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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

Introduction Lab tests, or blood work, can give important clues about your overall health and HIV disease. Many of these tests should be done shortly after learning that you're HIV-positive. This will establish a "baseline" measure of your immune health and show how active HIV is. Knowing this information will help you watch for changes in your health over time as well as check the impact of any treatments that you take. Factors such as age,...
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How long after PEP will the medication be completely out of my system

Thank you for your amazing website!Upon successful completion on the 28th day of PEP (and stopping all my potent PEP medication) how long does it take the body to completely "get rid of" all the toxic medicine from my blood stream?When can...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello; thanks for your post and comments.The precise answer to your question depends on which drugs you were prescribed.In general, most HIV medications are gone from the body in 2-4 days after the last dose. As for body functions, one can hope... Read more »

I have HIV related side effects symptoms after i completed my pep treatment

Hi DocI had problems with my boyfriend, whom i have seven years with. Our relationship had its own set of up and downs but i was always faithful to him. This year Jan/feb we had our arguments again, where we were fighting about other girls whom i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I do not agree with the decision that your exposure warranted a course of PEP. In fact, based on your very detailed report, PEP was definitely not warranted.Your "symptoms" are much more consistent with anxiety than HIV. You comment,... Read more »

Please read complete details of my recent HIV diagnosis

Interesting developments and I am truly mystified. I was diagnosed with HIV about a month ago. I called the young lady in early 2008 whom I thought must have infected me. I called her urging her to test for the virus, she did. She called me back and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Dan,It's a bit difficult to piece your story together based on the limited information provided, but I'll try. Assuming you tested HIV-antibody positive with a confirmatory positive Western Blot last month ("I was diagnosed with... Read more »

It would make my world complete to get a WHOO HOO from you

hey doctor Bob, I wanted to say thank you for having this site, it really helped me go and get tested for HIV and i had asked a few questions of my own, but never got a reply. My story, i gave unprotected oral and had unprotected sex with a male...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Congratulations! Now in addition to celebrating the great news you dodged the HIV bullet, don't forget the lessons you learned. And do think about the 40,000,000 people worldwide who were not so lucky. Perhaps there is something you can... Read more »
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Organized, complete info.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm a little at a loss as to how to ask this question... so please bear with me.

I am looking for a source of information on HIV/AIDS that is as complete and comprehensive as possible- the perfect thing would be a medical text or something along... Read more »

Completely Overwhelmed!!

Posted by SA_Intellect, 9 Replies
I am a 28-year-old black male in San Antonio, TX and I was just diagnosed as HIV+ today and I FREAKED OUT for about 90 minutes. Luckily an excellent social worker was there to talk to me and has even called me twice today at home. The final results... Read more »

completely confused-help!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A few months ago I had unprotected sex and decided that I need to be tested. I came across this website and I think all the experts and people who give advice are wonderful. I've been reading this site for a few days now and am completely confused.... Read more »

Trying to be complete, scared on many levels. Hope I'm wrong and just crazy.

Posted by terrorized, 6 Replies
So here we go. This is quite the story, but maybe some here have been in similar positions.

I am 34 years old, seperated from my wife for 2 years, and just left a relationship with a 21 year old girl I met at college who I know now is a highly... Read more »