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You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...medical procedure is more expensive and is not available in every province and territory. (If you're thinking about using a fertility clinic, be sure to get information about all the services you will need and their costs.) "I ruled out intrauterine insemination because of the cost, but it is an option." If you and your partner(s) are both HIV positive, it's a good idea to discuss with your doctor the risk of re-infection (doctors often...
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Undetectable...is it safe?

I was infected with HIV in Dec 2005 and started Atripla(my choice) in Nov 2007. Within a month, my viral load was undetectable...and still that way. My question is, does that mean there is no virus in my blood and sperm?...just in my lymph nodes?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"Undetectable" does not mean there is no virus in the blood and ejaculate. Nor does it mean you are no longer contagious. Undetectable refers to the plasma viral load, a test that measures viral replication. When antiretroviral therapy is... Read more »

swollen nodes in armpit

Hi Doc, about 2-3 months ago I had unprotected oral (sperm swallowed) and a brief unprotected penetration (bareback) with a guy I later learned is hiv+, although he claims he is undetectable. The problem is that about 3 weeks later I had a severe...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the virus. My advice is straightforward:1.Get an HIV-antibody test (rapid test, ELISA, EIA, etc.) at the three-month mark. If negative, you'll need a follow-up test at the six-month mark per CDC guidelines, because you had a significant HIV... Read more »

To med or not to med (DELTA 32 MUTATION) (WHEN TO START TREATMENT, 2009)

Dr. FrascinoI was diagnosed 5 years ago as being HIV positive, which was kind of a shock considering I had done a study in San Francisco that said I lacked some gene that allowed the virus to attach. Anyway here I am 5 years later and my viral load...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...delta 32 (DELTA 32) Oct 13, 2008Last night I had unprotected sex with a guy who claims that he has ccr5 delta 32 and got a negative HIV test recently. I'm worried about it as his ex is positive. My question is do people who have ccr5 delta32... Read more »

To start meds or not to start meds, THAT is the question.

Hi Doc, I am recently diagnosed. My numbers have been very good my last two blood tests. CD4 of 955 and viral load of 125 (not thousand, just 125). I am debating whether to start my treatment or not. My doctor told me of a research study conducted...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Happy Holidays.Dr. BobWhen to Start Treatment / What drug to Start On Aug 30, 2009Dr. Bob,I emailed you about a week ago re: negative antibodies but indeterminate PCR after oral sex. Sadly, I got the bad news last night. Viral load of 67,000.... Read more »
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This Month in HIV: Having a Baby When You're HIV Positive

...gynecologist right in the Boston area that helps us with that. Yes, we do do that here. OK. Well, Christa, do you have any advice for negative women today who want to get pregnant with positive partners? "I basically equated it, when we were... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...Children if the Woman has HIV Serodiscordant Couples Couples with one person who is HIV-positive and one who is HIV-negative are sometimes called "serodiscordant" or "mixed serostatus". "Sero-" refers to blood serum. "Serostatus" refers... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait for two months... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...plan early treatment and intervention, improving your chances of slowing down the progression of HIV disease. If you test negative, you may feel less anxious. By knowing your status, you can find out whether or not you can infect... Read more »
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Contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...husband found out he is HIV+. At this time I am HIV - but I have only had one test and no viral load test done. We know he was negative in the beginning of last year and now he ha HIV. When I asked him about how he got this he told me that... Read more »

im so scared please help

Posted by 2worried, 3 Replies
...oral with a positive person." I am sooo scared. What can you say about all of this??? All my friends tell me I am basically negative and that I need to stop worrying, however I feel that i am infected and that my life is on a clock all of a... Read more »

Some Advise Needed

Posted by stupidact, 2 Replies
...cunnilingus (sp). After the weekend together, she did mentioned that she have had a HIV test taken 2 weeks prior and it was negative. However, she did not mentioned whether she have had sex after the test was taken. I did a Rapid H1/H2 Test on... Read more »

Stress and Testing Negative after window period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...linked to or aggravated by chronic stress. But you can tame this tiger. The moment we calm down, our bodies begin healing the negative effects caused by stress. A shared laugh, a short walk, several deep breaths, even imagining something... Read more »