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How Many People Died From The First Aids Drug

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AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...anyone. Do the best you can and be sure to let your health care provider know what's going on. Myth: Current drugs are so strong that you can stop taking them (take a drug holiday) with no problem. Reality: Ever since the first AIDS drugs were developed, patients have wanted to stop taking them due to side effects or to stop being reminded that they had AIDS. There have been many studies of "treatment interruptions" and all of them have...
Ask the Experts

Gross but true

Hi doctor, I'm 18 and my girl friend is 17, anyway somehow I got a good amount of my girlfriends blood in my mouth while i was giver her a hickey (I Know that is a little to much info) but anyway, no one in my girl friends family has had aids and I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...while new drugs are helping some people who have HIV live longer, healthier lives, there are many problems associated with them: Anti-HIV drugs are highly toxic and can cause serious side effects, including heart damage, kidney failure, and... Read more »

Help needed for HIV Education (AIDS DENIALISTS)

Hi Dr Bob,I always read this site and being a regular traveller to Africa i always pass of safe sex info to the locals.I have one gentthere who denies HIV/Aids is real and usually bounces all kind of info at me to back up his claim. Can you please...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...denialists is an illusion of their own invention. Another favorite denialist complaint is that some of the toxicities of certain AIDS drugs match items in the list of AIDS-defining conditions. As with the assertions discussed above, this claim is... Read more »

National Institute Article

Hi: I read the following and would like to know if the 3 year stat is correct. Isn't that kinkda low for these days.....Excerpt from Disease ProgressionPotent combinations of three or more anti-HIV drugs known as highly active antiretroviral...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...there is the time from symptoms or the diagnosis of AIDS to death. In this case they are talking about the latter, so these are people who on average have been infected for 8 to 10 years and have now been diagnosed with advanced stages of HIV... Read more »


Hello Doctor BobI no this is a safe sex forum but had a questions I would like to ask you, as I value your opinion so much. Why do you still hear of people dying of AIDS with the medications that are available now? (when you have access to them)I'm...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...appreciative of each and every nanosecond of this marvelous existence. I have no doubt I would not be here if the newer more potent anti-HIV drugs hadn't become available in the mid-90s. However, I'm also quite certain that's not the only factor.... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...seen if HIV did not have a central role in causing AIDS. Clinical trials have shown that potent three-drug combinations of anti-HIV drugs, known as highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), can significantly reduce the incidence of AIDS and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

...and friends. Is HIV Disease Different for Older People? The first studies of HIV in older people were done before strong anti-HIV drugs were available. Most of them showed that older people got sicker and died faster than younger people.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How HIV Drugs Get Approved

...I trial receives the new drug, but different participants may get different dosages. The trials usually study less than 100 people, and take less than a year. In Phase I trials, new drugs are given to humans for the first time. People who... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...HIV. A blood test for HIV looks for these antibodies. If you have them in your blood, it means that you have HIV infection. People who have the HIV antibodies are called "HIV-Positive." Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. Being... Read more »
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time line

Posted by Anonymous
...Jim Curran, to study the mysterious cases. Related Links Read the June 5 MMWR report Interview with Dr. Jim Curran First AIDS fund-raiser held After reading in The New York Times about a mysterious disease affecting gay men, gay... Read more »


Posted by Survivor
...ostracized because of their sexual orientation, their use of drugs, their poverty or their gender. On the 25th anniversary of AIDS first being identified in the United States, our global struggle to survive has come to a dangerous tipping... Read more »

AIDS Treatment News on Denialists

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...about some of the mainstream ideas have seen the value of anti-HIV treatment. Joseph Sonnabend, M.D., who treated some of the first AIDS patients about 20 years ago and whose early articles are still quoted on some denialist Web sites, now says,... Read more »

Christian Grantham of GAYBC Questions AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
... If you've recieved a life-and-death diagnosis you deserve to hear both sides of an issue. I believe that people to have a right to hear BOTH sides of the story. People are smartthey can make their OWN minds about in issue. We've just Read more »