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HIV Clinical Trials FAQ

What Is a Clinical Trial? Can Anyone Join a Clinical Trial? What Are Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria? What Is Informed Consent? Does it Cost Anything to Join a Clinical Trial? What Is a Placebo? Are All Clinical Trials Sponsored by the Government? What Is Expanded Access? Are There Other Ways to Receive Free Treatment for HIV? What Is a Clinical Trial? A clinical trial is a type of research study commonly designed to...
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CDC HIV FAQs: KS or rash?

Hi Doc,I am sure that a similar question has already been asked but, on the CDC Web page concerning HIV FAQS, they mention that red blotches found on or under the skin, or in the mouth, nose or eyes can be a symptom of HIV. What are they...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
They are referring to Kaposi's sarcoma.... Read more »

faq on jama hiv/aids site

mr.sowadsky. i just visited jama's web site,on the faq portion the question was what are the three warning signs that someone might be hiv-t,in order they were. 1) seborrheic dermatitis.2)"true"mucopurulent sinusitis.3)bacillary...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions.I took a look at the JAMA website to see what they mentioned. There arenumerous warning signs that a person may have HIV (not just three). This isbecause there are numerous symptoms associated with HIV infection.... Read more »

NOT FAQ !!! Please Answer....

Hi Dr Bob;If i have been infected from my partner during several unprotected sexual contacts and if i got the hiv more than one time from the same partner, may be in every contact, Does it change the window period? I mean does the window period...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The window period for testing is defined as three months from your last possible exposure (the last time you had unprotected sex). (And actually this is a FAQ! Check the archives!)Good luck.Dr. Bob... Read more »


Dear Dr. Bob,Once again, I don't think words can adequately convey just how thankful we all are that you are here to answer our nagging (and sometimes frantic) questions. You have answered mine previously and I can say that nothing else has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Michael,Not that kind of proposition??? Awwww shucks . . . .I think your idea is excellent! If you'd like to comb the archives and develop a list of FAQs, that sounds great to me! The archives, be they weird or wonderful, witty or... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Por que no hacer un FAQ de VIH/SIDA?

Creo que todos tenemos muchas preguntas y si hacemos un FAQ (frequently asked question) resolveremos muchas dudas.

Se puede hacer entre varias personas o alguien que sepa mucho y tenga tiempo que lo haga y que... Read more »

Sobre Test HIV?

Posted by Trent_Dave, 5 Replies
Quisiera saber si el mtodo MEIA es tan confiable como el ELISA? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Anyone have any good links to sites that discuss that 3 months is conclusive (i.e. CDC, WHO, etc.)? I find conflicting info out there and thought it might help calm some nerves if anyone could supply some good links to info. Read more »