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You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...important to know that if you refuse to treat your baby with anti-HIV drugs, the authorities may intervene. If they believe the baby's health is in serious jeopardy, they may take your baby away from you. How Will the Medications Affect Your Baby? "I can't tell you how scary it was waiting until I found out my child was negative. I could have used some emotional support for that." Many women worry about how the HIV medications they take...
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How can I tell if I am starting to get AIDS-related dementia? (COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION, 2010) (NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS, 2010)

Hi Dr. Bob, I have been on a HAART regimen since 2006 (Lexiva/Norvir/Epzicom), my CD4 count is above 700, my viral load is undetectable, and yet I seem to be getting all of the symptoms of early-stage dementia (I went through the list of early-stage...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...federal Center for Mental Health Services, and teaches and has published on the neuropsychiatry and psychosocial aspects of HIV/AIDS. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and is currently serving on the Residency... Read more »

Are my results reliable? (MARIJUANA AND HIV TESTING 2008)

Hi Dr. Bob,I know that this is a question that never dies, but I just got my 9 week antibody test back(I know, not conclusive!)and it was negative. However, I Have smoked marijuana on an almost daily basis for the last year. That's a lot of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that never changes). Even if you sparked as many doobies as Mick Jagger, Bill Maher and Willy Nelson combined, it would not affect your HIV test results, OK?Dr. BobMarijuana smoking and Hiv TestingSep 26, 2008 Hi Dr Bob, I have e-mailed you... Read more »

HIV AND PML

i am hiv positive and i discovered it two years back when i started suffering from certain neurological problems. During check up i found my CD4count to be 2 and PML in my brain. i started taking HAART combinatin and was hospitalized. after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...type of question I can answer over the Internet based on the limited information provided. I would suggest you contact an HIV/AIDS-knowledgeable neurologist to review your case and clinical course to date. He would be able to give you a much... Read more »

Problem pot?

Hi Doc,My partner's been positive for nearly 5 years now, and I'm negative. We have a great sex life, and intend to continue it! We are regular readers of your forum and we love you!My question is this, he sometimes has trouble with depression and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...marijuana use is clearly associated with mental illness and possibly more subtle psychological changes. Importantly, it may affect your ability to reliably take your HIV meds. The smoke is also potentially harmful to you child, who will both get... Read more »
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Medical Marijuana

...marijuana has no significant effect -- good or bad -- on the immune system of people living with HIV. Studies from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study evaluating outcomes in 1,662 HIV-positive users of psychoactive drugs (marijuana, cocaine, LSD,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Recreational Drugs and HIV

... How Does Recreational Drug Use Affect HIV? Drugs And Getting Infected With HIV Drug Use And HIV Disease Drug Interactions The Bottom Line For More Information Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...effect. If they continue or get worse, it may be a sign that you have an infection, especially if you also have a fever. Some AIDS-related opportunistic infections (OIs) affecting the gut include: Cryptosporidiosis Microsporidiosis ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...intestine. In people with HIV disease, several infections (including parasites) can interfere with this process. HIV may directly affect the intestinal lining and reduce nutrient absorption. Diarrhea causes loss of calories and nutrients. ... Read more »
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Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

Care Home for persons affected w/ HIV/AIDS

Posted by kel
...(who is gay) and we found out that there are no care homes/assisted living facilities for the gay community here or for those affected by HIV/AIDS (people actually refuse to take them!) So we have opened the first! A care home/assisted living... Read more »

Care home for people affected with HIV/AIDS

Posted by kel
...we found out that there are no care homes/assisted living facilities for the gay community here or for those affected by HIV/AIDS (people actually refuse to take them!) So we have opened the first! A care home/assisted living facility just for... Read more »

People Affected By HIV Support Group

Posted by Anonymous
...invite anyone who has a friend or family member with HIV - and is needing to talk about this - to a new email group called HIV Affected. This support group will consist of others just like you, people who don't know where to turn...who to talk... Read more »