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Severe Cryptococcosis Tnf Inhibitors

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Fungal Infections

...(dysphagia) Often diagnosed via gastrointestinal endoscopy Possible in anyone who has thrush and a low CD4 cell count Treatment: Systemic therapy with azoles, fluconazole is generally used Cryptococcosis The fungus Cryptococcus neoformans is very common. It is found in soil and bird droppings. While most people have been exposed to this fungus, they generally have immune systems that are healthy enough to prevent ...
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Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively Aware) magazine. It was titled, "Is it all in your head?" Since I have been diagnosed now being over 16 years, I have been finding myself depressed, mood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...changes. Immune cells activated to fight the virus produce various cytokines (chemical messengers) -- such as interferon-alpha and tumor necrosis factor-alpha -- that in turn activate astrocytes and attract more immune cells to the... Read more »

Stepped on a Needle on A Beach and Get Infected

Dear Dr. Bob,I am 64, married, and have been positive for over 14 years. I was infected in a most bizarre fashion....I stepped on a hypo needle on a Florida beach. I started on Crixivan and Combivir 13 years ago, and am still on them. CD4 is 1300...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Contracting HIV from stepping on a discarded hypodermic needle is indeed a very rare occurrence. With your normal CD4 count and undetectable viral load, one wonders if indeed you are really HIV infected. Was your initial test ever reconfirmed to... Read more »

CNS penetration of Atripla/Ziagen/Isentress

AIDS patients need CNS penetrating anti-vral drugs, right Dr.? In order to bettter fight dementia, memory loss, etc., right? so, how do isentress, Ziagen and 3-in-1 Atripla stack up? Thanz!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...changes. Immune cells activated to fight the virus produce various cytokines (chemical messengers) -- such as interferon-alpha and tumor necrosis factor-alpha -- that in turn activate astrocytes and attract more immune cells to the... Read more »

Atripla and CNS penetration

Greetings from Charleston, SC! I'm a bit confused by your recent answer to the Florida gentleman who inquired about CNS penetration. If Atripla is only "moderately" effective in penetrating the CNS, shouldn't those of us currently taking Atripla...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...changes. Immune cells activated to fight the virus produce various cytokines (chemical messengers) -- such as interferon-alpha and tumor necrosis factor-alpha -- that in turn activate astrocytes and attract more immune cells to the... Read more »
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Protease Inhibitors in Development

Protease Inhibitors Protease Inhibitors in Development PIs No Longer in Development NOTE: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors... Read more »
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Fusion and Attachment Inhibitors

Attachment and Fusion Inhibitors Attachment and Fusion Inhibitors in Development Drugs No Longer in Development Note: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse... Read more »
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Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors in Development

Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors NNRTIs in Development NNRTIs No Longer in Development Note: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase... Read more »
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Nucleoside Analog Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors in Development

Nucleoside Analog Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Nucleoside Analogs (Nukes) in Development Nukes No Longer in Development NOTE: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 430 : non-nucleoside... Read more »
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Severe Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...How severe are the symptoms of HIV when you first say contract the virus and how severe aree they say after 5 years with the virus ? Read more »

severe itching

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...having severe itching and allergic reaction to all bug bites my skin has became very acne like get painful fluid filled bumps around ears. Read more »

severly stressed!

Posted by mike2007, 4 Replies
...the encounter, I began to feel fatigued. On the 4th day from the night of our encounter, I got a fever of 100.3 degrees and severe soaking night sweats. The fever lasted a few days and went away, but the night sweats have not let up. 12 nights... Read more »

How long and how severe can seroconversion be?

Posted by rufenough, 3 Replies
Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me. I had possible exposure to HIV in early March, in fact I contracted Gonarhea and it was this that got me concerned. After I had the Gonerhea treated (with antiobiotics) I felt fine for about 3 or 4 days....but... Read more »