Health care providers and clinical laboratories provide HIV case surveillance data to local health jurisdictions and the Office of AIDS as a routine public health activity required by state law (California HSC 121022 and HSC 120130).
Demographic and clinical information is collected on all people living and diagnosed with HIV in California.
Some people may not see any symptoms at first, while others may feel like they have the flu a few weeks after they're infected, with: If you think you could have HIV, talk to your doctor.
An early diagnosis means you can start treatment and prevent the disease from becoming AIDS.
The worst part was taking the medications and not being able to eat after it. "My mom always told my teachers [that I had HIV] because if I got a cut on the playground they would have to take care of it. I still think people are going to hate me or not want to be my friend when they learn I have HIV. My brother, he has told me he wishes he had it instead of me. That was the only time I got sick, [which] was in reaction to the change in medicines. I know it has gone this far and it is only going to get better. But I am not one to say, 'Look at me, this is what I have.' "I feel like people are more aware now than they ever have been. "My message to other people with HIV is that I know it is hard for people to cope with. If you care about them enough, they will be understanding. There are people out there like that, but I have not met them.
Older men who wouldn't have been able to have sex can now with the help of erectile dysfunction medicines.
The application deadline was Friday, September 29, 2017.
The woman, age 18, asked Web MD to withhold her identity.
It would be different if you are used to living without it and then have it. I look normal and am normal in every other aspect of my physical health. And I haven't gone through half of the drugs yet, and that makes me happy. "I know now that people know more about HIV and AIDS. Everyone has loved me more, not less, from knowing how strong a person I am.
They didn't know what he had, and they never suspected he was HIV positive. "My mother was in one hospital while I was being born, and my father was in another hospital. They found out when I was born that I was HIV positive, but they weren't sure at first if it would go away. That was my biggest complaint until I reached middle school. And when [I entered middle school], my teacher couldn't handle it and said she didn't want to teach me. I thought, 'I can't tell anyone, no one wants to be my friend.' And it still is like that sometimes. But I say, 'No, don't wish for that, it isn't something I would ever want.' It is something you can take and make it a great thing to live your life to the fullest, or you can just be depressed about it. "I never really got sick enough to go to the hospital. I thank God because I look at others and see how much worse my situation could be. I wouldn't be this way without the medicines and theoretical advances and technology. It is a bad situation, and I am making the best of it. But just because there are medicines out there, and things like MTV spots and speakers who come to schools and speak to the students - even so, young people still don't think it will happen to them. "I think, especially for younger generations, they couldn't even imagine knowing someone with the disease. They protect themselves, but that doesn't always help. But, living though my experience, I know it is livable. From what I have seen, everyone has been understanding, even though I thought they wouldn't be. Like my middle-school teacher, they just don't know.