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...enfuvirtide or T-20 Brand Name: Fuzeon Class: HIV fusion inhibitor (a type of entry inhibitor) Standard dose: One subcutaneous (under the skin) injection of 90 mg (1 ml) twice daily (every 12 hours) into the upper arm, thigh or abdomen. Can be taken with or without food, with no food restrictions. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do not double up on your next dose. AWP: ...
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Semen on Bruised Arm - Should I Get Tested?

Hi Dr. Bob,I asked this earlier and didn't get an answer, but am getting really concerned. I got some semen on a bruise on my arm from a guy of unknown status. There were no cuts or scrapes, but I'm not sure if I should be getting tested. Do you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,A bruise (black-and-blue mark) that does not break the skin would not pose an increased HIV risk. HIV cannot permeate intact (even intact Read more »

thanks..resident doctor who wished your arm around his neck.

thank you sir for your reply....and your reassurance....i am an ophthal resident and my life has taken a standstill since that day.i have already downloded the cdc recommendation as well as the australian recommendations.have visited the online...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Junior,Hopefully you've found the information in the various published guidelines about PEP/nPEP encouraging. I'm still here anytime you need me.Dr. Bob Read more »

your arm around my neck on my back

thank you sir for serum sickness as yet...waiting for week to get over so can go for the 6th week test.dont know which path shall i tread upon but if fate does not favor me..i still would know where home is...feeling your warmth oceans...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Junior,I have a good feeling all will turn out well.Try focusing on other people struggling with very real life challenges cancer, homelessness, poverty, etc. It helps to keep our personal problems and worries in their proper perspectives.Dr.... Read more »

wish i had ur arm around my neck as i tell u this

hello sir,i am writing this mail again in anticipation that it will be answered.i am a 26 yrs old medical professional and am really cautious about getting infected.i never indulged in penetrative sex before this time when i really felt i was living...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Nonoccupational Exposure to HIV in the United States." You can find this on the CDC's Web site.Finally, as for me putting my arm around your neck, just close your eyes. I'm there, OK?Good luck. We'll get through this together.Dr. Bob Read more »
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Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...(lesions) that look red or purple on white skin, and bluish, brownish or black on dark skin. Lesions often occur on the face, arms and legs. KS on the skin is not life threatening. However, KS lesions on the feet and legs can make it difficult to... Read more »

An Overview of Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide, T-20) injected under the skin using a needle-free injection device. Enfuvirtide should be injected in the skin of the abdomen, upper arm, or the front of the thigh. Individuals should alternate enfuvirtide injections among these three places.... Read more »

An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

...include severe abdominal or stomach pain, or feeling of fullness; nausea; tingling, burning, numbness, or pain in the hands, arms, feet, or legs; and vomiting. Individuals should tell a doctor if they have any of these side effects.Other side... Read more »
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Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

..."dystrophy" means bad growth. These changes include fat loss, fat deposits, and metabolic changes. Fat loss occurs in the arms, legs or face (sunken cheeks). This may be the most common feature of lipo. Fat deposits can show up in the... Read more »
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weird purple spots!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...almost 2 years now. i havent been sick or anything but yesterday i noticed weird purple spots like bruises on my body, on my upper arms and on my legs near my knees. their small and they dont hurt but they look gross. i dont burise easy and... Read more »

Distressed and Down

Posted by Anonymous
...have a heart attack from anxiety. I swear it seems my body has all kinds of unusual - sudden problems. My muscles ache in my upper arms and on my neck. My feet feel like they are bruised when I walk. I feel like I just am not "well" and even... Read more »

rash on upper arms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi all- I have a quick question..I know you'll help since you are all so informative! My upper arms are kind of blotchy red, and have quite a few little red pimples on them...there is no itching. I noticed this about 2 months Read more »

Think U R +? Read My Story

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies she loved me and wanted to be with me. I started to pull away because I was not convinced I was ok. I started to develop purple spots in my mouth every two or three days. They would be filled with blood sometimes. Her lips began to peel very... Read more »