »
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Female Patients' Stigma, Disclosure Concerns Reduce Their Access to HIV and TB Care in Africa, Study Shows

...results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read his explanation of a study he presented at IAS 2009. I'm David Mafigiri. I am a medical... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Behavioral Changes Associated With Testing HIV-Positive Among Sexually Transmitted Infection Clinic Patients in Cape Town, South Africa

...out to examine behavioral risks and behavioral changes associated with testing HIV-positive among a population of STI clinic patients. The subjects of the cohort study were 29 STI patients who seroconverted from HIV-negative to HIV-positive... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Suicidality and Violence in Patients With HIV/AIDS

...treatment by the primary care clinician does not result in successful stabilization of symptoms. Clinicians should assess HIV-infected patients for depression to ensure early detection and treatment of patients who may be at increased risk of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Jersey: HIV Clinic to Reward Poorer Patients for Taking Their Medicines

... A Newark doctor is hoping to boost treatment adherence among his poor and minority HIV/AIDS patients by using incentives. At a new clinic in East Orange, Stephen Smith is offering $25 grocery coupons to patients whose tests indicate Read more »
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New here - HIV- female with HIV+ male partner

Posted by iSerenity, 2 Replies
...Hi, I'm new here myself, glad I found this site. I'm HIV- and involved with a wonderful man that is HIV+. Already have two kids from a previous relationship. We've been together for Read more »

HIV pos female looking to make genuine pos buddies

Posted by Ria, 3 Replies
...Hi. Being detected with HIV kind of makes you feel lonely in a strange way, even though you still have the same family, the same friends around you, the Read more »

Sex with HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I had a bad cold ain early dec and again in early january and now my body is stessing out waiting for the results of another HIV Antibody test and a PCR test. I have no swollen glands or fever and no sore throat, just body weakness and stomach... Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »