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What Can I Pick From The Dust In The Air

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...the amount covered. People who reside in the state of Massachusetts by law are not eligible for drug co-pay programs. These co-pay programs are the direct result of several years of intense work and negotiations between the Fair Pricing Coalition (FPC) and representatives of the pharmaceutical industry. The FPC, founded by the late Martin Delaney, works with the drug companies on HIV drug pricing issues in an effort to help control costs and...
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sinus infections

Hi! I've been hiv positive for 18 years. My VL is 480 and my Hiv is less than 50.It just seems like I get alot of sinus infections over the years. At least 4- 5 times a year.Is there anything I could be eating or doing different not to get them....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...that I can recommend with any confidence. Decreasing allergens in your living quarters/bedtoom (dust) and optimizing humidity/air quality can help some. Some patients are helped by frequent sinus washing with saline or specialty solutions.KH Read more »

Hey Surfer Bob - It's your Mates from Down Under - Hitting you back with a Quick Barrel Roll Question

Hey (Surfer) Dr. Bob, Man, We hope you are doing Well!!! One of my Hommes asked me this question and I knew exactly who to go to. He was in a pretty filthy public bathroom (privy) ,, and used his sleeve to open the door. He did this cause he wacked...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are your mates so completely whacked out about HIV??? Where do you guys hang out -- Paranoidville??? Once again, no risk.I'm dusting off my surfboard in preparation for a trip to New Zealand and Oz in February.Ciao for now.Dr. Bob Read more »

Swollen Neck Glands

I have been undetectable for ten years. CD4 around 500. Relatively healthy - no complaints. Until this year - my neck has been in a constant state of swollen glands. No sore throat, per se. Just two big golf balls on the sides of my neck. It...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A subset of HIV+ patients doing well on treatment seem to have persistent impressive localized lymphadenopathy. Most of those continue to do well overall but remain annoyed by local symptoms. If no other symptoms and not progressive a lymph biopsy... Read more »

Dust and Dead Skin

Can dust carry HIV? I read that dust is dead skin accumulated by people. I frequent this warehouse store that carries food and cleaning supplies for cheaper, and it's always sooooo dusty on everything. The cleaning supplies I buy, the packages of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Guapo,HIV transmission from "dead skin dust"? No, absolutely not. By the way, dust is composed of lots of things other than dead skin cells. For instance it contains house Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...lungs, intestines, bone marrow, liver and spleen. The bacteria that cause MAC are very common. They are found in water, soil, dust and food. Almost everyone has them in their body. A healthy immune system will control MAC, but people with... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cryptococcal Meningitis

...physicians use fluconazole (see Fact Sheet 534 ). It is available in pill form or as an intravenous (IV) drug. Fluconazole is fairly effective, and is generally easy to tolerate. Itraconazole is sometimes used for people who cannot take... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Toxoplasmosis

...the soil. It is also common in raw meat, especially pork, lamb, or deer meat. It can get into your body when you breathe in dust. Up to 50% of the population is infected with toxo. A healthy immune system will keep toxo from causing any disease.... Read more »
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Flu Season and Living With HIV

...to get from someone else. The virus is passed from person to person by breathing in droplets that contain the virus from the air. Other ways include having direct contact with infected fluids from the mouth, nose and eyes or handling items... Read more »
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The Bitching Thread, air your dirty laundry here

Posted by cunta_stalwart, 2 Replies
Although I disagree with this type of stuff here at least you won't be posting crap on other peoples threads GLOVES OFF - BATTER AWAY Read more »

Pets

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Any problems for positive people to have dogs or other pets? Read more »

aire puro, que tan importante es

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...tratamiento con antiretrovirales, mi pregunta es si tendra algn efecto significativo el adquirir un ionizador o purificador de aire para su casa. Saludos. Read more »

Age of AIDS to air on PBS May 30 and 31

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
...http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/aids/ PBS Frontline will air a documentary on HIV/AIDS from the first mysterious cases in the late 70's to the present pandemic. Should be excellent, especially Read more »