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Is Hiv A Virus Or Bacteria

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The Well Project


...the antibiotics fight the infection and improve the lungs. Pneumonia and HIV HIV-positive people are more vulnerable to pneumonias of all kinds and certain pneumonias lead to an AIDS diagnosis, such as PCP, recurrent bacterial pneumonia and active TB . Pneumocystis carinii (or jiroveci ) Pneumonia (PCP) PCP is caused by Pneumocystis carinii (also known as Pneumocystis jiroveci ). A healthy immune system can control PCP....
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I had intercourse with a man (I'm a woman) 7 weeks ago, and we had a problem with the condom. I took the morning-after pill and started feeling VERY sick the day after, with many symptoms. I've never had so many scary symptoms at the same time like...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Any viral infection and other types of infection could cause a high lymphocyte count.You should be reassured by the negative HIV test. Today's tests can detect the antibodies to HIV several weeks after exposure. If the repeat test at 3 months is... Read more »

Kills HIV virus?

Dr. Franscino,Its great to be back and ask you a few more questions. I thank you for your sympathy and support toward people with HIV.I have been reading for quite some time that colloidal silver reportedly disables the enzyme that one-celled...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...changed my opinion on this since the last time I mentioned it in these forums. (See below.)Having just returned form a major HIV/AIDS conference in Los Angeles, I can assure you there is no new information to support the use of colloidal silver... Read more »

Kills HIV virus: follow up

Please people, don't believe everything you hear/read. Collodal silver is a disinfectant, yes, but so is bleach, and i don't see you pumping that in your veins or drinking gallons of it. By the way: virusses don't have a metabolism - senso stricto...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV. I have been reading for quite some time that colloidal silver reportedly disables the enzyme that one-celled bacteria, viruses and fungi need for their oxygen metabolism. They suffocate without corresponding harm occurring to human enzymes... Read more »

Selenium deficiency directly related to AIDS? (AIDS DENIALISM)

Hello, Dr. Frascino! I love your work and your sarcastic sense of humor! I just read a LONG article a friend of mine sent me that talks about how HIV is not the sole or direct cause of AIDS. Instead, HIV has co-factors, which could be other viruses...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Wondering In NY,The AIDS denialists' arguments are far from convincing to anyone who truly understands HIV/AIDS. I'd suggest your friend review the "Debunking AIDS Denialism" information that can be found on TAC's (Treatment Action Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study: Mouth Bacteria May Defend Against AIDS Virus

...Researchers reported Tuesday in New Orleans at a meeting of the American Society for Microbiology that two strains of Lactobacillus bacteria in the mouth can hook onto HIV and prevent it from getting into cells, which could help protect infants... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Most HIV Cases Traced to Transmission of Single Virus, Study Finds

...HIV. They found that 76% of the cases could be traced back to a single virus. The remaining 24% could be traced to two to five viruses, according to Shaw. Shaw noted that in the "vast majority" of cases, a single virus has "gone across the sexual... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

What Is AIDS, HIV and HIV Disease?

...vast majority of researchers believe that HIV is the sole cause of AIDS, we often refer to HIV as "the AIDS virus." Like other viruses, HIV attacks cells in the body. But what makes HIV different is that the immune system can never fully get rid... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...people are HIV-positive but don't get sick for many years. As HIV disease continues, it slowly wears down the immune system. Viruses, parasites, fungi and bacteria that usually don't cause any problems can make you very sick if your immune system... Read more »
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hiv oral quick vs blood test

Posted by bless4u, 3 Replies
how long does it take for the antibodies to form on test there story says it can lay dormant . Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

antibiotics and hiv testing

Posted by fearfulbear, 1 Reply
...overnite in a hospital for diverticulitis, sent me home with some tablets of antibiotics, while i was still on antibiotics took a hiv elisa test. would the anti biotics give a false neg or interfere with the test.thank you. Read more »

For HIV - first test between 9-12 weeks

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...and she will treat you even before the test come back. In general, I would go with a 4-6 week rule - by then the bacteria or viruses would have time to replicate. Read more »