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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...develop IRIS. However, a second study reported that they're looking at other markers, such as regulatory and effector T cells, monocytes and macrophages. Results will be forthcoming. Commentary If another infection besides HIV is present before starting therapy, IRIS is more likely to develop. As well, the greater the drop in HIV levels (2.5 logs or more) and the fewer CD4s before starting therapy (below 50), the more likely it will...
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why are hiv people so horny.. and a thank you

do you think that most people who have hiv got it cause they are to horny. is that why they got hiv cause they are are always trying to get off then end up getting hiv. i have read a lot and learned about hiv thanks to this site. but it sounds like...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Claire,Folks don't contract HIV because they are horn-dogs; they contract the virus (and other STDs) because they have unprotected/unsafe sex!Your UPS guy is an idiot. Chances are that if indeed he is HIV negative now he won't stay that way if... Read more »

can a person go from aids back to hiv

if i was diagnoised with aids with a low CD4 count placed on the meds and now have been undetectable with a high CD4 count for over 7 years, can i go from having aids back to just having hiv? will i have a longer more normal life?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of full blown AIDS is used as a criterion for tracking the epidemic and allocating federal funds. Reporting requirements for HIV infection (not full blown AIDS) vary from state to state. However all cases of AIDS must, by law, be reported to the... Read more »

Gay HIV+ partner has bareback sex with other HIV+ people

Hi, I'm in an open gay relationship with my HIV+ partner whereas i am HIV-. We always have protected anal sex (oral unprotected)My partner continues to have unprotected sex with other positive guys even though i have stressed that this is bad. Can...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...required in most states to disclose your HIV status before having sex with them. Also it might be helpful for you to know I've been HIV infected since January 1991 and I'm still here. A long and satisfying life with HIV is indeed possible, but... Read more »

hep c transmission (Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV)

Dear Dr. Bob:How exactly is Hep C transmitted?Best regards,Just Wondering
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...States, which has very high coinfection rates in some urban areas.Globally, sexual transmission accounts for the majority of new HIV infections each year. However, injection drug use is driving the HIV epidemics in Eastern Europe and Central... Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS, Neuropathy, Painkillers (My Personal Hell)

...addictive it was!!! I wish I knew then what I know now!! I have suffered sometimes more with this little pill than with the HIV/AIDS virus ... that, by the way, I started with half a pill (5 mgs) and ended up with maybe taking 80 mgs a day! This... Read more »
The Body

What Does H1N1 (Swine) Flu Mean for People With HIV/AIDS?

...has misinformation and confusion about what the virus is and what sort of threat it poses. This holds particularly true for people with weakened immune systems or some people living with HIV. To help us fill in that knowledge gap, we've asked ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

... Why Are Older People Getting Infected? There are several reasons: Health care providers may not test older people for HIV infection Older people may lack awareness of the risk factors for getting HIV (see Fact Sheets 150 and 152 ) Many... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Acyclovir and Transmission of HIV-1 From Persons Infected With HIV-1 and HSV-2

... "Most persons who are infected with [HIV-1] are also infected with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), which is frequently reactivated and Read more »
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Beware people pushing "Aloe Vera" for HIV !

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 3 Replies
...It's important to remember this Forum can be entered by anybody. Anybody can post here. And some people are here to try and make money out of us by offering to share with us magical cures for HIV/AIDS. I have just received yet another Read more »

I need to talk to people who have hiv.

Posted by sunfire, 6 Replies
I would like to talk to other women who have Hiv. Read more »

Can two people with HIV have sex

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Is it safe for 2 people who both have HIV to have sex. Can having sex make HIV worse if the other person has it too. Im sorry if this is a stupid question. Read more »

How many people have HIV / AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am curious to the number of people alive in the US with HIV / AIDS. On the CDC website it states that as of Deceober a total of about 770,000 cases had been reported. Read more »