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Which Man Was Th First American Movie Star Whose Aids Diagnosis Became Public Knowledge

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Be Like Movie Star Patricia Clarkson: Join Forces With Us for World AIDS Day

Get on the same (web) page as Patricia: Contribute to our World AIDS Day video project. Members of the public are warmly invited to help us commemorate World AIDS Day, December 1, at our Bookstore Cafe, our 12 Thrifts Shops in Manhattan and... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

AIDS on the Silver Screen: Movies That Reflect Our Shared History

"If you know your history, then you would know where you coming from." -- Bob Marley, "Buffalo Soldier" Though we come from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, people living with HIV all share a common history: the history of the AIDS... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Media Coverage of 25th Anniversary of First AIDS Diagnosis

On June 5, 1981, CDC in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published a report on the appearance of a rare strain of pneumonia in five men who had sex with men in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reports. One month later, 26 cases of... Read more »
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Star Wars guy got bad news

Hi Dr. Bob,(PART 1)Hopefully you remember me. I am the guy who worked for Lucasfilm and had to leave do to my belief that I contracted HIV in the 90's. I will carbon copy the old email below.Anyway thank you for your frank and honest advice...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Star Wars Guy! (PART 1)Of course I remember you! As for "carbon copying" me, well, Im not sure anyone uses carbon copies anymore. They are older than Chewbacca!Im delighted youve found a psychiatrist and will be discussing your AIDS... Read more »

Any Star Wars souvenir if you please for love of god help me

I am litterally on the brink. I have tried and tried to get an answer from you. I am a young man who will either die from the HIV I am sure I have or from being pushed to the edge with this extreme anxiety.I will try and make this shorter than...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello PA,Im not exactly sure what you want me to do here. Perhaps try and talk some sense into you? OK, Ill try.Lets start with the girls you slept with in the 90s. Why are you trying to contact them? This is not their problem. Its yours.Youve... Read more »

Response to Question Re Employer's Knowledge of HIV Status thru Insurance Carrier

Hello, Ms. Franzoi. This is both my experience and a question. 18 yrs ago I was working in a law firm in Century City (Los Angeles) and the procedure for filing claims with our insurance carrier was to fill out the form and hand it in to the office...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
I'm sorry you had such a horrible experience, but it is good to hear you have survived it and seem to be doing well. Yes, laws have changed that provide more protection. Insurance companies have generally changed their procedures so that claims... Read more »

pre-diagnosis nutrition

Dr. Bob,If I'm currently in the "window period" for possible HIV infection, would restructuring my diet and beginning on a multivitamin as a precaution be a good idea? Which type of multivitamin would you suggest? What other methods...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Window period or no window period. HIV or no HIV. A good healthy diet promotes good health! It really is just that simple. (See below.)As for which type of multivitamins you should use, I'd suggest an inexpensive one! Compare labels and get... Read more »
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Aids in the American Family

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My husband was diagnosed with AIDS in December of 1999. I have done all that is humanly possible to get him the best drs and provide him loving and sympathetic care through all the opportunistic infections he has survived through. We have 2... Read more »

1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
WASHINGTON - A new estimate of how many Americans have the AIDS virus puts the number at about 1.1 million, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

The CDC numbers, based on 2006 data, show the population living with HIV... Read more »

AN OPEN LETTER TO MY FELLOW MAN

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
AN OPEN LETTER TO MY FELLOW MAN
One Womans Story re: HIV and AIDS


An error can never become true, however many times you repeat it.
The truth can never be wrong even if no one hears it.
~ Mahatma Gandhi ~


My name is Kim Marie Bannon. I was born in... Read more »

Native American co-infected

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
BEEN CO-INFECTED FOR NEARLY 3 YEARS (HIV AND HEP C). I'M FROM THE SAN CARLOS APACHE TRIBE AND RECENTLY WENT PUBLIC VIA THE MEDIA A FEW MONTHS AGO. JUST GOING THROUGH THE DOWNSIDE OF THIS WITH ALL THE IGNORANCE OUT THERE. I GOT THAT GERONIMO... Read more »