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Foods That Encourage Thrush Growth

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women's HIV/AIDS Coalition in Malawi Encourages Participation in Farming Program, Better Nutrition Practices

The Coalition of Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Malawi has launched a program to bring HIV-positive women together to grow crops in an effort to improve their access to better nutrition and help maintain their health, VOA News reports. The coalition... Read more »
Body Positive

Enhancing Your Immune System the Natural Way ... With Food

When I found out I was HIV-positive, suddenly the words "immune system" took on a new sense of relevance and urgency in my life. I decided right away on a path of natural means to keep my immune system strong. I did some research and decided that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Could a New "Viagra Condom" Encourage Safer Sex?

A new condom that could help men maintain an erection may be close to regulatory approval in the United Kingdom. Created by British biotech firm Futura Medical and licensed to the Durex condom brand, CSD500 is lined with a vasodilating gel and... Read more »
Ask the Experts

CMV, Thrush and CD4 of 60

Hi I know this is kind of long but there is a lot going on and we are really worried. I wrote in 9 months ago about my sister when she had toxoplasmosis. Six months prior to that she was hospitalized with pneumonia. Prior to the pneumonia she had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm sorry to hear that your sister is having such a difficult time. Her condition is no doubt critical. Brain lesions of whatever cause (CMV, toxo, etc.) often cause severe neurological damage. Your sister's profound immunodeficiency... Read more »

CMV, Thrush and CD4 of 60

I wrote in around a week ago and received a response telling me what we expected. There are some new developments. The doctors originally thought my sister inlaw had cmv and toxo. They are now calling it just toxo. She is on medicine for the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I have not changed my assessment of your sister's prognosis. I would not recommend holding her pain medications or any other comfort measures. If the three teams of physicians are giving you mixed messages, I would suggest you have the... Read more »

WOO-HOO or just Encouraging?????

So here it is- Give oral sex to a female stripper, fingering as well.1 week later sore throat-fatigue-fever-soaking night sweats,etc. lasting for approx. 2 weeks. Within the past 1-3 months have had loose stools, white coated tongue, cancersore on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk (fingering plus "lunch at the Y" with stripper at the Badda Bing) is negligible.Your undetectable PCR-RNA (4, 8 and 10 weeks), undetectable PCR DNA (6 weeks) and negative HIV-antibody tests (2, 6, 8, 10 and 12... Read more »

Human Growth Hormone and Lipodystrophy

I recently read that Serono has completed Phase 3 trials of HGH for lipodystrophy. The results seem promising. I have 2 questions: Do you expect the FDA to approve HGH for lipodystrophy, and if so...when? Do you think most insurance companies will...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Based on the results that I have seen presented at meetings it looks like hGH does help reduce intra-abdominal fat deposition and cervico-dorsal fat pad (buffalo hump) size. Unless any major safety concerns come up in the phase 3 trials it seems... Read more »
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Encouragement and Hope for all!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to let you all know that you all have an incredibly fantastic chance of NOT having HIV! Last year I was a regular poster on this board, I have had literally every symptom known to exist to make one suspect HIV... Read more »

Seeking encouragement and advice

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm finally posting to this board seeking encouragement and advice from anyone
who's been in the position I'm in now. First, I'll give you some background
on my situation. Many of my friends think I'm a hypochondriac (spelling?),
which is probably... Read more »

Encouragement Needed!

Posted by mikey334, 7 Replies
Hi all! I'm new here on the boards and I need a little encouragement. Unfortunately about six months ago I just got sick and tired of the whole treatment thing. From the bureaucarcy to a doctor that wouldn't listen to me I just decided that it... Read more »

Need encouragement...or something

Posted by stupidgirl, 1 Reply
My very high risk encounter was June 17 and i tested neg. last week on Monday. I'm still freaking out because there are new symptoms. I'm having pains in my pelvis and it feel bloated and on my left side feels swollen or something.When i talk i... Read more »