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The Role Of HIV Dependency Factor In HIV Infection

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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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Role of CD8 in HIV progression

Hi Dr. Hope you can help me understand something, in one of your recent posting 15th Feb 2009 you mentioned that - a normal reaction to HIV infection is an increase in CD8 count and percent and that the total lymphocyte count increase is likely a...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
That study and others like it were conducted prior to the availability of current potent HIV medication regimens we have today and a better understanding of the functional role of CD8 cells on containing HIV infection.... Read more »

Role of HIV PCR (APTIMA HIV-1 RNA QUALITATIVE ASSAY FDA APPROVED FOR DIAGNOSTIC USE)

I am a family physician and first I wanted to commend your frank and frequently humorous answers to your readers questions. The appropriate use of humor when taking care of patients humanizes us as physicians. Continue your good work.I am the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Medical director of an urgent care facility in Vegas??? Now that must really be an entertaining position. I love Vegas and visit frequently. I'm always amazed at the often bizarre-appearing folks I see lumbering in and out of casinos on The... Read more »

Bob is the role model

" In 1991, while performing a routine medical procedure on a patient with HIV infection, Dr. Frascino sustained a hollow-bore needle stick and laceration, resulting in his seroconversion to HIV positive". Dear Bob, It's been 13 years...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1. How do I cope with everyday life? Love, laughter, music, coffee, and helping others less fortunate than I am.2. What can we do to live our life normally with a noose hanging around our necks? Try accessorizing the noose into a clever... Read more »

de que depende?

estimado doc.Steve mi pregunta es la siguiente..., de que depende el hecho de no contagiarse teniendo relaciones sexuales sin preservativo con un hiv +?Yo estuve tres aos conviviendo con mi pareja que murio y le detectaron hiv un mes antes de que...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Estimada amiga,Puede encontrar la respuesta a su pregunta en una pregunta a que me acabo de contestar ayer. La probabilidad de contraer el VIH en una relacin no es 100%. El riesgo estimado de la transmisin del VIH por relacin vaginal (hombre a... Read more »
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de que depende?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hola, tengo una duda y es la siguiente, de que factores depende que unas personas seroconviertan en 20 dias y otras ms tarde? la edad?defensas?etc... gracias. Read more »

HIV+ & Chemical Dependancy Treatment in MN

Posted by Carrie, 2 Replies
Hey there all. I have a question and am looking for some resources. I'm not looking to get scolded, judged or ridiculed.

As many of you know, my boyfriend is poz and I am neg. He and I are having some problems right now and are looking for help.... Read more »

Risk Factor and Assessment

Posted by Anonymous
I have a question for anyone who is knowledgeable in HIV infection risk factors.

About 15 weeks ago I had unprotected sex with a female stripper for about 40 seconds to a minute. I stopped her after that. I did not ejaculate. In the following six... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
1. Acute HIV-1 Infection
Marcus Altfeld and Bruce D. Walker


Introduction

Acute HIV-1 infection presents in 40 - 90 % of cases as a transient symptomatic illness, associated with high levels of HIV-1 replication and an expansive virus-specific immune... Read more »