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HIV Treatment 101

Forget what you've heard about treatment for HIV. HIV treatment in 2009 is a world away from what it was even two years ago. Important new medications and older, proven medications can now be taken less frequently with reduced side effects. Nonetheless, choosing HIV medications and determining when to begin treatment are big decisions. Fortunately, newly infected people not on treatment typically can go 10 years without a single symptom. This...
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Tested -ve at 6 and 13 weeks. Have had abdominal pains since week 8 and they have continue to now 26 weeks. Lymps in neck and groin have been up for 2 weeks along with a cough and cold for 6 weeks now. Get numb fingers during the night.... do I need...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You don't mention what type of potential HIV exposure you might have had; however, assuming there are no extenuating circumstances and you had a "routine" potential exposure, such as unprotected sex, repeatedly negative HIV tests... Read more »

HIV, Nutrition, Exercize & Vitimans 101

Whats up Doc?Three years ago, at the age of twenty-two, I was diagnosed with HIV. I just started taking Truvada and Sustivia a little over three weeks ago. This is my first drug regimen and my side-effects have been nonexistent. However, the past...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Phil,Check the information on this site once again. I think you'll find what you are looking for. In particular, try the "Just Diagnosed" Quick Link on The Body's homepage. It will lead you to another menu of topics, including... Read more »

HIV and Inhibition of Antigen Presentation

Dear Doctor,Please dont ignore this.This is regarding your response that antidepressants have no immunosupressive affects. I understand that the usage of antidepressants results in an increased amout of interleukien 10 (IL 10 ) in the body....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I would be surprised if that effect is clinically meaningful. I have cared for hundreds of HIV+ patients on antidepressants and have seen no evidence of a negative effect. In fact, treating depression often improves adherence which leads to a... Read more »

HIV and Inhibition of Antigen Presentation

Dear Doctor,Please dont ignore this.This is regarding your response that antidepressants have no immunosupressive affects. I understand that the usage of antidepressants results in an increased amout of interleukien 10 (IL 10 ) in the body....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yes, some medications can have effects on interleukins, but this amount of down regulation of antigen presentation is quite minimal and will not affect HIV antibody tests. The immune system is much, much more complicated than you would ever... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS101 TEST FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER (Cata

Posted by Anonymous
1. How many Chalmydia cases take place in the US every
year ?

2. It is 10 times easier for a woman to get HIV than a man. True or False ?

3. How many sexually transmitted diseases are there ?
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HIV to AIDS Presentation=Help please...

Posted by Anonymous
How does HIV in a previously asyptomatic perosn present itself when it starts to become AIDS? What symptoms and physical changes occur? I know that thrush is a big one, but what else?

Please help...this is for a very dear friend who had a bruise... Read more »

How does AIDS present?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
When one transitions from HIV to actual AIDS,how does AIDS present itself initially? Does someone who is HIV+ go to AIDS with symptoms or this there is a middlestage?

Please help...

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