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Do I Need To Take Nascobal

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AIDS InfoNet

Salvage Therapy

What Is Salvage Therapy? How Can You Avoid Salvage Therapy? When Does Someone Need Salvage Therapy? What Is a "Holding Regimen"? Getting Access to New Drugs The Bottom Line What Is Salvage Therapy? Antiretroviral therapy (ART) sometimes needs to be changed if the treatment is not working. This usually happens when the HIV viral load (see Fact Sheet 125 ) rises instead of staying very low. A rise in viral load almost always...
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Vitamin B12 Intranasal Jel

Dear Dr. Frascino:Is there a way to ideantify the maker of the vitamin B12 intranasal jel? This information is for my physician. The good doctor wants to know who manufatures this jel. expressions of my gratitude, your site is an incredible soure of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Frank,Sure. In the United States, the product is called Nascobal and it's manufactured by Schwarz Pharma, Inc. You might mention to your doctor that this information is easily located by checking Read more »

Vitamin B12 shots

Hey Dr. Bob,I am an underweight man in my mid 30's who has been living with the virus since before '99. I am well educated and want to be impowered to make decisions about my care. My blood work has consistently shown low RBCs and high MCVs and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for example. The only reason to take supplemental vitamin B12 injections (or the new more convenient vitamin B-12 nasal spray, nascobal) is if you are vitamin B12 deficient. This can be determined with a simple blood test.A bigger problem is your... Read more »

SEROSTIM: DO PROS OUT WEIGH CONS?

JUST STARTED ON SEROSTIM! DO THE PROS OF THIS DRUG OUTWEIGH THE CONS? I'M HAVING EXTREME FATIGUE,AND I DON'T KNOW IF IT IS THIS DRUG OR MY DEPRESSION, OR SOME OF THE OTHER DRUGS IM ON, BUT FATIGUE IS BECOMING A HUGE PROBLEM, TO THE POINT WHERE I...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
The main side effects of Serostim are mild swelling and edema (usually in the hands and feet), stiffness in the joints and elevation of blood sugar levels (diabetics need to be careful with this drug). Overall, only 1-2% of people end up having to... Read more »

low b12

Could a mildly low b12 count cause a slightly lowered rbc(3.6)scale starts at 3.8 to 5.10 with a hemaglobin at 12.Would a nasal spray help.Supplements aren't doing anything and I don't think my doctor is keen on injections. I'm always tired despite...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,That would depend how low your B12 was. Certainly Nascobal (B12 nasal gel) has been shown to be quite effective. Are you anemic? If you are a man, your hemoglobin is below the normal range Read more »
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Vitamins and Minerals

Why Are Vitamins and Minerals Important? What Are Antioxidants? How Much Do I Need? Which Nutrients Are Important? What About Other Supplements? Can Nutrients Be Harmful? For More Information Why Are Vitamins and Minerals... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Starting Anti-HIV Medications

Terms Used in This Fact Sheet AIDS: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. AIDS is the most severe stage of HIV infection. People infected with HIV are diagnosed with AIDS when their CD4 count falls below 200 cells/mm 3 or if they develop an... Read more »
The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

Table of Contents What Are Microbicides? How Would Microbicides Work? Are Microbicides Currently Available? What Is Happening in Microbicide Research? Would Microbicides Eliminate the Need for Condoms? Would Microbicides... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nutrition

Why Is Nutrition Important? Nutrition Guidelines for People With HIV Practice Food Safety What About Supplements? The Bottom Line For More Information Why Is Nutrition Important? Good nutrition means getting enough macronutrients... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

I tested Positive, My boyfriend didnt, False positive?

Posted by ruraltgwoman, 1 Reply
I tested positive for HIV on 12/10. My boyfriend just got his results back today 12/21. His results came back negative. We have been having unprotected sex for the last 4 years and have been together for 5. I have only been wih him during that... Read more »