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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

Introduction What Is Inflammation? What Is IRIS? How Is It Diagnosed? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living With HIV Special Concerns for Women, Children and People Over 50 What Does the Research Show? Commentary Introduction It's a mouthful of a phrase, but immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) is a serious...
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I am newly diagnosed and am 26, so whats the story now?

Hey Gerald! I am from the UK and have been diagnoed with HIV since April 2004. My question is, as I am 26 and my CD4 is 486 and Viral is 116,000 how long roughly will it be before I start treatment. Am I in good order for another year or so without...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hi and thanks for posting. Since you are from the UK I will refer you to British HIV Association treatment <a href="http://www.bhiva.org/guidelines/2005/HIV/HIV05frameset.html" target=_new>guidelines</a>. These guidelines are... Read more »

Gay HIV+ partner has bareback sex with other HIV+ people

Hi, I'm in an open gay relationship with my HIV+ partner whereas i am HIV-. We always have protected anal sex (oral unprotected)My partner continues to have unprotected sex with other positive guys even though i have stressed that this is bad....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Regarding the risk of poz-on-poz barebacking, see below.As for a well "recegonised" resource on this topic, HELLO! You're reading it. Check out the archives! Finally, regarding the risk of STDs from oral sex, we have an entire... Read more »

Never Ending Story

Hi Dr. Bob,I'm another worried (hopefully well) person who has sent in probably 4 or 5 questions but gotten no answer. I understand that you probably get a ton of these all of the time.Anyway, I just wanted to say that the time you spend to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Will,Thanks for your kind comments.Yep, I get "a ton of these all the time." And my response is always the same, so I'll be brief and refer you to the archives if you want more details or a "wordier version" of this... Read more »

read my story

Hi Dr Frascino,Since my doctor told me about this website I have found it very informative and helpful and also like reading your replies. Anyway I am 99% I became infected around march/april 2004 and was diagnosed on the 1st July 2004 - my doctor...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm sorry to hear about your recent HIV diagnosis. As for hearing people say everyday that "it is almost impossible to catch it if you are a hetero guy . . .," I'm certain you didn't hear anything like that on this or... Read more »
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HIV ARS stories

Posted by thinker, 3 Replies
Hello to all,

I would really appreciate it if some of you out there would share your stories with me about your experience with ARS (early symptoms) before you were diagnosed HIV +. What type of symptoms did you have? How long after your exposure... Read more »

Ur Stories on Early HIV Symptoms.

Posted by thinker, 3 Replies
Hello to all,

I would really appreciate it if some of you out there would share your stories with me about your experience with ARS (early symptoms) before you were diagnosed HIV +. What type of symptoms did you have? How long after your exposure... Read more »

Diagnosed Postive:Heavy Painful heart,how to cope with LIFE NOW !!!!

Posted by NorthLander, 3 Replies
Am feeling so strange to pen here & very scare & terrify that people will know or found out who i am.

Here a short story:
I was admitted to hospital for Chronic Cholecystitis &amp; during the stay, Dr ask if want to test for HIV so w/o any... Read more »

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