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Whre Can You Go For Help With Hiv/aids In Minnesota?

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women

Early in the epidemic, HIV infection and AIDS were diagnosed for relatively few women and female adolescents (although we know now that many women were infected with HIV through injection drug use but that their infections were not diagnosed). 1 Today, women account for more than one quarter of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses. Women of color are especially affected by HIV infection and AIDS. In 2004 (the most recent year for which data are...
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am i wasting my time appyling for ssi disability in minnesota

not sure if my cc4 count . i guess it is around 400. i was prescribed atripla refuse to take it now , im tired of every thing . doctors case manager and being denied ssi. I became hiv pos maybe not enoughhave it yet people ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.You should be working closely with your HIV specialist physician. He is (or at least should be) best equipped to advise you regarding disability benefits and other services that may be beneficial to you.Refusing to take your Atripla certainly... Read more »

In Minnesota?

Dear Dr. Henry, I know this isnt your forum but i would feel more comfortable if you could answer my question since you are on campus here. I had a high risk sexual encounter about 3.5 months ago and have been experiencing ARS symptoms for about 12...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
To relieve your anxiety I would get an HIV RNA test if you haven't done so already. If negative then it extraordinarily unlikely that your symptoms are due to HIV. Other viral infections (herpes, CMV, hepatitis, EBV) can cause symptoms like... Read more »

HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!! HIV SYMPTOMS, exposure, chances, aids, help

Hi, I thought of you today, for all the times that you have helped people. You present your facts in light humor that is comforting for people like us... scared... living in fear. Where would we be in a world without such doctors. What amazes me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"This establishment and the whole medical industry is conjuring a monstrous myth"???? And you consider this a sin for which I'll be sent to hell. Hmm. Now what makes you think that folks in the reality-based community might... Read more »

Help please! (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV/AIDS)

Help me im scared if i masturbate with a dirty hand can i infect myself with HIV?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,First of all, masturbation is not an HIV-transmission risk.Second, you cannot give yourself HIV anymore than you can give yourself a million dollars! (In other words what you don't have you can't give away!) (See below.)Third, if your... Read more »
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Friend in Minnesota

Posted by asecret, 3 Replies
Hello to all,

I'm looking for friends to chat with. I was diagnosed in Oct. 2004. I aquired the virus through being raped. I am 38, unhappily married but greatfull he hasn't shunned me. I also have two beautiful boys ages 8 and 12. Husband and both... 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 »

HIV to AIDS Presentation=Help please...

Posted by Anonymous
How does HIV in a previously asyptomatic perosn present itself when it starts to become AIDS? What symptoms and physical changes occur? I know that thrush is a big one, but what else?

Please help...this is for a very dear friend who had a bruise... Read more »

Have I Gone from HIV to AIDS? HELP!!!!

Posted by CLT, 4 Replies
I will keep my story pretty short. March 20th 2006 I found out I was positive. My CD4 was 336 and my viral load was 55,000.

August 14th I take some more labs and had not been able to go back to the doctor until today October 30th. I found out my CD4... Read more »