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The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...When a combination of HIV drugs (regimen) is working, the viral load usually goes down within weeks of starting the drugs. If your viral load goes up while taking HIV drugs, you and your health care provider should take another viral load measurement. If that result is the same or higher, your drugs may not be working as well as they should. You should talk to your health care provider about switching drugs. You should also tell him or her if...
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My doc told me that on treatment transmission risk is extremely low. Is he correct? (TRANSMISSION RISK WITH UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD, 2009)

It is quite difficult to find specific answers and I was only able to find a study from Switzerland which seems very encouraging. I asked my doctor about the risks of transmission during effective HAART and he said that the risk is not zero but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...agree the risk of HIV transmission from someone on effective combination antiretroviral therapy, who has driven his HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels, is "not zero but extremely low." I've said this repeatedly in this forum. (See the... Read more »

Can Iron & Zinc supplementation increased Viral Loads?

I understand that in South Africa the Dept of Health advises against Iron & Zinc supplementation due to the concern that it causes increased Viral Loads? Are you familiar with this theory? Is there any science confirming this? I would have thought...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...I recently tested positive. My HIV Specilist and I have decided not start taking medicine yet. My T-Cell count is 475 and my viral load is 66,000. Can you recommend any vitamins or supplements that will help boost or help support my immune system... Read more »

Viral Load (VIRAL LOAD, FLU, and FLU SHOTS)

Hey Doc,About 6 months ago my viral load was less then 80. 3 months later I went back to the doctor and recieved a flu shot then had my viral retaken right after the shot when I got the numbers back it went up to 500 hundred (not thousand). Is that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(Answer That Never Changes). But since it's flu shot season, I'll gladly repost something from the archives.Stay well!Dr. BobVIRAL LOAD, FLU, and FLU SHOTSOct 20, 2006 Hey Dr. BOB I know it's probably not a good thing to get the flu if we've... Read more »

Muscle pain and high white blood cell count

Dear Dr. Frascino:I have been positive for 21 years, and have been shown to be resistant to all current medications. I have recently had a drop in my white blood cells and have been told that I should restart Fuzeon treatments in anticipation of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello In Pain,Low white blood cell counts and/or high HIV plasma viral loads would not directly cause joint or muscle pain. There are a wide variety of potential HIV-associated conditions that can have Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy Still Common Among HIV-Infected Patients on HAART; Risk May Increase With Age

...risk factors or things that would be associated with peripheral neuropathy. Many of the usual suspects, such as higher baseline viral loads and "D drug" [didanosine (ddI, Videx) and stavudine (d4T, Zerit)] use, turn out to be significant risk... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...people who understand what you are goingthrough and can share your frustrations and applaud your successes. References Highleyman, L. (2002). Peripheral Neuropathy. Bulletin of ExperimentalTreatments for AIDS: Retrieved July 2003 from ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

...which 66 were HIV-associated, 43 were due to drug toxicity, and 104 were mixed. Although neuropathy was associated with high viral load (above 30,000 copies/mL) and low CD4 count (less than 200 cells/mm 3 ), after the data were adjusted for prior... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

... What Is Viral Load? How Is the Test Used? How Are Changes in Viral Load Measured? Viral Load "Blips" What Do the Numbers Mean? Are There Read more »
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HIV Optic Neuropathy

Posted by toper3
...Has anyone hear of this Eye condition? Has anyone ever had problems with there eyes as a result of HIV??--after ruling out EVERYTHING ELSE Read more »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...The Failure of Viral Load Tests JAMA Study Shakes AIDS Science, Angers HIV Advocates A nationwide team of orthodox AIDS researchers led by doctors Benigno Read more »

Can neuropathy be a sign of HIV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I recently tested negative for HIV at 15 weeks, but I am having neuropathy in feet and legs. If it's not being caused by HIV, then what could it be? Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous
...weeks (sometimes even months) after the infection is acquired. On the other hand, the quantitative plasma HIV-1 RNA level (viral load) by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), which is 95 to 98 percent sensitive for HIV,8 becomes positive within 11... Read more »