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Are The HIV Infection And AIDS The Same Thing?

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Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections

Introduction Opportunistic Infections and HIV Disease Preventing Infections in the First Place Treating Infections as They Occur Preventive Treatment for OIs Maintenance Therapy A Final Word on Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections List of AIDS-Defining OIs from the Centers for Disease Control Introduction HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) infects the cells of your body's immune system. It then impairs how...
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Aids/Lymphoma/Fungal infection-- too many things happening at once

What is the prognosis for someone who is in full-blown AIDS ( CD4=75), with agressive, stage IV lymphoma, who curretnly has a "life-threatening" fungal infection and a pseudomonas infection. We were advised that if they could hold off for...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
The prognosis is actually quite good. If the tumor is doubling in size so rapidly, then the tumor is more likely to be very responsive to chemotherapy. The person is question needs all the things treated simultaneously. He needs the infections... Read more »

My globulin calculated level has been the same after infection as this a good or bad thing?

Before becoming infected with HIV 2 1/2 years ago, my Globulin Calculated was 2.6 (in 1999) and in the 2 1/2 years of infection since early 2002, my Globulin has been exactly at 2.4 to 2.6 (almost always at 2.6),except once last year when it was...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I am not sure many treating practitioners would be using this number as an indicator of immune system activity. Many, but not all infected people will have some chronic elevation above their baseline.... Read more »

Symptoms Consistent with ARS...Is/Are There Such Thing/Things? (ARS SYMPTOMS, 2011)

Dear Dr. Bob,I know you have pointed out again and again that symptoms are extremely unreliable in diagnosing HIV/AIDS. Besides being a cold hard fact, it also helps to lighten up those reading this forum who are plagued by anxiety and guilt...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.The reason to get an HIV test is potential HIV exposure, not the presence or absence of symptoms. The take-home lesson is if you've put yourself at risk for HIV, you need an HIV test. It really is just that straightforward.Regarding a... Read more »

Bizarre thing I read in a memetics book

Hi Dr. Bob,I read recently in a book about memetics, how HIV infection can cause those afflicted to become hypersexual. The author stipulated this would increase the amount of sex infected people have, so the virus can spread to more hosts, all on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Memetics Junkie,". . . Is there any validity in this whatsoever?" Nope!!! (In fact, it's usually the opposite. Once people know they are infected, they often worry about transmitting the virus to others and consequently have few... Read more »
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Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

100 Great things about being HIV+

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 8 Replies
its easy to pick out the bad things, but lets have some fun and pick out some really good ones...

100 Great things about being HIV+

1.You truly don't care who Elton John and George Michael are sleeping with as long as you get to see the pictures.
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3 things (no hiv content)

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
1. aids2hiv is a hindrance to this website.
2. this forum only needs registration to post and not a moderator. give someone power over others and they will abuse it as seen on that other site.
3. making a threat against someone over the internet is... Read more »

Paranoid about AIDS HIV. It's a good thing.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Being paranoid about AIDS HIV is probably a good thing because there's a possibility people who feel that way might change what they do that put them at risk.

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