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Daily Routine When Living With Hiv

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The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

...your body. They support you and help you to move. They protect your brain, heart, and other organs from injury. Bones also store minerals such as calcium and phosphorous. Bones are living tissue and change during your life. Every day, your body removes old bone and adds new bone in its place. In young people, more bone is added than removed. After age 30, more bone is removed than added. This makes the bones lighter and more fragile, putting...
Ask the Experts

STOPPING MY TRUVADA'?????? (BONE DISEASE AND HIV/AIDS, 2011)

HII HAVE BEEN ON KALETRA Y TRUVADA FOR 4YRS NOW AND TODAY MY DC HAS TOLD ME TO STOP THE TRUVADA AND JUST TAKE KALETRA 2 IN THE MRNING N 2 EVENING??I HAVE JUST RECENTLY IN 2010 HAD 2 TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENTS DUE TO AVASCULAR NICROSIS,PLEASE PLEASE IS...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...from injury. Bones also store minerals such as calcium and phosphorous.Bones are living tissue and change during your life. Every day, your body removes old bone and adds new bone in its place. In young people, more bone is added than removed.... Read more »

I BEG on my KNEES and ask your help...Will donate $50 and need your opinion on Reliability of Tridot (screen test) done in Mumbai, India. (PCR TESTS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ROUTINE HIV SCREENING, 2009

Dear Doctor, I have already written to you for about 5 times and will keep doing till I get your opinion on my questions please Doc......I am 27 years old guy from India and will definately donate $50...this is the max that I can afford. Comming on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...posts, as I think they are highly insensitive to those of us who struggle with the challenges of being "virally enhanced" on a daily basis. I should also point out that if I had jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge when I seroconverted in January... Read more »

HIV PCR RNA Quantitative Test Positive (ANOTHER EXAMPLE WHY PCR TESTS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ROUTINE HIV SCREENING, 2009)

Hello,I have a protected intercourse and unprotected Oral Sex durimg the months of May and JUNE, and due to my curiosity, I went to the clinic and did a PCR RNA Test which came Positive this was last week, and yesterday I did a spot test which came...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...posts, as I think they are highly insensitive to those of us who struggle with the challenges of being "virally enhanced" on a daily basis. I should also point out that if I had jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge when I seroconverted in January... Read more »

When to start 9 yr old on medications

My son, age 10 was recently infected by accident. What are the options and when should he be started on medications and what are the best choice to ensure compliance with the daily dosage etc.Also, at his age, how long before he gets Aids with the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Therapy). HAART therapy will be able to fully suppress HIV to below detectable levels. ONce suppressed, all the new CD4 cells made every day by your son will be free of infection and his immune system will begin to recover. The goal is to... Read more »
Articles
American Academy of HIV Medicine

AAHIVM Reaffirms Support for Routine HIV Testing, Calls Upon All Medical Providers to Perform at Least One HIV Test on National HIV Testing Day June 27

...the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), on National HIV Testing Day 2009, affirms its commitment to implementation of routine HIV testing in all health care settings for every American age 13-64, as recommended by the Centers for Disease... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Highlights Editorials on CDC Proposal to Make HIV Testing Routine

...Disease Control and Prevention . --> Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv .... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Editorials on CDC Routine HIV Testing Recommendations

...commercial sex workers or who live in a higher prevalence region should be tested again in the third trimester of pregnancy ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 10/4). Summaries appear below. Boston Globe : The new CDC recommendations are... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Editorials, Opinion Pieces on CDC Routine HIV Testing Recommendations

...less than one of every 1,000 patients tested is HIV-positive, at which point such screening is no longer warranted ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 9/22). Summaries appear below. Editorials Akron Beacon Journal : Although CDC's HIV... Read more »
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started meds and hate it.

Posted by frank74, 9 Replies
...high 100,000 and cd4 dropped to below 500. I don't have any physical issues with meds but I is more emotional. It's a twice daily reminder of it(HIV) that before I could forget about it for a while. Read more »

Having trouble staying med compliant

Posted by longislandfuzz, 6 Replies
...the knowledge of what going off meds is like, but just can't seem to get the consistency part right - It sucks going to bed everyday taking meds and waking up only to have to take more. My doctor has referred me to support groups, but I don't... Read more »

Need your Help!!... Continued

Posted by Amanda, 2 Replies
...questions, you can also include anything else that you think may be helpful. Thanks!! 1. How has HIV/AIDS physically affected your daily routine and life in general ? (you may include experiences) 2. How has HIV/AIDS socially affected your... Read more »

One In 20?

Posted by Bear60, 3 Replies
...I heard on NPR that Washington DC is considering testing EVERY resident for HIV. They suspect the rate may be as high as 1 in 20. Did anyone else hear this? Read more »