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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have
Ask the Experts

Vocal chord inflamation the result of HIV?

Hi Doctor Bob -- I was very intrigued by your recent article on inflammation. I'm an HIV-positive singer/songwriter taking Viramune and Truvada -- undetectable since shortly after starting meds about two years ago, and my t-cells are climbing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I'm pleased my blog on HIV "inflammaging" has intrigued so many visitors to this site! I wish I had the "wisdom" you and so many others are anticipating. Read more »

Ofra Haza

I was reading a tribute recently to Ofra Haza, the Israeli-born singer who died of an AIDS related illness. They said she married in 1997, and they believe the guy she married is the one who infected her. She died in Feb, 2007. Even without...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infection or malignancy.Assuming your 2007 was a typo and she died three years after her marriage, that still wouldn't mean she was HIV positive for only three years. She may have been with her husband for quite some time before actually getting... Read more »

This is quackery, but I want to know why

Bear with me, my question is in the next paragraph. Recently I've been suspected of having herpes, though my lab hasn't come back in yet and there's a good chance that it was just a blister due to an ingrown hair. Here's to hoping.During the time I...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...what is really wrong with your idea is that we don't have enough miniature singers with voices high enough to crack a billion HIV viruses a day. But given advances in miniaturization that allow us to swallow a camera to take pictures of our... Read more »

word has it that viramune is just too dangerous as an anti-hiv med!

Dr. Bob,Please tell me the truth, I always value any advice you say. Dr. Bob I have heard that viramune is really a drug patients with hiv wish to avoid since it often can cause fatal liver syndrome suddenly and unnaturally. That means that even...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies (blood tests) is recommended during this period to help prevent this complication. The bottom line is that essentially all HIV medications have potential toxicities and side effects. Working closely with your HIV/AIDS specialist will help... Read more »
The Body

First Person: An Interview With Shelley Singer

...had a transplant, or someone who was very, very, very, very old (and I knew that wasn't me). Then he said, "Or someone with AIDS, someone who's had years of HIV, destroying their immune system." I knew that wasn't me, either, because I didn't... Read more »
The Body

BBC Tackles HIV, Disclosure and Criminalization as German Singer's Trial Begins

... German pop singer Nadja Benaissa is facing criminal charges for not disclosing her HIV status before having unprotected sex -- and subsequently allegedly infecting one of her partners. World Have Your Say , a BBC Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Singer Etana Joins Caribbean Anti-HIV/AIDS Campaign

... The Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership has tapped reggae singer Etana for its outreach to raise HIV/AIDS awareness in the region. Etana recently traveled to Barbados, where she met with organizers and recorded public service announcements Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

2002 Heroes in the Struggle Award Recipient Rep. Diane Watson Hosts South African Singer and HIV/AIDS Activist Yvonne Chaka Chaka at Final Public Forum Before Retiring

...but to meet and ask questions of Ms. Chaka Chaka and Congresswoman Watson, along with a panel of advocates who will discuss HIV/AIDS in America's African Diaspora. The panel will include Black AIDS Institute President and CEO Phill Wilson, along... Read more »
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Over the Rainbow

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
...have had of late. The We is my husband of thirty years and I. As many of you know, I was diagnosed with the initial stages of HIV Associated Dementia in June 2008. My dementia is caused by 25 years infection with HIV and poor control of my... Read more »

For Impossible . . . .

Posted by SRCHFRANS34, 1 Reply
...2 year suspended sentence and was ordered to do 300 hours of communitu service . At least one of her 3 partners contracted Hiv from her after 3 intimate encounters . (There is a suspicion one other had contracted the virus from her ) Court... Read more »


Posted by iNvisible, 7 Replies
...Is depression a symptom of HIV?...I feel like everyday is getting harder and harder...I've become scared of almost everything and almost everyday I feel like Read more »

50% of HIV+ Develop Neurocognitive Impairment

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...following is a very interesting recent post to The Body, which emphasizes the importance of neurological monitoring for people with HIV. It also points up the fact that long term HIV infection remains a disabling condition. For me it confirms... Read more »