how can i donate?
Jan 20, 2008
Hello Doc, 1. I would like to make a donation to your foundation but I'm unsure about how to go about it. How do I do it? 2. Thank you for your time and effort! Your input is greatly appreciated. 3. I've heard that HIV-2 has a slower progression than HIV-1. If this is true, would the development of antibodies be prolonged as well? Would this warrant testing past 3 months? My risk is unprotected sex with a man from nigeria(i am a female). We had sex about 5-8 times. I thought i could WOO-HOO when i tested at 3 months until i learned about HIV-2.
Response from Dr. Frascino
1. Donation information for the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation can be found on the foundation's Web site at www.concertedeffort.org.
2. You're welcome.
3. Compared to HIV-1, HIV-2 is associated with a slower rate of both CD4 cell decline and clinical progression. However, this has nothing to do with the production of anti-HIV antibodies to HIV-2 infection or the duration of the window period. Testing past three months due to concerns about HIV-2 is not warranted.
You should be WOO-HOOing, not worrying, OK?
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