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Basic Hiv Fact Sheet

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When to Start Anti-HIV Medications

Terms Used in This Fact Sheet Antiretroviral: A medication that prevents a retrovirus, such as HIV, from making copies of itself. Anti-HIV medications are also called antiretrovirals. Antiretroviral therapy (ART): The recommended treatment for HIV. ART involves taking a combination of three or more anti-HIV medications from at least two different drug classes every day to control the virus. CD4 count: The number of CD4 cells in a sample...
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I'm a gay male form Vermont, 54, have been pos 22 years and finally, after all of the myriad meds, highs and lows and being brought back from the abyss in the mid 90's, have tested undetectable during the past year. It feels good. And...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,There is no question that being on effective combination antiretroviral therapy that drives HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels significantly decreases the risk of HIV transmission. However, and this is a very big however, it does not... Read more »

Basic facts about Hiv

Hello doctors,I would like to take issue with the overly cautious and often inaccurate info. you give regarding window periods etc.I am sure that you are all professional so I know you are aware of some of the points listed below. Your "cover...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Andrew,You'd like to take issue with the "overly cautious and often inaccurate info (I) give regarding window periods etc." Hmm . . . Andrew, I'd like to take issue with your taking issue! Yes, I am "all... Read more »

HIV or Hep C from Handling Hospital Blanket/Sheet?

Hi Doctor, your wisdom has put my mind at ease on many occasions, but this time I feel like I experienced a new scenario that you never covered and I would really appreciate your input on this...I tend to my Mother who needs to go to the hospital...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You ask: "Am I crazy?" The answer is absolutely! You can't contract HIV or hepatitis C from merely touching a hospital blanket or sheet. Be reasonable frevinsakes!Dr. Bob... Read more »

Hiv by bed sheets

Hi, I'm a 13 year old boy and I'm in a panic and paranoid. Can you get HIV from a bed sheet with dried blood or dried semen on it.( I need a yes or no answer with facts or examples please) I had stay at a Best Western Hotel on 11/08/13...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiNot to worry!You cannot get HIV from touching an inanimate object. Transmission of HIV from a contaminated surface would require massive exposure to blood or other infected liquid for a prolonged period of timeHIV transmission can only occur when... Read more »
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Basic Facts for the worried wells

Posted by rjasin123, 3 Replies
I posted this on another website, and it helped folks there so here goes.

1. Handjobs are non risk.

2. Insertive oral is theoretcial risk only, with no documented cases.

3. A PCR conducted at 28 days is the next best thing to an all clear.

4. At 13... Read more »

HIV from bed sheets?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies

I'm just wondering if there's any possibility to get HIV from bed sheets. I've slept in crappy hostels where they don't change sheets every day (I got crabs from one of the hostel beds I slept in!). If the person who slept in the bed before me... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

HIV is transmitted through contact with the blood, semen, vaginal secretions or... Read more »

Death still a fact of life

Posted by TurningPoint, 2 Replies
yes, it's real still even today for us on HARRT. even tho we are living longer i still can't find a life insurance who will except me because of my status. hey some of us still want to be buried also tradionally for those who want to be. can someone... Read more »