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Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections

Introduction Opportunistic Infections and HIV Disease Preventing Infections in the First Place Treating Infections as They Occur Preventive Treatment for OIs Maintenance Therapy A Final Word on Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections List of AIDS-Defining OIs from the Centers for Disease Control Introduction HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) infects the cells of your body's immune system. It then impairs how...
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SEXUAL HEALTH

I have sex and i'm hiv+. I was recieving unprotected anal and i was the receiver. my labs are very low and i am un-detectable but what are his chances that I contracted him with HIV+ if he pulled out? Isn't that harm reduction?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I see several problems here:1. Grammar. "What are his chances that I contracted him with HIV+. . . ." I'll assume you want to know the odds that you transmitted HIV.2. Why are you having unprotected sex? You know you are HIV... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Wellness and Practical Strategies for Managing Mental Health and Depression in the Workplace

I have put together this conference here in South Africa. I want to know what sort of topics will benefit delegates. Workplace programs on this subject are almost non existant here. Many people have shown great interest to attend this, but I...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
There are several important topics for a workplace conference like this. It should include topics such as 1)HIV prevention, 2) general education about HIV (how it is and is not transmitted, how does HIV testing work, what is the course of infection,... Read more »

Wrong on Iraq, wrong on OraQuick? Is there an exit strategy??

In this year we have seen people getting a lot of things wrong. Beginning from notre President himself -- on Iraq, marriage, children's health care (How could he do that?? Are children the new evil?) Each time Bush has been wrong, countless...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your comments about Dubya are right on target, but your fears about being HIV infected are as off base as the 2005 NIE report on Iran's nuclear program.Your initial OraQuick with the "small red thing near the T" was a false... Read more »

DOES size matter??? CDC FACT SHEET -- EFFECT OF ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY ON THE RISK OF SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HIV AND SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

I'm a gay male form Vermont, 54, have been pos 22 years and finally, after all of the myriad meds, highs and lows and being brought back from the abyss in the mid 90's, have tested undetectable during the past year. It feels good. And...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,There is no question that being on effective combination antiretroviral therapy that drives HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels significantly decreases the risk of HIV transmission. However, and this is a very big however, it does not... Read more »
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National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the U.S. (Finally!)

Posted by TheBody
Thirty years into the epidemic, U.S. government officials have formally unveiled the country's first national strategy for fighting HIV/AIDS within its borders. The strategy aims to establish a coordinated, nationwide effort to reduce new HIV... Read more »

6/21 (online): Webinar on Reproductive and Sexual Health (U.S. Dept. of Health)

Posted by MylesatTheBody
Reposting this from an email recently sent out to a CDC mailing list. Registration for the event appears to be free. The direct registration/info link is super-long, so if you're interested in learning more, please visit healthypeople.gov (as of... Read more »

I LOVE the UK National Health Service

Posted by younguk, 1 Reply
I can't imagine how people in so many countries deal with the stress of having to pay for their HAART.

Here in the UK I don't even pay the standard prescription charge of 7.20 for my medication it is totally free at the point of use. All my bloodwork... Read more »

National HIV/AIDS Coordinator

Posted by Anonymous
The Ministry of Health and Welfare, Government of the British Virgin Islands, is seeking to fill the post of National HIV/AIDS Coordinator. The successful applicant must have several years experience working in an AIDS programme and will be... Read more »