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The Feminization of an Epidemic

... Women and HIV in the United States Women represent the fastest growing demographic of HIV infections worldwide. In order to work on reversing this trend, we must have a thorough understanding of the unique issues that affect women living with HIV infection. To date, the medical
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I am sending donation for your grate service. I would like to know about Index Value in HIV 1&2 Antibody Test. After six months from the possible exposure I have conducted a HIV 1&2 Antibody & p24 Antigen Compo Test. The Test Result is:-Index Value ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...yours, are definitively negative! Values between 0.9 and 1.0 would be equivocal or borderline. And values above 1.0 would be preliminarily positive. These preliminarily positive (or provisionally reactive) tests require a confirmatory test before... Read more »

hiv- index value

Dear Doctor,I had a panel 083824 Hiv 1/0/2 abs test done. The test read Hiv 1/0/2 abs- index value with a result of <1.00 and the ref. interval was <1.00. Having a <1.00 result make me close to be positive. Should it be less than <1.00 for a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your HIV test is negative. Period. You are not close to being positive. The "<" means "less than." Consequently there is no such thing Read more »


Hello Doctor BobI no this is a safe sex forum but had a questions I would like to ask you, as I value your opinion so much. Why do you still hear of people dying of AIDS with the medications that are available now? (when you have access to them)I'm...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...certainly is no simple or straightforward answer. I certainly feel as though I'm living on "borrowed time" and remain extremely appreciative of each and every nanosecond of this marvelous existence. I have no doubt I would not be here if the... Read more »

hiv status

my cd4 count is 360. then what is stage and should i start art treatment?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.With a CD4 count of 360, you have HIV, but not (by laboratory criteria) AIDS. Additional information, such as clinical symptoms Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sri Lankan Health Official Says Strong Family Bonds, Family Values Responsible for Low Prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Country

... Supportive family values and strong family bonds, in addition to the practice of monogamy, have contributed to the low prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Sri Lanka, Health Care and Nutrition Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said recently at the second... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"Restoration of Values and Families" Essential Part of Solution to HIV/AIDS Epidemic, Opinion Piece Says our mooring rooted in personal responsibility and the traditional sense of right and wrong behavior," Star Parker, president of Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education , writes in a Salt Lake City Deseret Morning News ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How HIV Drugs Get Approved

...process, scientists "build" drug molecules to fight HIV in specific ways. When a promising drug is identified, it goes through pre-clinical testing . This involves test-tube and animal studies. These show whether the drug works against HIV and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Normal Laboratory Values or method used. Compare your results tothe range shown on your lab report. Results that are "outof range" may not represent a problem. Your test resultscan be affected by several factors, including your age or gender,if you are... Read more »
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Cure for HIV not discussed

Posted by new2this2010, 1 Reply
...not put all my faith and hope in the things they say on here. They are not the only doctors in the world. I used to read these posts a lot but I dont anymore and I am doin much better since I dont read these posts so much. They never discuss a... Read more »

Gay HIV Positive & Loveless

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi - I just would ike to include my oppinion on your posted message. I very much agree on many of the recommendations, suggestions and dito on much of the encouraging support from others Read more »

Christian Grantham of GAYBC Questions AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...promoting Christine Maggiore's book, "What If Everything You Thought You Knew About AIDS Was Wrong?" Grantham, formerly a staunch HIV Believist, read the book this month as was shocked to learn that much of what we've been fed about HIV is... Read more »

GMan-Please read my post (Help!...HIV or PEP Rash)

Posted by GDog, 1 Reply
...valued in this forum and I would love to have your opinion on my risk level and chances of contracting HIV. Please read my post below (titled "Help ... HIV or PEP Rash"). Read more »