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Extra Protein In Blood Of Hiv Patients

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AIDS InfoNet

Blood Sugar and Fats

...oftriglycerides. You need a fasting blood sample to measuretriglycerides or to calculate LDL cholesterol. Levels below 100are good, and levels over 160 are considered to increase your risk forheart disease. For very high risk patients, some health care providers try to lower LDL levels to 70 or less. HIV health care providers are treating more of their patients with highcholesterol levels, especially if the patients have a familyhistory of...
Ask the Experts

HIV infection cure? Was told on CNN. What do you think? Mommy of three. (BERLIN PATIENT, 2010) (TIMOTHY BROWN, THE BERLIN PATIENT, 2010)

Hello my beloved Dr. Bob. I hope you are feeling wonderfully. I am writing because I came upon this article today on CNN's news page. I think I know you enough to figure out what you think about it, but truly want to hear all you have to say about...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are more likely to die from West Nile virus. Most worrisome: The transplant treatment itself, given only to late-stage cancer patients, kills up to 30% of patients. While scientists are drawing up research protocols to try this approach on other... Read more »

dried blood on an HIV patient

Hi dr. Bob! Im a nurse, and i received a patient from the ER with penile bleeding. He is HIV+, and as i introduced myself to him, he shook my hand and while talking to him i noticed that his hand is covered with dried blood. I immediately went to a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...having the potential exposure evaluated. I agree your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible and that PEP was not warranted. Dried blood is not considered an HIV risk. You can be HIV-antibody tested at three and six months, if you remain concerned.... Read more »

HIV screening for donating blood (BLOOD DONATION, FALSE POSITIVE TEST 2009)

Dr. Bob, My sister recently tried to donate blood and was denied. She recieved a letter stating that she was HIV positive. How accurate are the tests that the Red Cross performs? She is getting an HIV test but I would like to know what the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...days. NAT is FDA-approved only for use in screening donated blood. It is not approved for routine HIV screening for individual patients. There are a number of reasons for this having to do with the sensitivity/specificity of the testing assay and... Read more »

Clinical Cemistry Parameters and HIV/AIDS

What is the effect of HIV/AIDS on Clinical Chemistry Parameters such as ALT, AST, Creatinine, Urea, Potassium, Glucose and Total Protein?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...parameters but can indirectly impact them if their is liver (ALT. AST), kidney (Cr, urea, potassium)) or metabolic (glucose) if a patient develops AIDS-related disease processes or side effects from treatment. The one exception is total protein... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Kidney Disease

...end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or kidney failure. This can require dialysis or a kidney transplant. The rate of kidney disease in patients with HIV has gone down significantly since the introduction of modern antiretroviral therapy (ART.)... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...counseling, which can be both time and labor intensive, in the hopes that this would decrease barriers for HIV screening for both patients and providers. These recommendations have not been fully implemented throughout the United States, since... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...and Aptivus given with Norvir, are also associated with liver damage. Unlike Viramune, PIs may cause liver damage at any time. Patients infected with both HIV and hepatitis C may be at higher risk for developing liver damage while taking PIs. In... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...therapy (ART). Severe anemia has become rare. However, ART has not eliminated anemia. A large study found that about 46% of patients had mild or moderate anemia, even after one year of ART. Several factors are linked to a higher rate of anemia... Read more »
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HIV and the brain - update

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...institutions published its results online Nov. 13 in the journal PloS One. The powerful antiviral drugs that keep many HIV patients healthy for years don't completely eradicate the virus from the body, and in the brain, even the very low levels... Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

headline news

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...8.Renal (kidney) failure 48, 23, 13 9.Hemodialysis/renal failure 56, 16, 41, 10, 49 10.Alpha interferon therapy in hemodialysis patients 54 11.Flu 36 12.Flu vaccination 30, 11, 3, 20, 13, 43 13.Herpes simplex I 27 14.Herpes simplex II 11 ... Read more »

Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays. Read more »