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Hiv Infected People And Their Stories

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HIV/AIDS Among Women

Early in the epidemic, HIV infection and AIDS were diagnosed for relatively few women and female adolescents (although we know now that many women were infected with HIV through injection drug use but that their infections were not diagnosed). 1 Today, women account for more than one quarter of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses. Women of color are especially affected by HIV infection and AIDS. In 2004 (the most recent year for which data are...
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Survival of HIV Infected People

Hi. I've been browsing this site and other HIV/AIDS sites for weeks now learning all I can about HIV. I'm currently waiting on PCR test results after having had a negative ELISA result at three months after a low-risk encounter...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Life expectancy is a very difficult question to answer accurately, but we have seen some very dramatic changes in the past several years. Without treatment, the typical survival with HIV infection was about 10 years. There were always a few lucky... Read more »

3 people infected with HIV after colonoscopy?

Dr. Bob, what do you think of this? Is it possible they all got it from unsterile colonoscopy equipment, or were they just 3 people with HIV who just happened to get diagnosed after testing? ---------------------By BILL POOVEY, Associated Press...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As it says in the article, so far there is no way to prove patients were exposed to the viruses at the VA. However, it is worrisome that recommended universal precautions and sterilization procedures were not being followed! I agree the VA must... Read more »

Swine flu and HIV-infected People

Any special precautions that people with HIV should take in the face of swine flu?Are there interactions between HIV meds and swine flu meds?should i get a flu vaccine now if I didnt get one before the winter?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, none is being recommended at this time. (See below.) But stay tuned and we'll keep you posted, OK?Dr. BobSwine FluApr 30, 2009 Hello Dr. Bob. I am asking this question in hopes that you will respond and people will read it. What... Read more »

GARDASIL FOR PEOPLE WITH HPV (GARDASIL VACCINE) (HPV VACCINE FOR THOSE ALREADY INFECTED WITH HPV, 2008)

Hello Dr. Francisco, Im a 24yr old male who recently found out has HPV, as a consequence my girlfriend also has it, but anyway my in my desperation to find information about it I found this site, question is: would it hurt just to try GARDASIL, you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Actually, my name if Frascino, not Francisco. So you can call me Dr. Bob.Regarding HPV, there are many different variants. But only a very few are associated with the subsequent development of cancer. The million dollar question remains... Read more »
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am i infected here's my story ...please help..

Posted by roma2010, 1 Reply
on may 5th i had sex with a girl that i barely know when i was done i noticed the condom had broken and i didn't notice when it happened, about a month later early june i noticed i got some chills and some sweats out of the blue that was the first... Read more »

Am I infected ? My story

Posted by Changedmylife82, 2 Replies
Ok, so here it goes. Two weeks ago I was feeling pretty ill. Flu like symtoms a dry cough etc. I also complained to the Dr. of having a bit of memory loss and unable to sleep. I had recently got a promotion at work which put me on the overnight... Read more »

interesting news story of man with HIV?

Posted by RPH, 7 Replies
Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Exposing Woman to HIV
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
ST. JOSEPH, Missouri A man who spent five years in jail for exposing sexual partners to HIV was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for knowingly exposing another... Read more »