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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...examine the long-term effectiveness of the patch. Amultinational trial has started to confirm these findings. Additionally, research is planned for several PN treatments, includingerythropoietin and acetyl-carnitine, which may protect nerves from damage.Another approach being studied is the potential benefit of adding self-hypnosisto an existing pain medication regimen. Finding Support Finding support and help is critical. Peer...
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Confidentiality? (NAMES BASED REPORTING, 2010)

Hi Robert,I suppose this isn't the correct forum for this question, but I hope that you can help me get the word out to anyone who cares about privacy.HIV Poz Names Gathered by the State of HawaiiWhen I go to the doctor, one of the forms that I sign...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...officials will soon require names based reporting on cases of HIV to the federal government under threat that federal monies for patient care will go only to those states that comply. Health officials claim this will help them track and fight the... Read more »

Mom offers $50!! (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

First I'd like to say your website is Godsend!Second, my daughter bought a few outfits at the mall, she pulled one of the pants out and noticed there was some redish stain. If it was blood from an HIV infected person, would this pose a risk? She...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...feeling good, then plunging down into another illness. How HIV is Spread The most common ways HIV is spread are: By having unprotected anal, vaginal, or oral sex with one who is infected with HIV By sharing needles or syringes ("works") with... Read more »

Concerns Careing from HIV patient (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

I recently started caring from my brother who has Full blown AIDS with Cryptococcus meningitis. I wasnt paranoid about it until my toddler covered herself over with his throw and suddenly got a rash on both her arms and face. She had been inside all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...no such thing as "Partially Blown AIDS." I'm delighted you are caring for your brother in his time of need. I wish all AIDS patients had loving family members to care for them and love them.Your fears about transmission are unwarranted. I can't... Read more »

Is it a republican conspiracy?

Every year I go to my local AIDS Service organization to get an HIV test.This year I went to get my test and I was told they no longer offer anonymous HIV test. That there was no funding for anonymous tests and I could have a confidential test.In...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...names-based HIV reporting is a bad idea, as it will discourage some folks from getting tested. I would prefer a code-based system that protects privacy. However, the Republican President and Republican Congress hold the purse strings and they... Read more »
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AIDS Survival Project

HIPAA: Understanding Your Rights of Insurance Portability and Privacy

...health care coverage and related job mobility impediments. The regulations set forth by this legislation are designed to protect patient privacy in regards to confidential medical records, by placing restrictions on how the patient information is... Read more »
The Center for HIV Law and Policy

Lost in the Shuffle: Women's Right to Choose, Not Just Refuse, HIV Testing

...Colorado Democrat Nurse Thornton explains that the reason it's so important to test a woman for HIV when she's pregnant is "to protect the unborn baby" so that if she's HIV positive "treatment is started immediately to protect the baby." So much... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Finds Pfizer's Pneumonia, Meningitis Vaccine Protects Against Recurrent Pneumonia in HIV Patients

...vaccine, which protects against pneumonia and meningitis, has been shown to reduce the risk of recurrent pneumococcal infection in patients living with HIV in Malawi, according to a study published Thursday in the New England Journal of... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Your liver is one of the most important organs in your body. It is also the largest -- about the size of a football. It is protected from injury behind the lower right section of your ribs. The liver acts as your body's chemical processing... Read more »
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Hiv and AIDs reporting

Posted by rain05, 5 Replies
What exactly does the CDC do with your name and information? Who is able to access it? Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga Pranayama ....

Posted by akumar, 1 Reply
...Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev From: akumar My dear Brothers & Sisters, Re: Great ancient Indian science Read more »

Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ReproductiveHealth/story?id=2687714&page=1&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312 Read more »