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Tb And Hiv Diagnosis And Treatment Unanswered Questions

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HIV Treatment 101

Forget what you've heard about treatment for HIV. HIV treatment in 2009 is a world away from what it was even two years ago. Important new medications and older, proven medications can now be taken less frequently with reduced side effects. Nonetheless, choosing HIV medications and determining when to begin treatment are big decisions. Fortunately, newly infected people not on treatment typically can go 10 years without a single symptom. This...
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Repeat of previous unanswered question re: relative risk of certain sex practices in magnetic relationship

I sent this question in a few days ago and haven't seen a response as of yet. I know that "relative" risk is not an easy thing to determine. However, it would be very helpful for me (HIV+) with undetectable VL and no other STD's...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The CDC estimated per-act risk for unprotected oral sex versus unprotected receptive anal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV infected is 0.5 per 10,000 exposures versus 50 per 10,000 exposure respectively. Therefore, the relative risk would... Read more »

Unanswered Question

In late March I submitted a question regarding change of meds and some problems with certain meds. I carefully searched other forums and was unable to find any similar questions. I am 7l yrs. old and HIV+ l4 years. I believe that my question was...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post-- issues related to aging and older patients are of quite a bit of interest.Please repost and I'll try to reply.BY... Read more »

HBV-Inactive Carrier, Unanswered questions

Dear Doc,I have recently been been diagonised with chronic HBV ( I was applying for an overseas Job). My results are as follows:- HBsAg Detected, HBeAg NOT detected, HB core antibody Detected, DNA Not detected. My AST and ALT liver tests were both...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
It is not acute since you have e antibody. You have cleared the virus and the e antigen. Surface antigen rarely clears only about 1% per year. If the DNA is really negative by PCR then you are not infectious, however, I would make sure it is done... Read more »

My frustrated letter about my 5 unanswered letters just got answered..

Dear Doc,thank u for your time and sorry for the frustrated letter i sent.Im rephrasing my question as adviced by you. Please read the FULLletter.. Im a 31 year old male,had sexonly twice upto now.First time in April 2005,could notclimax,blamed it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thanks for rephrasing your question and the apology; however, you apparently missed the part of my response suggesting that you read the archives. Your situation is far from unique and my advice and response to you is exactly the same as it is... Read more »
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Hiv-diagnosis about two months ago

Posted by Noa, 7 Replies

I am a 23-year old girl from Belgium, and trying to get in touch with other girls/women of more or less the same age as me, or who got infected at the same age. I'm infected since june last year, but got the diagnosis at the beginning of this... Read more »

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Begin HIV Treatment

Posted by bartleby
Before you commit to starting treatment, you need to know the who, what, when, where and why of it all. Here are 10 questions you should ask yourself before starting HIV treatment. we touch upon preparation, regimens, side effects and expectations.... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 11 Replies
WELL .,HERE i AM AT 52....having survived the first and second waves of HIV as a gay man in NYC in 1975-1983..and find myself 2006 facing this disease you all are.. I am a hep c survivor...took that treatment and tolerated it... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
22 and diagnosed two weeks ago. Don't even have health insurance. How do you go on? Read more »