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Physical Barriers In Hiv Treatment

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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

For most people, the hardest part of adjusting to life with HIV isn't the physical issues -- it's the emotional ones. HIV treatment has changed so drastically in recent years that the medical side of HIV has become much easier to tackle in most parts of the world. Newer HIV meds have increasingly few side effects, people on HIV treatment may live just as long as their HIV-negative counterparts , and many people need only take medications once or...
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Safe Barrier??

I am a married bi bottom male, Poz since June 07. I converted voluntarily, & test regularily, but allowing the virus to run it's course. My wife misses bareback sex, & has responded by N.S.A. sex with 4-5 males a week. She believes...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,There are just so many things so terribly wrong about your brief post one hardly knows where to begin. Congratulations. I think you may have just won this week's most dysfunctional post award!You are a married-bi-bottom-poz who converted... Read more »

HIV meds and the blood brain barrier

Hello Doctors, given the recent finding at UCLA showing that HIV attacks the brain regardless of most meds, , is there a treatment that is more likely to cross the blood brain barrier and possible...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hi Larry, please see this recent <a href="" target=_new>post</a> regarding the UCLA study. The bottom line is that this was a small pilot trial in a heterogeneous group of... Read more »

Pre-treatment falling CD4, physical and mental issues

I've been diagnosed since December 2001 when my CD4 was around 900 and even up to 1150 at one point. But for years now my viral load has been between 85000 and 190000 - even up to 345000 at one point. My CD4 dropped from 700 to 320 over the...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
There should be no problem in taking citalopram along with your HIV medications. Citalopram is a particularly good choice of an antidepressant because it is well tolerated by most people and has a low risk of drug interactions.The chills and shaking... Read more »

Sustiva & brain barrier

Dear Dr.In your opinion, does the fact that Sustiva seems to cross the barrier into the brain, which is my assumption based on Sustiva's side effect profile, mean it might help prevent the possible dementia effects described in recent research?...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There has been a lot of research trying to correlate HIV drug levels in the cerebral spinal fluid and prevention or treatment of dementia. To date, the results have been mixed and it is unclear that having a drug that gets into the brain really... Read more »
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Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

(HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered that cells in the mucosal lining of human genitalia produce a protein that "eats up" invading HIV -- possibly keeping the spread of the AIDS... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently had a routine physical. My doctor did a finger prick to check my hemoglobin. If I were HIV+ would it show up in something like this? Thanks

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Depleted emmotionally and physically!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am the "It's all over folks" poster on page 5 of this forum if you want more background information.

The good news is I did test neg at about 5/6 weeks. The bad news is that I have been sick for about a month now. Never been this physically ill... Read more »

Physical symptoms keep coming back?

Posted by haley, 3 Replies
So I've been infected for about a month now. I started getting symptoms after week one and after week 2 I found out I was positive. After about 7-8 days of symptoms, I started feeling a lot better physically. I even had my appetite back and... Read more »