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Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) Fact Sheet

What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Diagnose PML? How Do You Treat PML? Potent Anti-HIV Therapy Cytosine Arabinoside (Ara-C) Experimental Treatments Commentary The Bottom Line PML is a rare AIDS-related condition of the brain, caused by the JC virus. World wide, more than 4 in 5 adults are exposed to this virus, but it only causes disease in people with weakened immune systems. Before AIDS, PML was rarely seen except in people with...
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Hi Bob, I thought this would be useful and interesting info to all users.There are many reasons to be optimistic that a useful HIV vaccine can be developed. Perhaps most compelling is the fact that the human immune system can control HIV under...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks. Yes, we must all remain optimistic. However, I must tell you that reports from recent HIV vaccine trials have been anything but encouraging. That doesn't mean we should give up, but rather that an effective vaccine is still not... Read more »

Dr. Robert Frascino, this may interest you

Dr. Bob,I've written to you before, but I'm trying again, as I think my situation can ease many people's minds: If I end up being positive, I'll return to this forum as a graduate, and give an educational lecture for the WW...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Uhmmm, exactly what makes you think your case "seems a tad more likely to be HIV than most in this forum?" Id say there are several thousand folks waiting for answers at this very moment who might disagree with you.Second, if you do... Read more »

AIDS donations--interesting point

Bob-What do you have to say about the USA donating more money to fight AIDS under Dubya than any other administration (even when adjusted for inflation)? He has made it a priority, and it seems like you give him absolutely no credit. You act as if...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Perhaps we just look at the facts somewhat differently.That Mr. Bush decided to cut off funds for the U.N. Population Fund means that more African girls will die in childbirth. Even more tragic is the fact that Bush's blind hostility to... Read more »

Interesting news about AZT"AZT (Retrovir), a key component in both of GSK's current best- selling AIDS medications. Burroughs neither invented AZT (which was first created in 1964 as a possible cancer...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for the observation.The fact is that many of the nucleoside analogs were first developed as possible cancer drugs. A large library of candidate compounds are often screened for activity against new targets, like viruses. This is, by the... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am posting this for people to read for information NOT to pass judgement. This is fresh off the presses from HIVInsite. It is very interesting how low the numbers actually are relative to the entire population and other diseases of people w. HIV... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous
REceived my test results yesterday and they were NEGATIVE!! To recap, my exposure was one of possible concern....more so than others I suppose is how I should put it. Unprotected vaginal sex with three guys...all whom I knew and talked about their... Read more »

Interesting news on HIV treatments..

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
A presentation at the 14th International AIDS Conference in Barcelona by a University of Pittsburgh AIDS researcher reveals the "most common cause of death among HIV positive people is liver failure." Dr. Amy Justice bases her
conclusions on a study... Read more »

interesting topic

Posted by zdenal, 1 Reply
hi I already know of HIV is not my problem. I am happy. I recently rode the subway and I read an article about someone who did not have HIV antibodies and had almost nothing. My partner is also negative so I already know that I am not one of those... Read more »