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Isentress

...nausea, headache, and fever. Less common were abdominal pain, vomiting, fatigue, weakness, dizziness, and lipodystrophy. Other observations with unclear relationship to Isentress include cancer (new and recurrent, though most patients had other risk factors for cancer), low white blood cell count (neutropenia), low platelets, and elevated liver enzyme levels. May cause elevated levels of a muscle enzyme (creatine kinase) on blood tests....
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(SUPERINFECTION, 2009) (SUPERINFECTION DEBATE 2009)

i can hardly believe how blatantly you spin the facts, Dr. You say a person with undetectable viral load 'conclusively' has been proven to be able to pass that virus onto others. Then you tell the reader to "(read below)". The article below also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV transmission can occur despite an undetectable HIV plasma viral load. Yes, as with many case report studies there are some weaknesses that can be pointed out. However, there are glaring weaknesses within the Swiss report as well. (I've... Read more »

Political Views? (BARACK OBAMA PLAN TO FIGHT HIV/AIDS)

Hello Dr. Rob,This is my first visit to your forum. I have read only a handful of your posts and have gotten a lot of valuable information from them. The one question that I have is regarding your political views. You are in a place to give so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for every American; modernizing the U.S. health care system to contain spiraling health care costs and improve the quality of patient care; and promoting prevention and strengthening public health to prevent disease and protect against natural... Read more »

Concerns Careing from HIV patient (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

I recently started caring from my brother who has Full blown AIDS with Cryptococcus meningitis. I wasnt paranoid about it until my toddler covered herself over with his throw and suddenly got a rash on both her arms and face. She had been inside all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...no such thing as "Partially Blown AIDS." I'm delighted you are caring for your brother in his time of need. I wish all AIDS patients had loving family members to care for them and love them.Your fears about transmission are unwarranted. I can't... Read more »

HIV 1 Western Blot Weakly Reactive

Hello Sir Please help to understand if I am on risk for being HIV+, please see my report on HIV, as here on: HIV 1/2 Screen MEIA : Reactive, HIV-1/HIV-2 Supplemental EIA: Reactive, HIV 1 Western Blot: Weekly Reactive, HIV 1 p24 Antigen Screen:...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your HIV test results can be suggestive of HIV infection or a "false positive" result. Have you had any risk exposure?Apparently an HIV Read more »
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Thoughts on the Berlin Patient and a Cure for HIV/AIDS

...really been suppressed deeply, your ability to find the virus depends entirely on how much blood you're willing to take from that patient to find that one cell or another that happens to be infected. You just can't take the amounts of blood that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

S. Africa: Despite Years of "Awareness," HIV Stigma Persists

...Bay municipality, staff say stigma and discrimination prevent those infected from learning or disclosing their status. Many patients will not even open up to WCCHAI's home-based caregivers, making it difficult for them to provide appropriate... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...bone mineral density. Thisplaces both HIV+ men and women at increased risk of osteoporosis. However, HIV+women's risk for bone weakness is three times higher than HIV+ men's. Gender differences in side effects may be due to interactions between... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women While many people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) suffer from depression, it is more common in HIV-positive women than HIV-positive men. In some... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...(Boehringer Mannheim)(17) that has been reported to have a specificity of 99.8% when challenged with a cohort of hospitalized patients. This rapid assay is based on electrochemiluminescence and is reported to reduce the window period by five days... Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

Ageing with AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...Since 2004, I have had a cascade of problems including liver disease, pancreatitis, prostate infections, neuropathy, muscular weakness, osteoarthritis, congestive heart disease, and now, most troubling, memory loss. A recent New York Times... Read more »

MY STORY

Posted by douglass, 3 Replies
...SOON AFTER AND WE HAVE BEEN TOGETHER EVERY SINCE 23 YRS NOW HE IS NEGATIVE- ONLY A MONTH INTO OUR RELATIONSHIP I WAS DIAGNOSED HIV+ HIS RESPONSE WAS WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS.I DID NOT START ANY TREATMENT BECAUSE I WAS HEALTHY AND WAS CONCERNED... Read more »