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Definitely Positive

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I don't have the results yet but I know I'm positive, didn't sleep at all last night, this morning my right groin node swelled up to the size of a bean. I inspected my mouth and found that I have thrush, I was taking solace in the fact that I... Read more »

Definitive Signs

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone tell me what are the DEFINITIVE signs that you are HIV infected? I don't mean full blown AIDS. Are there any early symptoms that will be synonymous with early HIV infection? Read more »

definite exposure symptoms but negative how?

Posted by jason22, 2 Replies
I have a question that I could not find addressed anywhere online. I know that the window period for HIV testing is stated as being anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months, with many places saying 3 months.

What I do not understand is, what kind of... Read more »

Oraquick - oral fluid definitive at 100 days

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Well, I was the guy who had unprotected vaginal insertive in Vegas with all the symptoms, nightsweats, lowgrade fever, chills, weightloss (7lbs), after the night sweats at week 4 I discovered ARS and lost my mind, I wasn't ever worried about HIV... Read more »
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HIV vs AIDS??? (DEFINITION HIV VERSUS AIDS)

BIG question. I have been getting conflicting info on this.What is the difference between HIV and AIDS? I thought (think) there is a huge difference between the two....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,No, actually there is not a huge difference. Everyone with AIDS (Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is HIV positive (Human Immunodeficiency Virus positive). AIDS is diagnosed when an HIV-positive person's immune system deteriorates to a... Read more »

AIDS vs HIV (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION 2008)

Dr Bob,First I would like to thank you for all the wonderful work you have done for HIV/AIDS. I enjoy your wit also. My question might soundstupid to you but I don't know if I stillshould be labeled as having "AIDS" or not. I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,First off, 55+ is not an "oldie" and can still be a "goodie" (as well as a "hottie!"). Next, I agree folks shouldn't get hung up on labels, particularly HIV versus AIDS. AIDS is a somewhat arbitrary definition... Read more »

HIV definitely exposure

after high risk exposure with HIV positive partner. If six months or seven months negative should i retest for my situation ? If so, when or how often ???...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.A negative HIV-antibody test six months or longer from the date of contact is considered definitive, conclusive and WOO-HOO-able!Dr. Bob... Read more »

CONFUSED ABOUT YOUR ARTICLE (DEFINITION HIV VS AIDS 2009)

In your answr to a patient , you said that the current definition of AIDS is not reversible to HIV. It is my understanding that even if you have been diagnosed with AIDS, once you get better CD4 more than 200 and no opportunistic infections the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello HIV Educator,"When did this definition change?" Actually the definition never changed. Apparently your understanding has been incorrect all along! Once someone has a diagnosis of AIDS, it is indeed absolutely irreversible, even if... Read more »
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American Academy of HIV Medicine

California Governor Vetoes AB937 but Orders HIV Specialist Definition

In a letter dated October 10, 2001, Governor Gray Davis explained that he vetoed California bill AB937 because it would have required the California Department of Health Services to develop risk-adjusted rates. However, in the same letter, Governor... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Would "Remain a Threat" Even If World Achieved "AIDS-Free Generation" by Any Definition

Lawrence Altman, former senior medical correspondent for the New York Times , writes in an opinion analysis in the newspaper that while there was much discussion about "ending the AIDS epidemic" and an "AIDS-free generation" at the XIX... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

No Definitive Link Between Hormonal Contraceptives and Increased Risk of HIV Infection Among Women, CDC Says

"There is no clear link between the use of contraceptives such as the birth control pill or Depo-Provera shots and an increased risk that a woman will contract HIV, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday," Reuters ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Merck's Canceled HIV Vaccine Might Have Increased Trial Participants' Risk of Becoming HIV-Positive, Researchers Say

New evidence suggests that Merck 's experimental HIV vaccine was ineffective among some trial participants with a pre-existing immunity to a common cold virus and might have increased their susceptibility to HIV infection, researchers reported... Read more »