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AIDS InfoNet

Smoking and HIV

...the smoking cessation drugs Chantix (varenicline) and Zyban (buproprion) carry a risk of changes in behavior, depressed mood, hostility, and suicidal thoughts. Some people also get help in quitting smoking by: altering the routines that encourage them to smoke getting support to reduce outside factors like stress that encourage them to smoke participating in motivational groups Some people have good success with alternative treatments like...
Ask the Experts


hello Dr. Frascino, I know that HIV is more your area of expertise but I was wondering if you knew anything about hpv. I was diagnosed with hpv about 10 years ago and was reading recently that some percentage of people actually clear the infection,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...body's immune system completely clears the infection. (See below.)Hope that helps.Dr. BobHuman Papilloma Virus (HPV) and HIV/AIDS April 2010What Is HPV?Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the name of a large group of viruses. Certain types of HPV cause... Read more »

Weight training vs. HIV

For physical appearance and health purposes I have a desire to begin a weight training/bodybuilding routine. My goal is to put on a good healthy amount of lean muscle mass over the next 12 months. My question: Because I am an HIV pos male will this...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Assuming that your testosterone and thyroid blood levels are OK, there should be no reason why HIV will change how you will respond to exercise. Exercise may actually help you live longer and live stronger.You may want to read Read more »

Smokey The Bear (SMOKING and HIV, 2009)

Hey Doc.,I'm positive, a bit overweight (a bear, lol), and I smoke cigaretts. Do I really have to quit? Hell, I'm already HIV positive, aren't my Marlboros now a rather minor issue??? I'm doing OK on my HIV meds. My HIV doc hasn't mentioned my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...serious chronic illnesses, including cardiovascular disease and cancer. In the early years of the epidemic, many people with HIV/AIDS assumed there was little point in worrying about chronic progressive diseases, since they probably would not... Read more »

HIV and mortality

This is a somewhat long and tough question. I seem to get very vague answers from my docs. I keep getting told that with medication compliance and regular blood work I should live to a normal expectancy BUT what I read seems to contradict this....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...could you live without meds and how long can you live with the medications? Response from Dr. Frascino Hello, The course of HIV/AIDS varies considerably from person to person. Many factors are involved, including viral strain, concurrent... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Exercise and HIV

...levels. Injuries may take more time to heal. You can lose lean body mass if you exercise too much. Serious cases can lead to AIDS wasting (see Fact Sheet 519 ). You can injure yourself if you use the wrong "form" in exercises. Exercise can help... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...affect women living with HIV infection. To date, the medical community has focused a large amount of its research efforts on HIV/AIDS in men. 1 , 2 However, both clinical experience and the observational data that we do have suggest that,... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

International Community Should Address Conditions That Make Women Vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, Opinion Piece Says

... Although "women face inequality with men" in "all too many places," they are "fast approaching equality" in terms of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot writes in a Bangkok Post opinion piece. According to Piot,... Read more »
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hiv & working out/bodybuilding

Posted by windycitypozdude, 2 Replies
...this thread as a place to exchange ideas, talk about supplements, etc., and how it all relates mentally and physically to being hiv+. right now i'm on atripla (taken once a day) and bactrin (taken m, w, f) to prevent pneumonia. my numbers are... Read more »

Rejection's tough...

Posted by britishguy78, 13 Replies
...this site today, and have been really impressed - it's great. I've been on meds for 6 years, diagnosed for 7 (after catching HIV from precum from oral sex, having never swallowed and never had anal sex), and have generally been really optimistic... Read more »

Routine Testing...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 2 Replies
... May 9, 8:05 PM EDT CDC Wants Routine AIDS Virus Testing By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer Other News Video Advertisement ATLANTA (AP) -- Read more »

Routine Testing...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
..."Doctors should be explicit that 'You're going to be tested,'" said Dr. Tim Mastro, acting director of the CDC's division of HIV/AIDS prevention. Read more »