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Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) Fact Sheet

What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Diagnose PML? How Do You Treat PML? Potent Anti-HIV Therapy Cytosine Arabinoside (Ara-C) Experimental Treatments Commentary The Bottom Line PML is a rare AIDS-related condition of the brain, caused by the JC virus. World wide, more than 4 in 5 adults are exposed to this virus, but it only causes disease in people with weakened immune systems. Before AIDS, PML was rarely seen except in people with...
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Interesting news about AZT"AZT (Retrovir), a key component in both of GSK's current best- selling AIDS medications. Burroughs neither invented AZT (which was first created in 1964 as a possible cancer...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for the observation.The fact is that many of the nucleoside analogs were first developed as possible cancer drugs. A large library of candidate compounds are often screened for activity against new targets, like viruses. This is, by the... Read more »

Where is the line??? (interesting question...) (3 MONTHS VERSUS 6 MONTHS)

Hello Bob, and thank you for all the big effort you make here every day. You really helped me and many others. I'm sorry for my bad English, as you see you are international :)My question is the following: after a single exposure (condom...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,In general I consider a three-month negative FDA-approved screening HIV-antibody test to be definitive, unless there are extenuating circumstances. I have covered this topic extensively in the archives. Have a look. There is no "line"... Read more »

You seem to have an answer for everything but in fact you don't (CURE, 2010)

Dr. Bob. You claim many times that you're one of the most optimistic guys on Earth but I have some difficulties to believe that. When it comes to the possibilities of a treatment change in the current decade you are very skeptic. I understand...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yep, I do admit to being perhaps the most optimistic guy in the universe. However, I'm also a trained scientist and I follow HIV research very closely. I'm not a skeptic; I'm a realist. See below. Certainly a cure could result from... Read more »


Hey Dr. Frascino,First off, thanks for everything you do. Your hard work and dedication to all of us who need answers doesnt go unnoticed. You are a great person.I have a couple of questions.What is your oppinion on hepatitis c as an STD. Ive heard...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.I've discussed the sexual transmission of hepatitis C many times in this forum. Check the archives! As an example, I'll reprint below some information form the archives pertaining to this topic. 2.If someone is infected with several... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
REceived my test results yesterday and they were NEGATIVE!! To recap, my exposure was one of possible concern....more so than others I suppose is how I should put it. Unprotected vaginal sex with three guys...all whom I knew and talked about their... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am posting this for people to read for information NOT to pass judgement. This is fresh off the presses from HIVInsite. It is very interesting how low the numbers actually are relative to the entire population and other diseases of people w. HIV... Read more »

Another interesting article

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone looked at "AIDS and the Healthy Heterosexual" which can be found at

It makes for some interesting reading, although I'm not sure
it's terribly reliable from a scientific standpoint. I guess anything... Read more »

interesting topic

Posted by zdenal, 1 Reply
hi I already know of HIV is not my problem. I am happy. I recently rode the subway and I read an article about someone who did not have HIV antibodies and had almost nothing. My partner is also negative so I already know that I am not one of those... Read more »