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An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Stavudine, also known as Zerit or d4T, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). Stavudine works by disrupting one of the early steps in the HIV life cycle, called reverse transcription. During normal reverse transcription, HIV's reverse transcriptase enzyme (a type of protein) converts HIV's RNA -- a single strand of genetic information -- into DNA -- a...
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The kidneys

I was just reading a question to you about kidney issues. I was wondering what the signs of problems are. I've read one sign is if your urine gets really foamy. I've only noticed my urine a little bit foamy when I first pee in the morning or when...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Key indicators of kidney problems in the setting of HIV Infection include abnormal blood tests (increases in Creatinine and BUN levels and decrease in calculated GFR). Protein or glucose Read more »

i admit i'm now a nervous wreck

i'm very distressed. i just had protected vaginal sex with a prostitute and after the intercourse, as we chat, she revealed that 10 days ago she had an encounter of spilled semen of another client. i'm extremely worried that my durex extra-safe will...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1.Yep! HIV cannot permeate intact latex. Consequently if your "durex extra-safe" was used properly and did not break, your risk would be Read more »

Uncertain of risk, and concern about one symptom (follow up)

Hello again Dr Bob, I hope you're well?I'm writing with the follow up to my previous question (16th Sept) as you requested. It's been a while, but I had to wait a week or so for my ultrasound scan, and then HIV testing at my local clinic takes two...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Ross,Welcome back to the forum. Congratulations on your negative HIV status! As for the testicular pain, if it persists, I'd recommend you get an evaluation from a urologist. Repeating your hepatitis Read more »

HIV worry has caused my body to fall apart (JUST MADE A DONATION OF 70$)

Thank you for all that you do, Doc.I had protected oral and vaginal sex with a sex worker in Spain on the 7-8th of June. Since then, I have had some STD tests done. My initial symptoms included frequent urination but that went away after a week and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...is indeed protected, assuming the latex or polyurethane condom was used properly and did not fail (break). Consequently, your HIV-exposure risk is essentially nonexistent (assuming you meet the above conditions). A non-exposure would certainly be... Read more »
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An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

...medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). Tenofovir DF works by disrupting one of the early steps in the HIV life cycle, called reverse transcription. During normal reverse transcription, HIV's reverse transcriptase... Read more »
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An Overview of Emtriva (Emtricitabine)

...called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). Emtricitabine works by disrupting one of the early steps in the HIV life cycle, called reverse transcription. During normal reverse transcription, HIV's reverse transcriptase enzyme (a... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will develop problems that involvethe nervous system. The nervous system controls thinking, movement,... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women While many people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) suffer from depression, it is more common in HIV-positive women than HIV-positive men. In some... Read more »
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hiv or not? worstnightmereever

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...guess she was).. Her hands touched my genitals and the groin area.. I don't remember having any wounds.. I know the odds for hiv are not high.. However.. 7-10 days later.. I begun to have burning sensation in my right groin near the ASIS..... Read more »

Early signs of HIV infection - article in Genre

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
...Genre magazine has an excellent article in the April 2006 issue on the early signs of HIV infection. Check it out. Read more »

10 Months of Tests, Folliculitis, HELP!

Posted by sotiredofthis, 2 Replies
...urine showed up clear and they said I probably had condom reaction (never wear them normally). So, on to the tests: @ 1 month: HIV 1 EIA, PCR, HSV I&II, HepPanel, Syph, Chlamid, Ghon, BLood word -- all negative/normal @ 2,3 months: HIV... Read more »

Worried over nothing? I hope...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...outside of the occasional loose stool and dairy products no longer cause me pain. My main worry is that I may have contracted HIV through my three unprotected episodes although I have no symptoms (yes I know, you can not go on symptoms alone)... Read more »