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What Unique Skills Do You Need To Work With Hiv Aids

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Haworth Press

Getting Started: Basic Skills for Effective Social Work with People with HIV and AIDS

In: HIV and Social Work: A Practitioner's Guide David M. Aronstein and Bruce J. Thompson, Editors ©1998 The Haworth Press, Binghamton, N.Y. Printed copies of this article are available from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-HAWORTH... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

AIDS Conference Co-Chair Sees Unique Opportunity

Diane V. Havlir, M.D., knew she wanted to help stamp out the AIDS epidemic when she was getting her medical training in San Francisco just as the HIV epidemic hit the city in the 1980s. Now, as the chief of the HIV/AIDS division and Positive Health... Read more »

Making HIV Testing Routine in the Heart of Harlem: Creating Unique Partnerships to Promote HIV Prevention and Testing

Listen to Audio (10 min.) Download Audio This podcast is a part of the series HIV Frontlines . To subscribe to this series, click here .   Vanessa Austin My name is Vanessa Austin and I work at Harlem Hospital Center in New York... Read more »
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Unique question: Tagging gun HIV transmission

Hi there,I am very surprised that this question has not been addressed on this site before, as I think it is really important. It pertains to the HIV transmission risk when using a tagging device (tagging gun) to attach tags to clothing in a retail...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Tell me again how this could lead to infection? I t would take the tagging of an HIV+ person followed by immediate application of the same needle to an uninfected person. How and why would such a thing happen? Even the most trigger happy... Read more »

PLease Answer: Unique ARS Question

Hi Doc I have a simple question (I hope). I am clear regarding the stats of contracting HIV for the various types of behavior listed in your forum, but I have a question that is bothering me. My questions is: Are ear infections among the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,No, a two-week ear infection is not worrisome for HIV or suggestive of ARS (acute retroviral syndrome). Please note symptoms, even those that could be suggestive of ARS, are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected.... Read more »

My unique story being a WW

I am from an Asian country. 4 and a half years ago when I was 23, fresh out of college and naive. I was made drunk by a "friend" and brought to a sex worker. Drunk as I was, I was magically able to use a condom. Unfortunately, there was a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Amazing story! Thank you for taking the time to write in and share your experience. It's enlightening to see how you propelled yourself through several countries, the GRE, and graduate training programs in chemical engineering and physics... Read more »


BobFirst of all I'd like to say you are an amazing human being - I do not understand how you manage to be so patient with idiots such as myself..Anyway, about 30 hrs ago I had protected sex with a female of unknown status, however the condom...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,It is difficult, if not impossible, to do a complete assessment regarding the need for PEP over the Internet, as it requires a detailed history. However, from what you've mentioned so far, I most likely would not have recommended PEP.As... Read more »
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Need serious relationship advice/coping skills

Posted by Dizengoff, 10 Replies
Maybe others have had this problem. I hate to bare my soul on here, but I need help.
I am positive and in my late 20's... All I want in this life is a partner. I don't want a one night stand. I want someone who will be with me through bad and good,... Read more »

Volunteer help needed for women living with HIV/AIDS start-up

Posted by blueagave10, 1 Reply
PowerSourceTucson is an empowerment program for women living with HIV/AIDS in Tucson, AZ. I am 64 yo woman diagnosed with HIV at age 58. No services targeted to women other than support group at local clinic and annual makeover day.

Do you have... Read more »

my story isn't unique but...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

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Does your ASO need FREE design work?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

Dear Friends,

Many years ago we had A Day without Art to raise awareness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic by cloaking artwork, darkening galleries and closing museums. I felt the time had come to change our perogative. Now that we have awareness, its time... Read more »