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An Overview of Tesamorelin

...also known as TH9507, is a type of medicine called a growth hormone-releasing factor (GHRF). GHRF causes growth hormone to be created and spread in the body, which helps control metabolism, body shape, and use of energy. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Tesamorelin was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on November 10, 2010 for the treatment of lipodystrophy in HIV-infected individuals. Lipodystrophy is a condition that causes...
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Can Coughing, Congestion, Aches, etc After Unprotected Anal Sex Be ARS?

Dear Dr Bob,Recently, I was involved in two risky encounters during which I had anal-insertive unprotected sex with another man. Two weeks ago, this occurred, and he went down on me as well, and I penetrated him for less than 5 minutes. The second...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Pokey and you were a willing participant. That's point #1.Point #2. Symptoms are unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. The reason for concern and testing is that you had unsafe sex. Period.Point #3. HIV-antibody tests taken... Read more »

Are acute HIV symptoms contagious?

If one develops flu-like symptoms shortly after contracting HIV (sore throat, congestion, cough), are the symptoms contagious? In other words, would someone within the vicinity who has not been in sexual contact with the serconverted individual...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) symptoms are caused by HIV. Even though these symptoms are often referred to as "flu-like," HIV Read more »

Is a dehumidifier good or bad?

Dear Dr Bob,I was diagnosed about 3 months and am on atripla for about 2 months now. I am feeling great so far. Will have my blood tests done soon.I was wondering, i live in a city were humidity is at 100%. Is it a good thing to sleep with a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Gerard,A dehumidifier is neither good nor bad as far as your HIV disease is concerned. I would suggest you use it if it makes you more comfortable and allows you a better night's rest.As far Read more »

Congestion Question

I have had congestion (accompanied with green sputum) for over 10 weeks now - which began 6 weeks after exposure. ( with an HIV + person) It has been VERY constant and unusual. Although I tested RNA undectable and negative at 58 days post exposure,...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
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Flu Season and Living With HIV

...planning a pregnancy during flu season; people with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease and HIV/AIDS; people 50 years and older; people who live, work or volunteer in health care facilities; and people with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...metabolic disorders and mitochondrial disorders) Weakened immune system due to disease or medication (such as people with HIV or AIDS , or cancer , or those on chronic steroids) People younger than 19 years of age who are receiving... Read more »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
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How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
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Chest congestion symptom?..6 days past exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Right now Im only 6 days past my exposure incident. Would symptoms even appear this early?? I feel like I am getting some chest congestion. Kinda that tight feeling. No fever whatsoever, no runny nose or sore throat? Should I be concerned, or... Read more »

Chest congestion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Any specific feedback on chest congestion? I have had a toally rattling sound when I breathe in, and been coughing up a lot of phlem. Just when I think I'm over it, it Read more »

Coryza (runny nose), cough, or nasal congestion

Posted by Anonymous
...are NOT what one may typically expect with ARS. This does not say that if you have these, you definitely don't have ARS (or HIV). However, these symptoms are much more indicative of one of the numerous flu viruses and common cold viruses which... Read more »

Oral Sex causing HIV?

Posted by jinLA, 4 Replies
...real. When I returned home from China I read a couple of scary things from the internet and medical resources. For one, HIV can be transmitted through oral sex when the infected person has open sores (but I wonder about someone with acute... Read more »