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What Is HIV?

...after being infected. The only way you can tell if you have HIV is to get an HIV test . How Long Will I Live With HIV? If you keep your CD4 count up, keep your viral load down, take your HIV meds properly and live a healthy life, there's no reason to think that your life will be any shorter with HIV than it would have been without it. The latest information on life expectancy for HIVers shows that HIV-positive people who are on...
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Vit C and Hiv

Pls can you tell me how much vitamin C can an HIV+ person can use to have positive impact on immunity system,bcos i understand that it may be harmful if a positive person take less than necessary,and may be useful when higher doses is employed.Also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The bottom line on vitamin C and HIV is that a Vitamin C deficiency can impair some aspects of the body's immune response to all germs, including HIV. However, vitamin Read more »

How do additional deal with hiv body

Dr. BobI am recently diagnosed with hiv, and will be starting medication very soon. I am currently finishing off my masters in organic chemistry (biochem undergrad) and am very in tune to the workings of the body. As such have been doing a lot of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Romeyn, MD, $18.95, published by Jossey-Bass, Inc, telephone 415 433 1740. Nutrition and HIV Good nutrition is key to a healthy lifestyle, regardless of whether one is living with HIV/AIDS. Optimal nutrition can help boost immune function,... Read more »

My HIV+ friend believes AIDS denialist, Gary Null

He recently attended a Gary Null seminar (delivered before a full auditorium) and says he is convinced that HIV is not sexually transmissable, AIDS has nothing to do with HIV, and that his medication is a hoax created by the pharmaceutical industry....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,If indeed your friend likes my forum, he must then realize I am HIV positive, the direct result of an occupational needle stick and laceration I sustained while performing a medical procedure on Read more »

Help needed for HIV Education (AIDS DENIALISTS)

Hi Dr Bob,I always read this site and being a regular traveller to Africa i always pass of safe sex info to the locals.I have one gentthere who denies HIV/Aids is real and usually bounces all kind of info at me to back up his claim. Can you please...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...risk of HIV. New research shows that significant numbers of HIV-positive people go undiagnosed for up to a decade, forgoing life-prolonging treatment and potentially infecting others. It is estimated that half of all Americans with HIV have not... Read more »
The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...Lactic Acidosis? Lactic acidosis can develop when your cells make too much lactic acid orwhen your liver isn't working properly. HIV drugs in the nucleoside reversetranscriptase inhibitor (NRTI) class can sometimes cause these problems: ... Read more »

Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...anti-HIV medications can help me stay healthy, why wait to start treatment? If you and your doctor feel that you are committed to lifelong treatment and prepared to take medications exactly as directed, you may begin treatment at any time.... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Children and HIV

...can change a lot. Many drugs have special dosage instructions for children. Bones develop quickly during the early years of life. ARVs can weaken bones in adults. This was also seen in children. See Fact Sheet 557 for more information on bone... Read more »
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Feel like I'm getting eaten alive

Posted by frank74, 5 Replies
Sometimes I feel like a hollow shell-damaged goods that no one wants. Other days I feel okay. I feel like a fool that doesn't deserve meds Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...gains made against AIDS. Today, there are more than 20 drug regimens available that allow a person with AIDS to live a normal lifespan, if he or she can get treatment. The risk of heartbreaking mother-to-child transmission has been reduced... Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...U.S. (2:18) NEW YORK (CNN) -- About 8,000 people die of AIDS every day. Another 6,000 people between ages 15 and 24 contract HIV on a daily basis. Think about that: At the end of this month, more people will have died from AIDS in April alone... Read more »

World AIDS Day 2006: raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

Posted by Anonymous
...deficiency. Similarly: 'AIDS' is not caused by a transmissible agent ('HIV') but by exposure to multiple pathogenic insults caused by life style in the West and by well known endemic conditions relating to Third World countries. No one 's 'HIV'... Read more »