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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs (including prescription medications), or poisons can also cause hepatitis. So can opportunistic infections such as Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC, see Fact Sheet 514 ) or Cytomegalovirus (CMV, see Fact Sheet 504 ). Hepatitis is a very common disease. It can affect people even if their immune systems are healthy. Hepatitis can lead to serious scarring (cirrhosis) of the...
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So very confused by conflicting information!!! pls help

Hello Dr McGovern, I hope you can help clear up something once and for all. I had a severe bout with Acute Hep B in Dec 2003, I became VERY sick and my liver enzymes went through the roof, 5 months later I cleared the virus (Hep B surface antigen...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I did not read your entire story, but let me clarify a few things:1. Your gastroenterologist is correct that your past hepatitis B infection cleared, as demonstrated by your blood testing. You are not at risk of passing this infection onto... Read more »

H1N1 vaccine

HelloThis may seem like a silly question, but why shouldn't HIV(+) individuals get the "attenuated live virus" that is available through the flu-nasal mist especially if one has already had the regular flu shot over a month ago?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infections. However, others help your body fight an infection that you already have. These are called "therapeutic vaccines." See fact sheet 480 for more information on therapeutic vaccines and HIV."Live" vaccines use a weakened form of the germ.... Read more »

Flu Vaccine's and BLIPS

Could the seasonal flu vaccine or the N1H1 vaccine cause a Viral Load BLIP (slight to moderate rise) sometime after having one?I ask because I have been religious taking my HIV med's since 1998 and back in September & October I received my vaccines....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infections. However, others help your body fight an infection that you already have. These are called "therapeutic vaccines." See fact sheet 480 for more information on therapeutic vaccines and HIV."Live" vaccines use a weakened form of the germ.... Read more »

DOES size matter??? CDC FACT SHEET -- EFFECT OF ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY ON THE RISK OF SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HIV AND SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

I'm a gay male form Vermont, 54, have been pos 22 years and finally, after all of the myriad meds, highs and lows and being brought back from the abyss in the mid 90's, have tested undetectable during the past year. It feels good. And beyond...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...use latex or polyurethane condoms for all penetrative sex. Just to prove I'm not "quacking," I'll post below the CDC's recent fact sheet on the effect of antiretroviral therapy on risk of sexual transmission of HIV infection and superinfection... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B Vaccine: Fact Sheet

...surface antigen)-positive mothers are healthcare workers who have contact with blood are sex partners of persons with chronic hepatitis B virus infection Post-vaccination testing should be completed 1-2 months after the third vaccine dose... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

U.S. Antiretroviral Therapy Guidelines

...decisions on antiretroviral therapy (ART). Before changing treatment, the tests should be repeated to confirm the results. Fact Sheet 124 has more information on CD4 cell tests and Fact Sheet 125 covers viral load testing. Viral load should... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...How Was the Syndrome Identified? Several patients developed cytomegalovirus (CMV) after they started HIV treatment. See Fact Sheet 504 for more information on CMV. In some cases, these patients had not been diagnosed with CMV before they... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...This will be very helpful if you ever change health care providers. Routine Laboratory Tests CD4 (T-cell) Count (See fact sheet 124 ): This test measures the strength of your immune system. It also indicates your risk of developing... Read more »
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blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »

Condom and pinhole question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I found this one a fact sheet that someone else on here had posted: Laboratory studies generally have found that viruses do not pass through intact latex Read more »

insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »

hepatitis b and insertive oral sex

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infected by hepatitis B from insertive oral sex??im negative test 5 monts and 2 weeks of HIV after my last encountrer- thanks Read more »