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Ways To Live With Families With Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...with HIV for many years; older HIV-infected people who are just learning their HIV status; and older people newly infected with HIV. About half of the older people with AIDS have been infected for one year or less. The rates of HIV/AIDS among older people are 12 times higher for African-Americans and 5 times higher for Hispanics compared with whites. Many people don't consider age 50 to be "old." However, age 50 is being used more often to...
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A Warm Thank You from my Enitre Family - You made our lives Normal Again.

Dr. Bob, I want to thank you personally for mot giving up on me. You are a busy man and I know you have so many other people you work with. You are really a Wonderful Human being and deserve so much. I don't know how to re-pay you for all the help...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and my reply and show it to her at the time of your next appointment.Thank you for your support of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation ( It's warmly appreciated.Be well.Dr. BobIm so scared (CASUAL CONTACT, 2010) Apr... Read more »

Family Med Resident

Dr. Bob,I am a family medicine resident in a city that has a very high infection rate per CDC stats. And as reported, the great majority of those infected are African American. As part of the complete H&P I always ask my patients social hitory...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...rates are shockingly high, is appropriate and right on target. This message should be given directly, forcefully and repeatedly. HIV/AIDS is 100% preventable. We know how to prevent it. Every new infection is a failure of our prevention,... Read more »

Protecting other family members

Dear experts,I live with my family. I want to know what are the non-sexual ways that I may transmit HIV to my family members?What precautions should I take?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...HIV is not transmitted through routine family activities (hugging, kissing, sharing food or eating utensils, etc), so you do not Read more »

What should I be doing with my life?

I have been HIV+ for almost 4 years. I've never been on medication. Even though I live with my family, I haven't disclosed it to them or my 10 year old son due to past experiences with their lack of understanding or ignorance. I want to be more...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...I think you alrady know, but are resistent to doing what is most relevant in the fight against AIDS. There is no way that you can begin to be a public advocate for people with HIV or AIDS and still be in the closet with your Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...people take powerful and effective combinations of medicines to fight the virus, however there is no cure for HIV What Is AIDS? AIDS stands for "Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome" AIDS is the most advanced stage of HIV infection Many... Read more »
The Well Project

Domestic Violence and HIV

... Table of Contents What Is Domestic Violence? Women, HIV and Domestic Violence Disclosing Safely Minimizing Risk Leaving a Violent Relationship Domestic violence can happen Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Choosing an HIV Care Provider

...HIV specialist, be sure they regularly get expert advice on HIV issues. Training and Experience Many people with HIV/AIDS get their care from physicians who are specialists in infectious diseases. However, especially now that people are... Read more »
The Well Project

Adherence to HIV Drug Regimens

...correctly. If you don't feel ready, discuss the reasons with someone whoknows about HIV. Your health care provider or the staff at an AIDS serviceorganization (ASO) can give you accurate information to answer your questionsand address your... Read more »
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Disclosed to Family.

Posted by TheBoyWhoLived, 5 Replies
...disclosed my status to my family. I struggled so long with how to tell them or if I even should tell them. I tried to forget I had HIV by not talking about it or even thinking about it. This was negatively affecting my physical and emotional... Read more »

A question about telling friends/family

Posted by unseenparagon, 4 Replies I think it has a lot of information and very supportive people. So- I have a question...When do you tell friends and family? Do you wait till your numbers go down and your starting to get sick? OR Do you tell people while you are... Read more »

Family feels it is my own fault for not listening

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...cocaine, another one has six kids by six different women, and noone but noone wants to talk about any of about having AIDS to them? For what love and nurturing, no way. They will say we told him so. Read more »

Tis' the season for... family conflict

Posted by Carrie, 3 Replies
...boyfriend being a drug addict who's trying to recover. (I am also in recovery from drugs) But only my Mom and Dad know about his HIV positive status. Well on Thanksgiving, my Brother and Sister-in-law told me, "We will not expose our children to... Read more »