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Relapse Prevention And Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

The Role of Alcohol and Drug Relapse Prevention in the Treatment and Prevention of HIV Disease

Although HIV disease and alcohol and drug abuse are distinct illnesses, each profoundly affects the other. Alcohol and drug abuse have been associated with high-risk sexual behavior such as unprotected sexual activity. (1-7 ) Although the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Relapse in Patients Thought Virus-Free Spurs Researchers to Push More for Cure

Reuters : Relapse of 'cured' HIV patients spurs AIDS science on "Scientists seeking a cure for AIDS say they have been inspired, not crushed, by a major setback in which two HIV-positive patients believed to have been cured found the virus... Read more »

HIV and Drug Relapse

This video blog is part of the series "My HIV Journey: 13 Months of Videos Following My Diagnosis." Check out a full list of entries in the series . In this video I talk about my own battle with drugs, relapse and what role my diagnosis had in my... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Relapses in having unsafe sex / Prevention Case Management

I am a gay man. Know all of the dangers of unprotected sex (I am an insertive top), in fact I used to work with People with Aids and saw firsthand of what can happen. Every now and then I just "slip" into someone's ass without a...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. The situation you are describing is all too common. Previously, when it came to HIV and STD prevention, we used to just tell a person to practice safer sex, give them a few condoms, then the person would leave and we... Read more »

Porn Guy Relapsed ...

Dr. Bob,Ok I know I have been writing alot and asking numerous questions and am a complete fluffernutter, status accepted. I sit here worried again so I figured what is one more post to a man who has been so supportive as I know it can't be HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey SB (aka Porn Guy),I'll be brief, as my assessment and recommendations have not changed."Is there any chance all those tests missed something?" No, absolutely not."Do you know any good ID docs in the northeast?" Sure.... Read more »

Hodgkins and HIV; Will my CD4 counts go up? What's the Likelihood of Relapsing?

I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease in December 2000, stage Ia. As a part of the process to get to the diagnosis, I had an HIV test, which turned out to be positive. Merry Christmas. :) My only symptom was a funny swelling in my neck....
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You ask many good questions. I'm glad to hear that you successfully completed your treatments. You deserve a big pat on the back.1) Both chemotherapy and radiation therapy can lower your CD4 counts. In time the CD4 counts will rise, but if... Read more »

HCV Geno 2b Relapser HIV Coinfected Shut Out?

Good Morning Good Dr. M.,I had a sky high VL for HCV, geno 2b ...... did a 48 wk "stint" of peg interferon/Ribovirin .... became undetectable for HCV some time around the 8th wk of Tx .... but alas, I relapsed as shown by testing 6 mos....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
While it is true that boceprevir and telaprevir have only been approved for genotype 1 infection, there are several drugs in development that are active against other genotypes.For example, there is a protease inhibitor that is in development called... Read more »
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having a relapse, please help!!!!!!

Posted by notanonymous, 2 Replies
i'm trying to be very strong. i feel so much better than i did a month or two ago. i can see light at the end of the tunnel, but i am having some negative thoughts. (pun may or may not apply). ok, i had a negative 3rd generation hiv 1/2 and pcr rna... Read more »

HIV Prevention Job Oppotunities In LA

Posted by Anonymous
Entry level HIV Prevention job opportunities in Los Angeles. Seeking energetic individuals for outreach workers and prevention case managers.

Please visit

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Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
U.S. President George Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work!
Who is informing the president on HIV and AIDS?

Failure of the American president to recognize the need to promote condoms has not only undermined over two decades of HIV prevention... Read more »

U.S. Bullying Interferes With HIV/AIDS Prevention

Posted by bradford
U.S. Bullying Interferes With HIV /AIDS Prevention

The United States government would have the world believe it has been a major contributor in the fight against AIDS but many are unaware of the harmful tactics and funding shortfalls.

Throughout the... Read more »