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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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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

... Advice for the Newly Diagnosed Damaries Cruz Diagnosed in 1991 "When I was diagnosed I had to find a way to turn this horrible thing, this negative thing, into a positive. I had a choice: I could sit there and cry and let this thing eat me alive
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Laws of Disclosure (DISCLOSURE LAWS, 2010) (CRIMINALIZATION OF HIV 2010)

Hey Dr. Bob,It's great to see you've been doing this forum for all these years. Exactly how long have you been doing this. Anyway, keep up the fantastic work. Now to why I'm writting to you. No concerns nor worries here but just a bit of curiousity....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...also positive. That lasted for about six months as I was not ready emotionally to be involved with someone so soon after my diagnosis. Well here it is a year later and I have met a great guy. We met at a club a few weeks ago. We have not had sex... Read more »

HIV Disclosure (DISCLOSURE LAWS 2009)

Hey Doc..it's me Alabama Gal.....hope you are doing well! I am adjusting to new meds-yuck.I just read where someone asked you if it was necessary to disclose their HIV status (while using condoms etc for safe-er sex) in a state that has disclosure...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...positive. Consequently, a large portion of the new HIV infections are occurring not out of malice, but out of ignorance and as a result of people taking unnecessary risks. Yes, some states have laws against not disclosing; however, these cases... Read more »

Med student suffering from Hiv anxiety and greetings from Argentina

Hi doc, I'm a 21 years old med student from Argentina, you surely know us for the well known Evita musical haha. Anyway, I performed oral sex to a gay guy 11 weeks ago and I've been suffering from this sore throat for 9 weeks, needless to say that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Stud. (short for student!),Thanks for your kind comments. As you probably know, oral sex carries only a very minimal risk for HIV transmission/acquisition without extenuating circumstances being present. Also, negative HIV tests out to eight... Read more »

Cabability of AIDS sufferers

Hypothetically if prisoners who had full blown AIDs were pardoned from their sentences, would they have the life span/strength to continue to commit crimes. How physically weak are full blown AIDS patients, is there a biological point where they are...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Many if not most patients with AIDS on treatment in the US regain much of their health and feel reasonably good. Their life expectancy is steadily increasing with Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Community Spotlight: People Who Made a Difference in 2010

...dating sites promoting safer sex; or in the red-light districts of El Salvador passing out safer-sex supplies, Ramirez -- who was diagnosed in 2000 -- has made it his life's work to educate young people on the importance of safer sex. The... Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The Faith in Prevention Training Manual: Tools for Your HIV/AIDS Ministry

...extra bathroom with a shower in her room that only she would use. When people come to visit she is sent to her room. Keisha's suffers from discrimination in more ways than one. Not only is she HIV- positive but she is also part of the minority... Read more »
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Positive Policy

...Asher Brown age 13, Raymond Chase age 19, Tyler Clementi age 18, Billy Lucas age 15, and Seth Walsh age 13 ) killed themselves as a result of bullying. Thirteen years old! Homophobia, bullying, isolation and hopelessness are issues that we must... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UNDP: People With HIV Suffer Stigma, Discrimination in the Philippines

... About half of people living with HIV/AIDS in the Philippines have experienced human rights abuses, a UN Development Program official said during a forum in Manila marking Read more »
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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 Read more »

Just got diagnosed with HIV

Posted by lgb, 3 Replies
...Hey all I'm just a 20 year old guy, who was just diagnosed with hiv about two weeks ago, and I am also in the military reserves. At the beginning I was fine with it, I didnt feel Read more »

Hiv-diagnosis about two months ago

Posted by Noa, 7 Replies
...girls/women of more or less the same age as me, or who got infected at the same age. I'm infected since june last year, but got the diagnosis at the beginning of this year (not a very happy newyear...!). You can contact me in English, Dutch,... Read more »

On the rise 3.5 years post HIV/AIDS diagnosis

Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 Replies
...Well, just some words of encouragement for anyone who is particularly new to this whole thing. After diagnosis in Dec 2002 when I was in very bad shape by the time we found out it was HIV (CD4 = 50, VL >650,000, thrush, wasting, Read more »