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AIDS InfoNet

The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

...addition, PEPFAR is building health systems to continue their work under PEPFAR and be accountable for results. Treatment includes commitment by government and community leaders; national HIV/AIDS policy and clinical guidelines; training programs for clinical and laboratory staff; laboratory supplies and staffing support; and community outreach to promote adherence to antiviral treatment. Prevention activities are based on the specific...
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Need an HIV Doctor in NYC

My 23 year old son was just diagnosed. his CD4 count is 500. He has a lot of symptons.. fever, nausea and he needs an specialist in NYC
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...provider as a specialist. If your regular provider isn't an HIV specialist, be sure they regularly get expert advice on HIV issues.Training and ExperienceMany people with HIV/AIDS get their care from physicians who are specialists in infectious... Read more »

HIV prevention testing product 'AWARE ORAL'

Hi Doctor,I am from Hong Kong and I made I think 2 donations previously to your foundation. Now I have a question. There is an advertisement in some peroidicals there is such a product called 'AWARE ORAL'. It claims that it can be used for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...if they can detect HIV much earlier than antibody tests. First, viral load tests are extremely expensive and require highly trained professionals to interpret the results. Second, the viral load test is so sensitive that a false-positive test is... Read more »

Disclosing my HIV status

Dear Robert,I am a foreign trained doctor, who has been diagnosed with HIV for the last 2 years. I have been doing well since being on anti-retrovirals. No health concerns. I have been interviewing this year in US for getting into a residency...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The policy regarding HIV-infected medical residents may vary from program to program. I would suggest you contact the programs you applied to and pose Read more »

Tear gas and Elisa test?

Hi doc,can my exposure to tear gas mess up an HIV test? I took tests at days 28, 80, and 96. All were negative. Test at day 28 and 80 were too soon. A few days before the test at day 96 I had a training exercise at work that involved use of tear...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you want and get gassed to the max without it affecting your HIV test results. Your Home Access test results are definitive. Retesting is not warranted.Dr. Bob Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Traditional Healers in South Africa Trained to Encourage People to Get Tested for HIV

... A group of traditional healers in South Africa is being trained to encourage people to get tested for HIV, BBC News reports. Traditional healers act as counselors and supply traditional Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...bloodsugar problems and visceral fat in HIV-negative people. Cardiovascular (aerobic) exercise and resistance (strength or weight)training decreased triglycerides and visceral fat in a small study of HIV+people. Another study showed that... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Choosing an HIV Care Provider

... Why Is Choosing an HIV Care Provider Important? Training and Experience Do You Have Similar Ideas About Treating HIV? The Provider-Patient Relationship Help Your Provider Help Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...exercise decreased lipid levels.There are two types of exercise: cardiovascular (aerobic) and resistance(strength or weight training). Both can help improve the way your bodyprocesses cholesterol and blood sugar. Cardiovascular exercise is any... Read more »
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chart with approximate accuracy of HIV antibody ??

Posted by sinso, 2 Replies
...contracted HIV may show up positive as early as two weeks after the time they were infected. According to page 11 of the Module 6 Training Manual from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the vast majority of those who contract... Read more »

Communicable disease test for work? Is that legal?

Posted by BayRS, 2 Replies
...McDonalds, KFC, etc...make you get a communicable disease test in order to become a manager? I heard that you need to go to training and also get a communicable disease test to assure you can handle peoples food. I don't understand why they... Read more »

Skill in HIV testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is there any skill involved in performing a HIV Elisa test? Does anyone know how long it actually takes to perform the test itself? Is the blood just fed into a machine which Read more »

Training Guide for the CDC Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I read a previous post regarding the CDC's recommendation regarding the window period. It is clearly written in there training manual that all people infected will have a positive test within 4-6 weeks. Only in RARE ocassions, does it take up to... Read more »