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Articles On Dangers With Hiv And Aids

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Get the Facts
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

What is the difference between HIV and AIDS? How is HIV transmitted? What are the symptoms of HIV? What are the symptoms for AIDS? How long after a possible exposure should I be tested for HIV? I have heard there are many different types of HIV tests. How do I know which one I should take? What is the difference between an Anonymous and Confidential Test? What do the test results mean? If I test Positive,...
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CONFUSED ABOUT YOUR ARTICLE (DEFINITION HIV VS AIDS 2009)

In your answr to a patient , you said that the current definition of AIDS is not reversible to HIV. It is my understanding that even if you have been diagnosed with AIDS, once you get better CD4 more than 200 and no opportunistic infections the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello HIV Educator,"When did this definition change?" Actually the definition never changed. Apparently your understanding has been incorrect all along! Once someone has a diagnosis of AIDS, it is indeed absolutely irreversible, even if... Read more »

Conflicting information in articles about the relationship between HIV and cortisol

Dear Dr:As someone infected with HIV and who has high cortisol, I have attempted to do considerable research into the link between HIV and cortisol - it has been utterly frustrating. Specialists have written articles and made statements that are...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Cortisol is produced by the body as a natural response to stress, including the stress of chronic illness. In the short term, it is a good thing allowing the body to better respond to physiologic challenges. In the longer term, however, it keeps... Read more »

Survival of HIV (conflicting info in articles)

Hi, I recenlty review two articles on this site about the survival of HIV outside of the body. They each site the CDC research on saying "HIV has been kept viable (able to infect) for up to 15 days, and even after the body fluid containing it...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question. I guess the answer is in the fine print. As stated "HIV can be kept alive for days or even weeks under precisely controlled and limited laboratory conditions". In the laboratory, the environment can be altered... Read more »

Details Mag article - No Hetero HIV?

Dr. Bob:Have you read the article in the new DETAILS mag that says contracting HIV via hetero sex is virtually impossible?Has that been your experience through your practice/patients?Thanks....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,No. Was that article a work of fiction or just wishful thinking? -- because "Details" seems not to be aware of "Main Facts," such as the fact that heterosexual HIV transmission is the most common route of HIV infection... Read more »
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ABC News article

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Second Opinion
ABCNews.com
February 16, 2000

The Drawbacks of Anti-HIV Drugs
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Taking a Closer Look at 'Cocktail' Therapies

Commentary
By Nicholas Regush

It is taking on the appearance of a mass slaughter. A drug
induced-nightmare
of... Read more »

2001 articles, Men and HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
The Body, 2001: Men, epidemiology fact sheet:

Over 70% of Hiv infections occur through sex between men and women. Yet in most regions of the world 2/3 or more with Hiv are men. 53% of all people with hiv are men.
5% to 10% occur through sex... Read more »

Another interesting article

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone looked at "AIDS and the Healthy Heterosexual" which can be found at http://www.stwd.com/ss/info/aidshet.html

It makes for some interesting reading, although I'm not sure
it's terribly reliable from a scientific standpoint. I guess anything... Read more »

A Wall Street Journal Article about drug holidays.

Posted by Anonymous
I believe that this is something everyone on these drugs should talk to their doctors about.

The Wall Street Journal, Monday, January 25, 1999 Cocktail Break: HIV Patients Who Quit Drug Combo and Thrive Offer Researchers Clues --- Studies Will See... Read more »