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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs (including prescription medications), or poisons can also cause hepatitis. So can opportunistic infections such as Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC, see Fact Sheet 514 ) or Cytomegalovirus (CMV, see ...
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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 out... Read more »

Weirdest story? please help! donation on the way!

Hi Dr. Bob, Ive been reading your forum on this site so I am hoping (more like praying!) that you read this and can tell it to me like it is.About 8 weeks ago, a friend and I (friends HIV status unknown) spent the night together and we hooked up,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have sex with men end up with hiv somehow. I don't know what to do I pray for god to help me, anyway I was sort of thinking to wait it out until one of us got sick before testing. I don't really want to know but part of me does because I want to... Read more »

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 »

Safe ways of having unprotected sex preventing transmission

Hi Dr. Frascino, I have a question for you. Is it true that having unprotected sex in the shower (hot water running) and using soap helps decrease the risk of transmitting HIV. I am the top in our relationship and want to know if HIV is hard to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Well, shower sex can be hot, but without a condom, it is not safe. In fact, unprotected sex in the shower is no less risky than unprotected sex in other locations bedroom, dining room table, backseat of your car, airplane bathrooms at 33,000... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for Health Professionals

...higher rate of fulminant Hepatitis A (i.e., rapid onset of liver failure, often leading to death). Persons who are either awaiting or have received liver transplants also should be vaccinated. Persons who have clotting-factor... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...problems earlier on. Tests for Liver Damage Simple blood tests called liver function tests (LFTs) are one of the best ways to find out if you have liver damage. LFTs should be part of routine HIV blood work. The most common LFTs are: ... Read more »
The Well Project

Hepatitis A

...alternative for pregnant and breast-feeding women. Good personal hygiene and proper sanitation can also help prevent HAV. Always wash your hands with soap and water after using the bathroom, changing a diaper, and before preparing and eating... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Take the Next Step in HIV Prevention; Minnesotans Should Lead the Way in Online Strategies

...strategies. Its public health officials and AIDS groups have taken some steps online already, and they're open to finding better ways to accomplish this. So far, it's unclear if online prevention measures can change behavior. But a groundbreaking... Read more »
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Is there any way to sell unused meds?

Posted by readyandwilling, 5 Replies
After having received three months of Fuzeon from the pharmacy, my doctor switched my medication. I know that I can donate the meds to organization. But, I'm financially strapped and could use a few extra bucks. Is there a legal way of doing this? Read more »

Related to HIV in any way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
It's now 9 weeks after my possible encounter. I plan to get tested in another 4. My question is as follows: For 2 weeks now I have been experiencing random pains that last seconds and strike any part of my body (generally my limbs). As this is... Read more »

looking for ways to meet

Posted by behorsee, 1 Reply
Hi my name is Brenda I live in south Fl. and would like to meet men that are in the same sitution as I am H.I.V. I have never been ashamed of what I have but its really hard to meet men that are interested. and even have a few friends. 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 »