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Is Trouble Urinating A Possible Sign Of Ars

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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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Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.The recommendations were based on the finding that loweing the viral load will indeed lessen the risk of transmission of HIv but may not eliminate it.Studies that examined men on HAART with undetectable viral loads in their... Read more »

Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I totally disagree with your doctor. I have discussed the "Swiss Study" repeatedly in this forum. My assessment has not changed. Unprotected sex between magnetic couples remains a risk for HIV transmission, even when the HIV plasma viral load has... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

STAV-yoo-deen Brand Name: Zerit Other Name(s): BMY-27857, Estavudina, d4T Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Stavudine, also known as Zerit or d4T, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse... Read more »
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Indinavir (Crixivan)

What Is Indinavir? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Indinavir? Indinavir is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy... Read more »
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An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

te-NOE-fo-veer dye soe PROX il --> Brand Name: Viread Other Name(s): Fumarato de disoproxilo de tenofovir, GS-4331-05, PMPA Prodrug, TDF, Tenofovir DF Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Tenofovir disoproxil... Read more »
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An Overview of Emtriva (Emtricitabine)

em-tri-SIT-uh-bean Brand Name: Emtriva Other Name(s): 524W91, FTC Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Emtricitabine, also known as Emtriva or FTC, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse... Read more »
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Possible exposure and ARS symptoms questions

Posted by dot1974, 1 Reply
Hi there, I had a potential risky exposure two and a half weeks ago. I am a gay male and another male tried to penetrate me anally. I could feel there were trying to push in (it was a little sore) but it wasn't full penetration as I'm not a... Read more »

Raspy lungs a sign of ARS????

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm still having ARS Symptoms including raspy lungs, cough and dry mouth. I'm to the point I can't sleep at night!!! Are these associates with ARS??? It will be 2 weeks tomorrow for possible exposure... Read more »

ARS... IS IT POSSIBLE?

Posted by mike2007, 1 Reply
Is it possible for symptoms to last 7 weeks? My symptoms started at day 4 after risky encounter with mild fever, achey muscles in legs, profuse night sweats. The fever lasted about 5 days...but I still have achey leg muscles and night sweats. The... Read more »

Is it possible too show ARS symptoms so soon?

Posted by TheTyger
I have read different sources concerning ARS, from textbooks and medical dictionaries, to medical sites on the Internet and thebody.com. Most sources say 2-4 weeks, others say within a month of exposure, still others put the figure at up to 6 weeks.... Read more »