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Women and HIV

...reported in 1985 in the U.S. were women and girls. That percentage grew to 27% in 2007. About 80% of women are infected through sex with an HIV-infected man (often an injection drug user), and many through injection drug use (see Fact Sheet 154 on drug use and HIV). In the U.S., AIDS rates among women are highest in the Southeast and the Northeast. In 2005, about 64% of infected women in the U.S. are Black, although only 13% of the U.S....
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Do I still need to take my meds with my condition? (TREATMENT INTERRUPTIONS, 2010) (DRUG HOLIDAYS, 2010)

In May of 2003 I was determined to have full blown AIDS. I was infected just 4-5 months prior to that. My Infectious disease specialists determined I had a very powerful super strain of the virus that took over my immune system very rapidly. Due to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...load climbs very quickly and CD4 cell counts drop. Some people get the same symptoms as if they were newly infected with HIV. Fact Sheet 103 has more information on acute HIV infection.When people start medications again after taking a break,... Read more »

Medication

Hello there,Due to unforseen situation, can a patient with viral load lessthan 50 copies and steady t cell count around 800 could temporarily stop the medication ? If so for how long ? Kasey
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...load climbs very quickly and CD4 cell counts drop. Some people get the same symptoms as if they were newly infected with HIV. Fact Sheet 103 has more information on acute HIV infection.When people start medications again after taking a break,... Read more »

Can I take a break from my meds?

I've been positive for 4 years, and on meds for 3.5 years. I'm 50 years old and very healthy, have had a undetectable viral load and 550 cd4 count for at least 3 years. I eat almost vegetarian, exercise, mountain bike, meditate and so on. I don't...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...load climbs very quickly and CD4 cell counts drop. Some people get the same symptoms as if they were newly infected with HIV. Fact Sheet 103 has more information on acute HIV infection.When people start medications again after taking a break,... Read more »

DOES size matter??? CDC FACT SHEET -- EFFECT OF ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY ON THE RISK OF SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HIV AND SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

I'm a gay male form Vermont, 54, have been pos 22 years and finally, after all of the myriad meds, highs and lows and being brought back from the abyss in the mid 90's, have tested undetectable during the past year. It feels good. And beyond...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...use latex or polyurethane condoms for all penetrative sex. Just to prove I'm not "quacking," I'll post below the CDC's recent fact sheet on the effect of antiretroviral therapy on risk of sexual transmission of HIV infection and superinfection... Read more »
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Smoking and HIV

...long-term side effects of HIV disease and treatment. These include osteoporosis (weak bones that can lead to fractures, see Fact Sheet 557 ) and osteonecrosis (bone death, see Fact Sheet 559 ). HIV treatment slightly increases the risk of heart... Read more »
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Opportunistic Infections

...called prophylaxis. The best way to prevent OIs is to take strong ART. See Fact Sheet 403 for more information on ART. The fact sheets for each OI have more information on avoiding infection or preventing the development of active disease. ... Read more »
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What Is AIDS?

...through deep kissing, especially if you have open sores in your mouth or bleeding gums. For more information, see the following Fact Sheets: 150: Stopping the Spread of HIV 151: Safer Sex Guidelines 152: How Risky Is It? The Centers for... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and the Mouth

...can talk to your health care provider about using sugar-free gum or candy, or a saliva substitute. Candidiasis (Thrush) See Fact Sheet 501 for more information. This infection is caused by a fungus (yeast) called Candida. It shows up as red... Read more »
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need Some Light Shed On My situation Please

Posted by Jaypoc0, 1 Reply
Hey all Its Me Ron again. So I Have Noticed That iM Not Worring As Much And Things Seem to Have Stoped. But Their Are StilL some Things That Persist. Like I Get Itchy In Random Places On My Bodie Every Once In A While. Little Tiney Red PiN Head Dots... Read more »

Get The Facts

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...generally takes place. Men: The symptoms are variable, but include swollen glands in the neck and armpits, fatigue, fever, thrush, night sweats and weight loss. Women: Women also experience swollen glands of the neck and armpits, fatigue, fever,... Read more »

The reason not to use a PCR (WARNING)

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...at any stage HIV Insite: Neuropathy can start at any stage Another HIV Consuleur: Is it athletes foot? (Fool) Aids New Mexico Fact sheet: Neuropathy can start at any stage. SO no one could give me a clear answer. I went back to the web and found... Read more »

causes for thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...have tested negative for HIV twice in the last 6 months but am not sure if the tests were accurate as I continue to have oral thrush. I know it's thrush because I keep scraping it off and it grows right back, also it looks like all the pictures... Read more »