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Hiv Genetic Resistance In The U.s

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Stavudine (Zerit)

...food restrictions with stavudine. Be sure your health care provider knows if you have had liver problems. Your liver will have to be watched carefully if you take stavudine, and your health care provider might decide that you should not use stavudine at all. What Are the Side Effects? When you start any ART, you may have temporary side effects such as headaches, high blood pressure, or a general sense of feeling ill. These side effects...
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Gene may hold key to neutralizing HIV: U.S. study

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The AIDS virus is especially hard to fight because few people develop antibodies to neutralize it, but U.S. researchers said on Thursday they have found an immunity gene that may offer a new way to fight back. They said the gene...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for the information. The Apobec 3 story is one we've been monitoring. Please note this is very early research, so don't look for it on your pharmacy shelves anytime soon. By the way, did you have a question?Dr. Bob Read more »

Stocrin and Babies (Safety and Toxicity of Anti-HIV Medications During Pregnancy, 2009)

Hi,Thanks for all the advise so far.I am 34yr female and positive for the last 11yrs, am considerng having a baby next year.I have been on stocrin and truvada for the last two yrs.I know stocrin is not compatable with pregnancy so I need advice as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...below regarding the safety and toxicity of anti-HIV medications during pregnancy. Talk to your HIV specialist. He will help you select your best treatment option.Good luck.Dr. BobSafety and Toxicity of Anti-HIV Medications During PregnancyA... Read more »

Resistance (TWO HIV POSITIVES, 2009)

Hello Robert,I met a guy and we are both HIV+ him 23 years and me 7 years.His CD4 is 155 and Viroload is undetectable on treatmentMy CD4 is 528 and Viroload is 3547 no treatmentHis virus is resistant to 90% of all medicine.My virus show hardly no...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Francisco Bay Area to Hawaii??? Nice! Certainly beats moving to Fargo or Crawford! If you continue on your current trajectory you should next wind up in Fiji or perhaps Sydney, both of which are also excellent habitations!!The poz-on-poz story is... Read more »

please help settle a bet Dr. Bob (ORIGIN OF AIDS,2009) (CONSPIRACY THEORIES, 2009)

Hello Dr. Bob,Hope you are doing well and I am a huge fan of the forum. my buddy and I are involved in an ongoing bet on whether the government is using HIV to perpetuate a biological warfare program. Dr., I already know that scientists use labs to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Regarding the government using HIV to perpetuate biological warfare, you are correct and your buddy is a conspiracy theory wack-job who will never make it through Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...(carrying the virus that causes AIDS). You can infect others who come into contact with your blood, semen or vaginal fluid. You should take necessary precautions to avoid transmitting HIV to others. A positive result does NOT mean: ... Read more »
British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Genetic Test Predicts Response to Maraviroc in Treatment-Experienced HIV Patients

... Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada -- A genetic approach to determining HIV tropism can be used to effectively identify patients who will respond to treatment with the CCR5 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Atripla (Efavirenz + Emtricitabine + Tenofovir)

...increase levels of efavirenz and should not be eaten before taking a dose of Atripla. What Are the Side Effects? When you start any ART, you may have temporary side effects such as headaches, high blood pressure, or a general sense of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

USA Today Examines HIV/AIDS Among Hemophiliacs, History of Virus in U.S. Blood Supply

...were settled by giving $100,000 payouts to the hemophiliacs and their families, USA Today reports. Blood products now are genetically engineered and heat-treated to eliminate nearly all viruses, according to USA Today (Sternberg [1], USA... Read more »
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National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the U.S. (Finally!)

Posted by TheBody
...years into the epidemic, U.S. government officials have formally unveiled the country's first national strategy for fighting HIV/AIDS within its borders. The strategy aims to establish a coordinated, nationwide effort to reduce new HIV... Read more »

U.S. women read this

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
... LISTEN WOMEN!! For your very life, assume any date/boyfriend has Hiv, and assume what he tells you, what you hear, what you see, in regards to him having led a strictly heterosexual life is a lie (the devil is the great liar!), assume the man... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...critical in order to prevent transmission of HIV from recently infected individuals. If you have been exposed to the virus, you should get an HIV test as soon as you are likely to develop antibodies to the virus-within 6 weeks to 12 months after... Read more »

New meds in development

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...morphing process the virus has to undergo to fuse with the cell. As a result, the virus cant get into the cell to release its genetic material. ENGINEERING RESISTANT CELLS: An antisense gene therapy medicine in development uses two novel... Read more »