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Introduction What Is the Flu? How Do You Get the Flu? Who Is at Risk For the Flu? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Diagnose the Flu? How Do You Prevent the Flu? How Do You Treat the Flu Virus? How Do You Treat Flu Symptoms? What About Flu Shots? Concerns For People Living With HIV Concerns For Pregnant Women, Children and People Over 50 Introduction Influenza, or simply the flu, is a serious respiratory infection that makes...
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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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Michael,Again I completely agree with your therapist. HIV is not out to get you! The modes of transmission have been extremely well documented and haven't changed over the more than a quarter of a century we have been intensively studying... Read more »

precautions need relatives living in same family from hiv person

My friend and his two wives are HIV+.THeir five children are HIV-.His other family members live with them.He eats/drinks with other family members,friends in same utensils/glasses.what care ,Precautions necessory for family members and friends...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
HIV is only spread through sexual contact, blood transfusion, or through sharing a needle with an HIV positive person. It is not transmitted through saliva, perspiration, or coughing. Many studies have shown that HIV is not transmitted amongst... Read more »

If HIV lives in the gut is there any way to measure it

Dear Doctor HolodniyI have read that only 2% of HIV lives in the blood, the reaminder resiging in our lymph nodes, gut, brain, testicles etc.The majority I believe lives in the gut and judging by the rumbling in my stomach since I was infected this...
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
It can be measured, but is not practical, given the need for invasive procedures to acquire tissue by endoscopy.... Read more »

my husband has hiv can we still start a family?

My husband has hiv is it still possible for us to start a family without there being a risk of me or the baby getting the virus?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This topic comes up frequently. I'll reprint information from the archives that addresses this issue.Good luck with the baby making.Dr. BobPregnancy and Sperm Washing (POSITIVE MALE, NEGATIVE FEMALE)May 5, 2008 Hi Dr. Frascino, Firstly,... Read more »
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Living With a Passive Agresive Family

Posted by journalist36, 4 Replies
Hola from Colombia (South America)
Ill try to write the short version of the story.... I was diagnosed POZ three years ago... I havent taken any pills ever... I lost my job (no prove of it) because of it, I think, a co-worker I told about my... Read more »

FAMILY LIVING WITH HIV

Posted by Anonymous
I BELIEVE MY DAUGHTER IS THE BRAVEST PERSON I KNOW, SHE IS ALWAYS TRYING TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE WITH THEIR PROBLEMS, EVEN WHEN THEIR PROBLESM GET OVERWELMING TO ME, SHE CONTINUES TO BE THERE FOR THEM AND HER TWO CHILDREN, SHE HAS DONE WONDERFUL SINCE... Read more »

How do I tell my family I'm HIV Positive?

Posted by Anonymous
I am 42 year old single mother living on Miami Beach. I have been hiding my HIV status for 4 1/2 years now (my own daughter doesn't even know). I left New York because the word got out and I am very careful with my all of my partners but I am tired... Read more »

Seeking insight into living w/ HIV; not HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello. I'm not HIV+, but am a nursing student in Portland, OR who hopes to gain insight from anyone who would be open and/or comfortable about sharing his/her experiences with me. I am currently enrolled in a course entitled: chronic illness and... Read more »