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What Is Drug Level Testing? How Can TDM Help? Does TDM Work for All HIV Drugs? Difficulties With TDM When Can TDM Help? Future Directions What Is Drug Level Testing? It can be helpful to test a patient's blood to check the levels of a medication they are taking. Drug levels that are too high sometimes cause serious side effects. Levels that are too low might allow HIV to multiply and develop resistance. Testing drug levels is also...
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How can i bring HIV/AIDS testing to my high school?

I am a dually enrolled high school LPN student. My colleagues and I had the idea of having an HIV/AIDS awareness week were our ultimate goal would be to properly educate students in HIV/AIDS and have the health department come in and provide free...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I applaud your laudable efforts to bring HIV/AIDS awareness, science-based HIV prevention education, and HIV testing to your high school. My foundation has funded similar efforts on college campuses and found the experience to be profoundly... Read more »

HIV+ wife, brings worry into my family

Recently my wife and I went for HIV tests. the results were she turned out positve and I am negative. We have remained strong in the face of this result but it is undeniable a new chapter that I was not prepared has started in my life. we have one...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If your wife's CD4 count is 800 then she is not likely to be in any immediate danger to develop an AIDS related complication though TB, malaria and other infections can pose problems and need to be treated appropriately if present. She can... Read more »

Thanks, I hope this brings hope to others

Dear Dr. Bob,A few weeks ago I wrote to you because I had gone to my physician and requested an HIV test. I am a gay male, 36, who has always tested negative. You may recall, I directed my question to the forum on "HIV related fatigue and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'm delighted you followed my advice to resolve the "indeterminate" Western Blot dilemma. Personally, after reading your story, I think someone should drop a house on your primary care doctor. She is one bad witch!Thanks for taking... Read more »

Blood test infant question please extremely worried parent

Dear Doctor, I have a rather unusual question , I am sure that you were probably asked this before but I could not find it in the archives. I will tell you the whole story to make things clearer.We live in a Western European country where Hepatitis...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would strongly doubt that your baby is at risk. From the way you describe the event, it is almost certain that the blood you saw was your baby's. You can discuss this with your pediatrician but I would not suggest testing myself.... Read more »
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scared shitless-tell parents of possibility of HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had a low risk encounter (condom, no break no slip) with a high risk person (many sex partners status assuming HIV+ positive in retrospect) just 2 1/2 weeks ago, should I tell parents of possible exposure i.e. had one night stand?

Currently I... Read more »

I cant bring myself to find out the results

Posted by Anonymous
my home access tests results are available, but I can't bring myself to call...even got drunk in an effort to make myself handle the results easier, but it was still not enough to psyche myself up to call home access.

I received oral sex from female... Read more »

WHY DON`T PARENT`S TALK TO THEIR CHILDREN THAT ARE HIV+

Posted by MARYJB67, 3 Replies
I`AM CONFUSED ABOUT WHY DON`T SOME PARENT TALK TO THEIR CHILDREN WHO ARE AFFECTED WITH THIS DISEASE BECAUSE I`VE A MOTHER THAT DOESN`T TALK ABOUT THE ISSUE OR GO INTO THE HEALTH DEPT WITH ME EITHER BUT SHE WANTS TO KNOW WHAT THE DOCTOR SAY OR WHAT... Read more »

should a four week test bring serious hope?

Posted by scared77, 3 Replies
It's been a month after my risky exposure, I am slowly going crazy and I have gotten to the point where I don't think I can really take this any more.

I gotta get tested, do you think a 4 week post exposure test, should be considerably accurate?

hugs... Read more »