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AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...AIDS are older than 50. The number of older people diagnosed with AIDS is increasing. There are three types of older people with HIV: People who have been living with HIV for many years; older HIV-infected people who are just learning their HIV status; and older people newly infected with HIV. About half of the older people with AIDS have been infected for one year or less. The rates of HIV/AIDS among older people are 12 times higher for...
Ask the Experts

HIV & Allergies

Since becoming HIV-positive, I've noticed an increase in food allergies. For me, it's sulfites (bottled lemon juice, wine, dried fruits) as well as some ingredient that occurs in vitamins and pain killers which causes hives.
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Although there is no data on this, many of us complain about increased allergies after getting infected with HIV. Immune activation is common in HIV disease even with undetectable viral load. And allergies are just that: activation of the Read more »

Just now learning about HIV, but is it too late?

Dr. Franscino, I will be donating because I've been in the dark about HIV/AIDS and this site has educated me whether I like the truth or not. I'm a 30 yr male who has been bi-curious my whole life. I had never engaged in male-to-male sexual activity...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for your donation ( ). It's urgently needed and warmly appreciated. We'll use it to promote additional HIV/AIDS awareness and education. In return, I'm sending my best good-luck karma that your definitive three-month test... Read more »

Believe It Or Not: People Learn From Your Archives

Dear Doctor Robert:Believe it or not, people learn about safer sex from reading your forum. I would, however, like some reassurance from you that I "played by the safer sex" rules. I tried to use textbook protection techniques to protect my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...question #2.6.Is testing warranted based on these facts? No, of course not.7.Finally, you state, ". . . after reading all your archives, I concluded that the best way to avoid being in the anxious worried-well category is to take every precaution... Read more »

HIV Tests

I heard recently that the OraSure and OraQuick HIV tests can also tell what other STI's someone may have had in the past or currently is infected with. I was told the test(s) could be a "Parent's Dream Come True" ie., as a way of checking on their...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...this little known factoid? The "Journal of Irreproducible Results?" No, sweetie, despite what you heard, OraSure and OraQuick HIV tests test only for HIV. That's why we call them HIV tests! Clever, eh? If indeed there was a way for parents to... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Inflammation, Immune Activation and HIV

...throughout the body. Among people with HIV, combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) has dramatically reduced the risk of AIDS-defining opportunistic illnesses (OIs) and mortality directly related to immune suppression. But as HIV positive... Read more »
The Body

AIDS Activism 101: Steps to End the ADAP Crisis

...and an impressive assortment of advocacy groups such as Housing Works , A Brave New Day , Broward House , and the Florida HIV/AIDS Advocacy Coalition. Even pharmaceutical representatives were there to explain their drug assistance programs... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Learning Disabled May Engage in Unsafe Sex: Survey

...benefits of contraception, many seemed unsure about where to obtain contraceptives. Most gave accurate definitions of STDs and HIV/AIDS, though some thought HIV could be transmitted through a toilet or bath. According to Yacoub and colleagues,... Read more »
The Body

HIV Testing 101

...listing of overviews, news and research articles . If you'd like to get tested for HIV, talk to your doctor or call a local HIV/AIDS hotline or HIV organization to find out about trustworthy places you can go for testing. If you live in the... Read more »
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How to Live With HIV

Posted by judy
...As few as 10 years ago, AIDS was considered an automatic death sentence. From the time a person developed full-blown AIDS to the time of death was generally Read more »

Just learned my son is HIV positive

Posted by scaredmom, 8 Replies
...I just found out yesterday that my 26 year old son is HIV positive. I am scared and I think somewhat in shock. What do I do now? How do I help him the most? I would love to hear from Read more »

Free video: "Top Ten Myths About HIV/AIDS"

Posted by AIDSvideos
...Hi - This is to announce the beta 1 release of, whose mission is to prevent the spread of HIV and to assist those affected by making all the world's HIV/AIDS educational Read more »

Contacting other HIV+ active duty soldiers

Posted by armypoz, 5 Replies
...I am HIV+ and currently serving on active duty. Would like to contact other active duty soldiers of any branch that would be interested Read more »