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The Well Project

Tuberculosis

...Contents Introduction Forms of TB TB and HIV Preventing TB Diagnosing TB TB Symptoms TB Treatment The Bottom Line Introduction Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious respiratory disease of the lungs and respiratory system. Along with HIV, TB is the one of the world's leading causes of death due to disease. It is estimated that 10-15 million people in the U.S. are infected with TB. And the disease is much more common in...
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Paranoid Republican - Back with another question

Dr. Bob,I hope you are doing well. It has been a long time since I have been here--and a long time since I was a worried-well.But (and there is always a but) I have a mild concern to which I probably already know the answer, but would love your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tea-bagger at an anti-Obama rally hosted by Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, OK? There are many potential causes of recurrent lower respiratory tract infections. Your doctor (or an infectious disease specialist) should be able to conduct the... Read more »

Smokey The Bear (SMOKING and HIV, 2009)

Hey Doc.,I'm positive, a bit overweight (a bear, lol), and I smoke cigaretts. Do I really have to quit? Hell, I'm already HIV positive, aren't my Marlboros now a rather minor issue??? I'm doing OK on my HIV meds. My HIV doc hasn't mentioned my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), while children exposed to smoke in the home are more likely to develop asthma, upper respiratory tract infections, and middle-ear infections. One study done in the pre-HAART era showed that HIV positive... Read more »

How are you and your partner dealing with upcoming swine flu?

All people with HIV are recommended to get a swine vaccination and a regular flu vaccination. Since the swine flu vaccination will not be available till October, would you recommend that people with HIV get the regular flu shot now and then go...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...with HIV infection, especially persons with low CD4 cell counts, are known to be at higher risk for viral and bacterial lower respiratory tract infections and for recurrent pneumonias. Evidence that influenza can be more severe for HIV-infected... Read more »

Marijuana use (MARIJUANA, 2009)

I use marijuana on a daily basis. It helps me eat, sleep and deal with stress. However, I'm not sure if this is a safe decision. How does it affect my immune system? Is it as bad for the lungs as cigarette smoking? Thank you.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...interaction between Mary Jane and HIV meds. That said, extremely heavy use can pose other problems, such as irritation to sinuses and respiratory tract, not to mention insatiable munchies and a strong urge to watch "I Love Lucy" reruns. Dr. Bob... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...uninfected infants ( Thea et al. NEJM 1993;329:1696). in South Africa, the death rate for children hospitalized with severe lower respiratory tract infections was 6.5 times higher for HIV-infected infants than for uninfected children ( Madhi ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Echinacea

...Echinacea? How Is Echinacea Used? What Are the Benefits of Echinacea? Why Do People With HIV Use Echinacea? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It Interact With Other Therapies? The Bottom Line What Is Echinacea? Echinacea is a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...spas, water parks, interactive fountains, and other treated recreational water venues? Influenza viruses infect the human upper respiratory tract. There has never been a documented case of influenza virus infection associated with water... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...treatment? If not, why not? What uses has the product been tested for? Where can I see the test results? What are the side effects, or other risks, of using this product or treatment? Whom can my health care provider call for more information? ... Read more »
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Feeling effects of stigmatization towards HIV/AIDS

Posted by HIVstigmastudy
...Coping with HIV/AIDS: How the Perception of Stigmatization Affects Adherence to Medical Treatment and Disease Prognosis http://hivstigmastudy.webs.com/ Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Being Happy

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Who ever said living was easy wasnt very realistic. And Im not trying to sound bitter. Living is simply THE EXPERIENCE and those who still have the chance must seek for meaning rather than just keep complaining all the time. Ive been reading some... Read more »

Stress/lack of sleep/anxiety,effect immune system?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...immune system just enough that it makes it easier to get sick?? I know a lot of people on here think they have "symptoms" of HIV, but Im wondering if all the things above, can bring a person down enough, that they become more apt to get sick with... Read more »