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Epidemiological Model Of Hiv

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Relationship between AIDS and HIV

Contents Introduction The Definition of AIDS The Designation AIDS Is a Surveillance Tool Quantifying the Epidemic A Brief History of the Emergence of AIDS Initial Theories Retrovirus Hypothesis Seroprevalence Surveys HIV and Other Lentiviruses Course of HIV Infection Immunologic Profile of People with AIDS Mechanisms of CD4+ T Cell Depletion Koch's Postulates Fulfilled Evidence From Animal and Laboratory Models Geographic...
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The Epidemiology of Oral Transmission

RMK,Thank you for your service to all of us. I have a question that I believe a lot of us have. I was wondering where you received your figures on transmission stats, specifically on transmission stats involving cunnilingus. I have tried to find...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
When I've said that there are a "few" cases of transmission, I'm using the language that the CDC presents in their literature. In answering questions about statistics, I try to stick as close to the language that the CDC uses... Read more »

HIV + model not on treatment

Hi Bob, l recently tested positive to HIV and live in west australia,l got the infection in jan 08 and tested positive in may, l have had 3 tests first test cd4 440 and percentage %21 and second test viral load 14,000 and CD4 380 and percentage %25...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Grant,Prior to beginning any HIV regimen, I would recommend you obtain a genotype resistance test to ascertain if your viral strain is already resistant to one or more therapies. Once you have the results of that test, your HIV specialist could... Read more »

hiv model new treatment

Hi Bob,l sent you a message about first time treatment, as l model in west australia, and dont need face loss or hair loss and less toxic to my liver as l like a drink and l dont have hep b or hep c... please let me know the best first line...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
G'day West Australian Model-Guy,You've got things a bit backwards. You don't pick the regimen and then run a resistance test. Rather, you run a genotype resistance test first. This will let you know what drugs your virus is... Read more »

Bob is the role model

" In 1991, while performing a routine medical procedure on a patient with HIV infection, Dr. Frascino sustained a hollow-bore needle stick and laceration, resulting in his seroconversion to HIV positive". Dear Bob, It's been 13 years...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1. How do I cope with everyday life? Love, laughter, music, coffee, and helping others less fortunate than I am.2. What can we do to live our life normally with a noose hanging around our necks? Try accessorizing the noose into a clever... Read more »
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Looking for HIV positive/AIDS individuals to model

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm a photography student located on Long Island, in NY. I'm doing an editorial project on individuals living with HIV/AIDS. I would like to compassionately photograph you in your natural environment, as well as possibly in the studio. I... Read more »


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Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
They say that being HIV+ and on meds can change how you look. Not to sound vain or anything, but has anybody been able to maintain their muscular physique like some of the poster models for some of the drug company. I am very interested in... Read more »

Seeking Serodiscordant Role Models

Posted by AboutTimex, 3 Replies
Two guys here, mixed status, looking for a little advice. We've been together a few months and are navigating how to deal with our neg/pos match up. We'd like to hear from some similar couples about their experiences within a serodiscordant... Read more »