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Syncytium-inducing Virus And Progression To Aids

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Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) Fact Sheet

What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Diagnose PML? How Do You Treat PML? Potent Anti-HIV Therapy Cytosine Arabinoside (Ara-C) Experimental Treatments Commentary The Bottom Line PML is a rare AIDS-related condition of the brain, caused by the JC virus. World wide, more than 4 in 5 adults are exposed to this virus, but it only causes disease in people with weakened immune systems. Before AIDS, PML was rarely seen except in people with...
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Can an STI induce anemia or fatigue?

Dr. Bob,I'm writing this for a friend. He's been HIV+ for many years. He was doing quite well on triple combination therapy with Crix+D4t+3tc. His viral load was undetectable (down from 750,000) and his T helpers went from 200 to 650. He...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi BA,Thanks for writing. Could your friends STI be causing his fatigue? Well, indirectly, yes, it is possible. First let me give you my personal bias on "Strategic Treatment Interruptions." Just discontinuing therapy without supervision... Read more »

Interferon induced psychosis or something else?

My husband was diagnosed with HIV/HCV about two and a half years ago.His baseline CD4 was 200 and he was started on Atripla right away. Last fall he also started HCV treatment with interferon and ribavirin. He showed excellent results 4 weeks later...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There are two issues of concern that you have raised:1. Interferon: The neuropsychiatric effects of interferon can be significant and some early symptoms (eg, ? panic attacks) seemed to have occurred on the tail end of interferon. However, I would... Read more »

HCG for HRT induced testicular atrophy

Dear Nelson,I am a 38-year-old man with an HIV infection since I was26. I started HAART at 33 when I became co-infected with HVA and myHIV VL went over 300,000. At 34 I had started doing routine weightlifting based on Dr. Jon Kaiser's...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG)is produced during the early stages of pregnancy by the placenta in women and it is extracted from their urine. This hormone mimics LH (luteinizing hormone) produced by the pituitary gland to induce testosterone... Read more »

Pre-natal HART Induced-Resistance and Ethnicity Issues

Hello, Doctor:I have several questions, the answers to which I can't seem to find elsewhere. By way of introduction, I am a 38 y.o. Caucasian male, and my wife is a 32 y.o. Asian. She was diagnosed HIV+ late-2002 during a prenatal STD scan and...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
I will address these questions in order. I would ask that you take both the questions and my answers to your doctor, so that you and your wife and he or she can discuss them at length.I will also assume that your wife's two drug regimen was... Read more »
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"Daily Vit. Can Thwart AIDS Progress" - NY Times

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

Here the mainstream proves itself wrong yet again, but ignores the obvious implications of its own research in the following article, "Daily Vitamin Can Thwart AIDS Progress" - NY Times, July 1, 2004.

If a vitamin can prevent illness, then what's... Read more »

progression timeline?

Posted by suspicious, 1 Reply
my husband was diganosed and his cd4 count was 85, cannot remember the viral load. 3 years ago before we got married he said he was tested and it was negative, i did not actually see test results...& i know that was where i went wrong. he did... Read more »

disease progression timeline?

Posted by suspicious, 1 Reply
my husband was diganosed and his cd4 count was 85, cannot remember the viral load. 3 years ago before we got married he said he was tested and it was negative, i did not actually see test results...& i know that was where i went wrong. he did... Read more »

IL-2 Induces Sustained CD4 Cell Increases

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IL-2 Induces Sustained CD4 Cell Increases in HIV-Infected Patients


By Deborah Mitchell

TORONTO, Sep 20 (Reuters Health) - The addition of recombinant interleukin-2 (IL-2) to an HIV antiretroviral therapy produces an increase in CD4+ T-cell counts,... Read more »