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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health care. Lab testsare important tools that help
Ask the Experts

Please read complete details of my recent HIV diagnosis

Interesting developments and I am truly mystified. I was diagnosed with HIV about a month ago. I called the young lady in early 2008 whom I thought must have infected me. I called her urging her to test for the virus, she did. She called me back and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Dan,It's a bit difficult to piece your story together based on the limited information provided, but I'll try. Assuming you tested HIV-antibody positive with a confirmatory positive Western Blot last month ("I was diagnosed with HIV about a month... Read more »

I have HIV related side effects symptoms after i completed my pep treatment

Hi DocI had problems with my boyfriend, whom i have seven years with. Our relationship had its own set of up and downs but i was always faithful to him. This year Jan/feb we had our arguments again, where we were fighting about other girls whom i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...based on your very detailed report, PEP was definitely not warranted.Your "symptoms" are much more consistent with anxiety than HIV. You comment, "I assume there is a 90% chance that I am HIV positive," is irrational. HIV is not your problem.I... Read more »

Can Immune Boosting medicines completely help stop progression to AIDS?

Dear Doctor,Many thanks for helping countless people through this very informative forum.I am from India and recently came across a companys advertisement which is releasing an Anti-AIDS tablet named "HERBTAB".The company is claiming that this is...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
I am very skeptical of these claims; this is not to say that there might not be agents outside of conventional Western medicine that could have antiviral activity; but the proof of efficacy seems lacking to me. -BY Read more »

Confusion and Complete Stress over Description of Anal Sex and AIDS

I am a 30 year old gay male with very little sexual experience. I have always practiced safe oral sex and I have never had any experience with anal sex at all. However, recently a sexual partner asked me to masturbate in his butt cheek area. I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...head of your penis (the urethra) came into direct contact with infected blood or semen, I don't see how you could have been HIV infected. I am not aware of anyone having been HIV infected by touching the anus or a hemorrhoid with their penis. ... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

More Than 1,500 Riders Complete Northeast AIDS Ride

...On Sunday, 1,570 bike riders crossed the finish line at Boston's City Hall Plaza and completed a 350-mile ride to raise money to fight AIDS. "We're still tallying, but it appears as though we did as well as last year, when Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"Growing Belief" Among Men in Swaziland That Circumcision Provides Complete Protection Against HIV, IRIN News Reports

... There is a "growing belief" among some men in Swaziland that circumcision provides complete protection against HIV -- a perception that is concerning nongovernmental organizations working to combat the spread of the virus Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Former President Clinton Completes Tour of Africa Aimed at Fighting HIV/AIDS

... At the conclusion of a four-nation tour of Africa on Sunday, former President Clinton discussed progress in HIV treatment access and costs, the role of nutrition among HIV-positive children and other issues, the AP/Google.com reports. Read more »
Project Inform

Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

... Introduction Complete Blood Count (CBC) Red Blood Cells: The Oxygen Carriers White Blood Cells: Infection Fighters Platelet Count Chemistry Read more »
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UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE - HIV/AIDS RESEARCH STUDY

Posted by sak51
...individuals interested in sharing their stories about living with HIV/AIDS. Interviews will take place over e-mail and will be completely anonymous. If you are interested, please e-mail him at sak51@cam.ac.uk. More details about the study are... Read more »

Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...more than 20 of them. They attack the virus at various points in its cycle. * HIV drugs cannot eradicate HIV from the body completely, so patients must take them for life. * It is important that the drugs are taken properly -- the right dose,... Read more »

New HIV/AIDS Community Website

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Greetings, We have started a new HIV/AIDS website. We currently have the ability for users to add blogs, post information that is of use to the community and hiv Read more »

AIDS or HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i will find out on monday the results of my first hiv test after 11 years of protected/unprotected sex with hetero men. i am such a basket case. it is the only thing i have thought Read more »