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An Overview of Intelence (TMC125, Etravirine)

...Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Etravirine, also known as Intelence or TMC125, is a type of medicine called a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI). Etravirine works by disrupting one of the early steps in the HIV life cycle, called reverse transcription. During normal reverse transcription, HIV's reverse transcriptase enzyme (a type of protein) converts HIV's RNA -- a single strand of genetic information --...
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Hives every day--- symptom of initial infection?

Hi,I had an occupational exposure with hiv-unknown blood in early september, and finished a 28-day course of PEP on the 30th. about a week and a half after that, i started getting hives. at first it was one or two at a time that i thought were...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Generally speaking, hives or urticarial eruptions are not all that common in HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS). I'd recommend seeing an allergist or Read more »

To unreal to be real considering I'm a counselor. May you PLEASE help me?

I would like to start this with a thank you for helping us gain the knowledge of HIV/AIDS. I've read many questions that you have answered and they have all been very useful to me for I myself am a std/hiv counselor at my local health department. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...negative Western Blot and HIV plasma viral load RNA tests. Your symptoms are not at all indicative of or worrisome for someone in early stage HIV advancing to late-stage AIDS. Gabe, I can't diagnose the cause of your symptoms over the Internet.... Read more »

HIVEE/CEM15 future?

Hello Doctors- I need to say that I'm impressed with your level of outreach in educating the public on HIV issues and helping people in general. So, thank you. At any rate I'd like to know what information you have on HIVEE/CEM15 developments? I was...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Here is a link to the news release. It sounds very interesting and promising, although in very early stage development. I think that the newly discovered TRIM5-alpha protein that protects cells against HIV infection is another promising Read more »

PCR Test?

Hey Doctor Bob: FIRST AND FOREMOST, you should remind all your readers that end of year charity contributions are PERFECT for tax deductions! I donate to your charity every December! Thanks for your kind notes! Fast question for you... I've read...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...symptoms can occur, particularly in people who have been dealing with chronic hepatitis B for many years. These include rash, hives (urticaria), arthritis, and burning/tingling in the arms and legs (polyneuropathy). Symptoms of hepatitis, whether... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...faster than a test for antibodies alone. Risk of Immune Damage Some people think that there's not much harm done in the early stages of HIV infection. They believe that any damage to their immune system will be cured by taking antiretroviral... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...reassurance. Stress that while HIV is serious, it is preventable. Talking to Children of Different Ages It's never too early to talk to your children about HIV. In fact, by the third grade, most children have already heard about it. Talking... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...and treated, they live as long as men. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. Gynecological problems can be early signs of HIV infection. Ulcers in the vagina, persistent yeast infections, and severe pelvic inflammatory disease... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...diseases among older people, as they do for younger people. Physicians may not diagnose HIV infection in older people. Some early symptoms of HIV disease may appear to be signs of normal aging. The stigma of having HIV/AIDS may be worse for older... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Early signs of HIV infection - article in Genre

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
...Genre magazine has an excellent article in the April 2006 issue on the early signs of HIV infection. Check it out. Read more »

Whats the point

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
in making fun of someone so paranoid ? instead of singing just give him a nice long answer and tell me whats the point of the song and what its about ? Read more »

question guys. Is Chronic Thrush a sign of early H

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...though they would not know if it was HIV. I don't know whats true, but can you guys let me know if chronic thrush is possible at early stage HIV with no other symptoms except possiblt a runny nose sometimes. Do the doctors really know? Thanks... Read more »