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Can The The Ilness Aids Show Up In Any Kind Of Blood Work?

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Interleukin-2 (IL-2, Proleukin)

Introduction What Does the Research Show? Who Should Use it? What About Side Effects? How to Use it? Where to Get it? Dosing Considerations Commentary The Bottom Line Introduction Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is a naturally occurring substance made by cells in your immune system. Its main function is to signal cells (most often CD4+ cells) to become active and reproduce. A man-made version of IL-2 (aldesleukin, Proleukin) has been studied...
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When to add IL-2?

Dear Docs:First, thanks for all your work on this great forum.Diagnosed in 1998, vl > 500K, CD4 at 89. Believe that infection occured late 80s. Started Viracept/Fortovase/Ziagen/Epivir BID, vl has been < 50 for 2 years now (knocking wood),...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
Dear Brian,You have had a very nice response and should be pleased with your CD4 count. IL-2 would likely give you better CD4 counts, but the questions are, does that matter, and are the side effects worth it. The studies to date, in my opinion,... Read more »

carissimo, il vaglio e' nella posta.

Hi Dr.Bob. I wanted to thank you for answering my question regarding Hiv transmission. I wrote to you that I had gotten punctured by a staple or a screw protruding from a chair, the same chair an Hiv+ friend had sat down earlier and also got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Buon Giorno Giovanni,Benvenuto di nuovo al foro.Your understanding of non-sexual HIV transmission is accurate.Thanks for your thanks and kind comments. And please accept my warmest appreciation for your donation to my foundation (<A... Read more »

Luekine/IL2 treatment

I am 36 and I was diagnosed as HIV+ last summer (2002). I got a really bad throat infection last summer, that took a month or so to clear up, my HIV status did not come out until my yearly physical in August. I caught my HIV status very early. Thank...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Your situation is very somewhat unusual. Most people that are diagnosed early and treated and successfully have CD4 counts over 500. Have you had serial HIV tests over the years confirming negative status prior to this recent positive test?... Read more »

Fatigue after ilness

Hi Doc Im hiv+ and have hep c - both are under control - ie VL is undetectable and CD4 700im taking Combivir, and Sustiva.A month ago, I was admitted to hospital with acute pancreatitis - cause unknown, though it was definately not alcohol related...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Fatigue in the setting of a chronic viral infection is extremely common and often has a multifactorial etiology. That means there are often several things working simultaneously to make you feel so wiped out.First off, there is the virus... Read more »
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what kinds of blood testing can determine HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What kinds of blood testing can determine HIV? i had a blood test rescently but i dont know what it is for yet. Im not sure if i have hiv or not and im just wondering if the blood test i had can determine if i have HIV eventhough i didnt get a... Read more »

IL-2 - Any advice?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello to all. I have been poz 17 years, on meds for 12 months and, after some adjustments, doing great - undetectable VL and 500 Ts. Love that. The good professor has now suggested I go on an IL-2 trial starting in Australia. This sounds great -... Read more »

Volunteer Efforts ( Chicago, IL)

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I write you in regard to my commitment to render a service that promotes both empowerment and enlightenment. I am currently exploring volunteer opportunities to interact and speak with teens that are in need of... Read more »

Volunteer Efforts ( Chicago, IL)

Posted by Candace79
Dear Event Coordinator and Staff,
I write you in regard to my commitment to render a service that promotes both empowerment and enlightenment. I am currently exploring volunteer opportunities to interact and speak with teens that are in need of... Read more »