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Safer Sex Guidelines

Stick to your limits. Don't let alcohol or drugs or an attractive partner make you forget to protect yourself. The Bottom Line HIV infection can occur during sexual activity. Sex is safe only if there is no HIV, no blood or sexual fluids, or no way for HIV to get into the body. You can reduce the risk of infection if you avoid unsafe activities or if you use barriers like condoms. Decide on your limits and stick to them.
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curious (SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C)(HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)(CURE FOR HIV)

Hey Dr. Frascino,First off, thanks for everything you do. Your hard work and dedication to all of us who need answers doesnt go unnoticed. You are a great person.I have a couple of questions.What is your oppinion on hepatitis c as an STD. Ive heard...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.I've discussed the sexual transmission of hepatitis C many times in this forum. Check the archives! As an example, I'll reprint below some information form the archives pertaining to this topic. 2.If someone is infected with several... Read more »

viral load increasing from undetectable to 46000 COPIES after Hepatitis B vaccination

Hello,Im hiv positive, i started taking arv's last year july. i became undetectable in november 2010 and my CD4 count increased from 198 to 400. on my doctor's advice upon testing negative for HEP B, HE suggested i vaccinate against it, i...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It is great news how well you are doing with your HIV medications. The idea to get vaccinated against HBV is a good idea as well. Although there are old data suggesting the vaccine can cause a drop in T cells and a rise in virus, I would be... Read more »

Follow-up Question about Hep C and HIV Coinfection (DELAYED SEROCONVERSION: HIV and Hepatitis C coinfection 2009)

Dear Dr. Bob,Thank you for your prompt response. I will be making a donation at www.concertedeffort.org tomorrow. I have just a couple of questions I meant to ask previously.My risk event occurred as a result of a sexual assault from a man from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello ATC,Would the DNA PCR miss subtypes found in China? No.Would the window be delayed beyond six months due to hepatitis C and HIV? No. You don't have HIV or hepatitis C. (See below.)You are awaiting another CBC, hepatitis C antibody-test... Read more »

What do you think about a test at 5 months???? (HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)

Dr. Bob, Hello good doctor, I am a long time reader of the forum. You helped me out years ago and I am still grateful for your assisstance. More importantly, how are you doing? Are you feeling good? I hope you and Steve are still together,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Welcome back to the forum.Your WOO-HOO is definitive, conclusive and Dr. Bob-certified, OK? The whole hepatitis C story has been blown way, way, way out of proportion. See below. If you don't have active hepatitis C (you'd be sick if... Read more »
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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 the triple cocktail helping to spread AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I've written what is currently the only computer application solely dedicated to the mathematical analysis of HIV. It's called HIV pathogenesis modeler, and can be downloaded at:
http://www.agmh.org/softw.htm

While using the SI model in the program, I... Read more »

Why does HIV continue to spread?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I saw a report on my local TV station that said that HIV continues to spread in American cities. Why aren't young people heeding the message and using condoms? Is unprotected sex worth a life time of being on toxic drugs? Read more »

www.poz.com help spread the word about HIV+ dating

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
There are likely over 3 million of us HIV+ in the USA today, and one can visit all the HIV+ dating sites available and one can rarely see more than a few hundred ads and on the pay sites many of these ads are fake posted by the site operators too... Read more »