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Ways Of Preventing HIV Infection

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Preventing Other Infections

In HIV, your CD4 count is key. It's the most important measure of your immune system's health. When it's high, you're in good shape. But when it's low, you're at risk for developing a number of potentially dangerous illnesses. These illnesses are generally known as "opportunistic infections," or OIs for short. Are You At Risk? The danger zone for your CD4 count is around 200. If your CD4 count goes below this level (or your CD4 percentage...
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way cd8 salls not incraesed in som of infected way ?

way cd4 not incraesed in som infected ?plaes anser me....
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
Whether CD4 or CD8 cels are increased in HIV infection depends on the underlying immune system of the person, the type of virus they were infected with and whether HIV treatment was started.... Read more »

What is the best way to educate yourself about HIV prevention

Dear Dr Frascino,Yesterday before we went trick or treating my 12 year old son revealed to me that he is Gay. I had always had my suspicions but I wasn't expecting him to come out so soon. I thought I would have an easier time with it but the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Proud Dad in Phoenix,Sexual orientation is not a choice, as I'm sure you realize. Certainly most parents would prefer their kids were straight for a variety of reasons -- some of which you mentioned. Yes, there are still a lot of haters... Read more »

Hello Italian Stallion...Trying to preventing other innocent people from getting infected

Hi Dr. Robert Franscino. First off I'd like to say that your are truley an angel sent from heaven! You don't know how many lives you touch. I know you have a zillion emails but I desperately need your help. Here's my situation, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Sleepless in L.A.,You pretty much already "know" you have HIV??? Hmmm . . . . Sleepless, do you know how many times a day folks tell me that? No, of course you don't, because you would have no way of knowing. Right? Well, same... Read more »

Secondary prevention and fear of infecting others

Hi Rick, really get a lot from your site! Thanks for all the info. Have got a question and hope you may be able to resolve. I date a positive woman, have for nearly a year now. We practice safer sex - OUTERCOARSE - she isn't comfortable with...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question:You are actually dealing with two separate issues here, so I will address them separately.In response to the comment that she visits the Body, but only the Treatment forums:We commonly see this happen in people who are... Read more »
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Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am only 19 and I don't quite understand why I have to deal with this.
Perhaps some will laugh at me for my ignorance and deem this post as a hoax, but I really am frightened over this issue and am losing sleep over this. Please, someone try to help... Read more »

Preventing the increasing rate of HIV infections

Posted by PeaceandLove, 3 Replies
So Ive been thinking about this for awhile and wanted to post this but wasnt sure if I should, but after reading an article today that I noticed on CNN, I thought it was a sign that I should post it. The article was basically about how HIV... Read more »

is aids way worse than hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
everything i read or at least the best news relates to hiv it says nothing about AIDS. Read more »

could I be infected in this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had a hair cut in a hair salon yesterday. When the barber lady washed my hair, she also massaged my scalp using her fingers for a few minutes. Unfortunately, one rash on my scalp was broken by her scratch, and bleeding a little bit. I began to... Read more »