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How Was Hiv Treated In The Past?

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Gynecological Problems and HIV/AIDS

HIV-Positive Women and Gynecological Problems Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop into more serious conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or cervical cancer. Which GYN Conditions Are Most Problematic? Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV, Genital Herpes) There are many forms...
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Severe Hypochondria on HIV/aids and ashamed of past mistake

Hi. I found this website really helpful and i want more help.Recently i am suffering from severe Hiv hypochondria. The country i am living in has very HIV prevalence rate and all the migrants have to go through HIV test to ensure their fitness. 5...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I agree your problem is "severe HIV hypochondria" and not HIV itself! Your HIV-acquisition risk is extremely low, considering your experience was just two young (and presumably HIV-negative) teenagers experimenting and satisfying... Read more »

to treat or not to treat! 2 biopsies

I have hep C. Have had most likely for at least 30 years. I am 56 year old female who stopped drinking 20 years ago. had 1 biopsy 2 years ago, stage 2-3 fibrosis, stage 2 on activity. Had 2nd biopsy 2 years later, showed no progression and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Are you co-infected with HIV as well? Co-infection presents additional treatment challenges. Are you nuts? Well, I'm not a psychiatrist, but you don't seem nuts to me. Should you treat genotype 4 hepatitis C? Well typically HCV... Read more »

Why does AIDS develop later now and in the past people progressed more quickly? (NATURAL HISTORY)

It says that AIDS comes out usually about 8-10 years, but in the 80s when people were infected they got it like in 2-5 years. Does it mean the virus weakened over time...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,No, your impressions are incorrect. The natural history of HIV/AIDS has not changed. Rather, what's changed is our ability to recognize and detect HIV infection and also our ability to treat the illness. Years ago, HIVers presented much... Read more »


Hi Dr.Frascino, I would start out by thanking you for your work on this forum as reading other people's questions and answers has helped me to cope with the most difficult time in my life. Plesae forgive me if you have already answered this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Anxious/Scared Girl,It seems you are continuing to get not only anxiety-provoking but also incorrect medical advice from various physicians! Hopefully the following sound medical advice will allow your fears to melt away.Regarding your initial... Read more »
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My doctor is refusing to treat my HIV until I sign

Posted by Garth, 2 Replies
Hello world,
As a newly diagnosed HIV gay man, living in Edmonton Alberta, ( diagnosed 1 year now) I am facing what I beleive to be discrimination and bullying by my doctor. My counts when first diagnosed were CD4 500 and viral load 16,000. Over... Read more »

Can HIV survive in Sandalwood paste?

Posted by needhelp20102011, 1 Reply
I'm an Indian origin. I shaved my head recently for an Indian ritual and applied sandalwood paste on my head.
All hindus will do the same thing and share the same sandalwood paste container.
But I'm worried what if HIV exists in the paste as it was... Read more »

Blast from the past: Mr. DUDE

Posted by DUDE
Fellas fellas fellas,,,,
It's certainly time to move one. These HIV tests are very sensative. If you are infected with the HIV virus (or any virus for that matter)
the human body produces anti-bodies. The body reacts. THink of it like this. If you... Read more »

Feeling the need to disclose to a past sex partner

Posted by Anonymous
I'm an HIV+ woman, over the summer i had a fling with a man not knowing his HIV status but i assumed he was negative. We used protection many times and several times we used nothing. Recently, i've thought about my actions with the coming and... Read more »