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If I Have Ars Will I Have Trouble Urinating

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HIV and Kidney Disease

Why Should People With HIV Care About Kidney Disease? What Is Normal Kidney Function? How Do I Know if There Are Problems With My Kidneys? What Are The Risk Factors For Kidney Disease? HIV Medications and the Kidneys Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation The Bottom Line Why Should People With HIV Care About Kidney Disease? HIV disease can cause kidney failure due to HIV infection of kidney cells. This is known as...
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Can I quit PEP early?

I was the btm in a man/man sexual experience. The condom busted and he did climax inside me. He assured me he was negative but I obviously have no proof and it was a one night stand so I cannot find him to get him tested. My doc put me on PEP...how...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A full course of PEP is a full 28 days. If you're having trouble tolerating your medications, talk to the HIV specialist following your case. There are often ways we can mitigate the drug side effects. If necessary, we can even switch regimens.... Read more »

When do ARS symptoms generally start? What are the major symptoms of ARS?

Dear Dr. Bob,Thanks for the wonderful work that you do to help people everyday dealing with this deadly disease. I am a health teacher and I want to see if you can provide me some professional knowledge on two questions.1. When do ARS symptoms...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Health Teacher,The information you desire was already waiting for you in the archives. See below.Dr. BobARS (ARS SYMPTOMS, 2010) Mar 11, 2010Dr. BobHey doc i noticed you tell alot of people there symptoms are not ars. What would a typical ars... Read more »

Absolutely Stupid Father and Husband (SALIVA, SWEAT, URINE) (WATERSPORTS)(HIV BASICS)

Dr. Frascino, thank you for all you do. I have a question and I am hoping that you will answer. I had protected oral receptive sex with an HIV+ friend. I am male. To my knowledge the rubber stayed intact but my worry is of the following. I had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Scared Man,From your post, I'm assuming you had protected "insertive," not "receptive," oral sex. Assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not fail, your HIV-acquisition risk would be nonexistent. Saliva does not transmit HIV,... Read more »

plumbing and hiv

Dear Doc, I have alot of anxiety right now about being a plumber and not wearing gloves all the time and having cuts on my hands. Does hiv in urine or feces deactivate rapidly in toilet water or does it live for a long period of time. do i have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Anxious Plumber,Relax Max. Your HIV risk is essentially nonexistent. Urine and feces do not transmit HIV, unless they contain visible blood. Even if some of your "nasty toilets" had HIV-tainted blood contained in the urine and/or feces, your risk... Read more »
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An Overview of Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)

low-PIN-a-veer, rit-ON-uh-veer Brand Name: Kaletra Other Name(s): Aluvia, LPV/RTV, LPV/r Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Lopinavir/ritonavir, also known as Kaletra, is a type of medicine called a protease inhibitor (PI). PIs... Read more »
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An Overview of Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)

ef-FAH-ver-enz / em-tri-SIT-uh-bean / te-NOE-fo-veer --> Brand Name: Atripla Other Name(s): Efavirenz / Emtricitabina / Tenofovir DF Drug Class: Combination Drugs Atripla includes three antiretroviral drugs: efavirenz (Sustiva),... Read more »
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An Overview of Crixivan (Indinavir)

in-DIN-a-veer Brand Name: Crixivan Other Name(s): IDV, Indinavir sulfate, L-735,524, MK-639, Sulfato de indinavir Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Indinavir sulfate, also known as Crixivan, is a type of medicine called a... Read more »
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An Overview of Reyataz (Atazanavir)

at-a-za-NA-veer Brand Name: Reyataz Other Name(s): ATV, ATZ, BMS 232632 (atazanavir), BMS-232632-05 (atazanavir sulfate) Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Atazanavir, also known as Reyataz, is a type of medicine called a... Read more »
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Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

hiv or not? worstnightmereever

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello I guess it would sound strange but I'm a 5th year medical student from Europe.. I know it's a long post.. but I hope u read it so u could help me.. About 3 months ago- 10th july.. a sex worker gave me oral sex. Please don't lecture me.. I was... Read more »

ars,,

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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In trouble

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
After a broken condom episode, I got something from this girl. I got treated for some std symptoms Slight fever, Frequent urination, etc. I still suffer from chronic pharygnitis (one tonsil swollen). One doctor says I need to take a HIv test,... Read more »