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How Do I Travel With Haart Meds

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HIV is HIV - is what is is..isn't it? Obama (TRAVEL BAN, 2010)

Hi Doc!!HIV is what is is: an incredible danger. Why, then, are some body fluids more infectious than others? If a person has got HIV, than they've got HIV and that's it! Anything can be infectious! The virus in the blood is still the same as in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...touching nasal mucous are unwarranted. A handful of snot is not a risk for HIV transmission/acquisition.Fact: Rescinding the travel ban for HIV was the correct and moral thing to do. The ban was discriminatory and was based on irrational fear... Read more »


Hi there, Id like to know if there has been any kind of improvement in order to let people using... Read more »

visa travel and hiv

Dr Bob, please tell me how countries can be so cruel to people who have hiv and are on meds with... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...form, or the herb St. John's wort. Do not use Zocor (simvastatin), Vytorin, or Mevacor (lovastatin) cholesterol (lipid) lowering meds; suggested alternatives are Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Lescol (fluvastatin). Liver enzymes should be checked... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...women have higher CD4 counts when they develop AIDS, perhaps they should be started on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) at higher CD4 counts than men. More research is needed to determine how to use viral loads and CD4 counts in women... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...of life for many. With a list of drug interactions longer than some phone books, it's a daunting drug to add to the multiple meds many HIVers have to take. Even though the Norvir contained in Abbott's PI Kaletra has long been available in a... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...of drug people may stay on for decades, patients and their doctors should be vigilant about kidney problems and concomitant meds that may cause them. The only side effect most patients might notice is stomach gas. Viread, like Epivir, has some... Read more »
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HIV and immigration OUT of USA

Posted by Dizengoff, 4 Replies
I am HIV+. My life is now over before it even began. All I want is someone to share my life with. I have tried, and cannot get a boyfriend... I have a responsibility to tell them I am positive, and that always scares them off... so I figure I should... Read more »

Travelling to U.S.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I would like to travel to Florida in Feb. like I did for years. I am on haart now since last summer and I am afraid that I will come into an control Read more »

Travelling with HIV Meds

Posted by jon_yvr, 6 Replies
...I am on 6 meds and I'm going the U.K., France, Germany, and Italy for a month. I'll be carrying alot of bottles. Has anyone had any experience Read more »

Let the meds begin!

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
...I am 27 years old and have been positive for nearly 2 years now. I am very successful for my age, travel non-stop for work and have just purchased my second home. My career is VERY stressful and I know that I tend to add excess stress Read more »