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What Caused AIDS In The First Place

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

Background The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was first recognized in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide pandemic. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By leading to the destruction and/or functional impairment of cells of the immune system, notably CD4+ T cells, HIV progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers. An HIV-infected person is diagnosed with AIDS when his...
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aids and the work place

Dear ExpertsI am wandering if you can help me. I have been ask to do a project on Aids and HIV.My topic is aids/hiv in the work place.can u please tell me what affect aids has on the work force in this country.and what the charces are of getting...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
You will find your best resource at This is the website of the National AIDS Fund, the leading workplace HIV information agency in the U.S. Click on all of the options on that site to get a one-stop, first-rate education about the... Read more »

This is the only place that can help me!

Hello Dr. Bob,I did the stupidest thing in my life and had unprotected sex with someone I later found out was HIV+. Of course I panicked and started believing I had every symptom caused by HIV infection. I tested with Chemiluminescent method (which...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your problem was not having sex, but rather it was having "unprotected" sex! That violates Dr. Bob's #1 rule: We must consider that all our sexual partners could be HIV infected and consequently take all the necessary... Read more »

I was place on PEP after oral exposure

Dr. Frascino-Thanks very much for providing such a wonderful and complete forum on safe sex and HIV prevention. Its been very helpful and reassuring to read through your responses to so many people. My question pertains to HIV and oral sex (didnt...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Concerned House Hunter,First off, I know several real estate agents who would like to show you their units at your earliest convenience.Next, turning to your specific questions:1.Generally speaking, PEP would not be recommended for such a... Read more »

returning to the work place

In October 2012, I was told I was HIV positive> I was unable to work until May 2013 due to my immune system being so weak and expriencing other health issues. Upon returning to work they reduced my hours and said as I felt up to the challange...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
That's a tough position. First, if your employer doesn't know your status or medical condition, there cannot be a claim for discrimination due to that. Also, unless your employer had a longer than usual medical leave of absence policy,... Read more »
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Best place to live in USA with HIV?

Posted by TonyBakerOK, 9 Replies

I have been positive since 2005, and have lived in Tennessee, Texas, California and Currently Oklahoma.

It seems like every state is different when it comes to HIV services and Ryan White stuff.

I just moved HOME to Oklahoma and I am miserable,... Read more »

Anxiety about first time

Posted by StupidKid, 1 Reply
I was planning my first time with a guy tonight after meeting him at a party. We went back to his place and he swore he was HIV negative because I was very scared about it.

I gave him oral sex for a few minutes and then he pulled me onto the bed and... Read more »

I am at a dark place, Getting ready...

Posted by troubledguy, 3 Replies
I don't know if my story is unique or just another hetero sexual man causing trouble for their loved ones.

I am sorry to post here post, without actually getting confirmed 100% But I know I have HIV, I felt it from the early stages where acute period... Read more »

First Visit With Counselor

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 6 Replies
At the advice of many of you (my new found friends), I met with a counselor this morning. It was probably one of the best things I done throughout this ordeal. He helped me to flesh out many of my thoughts and feelings. Even more important, it... Read more »