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Risk Factors For Hiv Infection In The Usa

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resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...can make love with out a condom please yours sincerley danielResponse from Dr. FrascinoHello Daniel,There are two reasons you should not have unprotected sex with your partner: hepatitis C and HIV.Regarding hepatitis C, you report you have "had... Read more »

Prevalence of antiretroviral therapy in the U.S.A. / transmission risk

Dr. Frascino,First let me say that I admire the work you do in educating the public on this issue.I... Read more »

Do HIV carrirers test negative (HIV CARRIERS) (HIV BASICS)

DO HIV carriers test negative? (I did an HIV 1&2 test which came back negative. But someone told me... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk of Opportunistic Infection in the HAART Era Among HIV-Infected Latinos Born in the United States Compared to Latinos Born in Mexico and Central America

...CDC-funded observational cohort study conducted in 10 U.S. cities since 1990, researchers compared OI rates among Latinos born in the United States to Latinos born in Mexico and Central America. "Differences in pre-HAART rates of OIs among... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-associated opportunistic infections are a leading cause of hospitalization and death among HIV-infected children in the United States. Some of these opportunistic infections can also afflict children who do not have HIV but who have one or... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Meta-Analysis of High-Risk Sexual Behavior in Persons Aware and Unaware They Are Infected With HIV in the United States

...(HIV+ aware) with the prevalence of such behaviors in HIV-positive people unaware of their serostatus (HIV+ unaware) in the United States and discusses the implications for HIV prevention programs. CDC estimates that of the 850,000-900,000 U.S.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Using Respondent-Driven Sampling in a Hidden Population at Risk of HIV Infection: Who Do HIV-Positive Recruiters Recruit?

...network-based method used to recruit hidden populations, is prone to bias. "However, these biases could facilitate recruitment of high-risk networks," according to the authors, who examined recruitment patterns of HIV-positive injection drug... Read more »
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Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...the presence of mind to discard it? I can't understand. Now I have to live with the thought that I may have exposed myself to HIV infection. I mean, the toilet paper which came into contact with the seat actually also came into contact with my... Read more »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...million deaths and currently, over 40 million people are infected with human immune deficiency virus (HIV). The President of the United States and others must realize the important role of condoms in prevention of disease. Consider these points: ... Read more »

The Failure of Viral Load Tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...drugs, while AIDS doctors throughout the world started using viral load for everything from diagnosing illness to confirming HIV infection. The new uses for viral load emerged and gained popular acceptance despite the fact that, according to... Read more »