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HIV and the Brain

...Balance Vision Memory Concentration Completing tasks Getting lost in familiar places Forgetting telephone numbers Simple math Bring this log to discuss with your doctor as soon as possible. Even if you feel there is an explanation for the problems, it is important to tell your doctor. If your doctor believes you may have memory loss, he or she should refer you to a specialist such as a neurologist (a doctor that specializes in the...
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Follow up question: Why wont you admit you could be wrong Dr.Bob? Process of simple elimination!

Hi dr.bob;K here with you. Just a quick follow up, at 10 weeks post exposure, have had chronic dry cough since 6 weeks post exposure. Developed vomitting and diahrrea at 7 weeks post, vomitted twice on that same day, but it ceased after that. had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello K,As I have stated before, no matter how many times you write in or how absolutely certain you are that you are HIV positive and that I am wrong, my assessment and advice will not change. I again ask you to hold off on sending more posts... Read more »

Treatment of Urticaria

Dear Dr. Keith Henry, I have been taking ATRIpla for two years now and since i then i have been having outbreaks of urticaria. These outbreaks normally come before or after my monthly periods. The dermatologist explained that it could be because of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There could be an atypical interaction between your female hormones and the Atripla. If no other explanation forthcoming and simple treatment not helpful, a trial on an alternative HIV regimen might be worth considering (such as raltegravir Read more »

cd4 and t-cells

hiim 30 years old and im hiv+ and hep c+. i just would like someone to explain in simple words, how to understand what is and how i read my cd4 count and all that stuff. i just wanted a symple explanation if its possible.i hope u understand my...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...When you have HIV infection, you want your virus to be at low levels and your T cells to be high. The T cells we concentrate on are the CD4+ T Read more »

bruce walkers elite controller study

Dr. Bob,I am no doctor so i am confused as to how Bruce Walkers Elite Controller study done on people who can kill the hiv virus- how will that help people like you and me today- if before they get this stuff to work i may not be here. Please...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Daniel,The explanation is quite simple Daniel: Not every clinical research trial has the sole objective of keeping you (or me) alive. The pandemic is Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...Trizivir should only be used if other options are not possible due to toxicities or drug interactions associated with other HIV regimens. The zidovudine/AZT in Trizivir is associated with lipoatrophy (fat loss from the arms, legs, face, and/or... Read more »
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Three Reasons Why Criminalizing HIV Is So Wrong

...this article is a late addition to the debate. For those who are not aware of what criminalizing HIV means, here's a simple explanation. It means that when people who are HIV positive perform an unprotected sex act, or try to expose another... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...Remember, Epzicom is two drugs in one pill, so see the pages for those drugs, Epivir, Epivir-HBV and Ziagen. Currently, U.S. HIV treatment guidelines recommend Truvada over Epzicom as a preferred agent for the NRTI component of a treatment... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...discontinuation. Studies looking into this possible association had mixed results ( see interview with Dr. Cal Cohen on page 56 ). One explanation for the unexpected link was a finding that people with kidney problems were put on Ziagen in order... Read more »
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Black Swan Theory/Event

Posted by Impossible
...caused the delayed seroconversion, them being an elite controller, CMV causing significant immunosuppression concomitant with HIV infection., or a uniquely and rarely mutated HIV strain delaying HIV seroconversion with a specific assay(another... Read more »

I'm going mad totally mad!!!

Posted by UltraScared33, 1 Reply
...during protected anal sex which is the risk for the insertive partner? I ask because if the condom protects, I haven't any other explanation that condom failed in some case and I didn't notice it. Please help. I'm going mad!! Read more »


Posted by OobiemoObie, 4 Replies
I was just talking to my roommate about sex and they said they're paranoid of STD's... they don't know my status and I always wondered about telling them... I'm not sure what this means now...? Read more »

Response to "a few questions"

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...supposed to be a forum for people with legitimate concerns........and I'll admit, I'm sure it gets frusterating having to see "HIV from food" and "I sat on a needle" every day........but I dont post that nonsense. Do not take out your... Read more »