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Do They Put People With Hiv In The Icu

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AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...kidney problems (see Fact Sheet 651 ), arthritis, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and various forms of cancer. Older people often take many different medications to deal with their health problems. This can make it more difficult for a doctor to choose anti-HIV drugs because of interactions with other medications. Mental Problems Older people may have more problems with thinking and remembering than younger people. These symptoms can...
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I think the p.c. word is morbidity . I recently had an argument with one of the very few friends iv disclosed to who stated , "people don't die from aids anymore". For whatever reason after 4 years despite three meds ( kaletra, truvada, instentra) I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...retractor. (MERCI = Mechanical Embolism Removal in Cerebral Ischemia.)She survived, and after several touch-and-go days in the intensive care unit she began to move her right side and say a few words. Within a week of the stroke, instead of being... Read more »

how to find informaiton reguarding aids

My friend has aids, his t cell is 13 he was just released from icu after 6 weeks of battling pcp pnemonia. He now is in a long term care still on oxygen not through his trach anymore only through the nose. They want to start HIV meds now. His liver...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...antiretroviral medications as soon as he is able to tolerate them. We would recommend he get a resistance test first to see if his particular viral strain is sensitive or resistant to the various antiretroviral drugs available. If he is not... Read more »

Pregant anf tested +, Scared lost Confused? Help

I'm 32 and found out I was pregnat with my 1st child at 6wk, at 9wk I tested hiv+. First is there a chance the test was wrong, my last test was in Aug and that was neg. Second I don't live in the US and have been told that I would recieve better...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...or go, do what you can to bring HIV/AIDS out of the shadows of shame, ignorance and fear in your country. These repressive attitudes fan the flames of the pandemic.Good luck.Dr. Bobhow to find informaiton reguarding aidsMay 16, 2008 My friend has... Read more »


Hi Dr Bob,l have been hiv positive for 8 years and have recently put my nane down for a clinical trial on a new hiv treatment, but we are waiting for more people to come on board, l live in new zealand,What l am trying to say here is everyone is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Thank you for reinforcing a point that many HIVers who are longing for (and even demanding) new therapies surprisingly overlook! We wouldn't be where we are today without the Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...Over 50 What Does the Research Show? Commentary Introduction It's a mouthful of a phrase, but immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) is a serious condition that can be challenging to diagnose and treat. The main... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS? known as acute infection or primary infection ), your immune system tries to mount a defense. That defense can cause many people to develop symptoms that usually go away after a few days. Here's the catch: Those symptoms, when they do occur... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...You should be careful about any HIV treatment, and especially if you see any of the warning signs of fraud. It can be difficult to know what's true and what's not, because many legitimate HIV treatments are very expensive and difficult to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...with men (MSM) is used in CDC surveillance systems. It indicates the behaviors that transmit HIV infection, rather than how individuals self-identify in terms of their sexuality. HIV and AIDS Diagnoses indicates when a person is diagnosed... Read more »
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Just Diagnosed With a CD4 Count of 5

Posted by thespoonybard, 1 Reply
...the VA would run the tests anyway. Mid-January I had my appointment at the VA. A week later they called me in to admit me to ICU. On January 25th, 2009 I was diagnosed as HIV positive and classified an AIDS patient. They told me my CD4 count... Read more »

long term non-progressors

Posted by norvasc, 1 Reply
...and do this I get a bit down. When tested positive I just became a registered nurse, and I work now and for many years in an intensive care unit where we still get patients not doing so well with aids. I don't say what my status is with anybody... Read more »

Lonely, Ashamed, Defeated

Posted by aloneindc, 16 Replies twice in the past year. I have always been so cautious about transmitting anything, but about a month ago I was diagnosed HIV positive. Im going crazy trying to figure out how this happened and am constantly feeling depressed, defeated, and... Read more »

Just tested +

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...And believe it or not other then the two odd one's out I've got SO SO SO MUCH support. I tested + a month ago, it was so difficult my boyfriend couldn't live with this & went his own way..which make it more difficult, I just had him in my... Read more »