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Hiv Infectious Cycle

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Microsporidiosis

Causal Agents Life Cycle Geographic Distribution Clinical Features Laboratory Diagnosis Treatment [Brachiola spp. ] [Encephalitozoon cuniculi] [Encephalitozoon hellem] [Encephalitozoon intestinalis ( syn. Septata intestinalis)] [Enterocytozoon bieneusi] [Nosema spp. ] [Pleistophora sp. ] [Trachipleistophora spp. ] [Vittaforma corneae ( syn. Nosema corneum)] --> Causal Agents The term microsporidia is also...
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PML mis-diagnosed by Infectious Disease Specialist

How in God's name can someone who calls themself an Infectious Disease Specialist not recognize or atleast consider that his own immunosupressed patient could have PML????...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Although PML is an opportunistic infection all HIV specialists should be familiar with, making a firm diagnosis of PML can be challenging, as it requires not only a compatible clinical history and MRI findings, but also a brain biopsy... Read more »

Response for finding a more competent Infectious Disease Specialist for my daughter..

Dr. Frascino,I wish it were that simple.......you see as a result of all this lack of knowledge or caring from her doctor.....we buried my daughter January 18, 2009.......so from October to December she was treated as a stroke patient by then.....it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm very sorry to learn about your daughter's passing. I now understand your anger and frustration. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Dr. BobFollow up to my question on PML Nov 2, 2009The Infectious Disease Specialist (my... Read more »

Relation of Menstrual Cycle to Risk of Infection?

Is a woman more susceptible to infection from unprotected heterosexual sexduring menstruation? Is there any correlation between the menstrual cycle and degree of risk ofinfection?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. I am not aware of any study looking specifically at this issue. However, itis well established that anytime a woman has unprotected sex with an infectedperson (whether it be HIV or other Sexually Transmitted... Read more »

infectious disease vs. hiv specialist ??

whats the difference ?? are they basically the same thing ?? If they are different, what diseases do id's check for ??...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
This is a hotly debated issue. Here goes. ID docs are usually board certified in internal medicine and in the sub-specialty of infectious diseases. They see a variety of infectious diseases like diabetic infections, surgical infections, malaria, TB,... Read more »
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Cycles

Posted by genuinered, 2 Replies
How common is it for HIV to impact a woman's menstrual cycle? Could the medications impact it too? I am officially 11 days late (I have been on time or within a day or two since puberty). I just curious of the experiences of others.

Any help would... Read more »

HIV-NEGATIVE AIDS IS INFECTIOUS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Idiopathic CD4+ T-lymphocytopenia, or Non-HIV AIDS, is associated with a patented retroviral particle called Human Intracisternal A-Type Particle-Type II, or HIAP-II.

Autoimmune Technologies is developing viral protein antibody tests based on HIAP-II... Read more »

hiv infectious thru cloths?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Im a girl who had a guy rub his penis on my vagina while only having our underwear on.He ejaculated and I know his sperm absorbed through his undies and through my own and surly making contact with my vagina.Is his sperm infectious this way... Read more »

Worried Sick.. Is Yeast Infectious for HIV? (Long)

Posted by kdman, 2 Replies
Hey all,

I've been reading these boards and Dr Bob's Q&A's over the past month and a bit... and it's helped as well as disheartened at the same time.

I've been a textbook "Worried Well" over the past several weeks. I hope to believe that severe... Read more »