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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Journal of the American Medical Association Editors Call for Papers for Special HIV/AIDS Issue

Dr. Jeanette Smith, contributing editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association , and Dr. Richard Glass, deputy editor of JAMA , in the Nov. 26 issue of JAMA issued a call for papers to be published in the journal's July 2004 issue,... Read more »
Being Alive

The Search for Disarming the HIV Virus by Removing Its Cholesterol

The winter issue of Being Alive's Newsletter presented a "top 10 list" of the most important HIV discoveries of 2011. One of these discoveries involved the connection between depleting the HIV virus of the cholesterol in the membrane surrounding... Read more »
Ask the Experts


Hi there, I found your contact details online and your help would be very much appreciated as I am currently in a panic mode! Here it goes: 1. I had anal sex (me top HIV neg) with a partner (bottom HIV pos with viral load 20k 26k copies)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,First off, what's up with your condoms? Did you buy them during the Reagan era? Have you been storing them in the glove box of your car parked in sweltering heat? Are you using oil-based lubricant (incompatible with latex)? I think it's... Read more »

% of MSM HIV transmission from protected anal sex magnetic couple

Hey Dr. BobThanks for all your great work! I'm in a magnetic relationship, and I was just curious if there are statistics regarding routes of transmission? Particularly, everyone says that unprotected receptive anal sex is the riskiest, but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Patrick,What you've read is correct: Unprotected receptive anal sex carries the highest per-act statistical risk for sexual HIV transmission. As for "protected" receptive anal sex, this is indeed considered "protected"... Read more »

The fear of HIV is taking over my life, please help. (PROPER CONDOM USE, 2010)

hello dr frascinofirst off i hope all is well with you, and your life partner dr steve. ive seen pictures, and u both are very handsome men. and you both look so happy with eachother.well to my current situation on april 3, i had sex with an unknown...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Scared Kid,1. There are many ways condoms can be improperly used! Check the archives for a full discussion of this topic in the chapter on HIV sexual prevention. I'll repost below a small sample of what you'll find there.2. Assuming you... Read more »

Is the chart on this site still valid today ?

Hello Dr. Holodniy,Are the cd4 and cd8 values trend and progression reflected in the 2001 Heppigram found on this site still a valid benchmark and a fundamental characteristic of hiv infection, or has the last few years scientific findings and...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I think that diagram is still valid and serves as an instructive example as to what is happening to t cell subsets in many cases, but certainly may not apply to any particular individual case.... Read more »
Connect With Others

Hiv nightmare-a must read for people with symptoms!

Posted by regularguy86, 2 Replies
It took me a long time to do this but here is my story or nightmare I should say. I am 27 years old. I made the mistake 5 months ago of having sex with a woman who used crack cocaine. This sex was protected mind you (I will get into that on a later... Read more »

Great Web Site for us

Posted by Anonymous
Check this out lots of good info w/ diagrams re: testing methods 1st 2nd gen elisa's etc.. Diagnosis.pdf

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How To Examine Your Lymph Nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Here is some information on the position of the various lymph nodes, as well as diagrams and photographs to show how lymph nodes are examined.
A great resources showing... Read more »

Question about swollen nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

Where exactly do you guys feel swollen nodes in your bodies? By swollen, do you mean they can be seen or felt? I can never figure out where to feel for these. Appreciate your answers. THanks

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