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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...HIV disease has advanced to a point where it has seriously damaged your immune system. Once you've been infected with HIV, the virus begins to slowly, but surely, eliminate your body's CD4 cells , which you need in order to fight off other infections and diseases. AIDS is an official term that indicates that your CD4 count is (or has at one time been) under 200, or that you've had one of 16 " opportunistic infections ." These conditions tend...
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expuose to the HIV virus in a fight

how probably is that i could have been infected in a fight with a theft(african american hiv +ve), that hurt me in my head with something that he had in his hand( ring or jewerly) if he had been bleeding and his blood could have been into my...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Sorry to hear about your injury. If there was the possibility of blood to blood contact through the wound I would suggest getting the 6 month test just to put it to rest. It is true that over 95% of cases would be identified by 3 months, but a... Read more »

Political Views? (BARACK OBAMA PLAN TO FIGHT HIV/AIDS)

Hello Dr. Rob,This is my first visit to your forum. I have read only a handful of your posts and have gotten a lot of valuable information from them. The one question that I have is regarding your political views. You are in a place to give so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...strengthening research and reducing disparities through effective public outreach, we as a nation can make great progress in fighting HIV/AIDS." The Barack Obama Plan to Fight HIV/AIDS The following is a reprint of the Barack Obama Plan to Fight... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Fight Remains High Priority for United States?

Hi Dr.Take a look to this statement http://www.america.gov/st/health-english/2007/May/20070522175313atiayduj0.4688532.html and tell us what do you think about it, is it true? I think that we are lossing the battle against VIH/AIDS, but then I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...lives in jeopardy. How does one judge a policy that sustains lives by providing treatment to some, but then promotes increased HIV-infection rates (and ultimately increased HIV/AIDS deaths) by insisting on policies that sabotage prevention? Under... Read more »

Thank you and tell me how to fight denialists (AIDS DENIALISTS) (GARY NULL)

Dear Dr. Bob, Thanks a lot for your wonderful work. May you live a very long very healthy life and may I send whatever good Karma I have to you (Om mani padme hum). I am currently in a window period, worrying about my results, but your site, and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that AIDS is a false epidemic; that HIV either doesn't cause it or doesn't really exist; that the medications normally taken to fight the virus are pure poison, foisted on a frightened population by the pharmaceutical industry -- and other... Read more »
Articles
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This Positive Life : Reality TV Star Talks About Living With HIV and Fighting Stigma

...99.9 percent of the responses have been supportive and outreaching: people e-mailing me saying thank you so much for being a role model or asking me questions about HIV and how they can get resources, people from other countries. There have been... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Guardian Examines Continued Challenges in Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Zambia, Uganda

...at AIDS Alliance Uganda, said, "Unfortunately, we are not winning the war against this pandemic at the rate at which we are fighting it," adding, "New infections are increasing and this is an indication that ground is being lost. It's going to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

PBS' "Wide Angle" Examines Role of Angolan Military in Fighting HIV/AIDS

...Times today reviews the show, calling it a "no-frills documentary" that focuses on the role of the Angolan military in both fighting and spreading HIV. The Times says that although the film "tries to sound an upbeat note," one cannot escape... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...Severe or long-lasting GI problems can lead to serious health problems and can prevent HIV drugs from entering the system and fighting HIV. It's best to report these symptoms to your health care provider to determine if they are a side effect of... Read more »
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Fighting HIV with cancer drugs

Posted by new2this2010, 1 Reply
Looks very very promising: http://www.walb.com/global/story.asp?s=13054103 Read more »

Fighting HIV with cancer drugs

Posted by new2this2010, 3 Replies
Looks very very promising: http://www.walb.com/global/story.asp?s=13054103 Read more »

Worried about HIV from fist fight and braces

Posted by worriedboy4321
...this is something to worry about.I mean i am in singapore ,i dont think these people do injection drugs,they just smoke and fight and drink all the time.i know because i have friends that are in the same gang with those people,and he never said... Read more »

Use your computer to "Fight AIDS at Home"

Posted by nnhood
...projects to participate in. The AIDS project is using computers around the globe to crunch numbers in designing meds to attack the HIV cell structure and protease. There is a tiny program to download and it will talk with your online account to... Read more »