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What Can A Person Do To Avoid Hiv

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Harm Reduction and HIV

What Is Harm Reduction? Harm reduction is a way of dealing with behavior that damages the health of the person involved and of their community. Harm reduction tries to improve individual and community health. Much of the work on harm reduction has been in connection with drug use. This fact sheet focuses on harm reduction applied to drug use and HIV. Some key points of harm reduction: Drug use won't disappear but its harmful effects...
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short travel to us: should i avoid to take my meds to avoid detention?

Hi,i've read and heard horrible stories of detention and deportation if a HIV pos. person takes hiv meds into US. Because of work, i have to attend for 10 days to USA, but i dont want to (and dont need to in my country) disclose my status. Im...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer,Thank you for the question. You correctly state that in 2010 the US government lifted the "ban" on HIV positive persons visiting the United States. Effective January 2010, The Department of Homeland Security ruled that a... Read more »

Should Inhaled Steroids Be Avoided?

Like other males with HIV-related lipodystrophy, I now have some osteoporosis and osteopenia (determined by DEXA). I also use a nasal inhaler. I've read a couple of recent reports stating that inhaled steroids can contribute to bone loss.Should...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Good question. Inhaled steroids for asthma get much more steroid into your body than the nasal ones do. I don't think I would worry about it. For bone density, you should check your testosterone, do weight bearing exercise and make sure you get... Read more »

What is phosphorus and should I avoid products containing this?

My boyfriend is Hiv+ and is currently taking the meds Truvada, Ritonavir, and Atazanavir. He sometimes has stomach pains/cramps and has been on the meds since 12/20/06. His dr mentioned to him before he began taking his medication that he should...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If a person develops kidney problems their phosphorus levels can go up leading to problems with calcium/bone health and other conditions. The tenofovir in Truvada can sometimes cause/aggravate kidney problems. Most patients taking a regimen with... Read more » it avoidable by flu jab?

Dear Dr. Bob, Hope things are find with you. Have been around for a while but just couldnt quite find any info on the following questions that Im abt to ask therefore need some enlightenment from your goodself;1. Could ARS be avoided ie say if a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1. Flu vaccination will not alter HIV ARS.2. Yes, the same treatment would be applicable.3. No, HIV ARS would not be affected by your actions.4. Donations to my foundation can be made on the Foundation's Web site at... Read more »
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avoiding reporting requirements

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I live in a state that has mandatory HIV reporting.

My question is this,

Although the state where I live currently offers anonymous testing, to get treatment the test must be confidential. As a result of this requirement the result of the test, if... Read more »

Foreplay with HIV person

Posted by travis, 2 Replies
Hi. What's the risks of havinf a foreplay with a HIV positive person? By foreplay, I mean no sex, blowjob or cunnilingus. Just mutual masturbation and little kissing.


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HIV Poz Dating | HIV personals | HIV Support Forum

Posted by pozsingle, 1 Reply is an exclusive H community for people to find other Positive Singles for dating and support. Here you can get on with your life, Dating with HIV, make friends, find love, hope, understanding, information and even more. If you... Read more »

Etiquette Rules when Meeting a Disabled Person

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
I ran across this list in my morning reading. Good stuff. As a person who uses a power wheelchair to get around and who has an HIV related cognitive disorder that causes me to speak slowly, have difficulty undrstanding conversations, and have... Read more »