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How Fast Does HIV Medicine Work

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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...your immune health and show how active HIV is. Knowing this information will help you watch for changes in your health over time as well as check the impact of any treatments that you take. Factors such as age, gender, stress, medicines, active infections and others can all affect these test results. Lab results should be considered with these factors in mind. Understanding your test results may seem difficult at first. However, they can...
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Viral Load Blip/Drug Change/Working = Fatigue (BLIPS, 2009)

Dr. Frascino,First of all I have read many of your responses to various questions and I love the wit,and more importantly, the detail and the time you take in answering the questions. I have learned alot and I thank you. I just read the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...from the archives concerning blips.HIV-associated fatigue is common and often has a multifactorial etiology (multiple causes working in tandem). Could you simply be working too much? Sure. Inattention to the basic daily requirements of sleep,... Read more »

Will daily consumption of Aloevera, amla juice and other ayurvedic medicine give false negative hiv test?

Respected sir, Thank you very much for doing such a great work of supporting and helping those who are concern of their hiv status. Dear sir, i had a brief duration of condom failure with a commercial sex worker in bangkok...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your negative 7.5-month ELISA test is definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. Ayurvedic "medicine" will not delay HIV seroconversion nor will it boost your immunity, pop your pimples or make you skinnier! (See... Read more »

Do we need to start HIV medicine, India.

Dr Frascino, My brother was infected with HIV in '01. I am currently in the U.S. His Cd count was 272 3 months ago and now its 208 after he was confined in a rehab center with proper food, care and medical treatment. As of now we do not know his...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the health problems you may develop if you do not take medication. It is also a good measure of how well HIV medications are working once you begin treatment. Your viral load count measures the amount of HIV per milliliter (mL) of your blood.... Read more »

atripla. how fast does it work?

just got diagnosed HIV+ and syphilis two weeks ago. was feeling sick and tired, and couldn't get rid of a cold. I was in the early phase of syphilis infection, so the pennicillin should knock it out. Just popped my first atripla about 30 minutes...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...are at a low level, you are still at risk for opportunistic infections and other illnesses. Also, in order for the Atripla to work properly, you need to take it faithfully and without missing doses. This is extremely important. Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Emtriva (Emtricitabine)

...also known as Emtriva or FTC, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). Emtricitabine works by disrupting one of the early steps in the HIV life cycle, called reverse transcription. During normal reverse... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

...Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, also known as Viread or tenofovir DF, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). Tenofovir DF works by disrupting one of the early... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...Stavudine, also known as Zerit or d4T, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). Stavudine works by disrupting one of the early steps in the HIV life cycle, called reverse transcription. During normal... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Examine HIV's Effect on Immune System

... A study by researchers from Duke University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and published in PLoS Medicine has found that upon infection "three lines of attack by the immune system are quickly neutralized by HIV," findings... Read more »
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hiv & working out/bodybuilding

Posted by windycitypozdude, 2 Replies
...hey everyone! i have always been a "working out," active kind of guy, and always been interested in getting bigger/more muscular, etc. i shy away from the term "bodybuilding" Read more »

HIV+ and working in academia

Posted by kuanRC, 6 Replies
...I'm looking to connect with anyone who has experience as an HIV+ person working on faculty, as a researcher or graduate student in academia. I'm a PhD student in an extremely competitive program at a major Read more »

working with hiv positive person

Posted by work35, 1 Reply
...Hello.. I hope this is not an ignorant question but here goes.. two part question.. Part one.. I just found out my co-worker is hiv positive.. he is healthy thank god.. and i really like him but I admit I am VERY uncomfortable at work.. we both... Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...U.S. President George Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work! Who is informing the president on HIV and AIDS? Failure of the American president to recognize the need to promote condoms Read more »