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Origin Of Hiv Patient Zero

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Starting Anti-HIV Medications

... Terms Used in This Fact Sheet AIDS: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. AIDS is the most severe stage of HIV infection. People infected with HIV are diagnosed with AIDS when their CD4 count falls below 200 cells/mm 3 or if they develop an AIDS-defining illness (an illness that is very unusual in someone who is not HIV positive).
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First I'd like to say your website is Godsend!Second, my daughter bought a few outfits at the mall, she pulled one of the pants out and noticed there was some redish stain. If it was blood from an HIV infected person, would this pose a risk? She...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,A "Godsend?" Well, I doubt the higher powers really sent me here to talk about sex, but OK, if you say so.Your daughter's HIV risk is nonexistent. HIV doesn't survive very long at all outside the body. It's perfectly safe to wash the stained... Read more »

Your 88 Year-old Patient

In a recent question to you, you mentioned you have an 88 year-old patient with HIV. Some I know who read that, including myself, were very curious how long that patient has been infected. If this person is now 88 and had the virus from the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your follow-up. She was actually infected in the 1980s from her husband who contracted HIV from a blood transfusion. So she is a very huged inspiration to me and hopefully to others as well. Of course, she has been very Read more »

Concerns Careing from HIV patient (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

I recently started caring from my brother who has Full blown AIDS with Cryptococcus meningitis. I wasnt paranoid about it until my toddler covered herself over with his throw and suddenly got a rash on both her arms and face. She had been inside all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...I can't diagnose the cause of your toddler's rash over the Internet, but I can tell you with great certainty that it was not HIV related. Likewise, your pedicure concerns are unwarranted. I'll repost below some information from the archives that... Read more »

I will add an additional $40 to my original "QTND with a Twist..."

Please explain this, or so that I understand it. It seems as though it's contradicting what you and others on this site say about HIV and mosquito. Here is a quote from another website"If the mosquito...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation I an HIV/AIDS expert, but that I, too, have HIV disease. I contracted the virus while performing a medical procedure on a patient in January 1991. Today there are 40 million people worldwide living with HIV/AIDS. Don't be afraid of HIV. Just... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Drug Option for Patients Beginning HIV Treatment Studied

... HIV integrase inhibitor raltegravir "is safe and effective for patients beginning treatment against HIV, according to researchers Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Prognosis for HIV/AIDS Patients Could Be Better Determined After Patients Begin Antiretroviral Treatment, Study Says

...Prognosis for HIV/AIDS patients might be better determined after the patient has received six months of antiretroviral therapy rather than before the patient Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Montreal Hospital Begins HIV Testing Thousands of Child Patients Operated on by HIV-Positive Surgeon

...more who were operated on between 1990 and 2003 by a now-deceased surgeon whom the hospital administration recently learned was HIV-positive, the CP/Ottawa Citizen reports. Thus far, no children have tested HIV-positive ( CP/Ottawa Citizen ,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa to Test All HIV Patients for TB

... South African health officials said Wednesday they want to begin screening all HIV patients for TB. The officials also said they are working on three drug regimens to treat drug-resistant TB, and they are testing four Read more »
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Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays. Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga Pranayama ....

Posted by akumar, 1 Reply
...Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev From: akumar My dear Brothers & Sisters, Re: Great ancient Indian science Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...countries: that the epidemic is fueled by people of color -- mostly Africans and Asians, particularly men. In Ukraine, nearly all patients are white, almost half are women, and most are younger than 25. Antiretroviral medications have only... Read more »