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When to Start Anti-HIV Medications

Terms Used in This Fact Sheet Antiretroviral: A medication that prevents a retrovirus, such as HIV, from making copies of itself. Anti-HIV medications are also called antiretrovirals. Antiretroviral therapy (ART): The recommended treatment for HIV. ART involves taking a combination of three or more anti-HIV medications from at least two different drug classes every day to control the virus. CD4 count: The number of CD4 cells in a sample...
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med student question-- clarification regarding dried blood, cdc facts and hiv , and hep c vaccine.

Hello Dr. Frascino, how are you? I have not been on this site for some time. I am happy to see that you are doing well, I hope that your CD4 count is keeping up. The reason why I am calling, is for clarification. I had some new tiles put in my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.It is true that as far as blood-borne pathogens are concerned hepatitis C virus (HCV) is heartier and survives longer outside the body than HIV. The duration of survival depends on ambient room temperature, humidity, viral strain, etc. Your risk... Read more »

give me the facts: hep c and hiv co-infection?

Dr. Dave,I am a bit confused. Falling into this category I am wondering what the difference is in life expectancy having both of these conditions rather to just having hiv? Can i expect decades or just years at the most?Walter...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear Walter,I urge you to also post this question in the Hepatitis and HIV Forum as that is where you will find the co-infection extraordinaires. Data suggest that having both viruses is worse than having either one alone.Now this is based on... Read more »

HIV in children and oral facts

I study dentistry in the University of Costa Rica. I am doing an assignment for my Oral patology class about AIDS in children. I would like to get as much the information as possible, at least I would like to know all the info about how the virus...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
For materials pertaining to Pediatric HIV/AIDS, both medical and oral health implications, please visit HIVdent's Pediatric Section located at the following URL: http://www.hivdent.org/pediatrics/pediatric.htm.If you have any further questions,... Read more »

DOES size matter??? CDC FACT SHEET -- EFFECT OF ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY ON THE RISK OF SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HIV AND SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

I'm a gay male form Vermont, 54, have been pos 22 years and finally, after all of the myriad meds, highs and lows and being brought back from the abyss in the mid 90's, have tested undetectable during the past year. It feels good. And...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,There is no question that being on effective combination antiretroviral therapy that drives HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels significantly decreases the risk of HIV transmission. However, and this is a very big however, it does not... Read more »
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I'm trying not to scare anyone, but facts are fact

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
In fact I'm not trying to scare anyone, and I don't want to make a kid's game out of the Bulletin Board. I'm just trying to make everyone realize that 99,9% of people doesn't cover all individuals, when talking about tests... I'm sure that 999 of... Read more »

Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

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Key facts about HIV/AIDS
Reuters NewMedia - August 10, 2006
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The world's largest international AIDS conference opens in Toronto, on Sunday, 25 years after the epidemic... Read more »

HIV Facts, Helplines & Health Advisers In The UK

Posted by Anonymous
For those of you undergoing the HIV Scare Crisis in the UK, I am posting the telephone numbers of the local helplines.

A telephone conversation with someone knoledgeable about the disease (such as the helpline operators) may come in very useful. It... Read more »

Need an Opinion/Fact

Posted by Mcity1, 1 Reply
I had recently Posted and never got an experts opinion on the abstract, Ive done all Tests possible to no avail and i do not even have stress over HIV, I fear diabetes and cancer more, but i needed to hear what the experts think about having... Read more »