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This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

Welcome to This Month in HIV. I'm Terri Wilder . This month's topic is HIV and hepatitis C coinfection. Up to one third of people with HIV are estimated to also have hepatitis C, and living with both viruses is no picnic. The good news is that,... Read more »
HIV Prevention Justice Alliance

Building a Bridge to 2014 for People Living With HIV: Update and Advocacy Strategy

When: Tuesday, September 27 @ 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. ET Click here to register and receive information on how to join this webinar . Background: Join Dose of Change , the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School & the... Read more »
Project Inform

U.S. Guidelines for Treating HIV Get Updated

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced an update to the federal Guidelines for treating HIV on January 10, 2011. The revisions are mostly small changes to using certain HIV meds, CD4 counts and viral load test results. Other... Read more »
Ask the Experts

hiv updates

Are new treatments coming out every day? breakthroughs or are things looking grim every day i hear more people and friends are getting infected what holds new in the future for hiver's I hear all this headway but no cure? then on internet i...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Here is a link to a recent <a href="http://thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Meds/Current/Q172736.html" target=_new>post </a> about the Ceragenin press coverage. No scam but rather this a reflection of the new leads that frequently crop... Read more »

INDETERMINATE HIV RESULT( updated EXTRA information with less grammar errors)? (BURD TURDS AS HIV SIGN FROM HEAVEN, 2010)

Hi Dr Bob,Thank you for being here and I pray to GOD you stay handsome and healthy forever. Hope you remember me the bird shit guy who got 'it' from heaven. I have made 4 donations to date and have received an extra dose good karma from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Burd-Turd-Guy,Medically speaking, no, no further HIV testing is warranted. An invalid/indeterminate result followed by a negative finger-prick rapid test the same day would conclusively indicate a negative HIV test result. If my reassurance is... Read more »

**UPDATE** HIV DNA PCR

Dr. Bob,Well, your previous advice came too late, and I ordered another HIV DNA PCR as well as two Elisa's. All came back negative, as did the woman's rapid test and Elisa. Now, I'm set back about $700 and considerable...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,My advice came too late??? Hmmm . . . well another way to look at it is that perhaps your expensive, excessive and unwarranted extra tests came too early!!! Either way the negative result is, of course, good news. The $700 bill is not!!!Dr. Bob... Read more »

Updated HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Guidelines

I recently got stuck with a needle which was in an HIV positive patient's gum. The needle did not have any associated blood. Would you recommend prophylactic AZT in such a case?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. When deciding on whether HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is indicated in a specific case, you need to ask yourself the following questions:1) Was the patient KNOWN to be HIV positive or KNOWN to be at high... Read more »
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Sex and HIV update

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been positive for approximatelyy 4 months and have had no sex.
People will think I am still nuts but I think I am doing the right thing by not spreading the virus and keeping my cool.
I am taking sustiva and combivir and it is helping! Sex is... Read more »

Sorry for the delay in posting-HIV Journey Update

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello my friends,

Its been a while since I last posted and promised you I would provide any updates as they come along. Well here they are....Since the last post, I am knee deep in the whole acceptance phase. My attitude has changed for the better... Read more »

HIV and the brain - update

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
My neurologist at UCLA, Dr. Elyse Singer, has been warning since the mid 1990's that HIV's effect on the brain and nervous systems was a ticking timebomb. The meds never completely eradicate the virus from the body and never effectively cross the... Read more »

HIV2 window update?

Posted by still_have_hope, 1 Reply
Hi

I had risky encounter with someone who had confirmed HIV2
I would like to know if

1 HIV duo combo is conclusive for HIV2 after 90 days or is the window periodlonger for HIV2?
2 is p24 antigen (i took first test after 25days) only for HIV1 or 2... Read more »