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Looking for personal stories for HIV class THANKS!

Posted by collegestudent, 2 Replies
I'm currently taking a course on HIV and have also recently bought a great book by Carl Zimmer called "A Planet of Viruses." I have grown increasingly interested in the HIV and for my final project I would love to get some personal stories on coping... Read more »

looking for LGBTQI person to connect with

Posted by Kriss, 3 Replies
Hi,

I'm want someone to talk to about living with HIV and about being LGBTQ, and or being a person of color. Finaly, we can inspere each other to keep moving foward.

thanks,
keya

ps. I'm a black women youth who identify as queer and I am HIV+. Read more »

Whose this person in the mirror that looks like me

Posted by soimnotalone, 2 Replies
When I first found out I was + (rather advanced aids) I was o.k. let the meds begin and I was feeling great. Then I got the rash but I was o.k. gaining weight and feeling fairly ok. Now I cry all the time, the worse episode was during s-e-x who... Read more »

looking for LGBTQI person to connect with

Posted by Kriss
Hi,

I'm want someone to talk to about living with HIV and about being LGBTQ, and or being a person of color. Finaly, we can inspere each other to keep moving foward.

thanks,
keya

ps. I'm a black women youth who identify as queer and I am HIV+.
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Gay Personals for HIV+'s

Posted by Anonymous
Hey People,

I am 38 years old black male HIV/Aids diagnosis since 1-26-99. I am very lonely. Looking for some personal ads or chat lines on the net that are HIV pos friendly where I could possible meet someone with my status for a serious... Read more »
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HIV not detectable in HIV+ Person?

Hello DoctorI have recently met this guy who is visiting my country, and we clicked. He is in his mid-forties and he looked always a bit "pale" in the face but I didn't think a big deal about it. Nothing sexually has happened between...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your new boyfriend is unfortunately either very ill-informed or in a state of dangerous denial.First, the facts:1.He is HIV+.2.All HIV+ folks are infectious (capable of passing the virus on to their partner), even if their viral loads are... Read more »

Can a pet licking sweat or a cut from a HIV positve persons skin cause them to get sick or even HIV but in animal form whatever that may be? (CATS AND DOGS AND HIV, 2009)

Hello there. This may sound like a weird question but I have to ask because the only way to know is to ask, also someone else may be wondering the same thing. First of all I am currently on meds and undectable my question doesn't pertain to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Actually you are certainly not the only one wondering if Toto or Miss Kitty could be at risk. In fact we have an entire chapter in the archives of this forum devoted to animal HIV transmission. I'll reprint below some information from those... Read more »

Is the saliva of person at "window period" riskier than saliva of persons out of that period? (SALIVA)

Dear Dr Bob,First, I would like to express my appreciation to your continuous effort to help all of us finding the truth about HIV. I have found nearly all of your posts on "saliva" but it seems my following question has not been asked...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Saliva does not transmit HIV, unless it contains visible HIV-tainted blood. This includes "saliva of all stages." The only potential exception involves infants ingesting pre-chewed food from an HIV-positive mom. (See below.)Dr. BobWHAT... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted by an HIV negative person?

My partner and I have been together for 20 years. He became infected in the last 5 years. I have been tested, and have always been negative. His doctor suggested that I could be a "carrier" of HIV. I did not know that this was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Can HIV be transmitted by an HIV negative person? Nope. Your partner's doctor is how should I put this politely? wrong! If your partner is HIV positive, he should be under the care of an HIV specialist. You both also must take all... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Spokesman Looks to Stop Infection With Personal AIDS Story on National Black HIV/AIDS Day

Jamar Rogers, a 30-year-old singer of The Voice fame, is sharing the story of his early AIDS diagnosis as part of the "Let's Stop HIV Together" campaign, a CDC-launched social awareness campaign. He has been traveling to high schools and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS in the United States: A Look Back and a Look Forward

Introduction Status of the Epidemic: Incidence HIV Is Still a Problem in the U.S.: Prevention Works -- But Challenges Exist What CDC Is Doing to Address the Epidemic Closing Testimony before the Oversight and Government Reform... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Personal Perspective: HIV- UB2?

"Are you clean?" I looked down at the guy who was asking me this. As opposed to what, I wondered. Dirty? Well, I did take a shower before I left the house. So, yeah, I was clean. You see, I had been talking to this guy on a phone sex line (this... Read more »
TheBody.com

Minnesota Groups Look at Social Media's Role in HIV Treatment Adherence

When it comes to HIV treatment adherence, remembering to take your meds is just half the battle. You also have to want to take them. Nowadays, it's common for people on HIV treatment to receive text or email alerts reminding them it's time to take... Read more »