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HIV Treatment 101

Forget what you've heard about treatment for HIV. HIV treatment in 2009 is a world away from what it was even two years ago. Important new medications and older, proven medications can now be taken less frequently with reduced side effects. Nonetheless, choosing HIV medications and determining when to begin treatment are big decisions. Fortunately, newly infected people not on treatment typically can go 10 years without a single symptom. This...
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Concerns Careing from HIV patient (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

I recently started caring from my brother who has Full blown AIDS with Cryptococcus meningitis. I wasnt paranoid about it until my toddler covered herself over with his throw and suddenly got a rash on both her arms and face. She had been inside all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,We don't use the term "Full Blown AIDS" anymore, because in reality there is no such thing as "Partially Blown AIDS." I'm delighted you are caring for your brother in his time of need. I wish all AIDS patients had... Read more »

Mom offers $50!! (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

First I'd like to say your website is Godsend!Second, my daughter bought a few outfits at the mall, she pulled one of the pants out and noticed there was some redish stain. If it was blood from an HIV infected person, would this pose a risk?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A "Godsend?" Well, I doubt the higher powers really sent me here to talk about sex, but OK, if you say so.Your daughter's HIV risk is nonexistent. HIV doesn't survive very long at all outside the body. It's perfectly safe... Read more »

How do I get insurance when I move home?

I am a 43 years old US citizen, have been living with HIV for 10 years, and have been on treatment for 9. I have been living in Europe and my medication has been covered by a national health program. I am considering moving back to the States....
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Your best option would be to obtain employment with a company that offers a group health plan and obtain coverage through that employer. It could be difficult to obtain an individual health policy. Depending on the state you end up residing in,... Read more »

Scared to buy a home....

If someone were recently diagnosed w/ aids Ts bellow 200 and VL fairly high, and has not had a majoropportunistic infection as of yet what are their chances of long term survival if they start meds right away?This person is only 31yrs old, recently...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.This is a common dilema posed to me by many newly diagnosed persons with HIV. Prior to the advent of potent HIV therapies, the AVERAGE survival for persons with CD4 counts below 200 was around 3-4 years.We can now propose... Read more »
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home test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Took home test and just received the results back, I am hiv +. I do not have a doctor or insurance so I am behind already. I am worried though, I think I may be a fast progressor I am 44, smoke, do not exercise much. I dont know tcell counts or... Read more »

Question about HIV home test kits.

Posted by Mark100, 4 Replies
Hey Guys,
so I was diagnosed with HIV on Feb 20th of this year and have been on meds since March (Kivexa and Isentress). When I first realized I was infected I was in shock because I hadn't done anything risky (except for oral which is considered... Read more »

He wants to come home from treatment????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
He, my guy is saying he wants to be given another chance and he would lilke to come home from treatment. should I say yes, no or maybe. I do not and will not take any more crap. If he is really getting his stuff together I believe I will see a... Read more »

Home Testing

Posted by Trophy
Home Testing Maybe Around The Corner


Swab the inside of your mouth. Put that swab into a vial of test fluid, and 20 minutes later you'll learn whether you're infected with the virus that causes AIDS.

The OraQuick Advance test is already widely... Read more »