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Hiv Facts And Figures

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When to Start Anti-HIV Medications

Terms Used in This Fact Sheet Antiretroviral: A medication that prevents a retrovirus, such as HIV, from making copies of itself. Anti-HIV medications are also called antiretrovirals. Antiretroviral therapy (ART): The recommended treatment for HIV. ART involves taking a combination of three or more anti-HIV medications from at least two different drug classes every day to control the virus. CD4 count: The number of CD4 cells in a sample...
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Trying to figure out when I contracted HIV

I was recently diagnosed with HIV with a low t-cell count in the 300's and a viral load in the 300,000 range. I am trying to figure out when I may have contracted the virus. I have been with the same partner for 9 months and he tested negative...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,With a CD4 count of 300 and HIV plasma viral load of 300,000 could you have contracted HIV more than nine months ago? Absolutely. In fact you may have been HIV positive for a number of years.Feel free to show this to your boyfriend. In... Read more »

Bipolar? Getting started figuring out my life!

Dear Dr. Fawcett,Thank you very much for the fantastic work you and the entire team at "The Body" do here every day. Without this wonderful website I would certainly not be where I am now as far as treatment of HIV and coping goes.I am a...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. It does sound as if your moods are cycling between some form of mania (which can manifest as irritability or aggression) and depression. The length of Bipolar cycles can vary tremendously and a period of remorse is very common.... Read more »

cdc figures not scientificially based acc. hopkins institute

Hello dear DR. Bob! As a regular visitor to your website I noticed you follow the CDC guidelines or take them as reference; a specific question asked at the johns hopkins patientforum about the reliability of those often quoted figures was answered...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.Please note when I quote these statistics, I always note that they are an "ESTIMATED per-episode risk." Estimates by definition are based on assumptions. Personally I would prefer just to advise folks that their risk is either high... Read more »

Basic facts about Hiv

Hello doctors,I would like to take issue with the overly cautious and often inaccurate info. you give regarding window periods etc.I am sure that you are all professional so I know you are aware of some of the points listed below. Your "cover...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Andrew,You'd like to take issue with the "overly cautious and often inaccurate info (I) give regarding window periods etc." Hmm . . . Andrew, I'd like to take issue with your taking issue! Yes, I am "all... Read more »
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help me figure this out please everyone

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
i have posted several times on this board. have a question for all of you to help me figure out. have tested numerous times dna test at 12,18,20,30,41,52 days all not-detected------tested ELISA 7,12,20,42,52,60,75 days all... Read more »

Help me figure this out

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have a question Does light stools(color) and more frequent trips indicative of HIV infection. I know not just by itself but all other symptoms have resided except for numbness is right hand pinky finger but that probably is due to nerves for... Read more »

Exposure Facts

Posted by Anonymous
To whom it may concern:

Infectivity of organisms (HIV included) follow two pathogenic forms: Virus or Bacteria. Antibiotics can be used to kill bacterial organisms in or on your body. They do this by attacking the very organism itself. Overfeeding... Read more »

the facts?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just discovered and started reading the posts on this site yesterday and to say the least they are very reassuring compared to the health sites out there. Am I correct to understand that if you have unprotected sex with someone one time, weather... Read more »