Can A Primary Doctor Suspect Hiv From Blood Exam Other Than Hiv

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HIV and Kidney Disease

...levels should trigger a search for kidney disease. Creatinine is produced by the normal turnover of muscle cells. Blood levels of creatinine are a measure of kidney function. High levels are usually due to kidney problems. Doctors use the creatinine level to see how well the kidneys are working. Normal laboratory levels of creatinine have to be adjusted for race, age, weight, and gender. The most common formula for adjusting creatinine...
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How can I tell if I am starting to get AIDS-related dementia? (COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION, 2010) (NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS, 2010)

Hi Dr. Bob, I have been on a HAART regimen since 2006 (Lexiva/Norvir/Epzicom), my CD4 count is above 700, my viral load is undetectable, and yet I seem to be getting all of the symptoms of early-stage dementia (I went through the list of early-stage...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...responding to HIV meds, and those with the highest viral loads in both the cerebral spinal fluid that bathes the brain and in the blood.The chances of developing cognitive impairments increase withadvancing age,4co-infection with hepatitis C,the... Read more »

My doctor says yes, but Dr. Bob says no!

Hi Doctor Bob,It's the irrational girl from Los Angeles, again. I had wrote to you before about the nitrous oxide balloon game that I played on 8/21/10. I had asked if sharing a balloon was a risk in contracting HIV. You mentioned that my fears are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Vanessa,One wonders if your doctors obtained their degrees off eBay. Vanessa, my assessment has not changed. I assume your primary care physician is not an HIVRead more »

Anal Cancer

I'm 56 y/o & I've been HIV+ for 25 years. In the year 2008, I was diagnosed with "NIA 3, Intense Dysplasia in the anal canal". I get an anoscopy every year to follow up. The last one reports Dysplasia with signs of HPV infection.Can I use the HPV...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...resolution anoscopies every two years or so n the past 6 years. Cancerous cells are very difficult to see with a naked eye, so doctors spray vinegar in your rectum and shine infrared light in it (this is called high resolution anoscopy or HRA).... Read more »

re: RESPONSE TO SENSELESS and comment for PML questioner)

re: senselessThat list would include every human being except you, correct? Oh, my mistake. You have to count yourself in (correctly) as one of the "mindless, senseless and non invasive paranoid" because your question was answered. You do seem...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...submitting your inappropriate rant.Dr. BobFollow up to my question on PMLNov 2, 2009The Infectious Disease Specialist (my daughter's doctor) reviewd the MRI and CT Scan and said it was normal.....then proceeded to assure us her condition was not... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...Completing tasks Getting lost in familiar places Forgetting telephone numbers Simple math Bring this log to discuss with your doctor as soon as possible. Even if you feel there is an explanation for the problems, it is important to tell your... Read more »
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 Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...of Yourself What Is Anemia? Anemia is a medical problem that happens when you have a lower than normal amount of red blood cells (RBCs) in your body. It can also happen if your hemoglobin (HGB) level is below normal. HGB is a protein that... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...accessing the resources highlighted in this article, transgender individuals can become their own advocates in health clinics and doctors' offices and work better with providers to optimize their own health and well-being. Kimberly Keller, MSc,... Read more »
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HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...was about one month after I think I could have been infected, but my lymphocytes were down). Anyway, what is the story for Doctors who are HIV positive? I saw a news article in the newspaper which said that recent patients of a HIV positive... Read more »

Recently tested positive....

Posted by RBW60, 13 Replies
...everything was fine. I thought I was in the clear until I got a call on my cell going to work the following Thursday (from the Doctor). He wouldn't discuss anything over the phone and asked me to come in that day. Found out I was positive..... Read more »


Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
...the world, people are going to naturopathic physicians when faced with a health issue. It is naturopathic physicians, not medical doctors, who are specifically educated as physicians but with an expertise in alternative medicine. The... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Research opportunity in the Caribbean

Posted by Anonymous
... HIV/AIDS Research opportunity available in the Caribbean Basin for two qualified Medical Doctors, Director, Adult HIV/AIDS and Director, Pediatric HIV/AIDS. Will serve as Department Head and Principal Investigator for HIVRead more »
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