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The Well Project

Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

...properly, having too much is unhealthy. Having highlevels of lipids is called hyperlipidemia. Hyperlipidemia and HIV There are many possible causes for high lipid levels, including HIV and someof the HIV drugs. This puts HIV+ people at particular risk for developinghyperlipidemia. Although you cannot tell if you have this condition without labtests, it can cause serious long-term health problems. The main danger of hyperlipidemia is...
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Eposed accidentally by cut during autopsy (HIV from CORPSE OR CADAVER, 2010)

I was doing the autopsy on 78yr male,died of Heart attack 10 days back and the body had been refrigerated at 4.c for 10 days. I was wearing two gloves and got very small cut on my thumb and later came to know that bood was HIV positive.What is your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...on your front porch to scare the bejesus out of young trick-or-treaters, but your neighbors might frown on that. There is no personal or public health risk from an HIV/AIDS perspective. However, if you really do plan to dig this dude up, that... Read more »

Exhuming a body with HIV (RISK OF HIV FROM CORPSE OR CADAVER, 2009)

After being denied our request to exhume a body which was buried on our family plot illegally (without the deed or our permission) from the NJ state Health Dept.Is there a public health concern exhuming a body after 10 years that has been buried...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...safety, I would advise the family members to use the same precautions when washing the body of the dead as they used when the individual was alive. (See below.) This would include using rubber gloves for contact with non-intact skin or possibly... Read more »

hello from prague=) (RISK OF HIV FROM CORPSE OR CADAVER, 2009)

hello dr bobit's me, the medical student from prague who asked u some questions last june. how are u doing? hope all is well. it has been a while since the last time i wrote. i think i promised to write something back to share my experience with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV FROM CORPSE OR CADAVER)Nov 14, 2008 I am an embalmer at a local funeral home and yesterday I was exposed to the blood of a person who is HIV positive. The person had spent approximately 2 days at the Medical Examiner's and was refrigerated to... Read more »

HIV (HIV from CORPSE OR CADAVER, 2009)

If a patient has been dead for 3 days, you dont know their HIV status, you get punctured with a suturing needle while performing and autopsy on the patient. The needle was used. Should you worry about contracting HIV in that scenario?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...safety, I would advise the family members to use the same precautions when washing the body of the dead as they used when the individual was alive. (See below.) This would include using rubber gloves for contact with non-intact skin or possibly... Read more »
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The Well Project

How to Read a Package Insert

...everyone who takes the medicine. Your doctor probably will mention some of the side effects that you should watch for, but every person is different and it is impossible to tell in advance what you will experience. Many side effects that are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...people, it has been severe and even fatal for others. There is no way to predict with certainty what the outcome will be for an individual or, equally important, for others to whom the intentionally infected person may spread the virus.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Darunavir (Prezista)

...inhibitors "gum up" these scissors. Who Should Take It? Darunavir was approved in 2006 as an antiretroviral drug (ARV) for people with HIV infection. It should not be used in children younger than 3 years old and has not been studied in... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Emtriva (Emtricitabine)

...age. This medicine does not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing the virus to other people. Dosage Form/Administration Always take this medication as your doctor instructs. Emtricitabine is taken by... Read more »
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IS THERE SUCH THING AS HIV-NEGATIVE AIDS?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

GETTING INJECTED WITH A CONTAMINATED NEEDLE . HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I went to donate blood on may 9. They had only 2 nurses and a receptionist at the front desk. Since there were 2 people before that were donating already, and only 2 nurses, the receptionist took my temperature, blood pressure and pulse and also Read more »

Newly Diagnosed, Medication Overload!

Posted by whyyyyyy, 2 Replies
...figure it out and find my purpose in this not so perfect life of mine. For Beyond the Odds, I am Sergio Mendoza. To read more personal stories from HIV+ young people under 25 go to www.beyondtheodds.org ... Read more »

not really hanging in there...

Posted by aloneindc, 8 Replies
...that I am going to be alone for the rest of my life. Nothing has convinced me otherwise. I've tried - in vain - meeting decent people around my age (23) and in this situation. It seems impossible. I've been told to hang in there -- that things... Read more »