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What Are Some Ways In Which People Diagnosed With HIV Or AIDS Have Suffered From Prejudice As A Result Of Lack Of Knowledge Or Fear

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Older People and HIV

Table of Contents How Many Older People Have AIDS? Why Are Older People Getting Infected? Is HIV Disease Different for Older People? Is HIV the Same in Older People? What Other Health Problems Are Common? Mental Problems For More Information The Bottom Line How Many Older People Have AIDS? About 29% of all people with AIDS in the United States are 50 or over. In 2001, this proportion was 17%. Over 50% of people in San...
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a disgraceful lack of knowledge (and with no excuse)

how could you know so little about anabolics - clearly the only known medicine for wasting? you prescribe rhGH as if it builds skeletal muscle. BUT IT DOES NOT. the bodybuilding world knows a great deal about rhGH and knows that it is useless as...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I am not sure what statement of mine you are referring to regarding HIV-associated wasting. For wasting syndrome associated with HIV itself, in which both fat and muscle are lost, a number of therapeutic approaches have been studied and applied.... Read more »

Dealing with Sex...I mean lack thereof (DISCLOSURE)

Hi Dr. Bob,I have been dealing with my poz status since December. I could tell you my story but that's not why I am writing.At this point I feel I may be ready (actually, I really need to be ready) to get over someone and many people are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello J,Sorry to hear bout your recent diagnosis. A period of adjustment to your new reality as a "virally enhanced" individual is entirely normal and to be expected.Regarding the disclosure issue, it's one of the more uncomfortable... Read more »

fears of male sex toy (FLESHLIGHT FEARS, 2011)

hey, im just wondering that is it possible to get HIV from a sex toy?because recently i bought a "fleshlight" from the internetwildsecrets.com to be exact. and it came in 2 days and i guess from over excitment i used it without washing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Someone should do a study to see if folks who buy fleshlight sex toys are genetically more paranoid than the average horned-up dude. It certainly seems like there is at least a strong association based on fleshlight users who write into this... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Conference in Toronto & Irrational Fears

Hi Dr. Bob:I just love you and appreciate the work you do! Your humor and candor are just what people need sometimes-I am one of those people!I just donated to your foundation and I wish I could give everything I had to fight this war against...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Too bad that ferry isn't still running between Toronto and Rochester. You could have hopped on, floated over to my hometown, gotten an HIV rapid test with results available in just 20 minutes, found out you are indeed HIV negative, yelled... Read more »
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Dying from AIDS for lack of medicine

Posted by BabyPeanut, 3 Replies


Dying from AIDS for lack of medicine

More than 36 million people are living with HIV or AIDS. Ninety percent are living in developing countries where the high prices of medications are effectively condemning them to death. Without drastic changes to...
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fearing the results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i have been sick for over a year with every symptom you can imagine; swollen lympnodes, flu, infections, aches, sore throat, anxiety attaCKS, everything yet i tested and i was negative as a matter of fact i had had no way of getting the virus with... 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 HIV is cause for alarm. We must... Read more »

Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »