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Lancets And Spread Of Hiv

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...HIV-seropositive. No AIDS-defining illnesses occurred in men who remained negative for HIV antibodies, despite the fact that these individuals had appreciable patterns of illicit drug use and receptive anal intercourse ( Schechter et al. Lancet 1993;341:658). Before the appearance of HIV, AIDS-related diseases such as PCP, KS and MAC were rare in developed countries; today, they are common in HIV-infected individuals. Prior to the...
Ask the Experts

The POPE (and Palin)

Dr. Bob,I think the world of you but don't you think you're being a bit tough on the Pope. (Your recent post is attached below. Is what he said really so bad?Also, what do you think will ultimately become of Sarah Palin?ZebPope Needs Sex...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation lunacy goes, it was hard to beat the pope saying that condoms spread AIDS." And Britain's premier medical journal, "The Lancet," wrote a scathing editorial this week as well. All those years of celibacy and of wearing dresses have... Read more »

hiv infection with diabetes lancet

earlier tenant had left diabetes lancet in cupboard drawer. after six months or so, i was cleaning and got pricked by one of the lancet.since i don't know history of that person, is there any chance of HIV infection.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Nope! HIV doesn't live very long at all outside the body.Dr. Bob Read more »

Herpes and HIV Transmission Revisited

Dear Dr. Bob: I sent a version of this following query to you a couple weeks ago, but no reply from you. I realize you are extremely busy so I will try again. I was the one that posted the query over a year ago about the new research which seemed to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...herpes simplex virus 2 seropositive women and men who have sex with men: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(08)60920-4 (2008). Read more »

lancet prick cause hiv?

Dear doc,I had gone today for blood donation to Asian heart institute in mumbai which is a JCI accredited and Niaho accredited. Before blood donation they first prick you with a lancet and take your blood to ascertain the blood group. I forgot to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,1. Lancets are not reused. Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent.2. No. HIV does not survive very long at all outside the body.3. I see Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pope "Publicly Distorted Scientific Evidence" During Comments About Condoms, HIV, Lancet Editorial Says condemnation last week after Pope Benedict XVI made an outrageous and wildly inaccurate statement about HIV/AIDS," a Lancet editorial says. It adds that the Roman Catholic Church's "ethical opposition to birth control and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lancet , Lancet Infectious Diseases Publish HIV/AIDS-Related Articles

... The most recent issues of the journals Lancet and Lancet Infectious Diseases included articles related to HIV/AIDS issues. Headlines appear below. Lancet " Confessions Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Combination Prevention Programs Should Be Evidence-Based, Lancet Opinion Piece Says

...grounded in evidence and prioritize what is most effective," Daniel Halperin of the Harvard School of Public Health writes in a Lancet opinion piece. Halperin discusses a November 2008 Lancet opinion piece , written by Michael Merson of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lancet Publishes Opinion Pieces on HIV Prevention, Epidemic in China

... The Lancet on Saturday published two editorials about HIV prevention and China's HIV/AIDS epidemic. Summaries appear below. Merson et Read more »
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The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...guidelines to the letter, then some people started on anti-retrovirals would not even be infected with HIV, he concludes. === Lancet Study Challenges Claims about HAART Treatment Does Not = Life The surprising conclusion from a recent study... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
... Any truth to these sites? Who to believe: government sites or activist sites? The more I research information about HIV and AIDS, the more complicated the relationship between the two seems to be and the more treatments... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...that The AIDS virus can survive outside the body alive and infective in body fluids for 7 days if dry and for 14 days if wet. Lancet, Sept. 28, 1985, pg. 721, or that evidence presented at the Montreal AIDS Conference showed that 70% alcohol... Read more »

New study

Posted by Anonymous
... The trial results, which were reported in the British medical journal The Lancet, have already aroused some controversy. The team leader of the trial, Dr Anatoli... Read more »