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AIDS Defining Conditions

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a person ashaving AIDS if she or he is living with HIV (HIV+) and has a CD4 cell count of 200 or less. The CDC has also developed a list of morethan 20 opportunisticinfections (OIs), cancers and conditions that are considered AIDS-defining conditions (see below).If you have HIV and one or more of these infections or conditions, you have a diagnosis of AIDS, no matter what your CD4...
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The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has placed the number of new HIV cases attributable to oral sex at as high as 1 in 10 - Yikes!

Hi Doctor,I just read this online - The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has placed the number of new HIV cases attributable to oral sex at as high as 1 in 10. I thought oral sex was extremely low risk - especially without ejacuation?Any insight?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Oral sex carries a very low risk for HIV transmission, especially without ejaculation.I have not seen or been able to locate the reference or CDC report you are alluding to. It's clearly not in line with the vast majority of epidemiological... Read more »

cdc figures not scientificially based acc. hopkins institute

Hello dear DR. Bob! As a regular visitor to your website I noticed you follow the CDC guidelines or take them as reference; a specific question asked at the johns hopkins patientforum about the reliability of those often quoted figures was answered...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.Please note when I quote these statistics, I always note that they are an "ESTIMATED per-episode risk." Estimates by definition are based on assumptions. Personally I would prefer just to advise folks that their risk is either high... Read more »

AIDS classification question

Hi Dr. Bob,I wrote to you regarding a question in the "Am I Infected?" forum.. and I'm not sure if this is the right place for my question -- but I always take consolation in the manner that you interact with people, so I'm...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello TPF,Anyone with either an AIDS indicator condition or a CD4 cell count of less than 200 has a diagnosis of full blown AIDS. However, the relevance of this diagnosis is more historical and epidemiological than clinical. HIV disease is a... Read more »

CDC Biostatistians Claiming HIV/AIDS takes 16 years off your life

I have a question that has been eating away at me since the CDC in their infinite wisdom issued their findings, as usual, without caveats, additional resources, or other possible ways of more fully understanding their pronouncements.The question: I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Erin,I assume you are referring to Elena Losina's study. She presented her findings at this year's Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). Using a statistical model, she concluded an estimated 16 years of life... Read more »
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New CDC guidlines??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Have someone heard something about the New Guidlines from CDC yet???

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CDC!!!!!

Posted by AnomJS, 3 Replies
Ok all. A friend of mine called the CDC yesterday. They said that 12 weeks the VAST MAJORITY will test poz. AFTER 3 MONTHS, is RARE. So, I called myself today and got the same answer. I asked why they say 6. Response was, We are CONSERVATIVE.... Read more »

GMHC vs. CDC???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I've noticed that many people on this post cite the GMHC a great deal. I know that the GMHC was the first organization to arise to address the scourage back in 1981, but isn't the CDC the official and premier organization on disase control? Why... Read more »

name based reporting

Posted by Anonymous
name based reporting

the cdc is looking into the possibilty of useing namedbased
reporting of all people that are hiv+ or have aids. whats your
feeling on this.I personally feel this is will cause a big
problem with confidentially.


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