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How Does Hiv Reflect On You

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: HIV Exhibit Reflects Disease's True Faces

The "Faces of HIV" mobile art exhibit stopped at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa before heading to St. Petersburg over the weekend. The project represents a change from the state Department of Health's more traditional prevention... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Philadelphia Inquirer Reflects on HIV/AIDS Researchers, Advocates' Cautious Optimism About Future Fight Against HIV/AIDS

The Philadelphia Inquirer examines how recent scientific discoveries -- some of which were presented at the International AIDS Conference -- AIDS 2010 -- have HIV/AIDS experts and advocates feeling "optimistic about the possibility of finding a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lancet Infectious Diseases Features Reflection on Use of HIV/AIDS Money in Mozambique

A Lancet Infectious Diseases Reflection and Reaction piece says while PEPFAR's "investment of over US$228 million into Mozambique in 2008 alone" resulted in "an exponential increase in the number of people on" ARVs andboosted prevention programs,... Read more »
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3rd time asking: My test results, my thanks, my reflection, my question (hope that you answer me)

Dr Bob.First please excuse me for my bad english.I only want to say to you thanks. You never replied my questions, but the info that you provide was tooo usefull for me. Today I took mi test results at 83 days post exposure, and it was Negative,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello J and Colombia,First and foremost, WOO-HOO! Yes, your 83-day negative test is definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how!Second, thank you for your very kind words. They are very much appreciated. I'm sorry to... Read more »

Reflection ...3 months lost

Dr. Bob,I took some time today to reflect on my recent scare and realize I have just lost 3 months of my life worried about something I could have prevented myself. I have to say to all those reading now and in the future three things 1) be safe,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi SB,Thanks for taking the time to write in and share both your personal story and newfound insights! I hope they will provide comfort to others still trapped in their own self-induced worried-well hell.Thanks for your thanks and your donation to... Read more »


Dear Doctor Little,Almost ten years ago, while employed in law enforcement, I had a "bad" HIV exposure from an Africian. I've tested negative on the HIV-1 (ELISA), and most recently the HIV RNA test. My question: will the RNA test...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
Most of the commonly used HIV antibody tests in the US now screen for the presence of HIV-1 and HIV-2. To be sure, I would ask your doctor or the lab that ran the test, but after 10 years if you have a negative HIV1/2 test, you should feel... Read more »

Viral Load in HIV-1 and HIV-2

If someone is infected with HIV-2, will a viral load show show in an RNA PCR HIV-1 test? I am going over my husband's HIV test results and I am very confused on them stating that he definitely doesn't have HIV. He had a postive HIV-1...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
NO. These tests are all specific for HIV-1.MH... Read more »
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Posted by kenya
Hi guys. i was just reflecting on this hiv+ business. i know that the world has started to come to grips with the threat this virus poses for the future. but for the past; how come doctors were not using prophylaxis as a way of managing the symptoms... Read more »


Posted by njpozdad, 3 Replies
As a 51 year old man who only came out 8 years ago and was diagnosed hiv+ on July 26, 2010, I have done my fair share of reflecting and soul searching on my way to self acceptance. I have beat myself up for most of my life over being gay. My life... Read more »

A Day of Celebration & Reflection...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 6 Replies
I have always been one who hardly ever got sick, i worked my butt off, and played equally as hard. I had lost ALOT of weight (almost 60 lbs in less than 3 weeks),but i had thought maybe that was do to my workload vs. my eating habits. I had... Read more »


Posted by jerri, 4 Replies
Hi everyone! Well I just tucked my girls in and I'm sitting here trying to dissect everything that happened that night 2 weeks ago. I'm so depressed, scared and worried that I am finding it hard to concentrate on anything. I now have swollen nodes... Read more »