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How to Read a Package Insert

...the available forms of this medicine, including tablets or capsules of various doses and perhaps liquids, and powder. Each one is described by color, shape, and markings, so you can be sure of which one you are taking. When reading the package insert for Fuzeon (an HIV drug which is injected into the body), this section will take about how to reconstitute, or mix, the powdered drug with sterile water. This section also gives storage...
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Confused after reading some Hep C and HIV answers and questions!(HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION, 2010)

Hi, Doctor, I had written to you previously and made a donation of $50, all I could afford, sorry. I'm a mother of three and now I am really terrified. When reading some of the answers related to Hep C delayed seroconversion with HIV, noticed you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...ELISA) out to nine months are definitive, conclusive and WOO-HOO-able. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. Your negative hepatitis C antibody and negative HBsAg (hepatitis B surface antigen) indicated you do not have hepatitis B or C.... Read more »

Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively Aware) magazine. It was titled, "Is it all in your head?" Since I have been diagnosed now being over 16 years, I have been finding myself depressed, mood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...strains within the CNS, even showing different drug-resistance patterns compared with plasma virus.Researchers have developed a scoring system, known as the CNS penetration effectiveness (CPE) index, to rank the ability of antiretroviral drugs to... Read more »

follow up q

Dear Bobby Bob, You answered a q for me yesterday regarding hep c testing and were very kind and caring, as always. I had the two neg riba tests at 15 weeks and 35 weeks after reactive screening tests with a 1.0 score. My final q is this :...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hepatitis C EIA (enzyme immunoassay) used for screening has a low positive predictive value and high false-positive rate in low-prevalence Read more »

He Shoots...He Scores

Dr. Bob: NHL withdrawl has given me way too much time to stress about a previous exposure and I really need your expert advice. I got a body piercing done this summer while vacationing in Canada. Two weeks later a bright red rash broke out on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...ARS or HIV disease. In general, most piercing palaces are well aware of the risk of blood-borne diseases (not only HIV, but hepatitis and others). Consequently, appropriate precautions are taken. However, if you are asking the hypothetical... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

... What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...virus. The more strains you have, theharder both diseases are to treat. Both HIV and Hep C can pass from person toperson. HIV spreads during unprotected sex andby using contaminated needles and other drugequipment. Hep C spreads mainly by... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lamivudine (Epivir)

...cell counts. This should mean staying healthier longer. A different formulation of lamivudine has been approved for people with hepatitis B. Some people with HIV had their hepatitis B get worse after they stopped taking lamivudine. Get tested... Read more »
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HEPATITIS C SUFFERERS PLEASE READ

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...If you or anyone you know is a Hepatitis C sufferer please call 888-527-7779 x14 We are conducting a telephone study and if you qualify you will receive an incentive Read more »

Please read, scared & need support

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...in a row so were checking that out. As a normal course of events I was sent for bloodwork to check chromosomes and also for Hepatitis B & C and HIV. Needless to say now I am thinking, wow what if it comes back HIV Positive. I really cant... Read more »

please read

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
A message to all, I am approaching my three month marker in 22 days, if I indeed get a negative result then i am putting this behind me. I am scared out of my mind for i took it too far i think, i have tested numerous times with alot of tests DNA... Read more »