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Can A Tetanus Or Hep Vaccine Trigger Cll To Develop

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AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...passed from person to person. Injecting drug users have a higher risk of a tetanus infection. Diphtheria is another bacterial disease. It can be passed from person to person and is common in homeless people. Diphtheria and tetanus vaccines are always combined. Tetanus and diphtheria vaccines are usually given to children as a series of three shots. A single booster shot can be given every ten years. People with HIV should not receive...
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CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia) related complications: Is it time to treat?

I'm writting on behalf of a close relative who suffers from chronic lymphcytic leukemia (CLL) for 6 years now. He is 59 and always had relatively stable white count (10.000 leukocytes, with 60-70% lymphocytes), thus making a non-agressive form of...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School treated. They respond very very well to chemotherapy so that there is really no reason to surgically remove them. Since chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a systemic disease (i.e. typically involves many portions of the body), there is no... Read more »

A post in "The Body" triggered my fears. 4 questions.

Dear Doctor:I am a married man and two years ago I had 2 episodes of sex with 2 different men. (In one experience I received oral sex, no condom, and in the other I gave him brief (one minute), unprotected oral sex without ejaculation, then I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Brandon,1.No.2.No.3.No.4.Possibly.I would suggest the following:1.Get an HIV test if you feel you put yourself at risk.2.See a dermatologist for your skin problem.3.Level with your wife regarding your indiscretions.4.Consider counseling to... Read more »

False trigger

Dear Dr. Bob,I went on regular routine check and diagnose with HIV and tested to verify and came positive with Elisa and Western blot. I never had any partner other than my wife and never used any needles. During the test my wife results were...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The first thing I would advise is that you rule out a technical or clerical error by repeating your HIV-screening test an ELISA and, if that's positive, a confirmatory Western Blot. If your repeat ELISA and Western Blot tests are once again... Read more »

Tetanus Vaccine and HIV

I have a quick question.Can a tetanus Vaccine cause a neg result in someone who is actually pos??I had a neg test at 10 months, but hear horror stories of people testing neg when really pos. Some say even after a year!Thanks,D
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi D,Vaccines will not alter HIV test results. In folks who are HIV-positive, vaccines can cause a transient rise in HIV viral load. However, this has nothing to do with initial HIV antibody testing.Dr. Bob Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Do Unsafe Tetanus Toxoid Injections Play a Significant Role in the Transmission of HIV/AIDS? Evidence From Seven African Countries

...studies have asserted that iatrogenic transmission should be considered as an important infection route. Specifically, receipt of tetanus toxoid injections during pregnancy has been reported to be associated with HIV infection in Kenya. In the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

It is safest to use a new, sterile syringe and equipment (including cotton, filters, caps, spoons, cookers and alcohol swabs) every time you inject. You can get new syringes in exchange for used ones at needle exchange programs or you can... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Vaccines

What Is a Vaccine? How Does a Vaccine Work? What's Different About AIDS Vaccines? How Are AIDS Vaccines Tested? How Close Are We to an AIDS Vaccine? What About People Who Are Already Infected? What Else Is Being Studied? ... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Vaccines

Table of Contents What is a vaccine? Is there an AIDS vaccine? Are there AIDS vaccine trials going on now? Can an HIV vaccine cause HIV infection? What results have been seen in AIDS vaccine research? Is AIDS Vaccine research... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »


Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »