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Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...HIV Having Children if the Woman has HIV Serodiscordant Couples Couples with one person who is HIV-positive and one who is HIV-negative are sometimes called "serodiscordant" or "mixed serostatus". "Sero-" refers to blood serum. "Serostatus" refers to whether someone has HIV infection or not. HIV isn't the first topic that comes up when most couples start dating. You may not know the HIV status of your partner. You might not even...
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Oral sex, active herpes and HIV PEP therapy

I am young guy who after just recovered from a Genital Herpes outbreak, received oral sex from a prostitiute, I've read that the Genital lesions as a result from HSV contain many more WBCs and that makes transmission more likely, I realize that it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Concerned Teen,It's never a good idea to use someone else's prescription medications. Your degree of HIV-acquisition risk would not warrant a course of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). Your actions are not so much paranoid as they Read more »

Isolation of a cellular factor that can reactivate latent HIV-1 without T cell activation.

What do you think of the research of Siliciano and Pomerantz ? HIV-1 latency in resting CD4+ T cells represents a major barrier to virus eradication in patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Eliminating the latent HIV-1 reservoir...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.It's a very long way from early clinical science to a drug, never mind being "very close to the cure". Even for less revolutionary discoveries, it can take many years of testing and clinical trials to establish... Read more »

Information on aids resistant people who test positive for HIV but never develop active AIDS.

I need information on HIV positive people who never develop active aids. Particularly important is the relevance of DNA in aids resistance.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question.Since AIDS has only been around for about15-20 years, we cannot say for sure that there are HIV positive people whowill never develop AIDS. The disease hasn't been around long enough to knowwhat will happen... Read more »

does methadone activate latent hiv?

i switched to methadone last week 5mg 2x a day for pain. i also switched Atripla for boosted taz and truvada. i was researching here on the body and read that methadone activates latent HIV cells. is this true? can it help flush infected cells out...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I am unaware of any clinical relevance of any lab observation that methadone can activate latent HIV. Methadone can interact with many HIV drugs (such as efavirenz) leading to alterred levels of either drug (such as lower methadone Read more »
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International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

20 Years of HIV Science: Setbacks and Activism

...late-breaking poster session. Kenneth Lichtenstein et al. (University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver) evaluated serum lipid levels of patients in antiretroviral failure who were then switched to regimens containing ATV or lopinavir... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...disappointing results of finding immune markers that would adequately predict IRIS in TB disease. A Thai study showed that IL-12 and serum IL-2, among other markers, did not show differences between those who did and did not develop IRIS.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Viread

...are at risk for osteopenia. Creatinine clearance (CrCl) should be assessed before initiating treatment with Viread. CrCl and serum phosphorus should be monitored in patients at risk. Less common side effects of Viread, occurring with undetermined... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...particular test will depend on the prevalence of HIV in the population, the biological fluid examined (i.e., whole blood, plasma, serum, oral fluid, urine, etc.), and the conditions under which the test is performed. Over the years, advances in... Read more »
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some one with more knowledge please explain this

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...Socrates Institute for Therapeutic Immunology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19126-3305, USA. nobutoyama@verizon.net Abstract Serum Gc protein (known as vitamin D3-binding protein) is the precursor for the principal macrophage activating factor... Read more »

Contacting other HIV+ active duty soldiers

Posted by armypoz, 5 Replies
...I am HIV+ and currently serving on active duty. Would like to contact other active duty soldiers of any branch that would be interested Read more »

active duty looking to chat

Posted by pozinservice, 2 Replies
been poz for four years; on active duty and looking for people to chat w/. would love to find someone that understands what it's like to be poz and on active duty. Read more »

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Posted by nomoreworry4me
...National Blood Transfusion Committee) was formed to coordinate the state groups. In 1945, the Red Cross took over blood and serum preparation units established by the Australian Army. In 1995, a government report recommended the foundation of a... Read more »