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How To Manage Pml When You Are Hiv Positive

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Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections

Introduction Opportunistic Infections and HIV Disease Preventing Infections in the First Place Treating Infections as They Occur Preventive Treatment for OIs Maintenance Therapy A Final Word on Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections List of AIDS-Defining OIs from the Centers for Disease Control Introduction HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) infects the cells of your body's immune system. It then impairs how...
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PML of the brain (PML, 2009)

My best friend just started having seizures about 5 months ago, the first time, he was taken by ambulance to the ER and because he had smoked marijuana (with a written doctors recomendation in the state of California) the ER doc dismissed anything...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Patrick in Redding,I'm stunned that an ER physician would so readily dismiss an AIDS patient that had a seizure!!!! A very thorough evaluation was warranted. Assuming it was caused by smoking medical marijuana demonstrates very poor... Read more »

re: RESPONSE TO SENSELESS and comment for PML questioner)

re: senselessThat list would include every human being except you, correct? Oh, my mistake. You have to count yourself in (correctly) as one of the "mindless, senseless and non invasive paranoid" because your question was answered. You...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1. Thanks for your support regarding "Mr. Senseless's" rant.2. As I mentioned, PML can be difficult to diagnose, but all competent HIV specialists should be well aware of this devastating opportunistic infection.3. I don't... Read more »

Follow up to my question on PML

The Infectious Disease Specialist (my daughter's doctor) reviewd the MRI and CT Scan and said it was normal.....then proceeded to assure us her condition was not HIV related and sent us searching for a Neurologist.My main concern is..that he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'd suggest your daughter find a more competent HIV disease specialist. I'll repost below some information about locating HIV specialist physicians.
Dr. BobPML mis-diagnosed by Infectious Disease Specialist Nov 1, 2009How in... Read more »

hiv+ plus pml living- How do I increase my Cd4 cells?

i'm a hiv+ and pml survivor. About my daily drug regimine, is their and advancement in boosting the cd4 count with a specific drug? what suggestion do u have if any?...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
I am so glad you survived PML!Some people are discordant responders to HAART. Their viral load becomes undetectable but their CD4 cells do not increase a lot.The choice of HAART combo may make a difference in those patients. There seems to be a... Read more »
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soc manager position in Tampa Bay area

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I am a social worker/case manager in a Neuro Rehab program in Level II Trauma Center. I am HIV+. I would like to move into the HIV/AIDS in Tampa Bay, preferably Pinellas Cty. Read more »

Know someone who died of PML/Liver Failure?

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
Hey guys,

Just recently, a number of people I know who have been HIV+ for more than 20 years have died of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy(PML) and liver failure. I wonder if anyone else had similiar experience?


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PML...What is it???? Your new book trailer has b

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PML Disease: What is it?
By harmonys
Ocala : FL : USA | Jun 25, 2010
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You may be asking yourself what exactly it is. PML stands for Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy. The majority of the population carries the Polyomavirus... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Anyone out there dealt with, any positive feedback or helpful information. THe Doctors basically thought my husband was going to die within about two months when he was diagnosed in May (he's been pos for 12 years) They put him back on meds (he had... Read more »