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The Well Project

Tuberculosis

...soon after infection or years later when a person's immune system becomes weaker TB and HIV People with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop active TB disease. This includes HIV-positive people, children, elderly people, and people who take drugs that suppress their immune system. Research shows that people with HIV are at least ten times more likely to develop active TB disease. You can develop active TB with any CD4...
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HEALTH CARE REFORM, WON'T IT BE BAD FOR HIV POSITIVE PEOPLE?

Dr. Bob,Why are you pushing Obama's health care reform? They are going to take over medical care, cut care to elderly folks like grandmothers and have panels to decide who lives and dies. I'm sure they will cut care to those of us with HIV cause it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...added. "The attorney said, 'I don't see any other options for you.' It took about a year for me to do the divorce, it was so hard."So M. divorced the man she loves. I asked him what he thought of this. He can still speak, albeit not always... Read more »

Smokey The Bear (SMOKING and HIV, 2009)

Hey Doc.,I'm positive, a bit overweight (a bear, lol), and I smoke cigaretts. Do I really have to quit? Hell, I'm already HIV positive, aren't my Marlboros now a rather minor issue??? I'm doing OK on my HIV meds. My HIV doc hasn't mentioned my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...an average FEV1 of 88% predicted to 83.2% and a DLCO of 77.6 to 70.0. "This is the type of decline you might expect to see in elderly individuals who have a long history of smoking," said Mr. Kadri. "These results indicate that HIV-positive... Read more »

Dr. bobs genes (LIVING LONGER WITH HIV/AIDS)

hey Bob, r u like a long term survivor yourself. you have been poz for some time is this because of the new meds or just your excellent genes? can most new diagnosed persons expect to live a long life like 20 years is that norm with the meds today
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...prevailing view of AIDS as a manageable, chronic disease. Mr. Holloway, who lives in a housing complex designed for the frail elderly, suffers from complex health problems usually associated with advanced age: chronic obstructive pulmonary... Read more »

Age 60

Hi Dr. BobI was negative in April 08 and diagnoed in July 08 positive at the age 60. My first CD4 in Sept was 472 VL 1300 just tested again in Dec. and CD4 was 622 and VL 3490. I have looked for info on hiv at 60 and find no real studies. I guess my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...been pioneers and get worn out with this special situation, now that they will expect to be the first hivers entering homes for elderly people... i would be grateful if you have an idea where i can trace back this interesting report. by the way:... Read more »
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Black AIDS Institute

NYC HIV/AIDS Outreach Programs Should Be Targeting Black Women

...Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control at the city's health department. "Mostly, you find out when things don't work. But it's hard to say how many more HIV cases there would be if we weren't doing what we are." Still, Dr. Sweeney says, the... Read more »
The Well Project

How to Read a Package Insert

...who have taken HIV drugs before), treatment-naive patients (those who have never taken HIV drugs before), women, children, and elderly people. While there is no specific section of the package insert dedicated solely to women, information... Read more »
The Body

African-American HIV/AIDS Resource Center: This Positive Life : An Interview With Justin B. Smith

...of had an idea that something was wrong with me anyway. I was sweating in bed and I didn't understand why I was sweating so hard. "Why am I sweating? I have satin sheets. This doesn't make any sense." Then I woke up and as soon as I sat up, I... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The product prevents or cures HIV or AIDS . Researchers have been working hard for over 10 years, but there is not yet any known cure for HIV or AIDS. The only sure way to prevent AIDS is to avoid... Read more »
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AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
...prevailing view of AIDS as a manageable, chronic disease. Mr. Holloway, who lives in a housing complex designed for the frail elderly, suffers from complex health problems usually associated with advanced age: chronic obstructive pulmonary... Read more »

Media and People Living with HIV and AIDS

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...utmost care and remain strictly confidential. If we would wish to quote you, it will be anonymously and the information will be depersonalized. If you would like more information about the survey and the organisations involved go to INTERNEWS... Read more »

Bristol Myers Squibbs: Videx

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Gentlemen, Stay away from Videx it infected my pancreas and made me diabetic, apprantly it does that to a high percentage of people on it or as I also understand kills another hign percentage of them. What does Bristol Myers Squibbs do? Sell... Read more »

Divorced hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...Hello, I am the ex wife of an hiv positive dad. He became positive after our divorce. I am having a hard time dealiing with his status. We have two very small children under 4 years old. I am afraid to leave them with him alone. He Read more »