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Pre-hospital Management For Hepatitis

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...inquiries about used needles left by HIV-infected injection drug users in coin return slots of pay phones, the underside of gas pump handles, and on movie theater seats. Some reports have falsely indicated that CDC "confirmed" the presence of HIV in the needles. CDC has not tested such needles nor has CDC confirmed the presence or absence of HIV in any sample related to these rumors. The majority of these reports and warnings appear to be...
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Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively Aware) magazine. It was titled, "Is it all in your head?" Since I have been diagnosed now being over 16 years, I have been finding myself depressed, mood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...impairment is rising as people with HIV live longer.After some time out of the spotlight, neurocognitive problems have again become a pressing concern as the average age of the HIV positive population rises (nearly 25% are now over 50, according... Read more »

CNS penetration of Atripla/Ziagen/Isentress

AIDS patients need CNS penetrating anti-vral drugs, right Dr.? In order to bettter fight dementia, memory loss, etc., right? so, how do isentress, Ziagen and 3-in-1 Atripla stack up? Thanz!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...impairment is rising as people with HIV live longer.After some time out of the spotlight, neurocognitive problems have again become a pressing concern as the average age of the HIV positive population rises (nearly 25% are now over 50, according... Read more »

Stepped on a Needle on A Beach and Get Infected

Dear Dr. Bob,I am 64, married, and have been positive for over 14 years. I was infected in a most bizarre fashion....I stepped on a hypo needle on a Florida beach. I started on Crixivan and Combivir 13 years ago, and am still on them. CD4 is 1300...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Contracting HIV from stepping on a discarded hypodermic needle is indeed a very rare occurrence. With your normal CD4 count and undetectable viral load, one wonders if indeed you are really HIV infected. Was your initial test ever reconfirmed to... Read more »

Atripla and CNS penetration

Greetings from Charleston, SC! I'm a bit confused by your recent answer to the Florida gentleman who inquired about CNS penetration. If Atripla is only "moderately" effective in penetrating the CNS, shouldn't those of us currently taking Atripla...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...impairment is rising as people with HIV live longer.After some time out of the spotlight, neurocognitive problems have again become a pressing concern as the average age of the HIV positive population rises (nearly 25% are now over 50, according... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for Health Professionals

...are the signs and symptoms of HAV infection? Some persons, particularly young children, are asymptomatic. When symptoms are present, they usually occur abruptly and can include the following: Fever Fatigue Loss of appetite ... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

...fatigue, headaches, muscle and body aches, and nausea. Have a water bottle with you at all times. If you have issues with depression prior to hep C treatment, don't wait till you start treatment to start the antidepressants. They can take up to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs (including prescription medications), or poisons can also cause hepatitis. So can opportunistic infections such as Mycobacterium... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...Hep Cwill experience side effects. Some common ones are: flu-like symptoms such as fatigue, headachesand/or muscle pain depression anemia irritability Side effects often become less intense during thecourse of the treatment. And there... Read more »
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13 semanas Elisa Negativo pero Hepatitis A??

Posted by Jc82, 3 Replies
...VIH 1 + 2 = Negativo... Gracias a dios ...esto me los hice a las 13 semanas (92 dias) de mi situacion de riesgo.. quisiera preguntar algo mas si alguno de uds. sabe ... es posible que por lo de mi hepatitis A el periodo de ventana se... Read more »

insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »

tengo hepatitis?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Estoy aterrada, me han dado mis analisis pero aun tardar en ver al mdico. Podeis ayudarme a interpretar el resultado?: Anti VIH 1/2 negativo Hepatitis B: Hbs Ag positivo anti bhs 0,0 anti hb core positivo anti hb core IGM negativo Read more »

coinfeccin con hepatitis (para Dani)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...hepatitis. Te refieres a que la persona infectada lo haga a la vez de vih y de hepatitis o a que tuviera ya hepatitis en su organismo antes del contacto con vih? Te lo digo porque yo estoy vacunado de la hepatitis B y tras una relacin de riesgo... Read more »