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How Do Doctors Determine How Long Someone Has Had Hiv

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The Well Project

Getting HIV Drugs

...have samples of drugs that will last you until a prescription program starts. Don't be embarrassed to ask your doctor or a treatment advocate or case manager from a local AIDS service organization to help you find short- and long-term options for getting the medications you need.
Ask the Experts

First claim of aids cure from the scientific community and qualified medical doctors! (BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT,"FUNCTIONAL CURE"

Hi Dr. Bob,While I dont have hiv nor have been at risk, I follow your posts just for your great sense of humour and expert knowledge.Anyway, the news just broke that German doctors have had a breakthrough which might be a big step in finding a CURE...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...procedure also carries significant risks, including a 30% chance of death. Plus, there may well be unanticipated short- and long-term consequences from the treatment. I'll print some additional information below. I'll also continue to follow this... Read more »

A Simple Questions about Prevention and Health Promotion.....[Medical Doctor]

Dear Bob, I ll try to keep this succint, i ve been through a HIV scare ...it was the worst 3 months of my life...but it sure as hell made me a better doc / person...as a result I ve started speaking to my medical colleagues about the need to be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...suffering is a laughing matter and that you are astounded by their lack of compassion. That may or may not make them stop laughing long enough to listen to your personal experience.Continue to spread the word, even if your audience is resistant... Read more »

100% HIV +ve from Oral Sex [ Medical Doctor]

Dear Dr Bob, I have a unique case unlike any other...(yeah where Have I heard this before) ...I can definetly say that I have HIV + from unprotected oral sex with an escort. Men like myself with foreskins are I feel at an infinetly higher risk from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hung Wankenstein to Head-in-the-Bushes overnight or was this a gradual change? I shudder at the thought that you are in fact a "medical doctor" as your title suggests. Where did you find information that "symptoms" such as these are suggestive of... Read more »

Dear Doctor, Does this mean that I won't have the HIV virus, and I can't transmit HIV virus even if I had.

Dear Doctor, Here is an update from http://www.thebody.com/updates/2007-03-01.html Herpes Treatment Can Control Herpes and HIV Viral Load, Study Finds Treatment with the herpes drug Valtrex (valacyclovir) not only reduces the viral load of herpes...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...You are right to say that some people who are severely immunosuppressed (as you may be) can have a false negative HIV antibody test. In that setting, the best test to determine infection becomes a PCR test, or some other antigen detection assay. Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Experts, Doctors Voice Concerns About Health Problems Seen Among Long-Term HIV/AIDS Survivors

...there are no data that compare the incidence, age of onset and cause of aging-related diseases in the general population with long-term survivors of HIV. However, experts say they do not see HIV-negative people in their mid-50s with hip... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Clinical Trials

...unlessyou want to. Each clinical trial has a written plan, or protocol, that describes thegoals and objectives of the study, how long the study will last, inclusion andexclusion criteria, and what tests and procedures are required of... Read more »
Project Inform

Making Decisions About Therapies

...important. Studies have shown that people with HIV who see doctors experienced in treating people with HIV are more likely to be long-term survivors than those with inexperienced doctors. According to these studies, an HIV-experienced doctor is... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...Over the years, drugs have been developed that can treat a wide range of medical problems, including HIV, and help people live longer and healthier lives. All drugs are tested to make sure they are safe and effective enough to be allowed on the... Read more »
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HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...was about one month after I think I could have been infected, but my lymphocytes were down). Anyway, what is the story for Doctors who are HIV positive? I saw a news article in the newspaper which said that recent patients of a HIV positive... Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...there are no data that compare the incidence, age of onset and cause of ageing-related diseases in the general population with long-term survivors of HIV. However, experts say they do not see HIV-negative people in their mid-50s with hip... Read more »

Are there any long lerm POZ folks around

Posted by rickincattco, 18 Replies
Hello again it is I. I have been reading the boards and i have noticed alot of the folks on here are recently diagnosed or within the past couple of years. I think that is wonderful that they are seeking info right away. It took me thirteen years to... Read more »

how long to live?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...hi. I'm wonderin what the average life expectancy is for someone in the US living with HIV. I know it differs greatly from body to body but any general ideas? Read more »