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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...to have more frequent outbreaks of herpes. These outbreaks can be more serious, and last longer than for people without HIV. Herpes sores provide a way for HIV to get past the body's immune defenses and make it easier to get HIV infection. A recent study found that people with HSV had three times the risk of becoming infected with HIV as people without HSV. A recent study found that treating HSV can lead to a significant reduction in HIV...
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resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

Super infection HIV+ couple

I am still trying to understand whether super infection is possible between spouses who are HIV+ and faithful to each other? We are a couple HIV+ my wife started taking medicines (Trimune 30) more than three years ago when her CD4 count dropped to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...reprint it below for those readers who may have had difficulty downloading the reference. Stay well. Stay informed. Dr. Bob Dual HIV Infection A number of individuals infected with more than one strain of HIV have been identified over the past... Read more »

diffrence between hiv infection and hiv 1/2 eia oositive and confimation negative

i was tested in september and was eia1/2 positive but confimatory westernBlot1 negative so am i called hiv positive or negative? in my lab test report it was written that negative westernBlot does not exclude hiv infection what does it mean? and i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...negative confirmatory Western Blot is considered to be a "negative HIV-1 screening test."The disclaimer about not excluding HIV infection refers to situations such as people being tested within their "window period." By the way, all laboratory... Read more »

Treatment for syphilis (SYPHILIS)

Dear Dr Bob,I was recently diagnosed with HIV on 22nd Feb 08. After a few blood tests, my HIV specialist informed me that I have also contracted syphilis.I was told that I need to redo a CD4 count again to confirm further treatment for syphilis. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and treatment of syphilis in individuals with HIV. The interaction of syphilis and HIV infection is complex and remains the subject of ongoing research.(1-6) Epidemiologic studies demonstrate that... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UN Chief Warns of Increasing HIV Infections

... In remarks in his World AIDS Day statement, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that new HIV infections continue to outpace efforts to treat patients, and much work must be done to achieve the goals of providing universal access Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Europe Needs to Step Up Fight Against Increasing HIV Infections, Piot Warns

... The number of HIV infections across Europe is increasing and countries need to boost their fight against the disease, UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Infections in Malaysia Could Surge to 300,000 by 2015, Official Warns

... HIV infections in Malaysia could increase more than fourfold by 2015, since the virus is being transmitted from high-risk groups to the general Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Infections Rising in Some Areas of Philippines, Warns UN Official

Though the Philippines has a national HIV prevalence of less than 0.1 percent, UNAIDS is closely monitoring concentrated epidemics within certain regions, said Teresita Marie Bagasao, country coordinator. Although HIV prevalence among those at... Read more »
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A bitter lesson and a warning from Malawi

Posted by Deceived, 2 Replies
...you have any connection with Malawi or know anyone going there on holiday, as a volunteer (as I was) or for any reason, please warn them about this man. I dont want any other woman to suffer the way I have. Unfortunately, it seems we are unable... Read more »

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everything and nothing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
So let me get this straight: Everything could potentially be a symptom of HIV, AND HIV could also be completely asympyomatic, AND if you have a symptom, it doesn't necessarily mean that you have HIV, although you might. Is this correct? Besides,... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »