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How Does The Aids Virus Work

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You might have problems with side effects, or it might be difficult to take your pills as prescribed. Don't cut back or stop taking your medications until you have talked to your health care provider. You might be able to change your medications and get some that are easier for you to take. Pill Fatigue Several research studies showed adherence declining over time. This happened even to people who took their medications very successfully....
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When working as a volunteer health care worker, is it possible I contracted the HIV virus?

Two summers ago I volunteered in a developing country. I work mostly in a clinic for men and women living with HIV and AIDS. I often had to change incontinent residents and their soiled bedsheets. I would also have to lift them up while another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,What do I think? I think you are a compassionate, generous, warm-hearted, loving individual who deserves our utmost praise and appreciation. I also think you have racked up enormous amounts of excellent cosmic karma that should provide you with a... Read more »

Giving the virus a virus

Maybe I am 20 years late with this question, as it has probably already been tried, but here goes:Is is possible that we could isolate an enzyme, that would alter the DNA of the aids particles, to the extent that the alteration would either inhibit...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Researchers are working on substances that block the receptor sites for the virus on immune system cells, so you are right on track about that. I don't think the concept of "infecting" HIV with another virus is a viable approach.... Read more »

Are AIDS and HIV two separate viruses?

Hi, my name is Holly and I'm a student at Cabrillo College in Aptos California. I am doing a research paper on AIDS and I am getting a little confused about what is a proven fact and what is assumed to be true. What is your stand on Peter...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Dear Holly,No responsible medical professional working with, or on a cure for, AIDS agrees with Mr. Duesburg's "interesting" theory anymore. When he first proposed it, most scientists with an open mind considered it, but now, as... Read more »

AIDS Virus?

Sorry if this sounds like a really basic question but is there such a thing as an AIDS virus? I'm pretty confident there isn't but my main source of news, The New York Times, uses the term everytime they write about HIV.This is a quote...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello A.J.,Is there such a thing as an AIDS virus????? Oh my. Please tell me you're kidding. Perhaps you're just a semantics kind of guy and realize that the term "catching AIDS" should be more correctly stated "catching... Read more »
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Living With the AIDS Virus

Posted by Anonymous
Here's a topical book by SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd, edited by:SAMIRAN PANDA,ANINDYA CHATTERJI,ABU S ABDUL-QUADER
It traces the evolution of the HIV epidemic in India and documents how the largest democracy in the world has responded to it. It... Read more »

Can you work full time through life with hiv/aids?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies

I have been positive for a year with cd4 468 and viral load of 13K. No meds yet. I am only 36. I have been divorced twice with four children and very very large child support obligations. I have talked with my doctors and read about the... Read more »

Can you work full time with hiv/aids forever?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello, I am an hiv positive 36 year bisexual male with two divorces. I have four children from the marriage that I have very large child support payments. These ex-wives of mine do not know I have hiv. Will I be able to work full time when on... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Do people with HIV always feel run down, is HIV like other viruses that cause one to feel unhealthy? I would think that while one has a virus and no antibodies that they would feel really sick. does anyone know if this could extend after the ARS. ... Read more »