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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...disorders and mitochondrial disorders) Weakened immune system due to disease or medication (such as people with HIV or AIDS , or cancer , or those on chronic steroids) People younger than 19 years of age who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy In addition, some studies have shown that obese persons ( body mass index > 30 ) and particularly morbidly obese persons (body mass index > 40) are at higher risk, perhaps because they...
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Is A.I.D.S Contageous after death

iS A.I.D.S Contageous after death
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...needle was used. Should you worry about contracting HIV in that scenario?Response from Dr. FrascinoHi,The short answer is no.The longer answer is nope! (See below.)Dr. BobExhuming a body with HIV (RISK OF HIV FROM CORPSE OR CADAVER, 2009) Jul 26,... Read more »

low cd4, high temp, coughing and throwing up

hi dr bob, my partner and i have both found out recently that we are hiv positive and his initial blood count came back yesterday with a cd4 of 110 (the test was last week) last night he was really hot,too hot to cuddle in winter even,we...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,It's doubtful the CD4 count would drop to 110 during seroconversion. More likely your partner has been infected for a very long time (years).A specialist has to "fly up to your area?" Where the hell do you live? Siberia? Iceland? The Arctic... Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...after infection with HIV. But most people do not develop symptoms for 10 to 12 years, and a few remain symptom-free for much longer. As with most diseases, early medical care can help prolong a person's life. The Joint United Nations Programme on... Read more »

plumbing and hiv

Dear Doc, I have alot of anxiety right now about being a plumber and not wearing gloves all the time and having cuts on my hands. Does hiv in urine or feces deactivate rapidly in toilet water or does it live for a long period of time. do i have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...feces, your risk would still be essentially nonexistent, due to the dilutional effect and the fact that HIV does not survive very long at all outside the body. Now we all now how long it takes to get a plumber to come and fix a toilet, so... Read more »
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The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...treating HIV. Studies have shown that an HIV-positive person whose health care provider treats many HIV-positive people lives longer than a person whose health care provider treats a few HIV-positive people. Even though there is no cure for HIV... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...other type of activity -- kissing someone with HIV, sharing food or drinks with them, touching something an HIV-positive person touched -- there's basically no chance that whatever you did resulted in you getting HIV. If you're curious about... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...the gut include: Cryptosporidiosis Microsporidiosis Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) Severe or long-lasting GI problems can lead to serious health problems and can prevent HIV drugs from entering the system and... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...enzymes, friction, dilution, air, and more. HIV Survival Outside the Body Generally, when people ask the question, "How long can HIV survive outside the body?" they have come into contact with some body fluid that they think might contain... Read more »
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Seriously Needing Advice

Posted by dale30, 3 Replies
...are very tender. I feel exhausted all day and even after 9-10 hours of sleep. I have headaches that come and go but nothing long lasting. I will admit, I have been reading all these HIV stories and possible infections along with various "signs... Read more »

Please Stop the Nightmare! HELP!! (very long)

Posted by losangelesman, 2 Replies
...This is very long but I need to tell my story as I am living an absolute nightmare right now. Been a very healthy straight man all of my life Read more »

My husband was just diagnosed

Posted by sadwife, 14 Replies
...My husband was diagnosed with AIDS about a month ago. We did not know what was wrong with him and after many doctors visits, a lung biopsy, and a trip to the ICU, Read more »

hiv stories

Posted by Anonymous
...AVERT.ORGAVERT is an international AIDS charity avert.org - bringing you information on HIV & AIDShome about AVERT donate here contact us help & advice site guide Africa Countries & Regions Education Gay & Lesbian Read more »