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Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

What Is KS? How Is KS Treated? Can KS Be Prevented? What Else Is Being Studied for KS? The Bottom Line What Is KS? Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a cancer-like disease. It originally was known as a disease affecting elderly men of Eastern European or Mediterranean background. KS also occurs in African men and people with a weakened immune system. The most common cause of KS now is HIV infection. KS is a sign of AIDS. KS usually shows...
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It was a dark and stormy night... (NEEDLE STICK, 2010) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2010)

..and I went to a Wal-Mart. This is normally a creepy place, anyway. Oh, yes..it is. You need an armored vehicle and Kevlar.But my friend wanted to go and I was not driving. But I didn't want to wait in the car. Now, please understand that I am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Wal-Mart shoppers on dark and stormy nights only look like bloodsucking psychopathic syringe-wielding zombies, but in reality they are just harmless windblown, rain-drenched Wal-Mart shoppers.Go ahead and punch your buddy, but don't worry about... Read more »

needle poke at a rave

hey doc. needle poked me at a rave about six months ago at EDC 2009. or i think because i woke up the next day and saw a a little red bump on my bicep and a black dot in the middle. about two three weeks after that i had a fever for a day, and it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Ah yes, another "needle poke at a rave." This truly has become a QTND (question that never dies)! Doesn't anyone just dance or have clandestine nookie at raves anymore? It seems like raves have become overpopulated with deranged psychopaths... Read more »

Autoimmune disorders delaying seroconversion (AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS AND DELAYED SEROCONVERSION)

Dr. Bob, You are the man! Can autoimmune disorders delay seroconversion of HIV? Should people with autoimmune disorders test beyond the 3 month window period? What types of autoimmune disorders could cause a false negative outside of the 3 month...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This question comes up frequently for unclear reasons as it is not really a problem. See below and stop worrying, OK?Dr. BobLUPUS AND HIV TESTINGApr 18, 2008 Hello Could you please tell me whether a negative Elisa test at 3 months is conclusive... Read more »

delayed seroconversion

i read that coinfection can cause delayed seroconversion-past 6 months. any info in this would be helpful. i tested negative for hep and HIV at 6 months. but my soft palate and uvula are just atrocious looking. bumps and lesions and blood vessels,...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
So two main questions:1. Can the seroconversion of HCV be delayed?In general, patients with acute hepatitis C develop antibodies in about 8 weeks. Yes seroconversion can take longer, up to 12 weeks and very uncommonly as long as six months. However,... Read more »
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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

What Is HPV? How Is HPV Detected? Can HPV Infection Be Prevented? How Are HPV Infections Treated? The Bottom Line NOTE: In the U.S., counseling and referrals are available on a national human papillomavirus (HPV) hotline. Call... Read more »
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Fuzeon

Common Name: enfuvirtide or T-20 Brand Name: Fuzeon Class: HIV fusion inhibitor (a type of entry inhibitor) Standard dose: One subcutaneous (under the skin) injection of 90 mg (1 ml) twice daily (every 12 hours) into the upper... Read more »
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Clarithromycin (Biaxin)

What Is Clarithromycin? Why Do People With HIV Take Clarithromycin? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Clarithromycin Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Clarithromycin React With Other Drugs? What Is Clarithromycin?... Read more »
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An Overview of Prezista (Darunavir, TMC114)

dar-UE-na-vir Brand Name: Prezista Other Name(s): TMC 114, TMC114 Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Darunavir, also known as Prezista or TMC114, is a type of medicine called a protease inhibitor (PI). Darunavir... Read more »
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Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »

Seroconversion

Posted by nacho777, 2 Replies
Could it be psoible to have a sintomatic seroconversion with dierrea, with bigger linfatic and with rush in your skin but don`t have never fever, it seem very rare, don`t you think Read more »

Seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Do even the most immunosuppressed individuals seroconvert and test positive by 6 months? Read more »

sign of seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Except the CBC blood work which could show the seroconversion pattern, what other sign of seroconversion indicates that this process is finished ? would that be ...body irratation (very slightly needle pain feeling) + very slightly painful swollen... Read more »