Chances Of Hiv From Quick Penetration And Pulling Out

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Sustiva

...hours after dose. Some people adjust to Sustiva by taking Ativan or Ambien to sleep for the first few weeks. However, either may make you even more groggy the next morning. Be careful when stopping Sustiva, so that you avoid the rapid development of HIV resistance to it -- check with your doctor or pharmacist first. It is usually recommended that you continue your other HIV medications for several days after stopping Sustiva. A reduction in...
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*Please Help! HIV, Seroconversion, Testing*

Hello Doctor, thank you for what you're doing not only through your organization, but also through this forum.My question is this: about 7 weeks ago, I had several encounters with a guy I had only recently met. He assured me he was HIV negative and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...carries a very low risk. Anal penetration (even "minimally") carries a much higher risk.3. You report your six-week OraQuickrapid test was "positive." I'm not sure if this was a typo or not. If it was "positive," please note this would be... Read more »

Condom broke? Risks and PEP consideration?

Hello Dr. Frascino (or whomever can answer my question):I am a single gay male who doesn't have sex very often. Two nights ago, I met up with another gay friend of mine, and we decided to have anal sex (we had discussed this before). I wound up...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...exposures since then. Based just on the information provided, I would advise you hold off on PEP and ask your buddy if he'll get a rapidHIV test now. The results will be available in 20 minutes. If he's negative, you'll be able to relax... Read more »

Atripla and CNS penetration

Greetings from Charleston, SC! I'm a bit confused by your recent answer to the Florida gentleman who inquired about CNS penetration. If Atripla is only "moderately" effective in penetrating the CNS, shouldn't those of us currently taking Atripla...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...antiretroviral medication is needed to control HIV replication in the CNS. It may well be that a drug that is "moderately effective" in penetrating the CNS is more than adequate to control HIV replication. Atripla has been used extensively for a... Read more »

CNS penetration of Atripla/Ziagen/Isentress

AIDS patients need CNS penetrating anti-vral drugs, right Dr.? In order to bettter fight dementia, memory loss, etc., right? so, how do isentress, Ziagen and 3-in-1 Atripla stack up? Thanz!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...epidemic, researchers have recognized that HIV can affect the brain. Before effective antiretroviral therapy (ART), people with AIDS were susceptible to a variety of opportunistic infections of the brain, as well as HIV-related dementia.With the... Read more »
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...gay/bisexual men who just have sex with men (MSM) (whatever category you put yourself)? Is it that you think, if you are the one penetrating and no one penetrates you, you can't get HIV? That does not matter. Whether you are a top or a bottom you... Read more »
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...happen if one of the persons involved is infected with HIV. Some people assume that certain behaviors (such as anal sex) cause AIDS, even if HIV is not present. This is not true. 2. ...in sufficient quantity... The concentration of HIV... Read more »
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