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Shellfish And Hiv

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Preventing Other Infections

...there are many simple things you can do to protect yourself from getting new infections, including washing your hands often (especially if you have pets), being caeful about the water you drink and avoiding raw eggs, meats and shellfish, and taking extra precautions when you travel (particularly if you're visiting a developing country). Already Have an Opportunistic Infection? Many people only find out they HIV once they already have a...
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swine flu

i have hiv and hep c.i am also allergic to shellfish.should i get the swine flu shot? tony
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Tony,Yes, I would recommend you get both the seasonal flu vaccine as well as the new H1N1 vaccine. Shellfish allergy is not a problem.Dr. Bob Read more »

Diet Question

I'm at wk 17 in HCV peg/interfer.-ribavirin therapy and cleared at wk 12 (from 6.75 million load + HIV coin./undetect.) Of course I abstain from all alcohol but my alt/ast are slightly elevated 59/50. Dr. said it could be my wt (m 196) or a fatty...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...success go down2. Fatty liver is not good for HCV either since liver scarring can be faster. Several studies in HCV infection and HIV/HCV coinfection have shown that - including a study that we did in coinfection.3. Excess weight can increase... Read more »


Hmmm isn't it funny that when a religious belief doesnt fit into someone's life you have to automatically refer to it as a cult to make yourself feel better. The USA is becoming hell on earth. We allow people to be gay, we allow abortion, we are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...comments must be a sin. When judgment day does come, I'll gladly stake my life's work dedicated to helping those in need as an HIV/AIDS physician specialist, as cofounder of two medical clinics devoted to the compassionate and comprehensive care... Read more »

Worried about resistance

Hi Dr Scherer,I am a black male, 44yrs old, with a history of seasonal allergies and asthma. I'm also allergic to shellfish. I've recently started taking meds(Sustiva and Epizicom)two pills once a day at night. On the 10th day (4/24) I woke up with...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...abacavir hypersensitivity reaction or an allergic reaction to Sustiva, or another cause for your rash, e.g. your allergy to shellfish.So to repeat myself, please call your doctor TODAY (Thursday, the day that you were scheduled to see him or her)... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
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How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Listeria and HIV Listeriosis associated with upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in an HIV-infected patient. International Journal of STD and AIDS . 2007 Jun;18(6):431-2. Tsai S-H, Chu S-J, Wu C-P, et al. Listerial meningitis in a patient with undiagnosed... Read more »
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An Introduction to Dietary Supplements for People Living With HIV/AIDS

...supplements can help fill the gaps. This article will answer a few common questions about vitamins and supplements for people with HIV/AIDS, and provide quick introductions to some of the more popular supplements that HIV-positive people take. ... Read more »
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after a loooong hiatus, i decided to check in...

Posted by still_here, 2 Replies
...a few shots of Jagermeister, which contains traces of opiates-also allergic to, and some califonia rolls on tuesday that had shellfish-yea, allergic to that too. i did change my bathsoap & laundry soap. seems that i am subconciously trying to... Read more »

a tip for immune boosting

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...cheese, butter, cream, milk, anything with whey in it (that's whey protein) which most breads have. I also found that eating shellfish does the same to me. So I know we're not all the same, and this is only my experience, but if it works for... Read more »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles
... Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »

Hepatitis B and C

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Searching for some info here I became aware about the possibility of being infected with other things apart from HIV. I have some questions that are not well answered here or in another sites. What are the possibilities of being infected with Read more »