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Extra Protein In Blood Of Hiv Patients

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gene Controls Production of Protein That Blocks HIV From Entering Cells; People With Extra Copies Protected, Study Says

Individuals who have extra copies of a gene that produces a specific protein are less likely to contract HIV or develop AIDS than people from the same ancestry who do not have extra copies of the gene, according to a study published in the Jan. 6... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Research Seeks a Way to Destroy HIV Protein Shield

In November, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced it had awarded nine new Grand Challenges Explorations Phase II grants, one of them to Andy Qigui Yu, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at the Indiana... Read more »
University of California-Los Angeles

UCLA Researchers Find Cell Protein That Literally Nips HIV in the Bud

UCLA researchers have found that a key protein in the body's dendritic cells can stop the virus that causes AIDS from "budding" -- part of the virus' life cycle that is crucial to its ability to replicate and infect other cells. The study,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Low Blood Protein

The physican's assistant at my Doctor's office told me that on my lab results that the protein was low. It had a number six beside it. Is this something that I need to worry about? Is there something that can be done to bring that level...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,How helpful for the assistant to tell you something is low and not whether or not you need to do anything about it. Im not sure which "protein" he/she was referring to total protein, albumin protein, fractionated proteins, etc.... Read more »

INDETERMINATE HIV RESULT( updated EXTRA information with less grammar errors)? (BURD TURDS AS HIV SIGN FROM HEAVEN, 2010)

Hi Dr Bob,Thank you for being here and I pray to GOD you stay handsome and healthy forever. Hope you remember me the bird shit guy who got 'it' from heaven. I have made 4 donations to date and have received an extra dose good karma from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Burd-Turd-Guy,Medically speaking, no, no further HIV testing is warranted. An invalid/indeterminate result followed by a negative finger-prick rapid test the same day would conclusively indicate a negative HIV test result. If my reassurance is... Read more »

How much dietary protein?

Hi Doctor Frascino:How much dietary protein does a 62 year old man need? I was diagnosed HIV+ in Sept 06, take Kaletra and Truvada. Labs are great, been undetectable since January 07, but I have lost weight, from 160 to 144. My doctor said to use...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Carl,A 16-pound weight loss in a 160-pound guy is 10%. That can be considered a significant weight loss if it occurred without cause or a purposeful attempt to lose weight. I don't know how tall you are, so I can't advise you whether... Read more »

question regarding total Serum protein and hiv

I have tested negative for HIV back in 1992 during a long period of illness (> 1.5 yrs) swollen lymph nodes weight loss, intense pain in thighs. I have had cd4 counts of 614 and 635 and 2 elisa hiv tests both negative. Had Htlv tests wb...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
While certainly not a dignostic test by any means, many people with HIV have elevated serum total protein. DW... Read more »
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spit on eyes and mouth with saliva and black colour blood by an organophosphate poisoning patient

Posted by drsumit, 1 Reply
Respected sir,while working in the emergency department a patient came with organophosphate poisoning with hypersalivation and disoriented while i was inserting ryle's tube he strongly coughed and spit on me with saliva stainned with black colour... Read more »

ARS Patient cases

Posted by Anonymous
Primary HIV Infection Case Presentations
The following cases illustrate the complexities involved in recognizing and correctly diagnosing primary HIV infection (PHI). Extensive lab work, but also thorough history taking, is required. Patient 1 was... Read more »