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Can Hypersensitivity Reaction Kill You

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Ask the Experts

Dear Doc, save me - 5 types of exposure that are killing me...also let me know how i can donate online and anonymously.

Dear Doc,The other day, I was with a sex worker. Initially, she slipped on 2 condoms on my penis and started giving me a blowjob . Once i got the erection, she guided my penis into her vagina - and after a few strokes, I lost hardness, removed the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Andy,Based on concerns one through four, are you at significant risk for acquiring HIV? No. I would consider your risk negligible. Regarding concern five, using double latex condoms might increase the risk of condom failure (breakage), due to... Read more »

Viramune vs. Isentress

I am considering beginning treatment on a regimen of Truvada plus either Viramune or Isentress. Can... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Discovery of Antibodies That Kill More Than 90% of HIV Viruses Gives New Hope for Vaccine

...Donor 45, whose body made the antibodies naturally." The team of researchers, led by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) reported their findings in two separate papers Thursday in an online issue of the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Tibotec, FDA Update Warning Label on HIV Drug's Risk of Severe Skin Reaction

...necrolysis has killed one patient and injured another since Intelence was approved. ... Another patient taking the tablets reported a hypersensitivity reaction accompanied by liver failure, [Van Houten] said," Bloomberg reports (Larkin, 8/26).... Read more »
Tibotec Therapeutics

HIV/AIDS Update -- New Intelence Labeling: Severe Skin and Hypersensitivity Reactions

...has been strengthened to reflect that there have been postmarketing reports of: fatality due to toxic epidermal necrolysis hypersensitivity reactions, sometimes accompanied by hepatic failure Additionally, Guidance has been added that... Read more »
The Body PRO

ICAAC 2007 Study Summaries: An Interview With Claudia Martorell, M.D.

...infectious disease specialist. I work at the Research Institute; I am the director of research. This is the clinical presentation of hypersensitivity reaction to abacavir by HLA-B*5701 status. Abacavir [ABC, Ziagen] is one of the HIV medications... Read more »
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AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses

Posted by new2this2010
...AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses Enlists Merck Cancer Medicine http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-02/aids-cure-quest-to-kill-sleeping-viruses-enlists-merck-cancer-medicine.html Read more »

The waiting is killing me

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...practice and endorse safe sex put me at ease a little bit. Just want positive thoughts for a negative result, the waiting is killing me! Read more »

the waiting kills me!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just went for an HIV test yesterday. I know im a worrier, a person with anxiety. If i've had it, it has been for almost three years. Symptoms? Well i have had a sinus problem for over a year now, also loose stool for about the last 6 months. Been... Read more »

i cant take this any longer..my anxiety is killing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i have all kinds of symptoms of hiv but not ars........if i was exposed to ARS a year ago would symptoms of the infection start only less than a year from when i got infected? im so lost...please any response is helpful! Read more »