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The Link Between Hiv And Relapse Prevention

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The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

What is the link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the...
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Relapses in having unsafe sex / Prevention Case Management

I am a gay man. Know all of the dangers of unprotected sex (I am an insertive top), in fact I used to work with People with Aids and saw firsthand of what can happen. Every now and then I just "slip" into someone's ass without a...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. The situation you are describing is all too common. Previously, when it came to HIV and STD prevention, we used to just tell a person to practice safer sex, give them a few condoms, then the person would leave and we... Read more »

Porn Guy Relapsed ...

Dr. Bob,Ok I know I have been writing alot and asking numerous questions and am a complete fluffernutter, status accepted. I sit here worried again so I figured what is one more post to a man who has been so supportive as I know it can't be HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey SB (aka Porn Guy),I'll be brief, as my assessment and recommendations have not changed."Is there any chance all those tests missed something?" No, absolutely not."Do you know any good ID docs in the northeast?" Sure.... Read more »

Link Between Syphilis & HIV?

Hey Doc,I had a brief unprotected anal (insertive)sexual encounter (30 seconds tops) with another male of unknown status.I started PEP (nelfinavir, 3TC and 4DT) within 12 hours and developed a bad rash all over my body by Day 10. I saw the doctor...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Kinda Scared,1.Syphilis has had more comebacks than Cher, Madonna and Streisand combined. And just like The Rolling Stones and King Tut, syphilis is back on tour and drawing impressive crowds. (Even Brian on Queer as Folk had a case of syphilis... Read more »

Hodgkins and HIV; Will my CD4 counts go up? What's the Likelihood of Relapsing?

I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease in December 2000, stage Ia. As a part of the process to get to the diagnosis, I had an HIV test, which turned out to be positive. Merry Christmas. :) My only symptom was a funny swelling in my neck....
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You ask many good questions. I'm glad to hear that you successfully completed your treatments. You deserve a big pat on the back.1) Both chemotherapy and radiation therapy can lower your CD4 counts. In time the CD4 counts will rise, but if... Read more »
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link CDC transmission risk table

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
does anyone have a link to the CDC website's transmission risk table, that displayed the likelihood of contracting HIV based on the exposure type? (it had data like 5 in every 10,000 exposures, etc)

I've searching that site and the internet for the... Read more »

Links

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Anyone have any good links to sites that discuss that 3 months is conclusive (i.e. CDC, WHO, etc.)? I find conflicting info out there and thought it might help calm some nerves if anyone could supply some good links to info. Read more »

having a relapse, please help!!!!!!

Posted by notanonymous, 2 Replies
i'm trying to be very strong. i feel so much better than i did a month or two ago. i can see light at the end of the tunnel, but i am having some negative thoughts. (pun may or may not apply). ok, i had a negative 3rd generation hiv 1/2 and pcr rna... Read more »

Paid HIV Prevention Study--Participants Needed!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Talaria, Inc. is a small company which specializes in health education software. We're currently conducting an online research study for men who have sex with other men. Participants will evaluate an HIV prevention website or an alternative program.

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