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HIV Treatment 101

Forget what you've heard about treatment for HIV. HIV treatment in 2009 is a world away from what it was even two years ago. Important new medications and older, proven medications can now be taken less frequently with reduced side effects. Nonetheless, choosing HIV medications and determining when to begin treatment are big decisions. Fortunately, newly infected people not on treatment typically can go 10 years without a single symptom. This...
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How to forget about the past

My gfriend has infected with HIV Jan2012. She is very distressed about the stupid action. She is fully depressed and could not sleep well. She is wake up 2 to 3 times every night think about what has happened and how stupid she was, etc., She has...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe first year after finding out about your diagnosis I believe is the most difficult. I have now been positive for over 20 years. The most important thing to remember is that there is life after diagnosis. Getting in with a good health care... Read more »

FORGET THE D*$% COOKIES - BRING OUT THE MISTLETOE -- IM READY - oh, I'll donate after the mistletoe :)

Dr. Bob, Help !! Dr. Bob at work today a woman who has HIV handed me a document. As you can imagine Minnesota is very cold state. So this lady that is HIV + ,,, She is always biting her skin around her nails. She doesn't bite her nails but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Tabitha,Tabitha? Hmm. Cool name. Haven't heard it since the old television series "Bewitched" went off the air in the early 70s. You don't happen to have a grandmother named Endora; do you?1. Nonexistent.2. Absolutely not.... Read more »

I would never forget myself

Hi David, I have recently been told that I'm HIV+, I got infected by cleaning afer a pregnant patient with HIV at a hospital..although I was told that it would have been really hard to get infected by cleaning after what the patient puked, it...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I'll tell you, I find the idea that you became infected cleaning a room fantastic and hard to believe. Certainly, nothing you describe put you at any risk of acquiring HIV. Why did you end up getting tested anyway? When did this so called... Read more »

Forgetfulness getting worse

Hello,I am a 31 year old GWM that has been HIV+ for 6 years. My CD4 is around 800 and my viral load is undetectable. I have bee on a combination Truvada and Stocrin therapy for about 5 years now. Recently I have been becoming more and more forgetful...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Complaints of increased forgetfulness are common in the general population and may be more common in HIV+ persons. Stress, fatigue, multi-taskig can impact memory as can many other types of health conditions and medications. Efavirenz does cause... Read more »
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Happy News..forget it, why bother.. *DELETED*

Posted by westernbear69, 5 Replies
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Ok - Now what happens

Posted by Survivor, 3 Replies
So I have moved through all the stages without drinking or killing myself. Guilt, Sadness, Anger, Remorse and now Acceptance. I am sure I moved through others, but I just dont care about those ones.. Me and My Husband are pos. We are seeing... Read more »

yes but dont forget

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
everyone is right, the papercut guy is annoying,

however, I have noticed that we are using this site to escape reality. we all have had our risk and are scared. but we cant feed off of each other and make the risk non existant.

have you noticed that... Read more »

can it happen from a kiss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i kissed a prostitute from her mouth which i think she is hiv positive. Later about a day or two i can't really remember the day, I examined my mouth and i found a cut in my lips that was so clear that when i even press on it, it would bleed. know... Read more »