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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 in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have
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The begining of HIV or HTLV-III.

Dr. Robert, from internet based search I have found that HIV was recognized on 1st of December, 1981. But when HTLV-III was recognized? Or HTLV I-II as initially they were considered to be the same as HTLV-III or HIV?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...South American Indian groups. It has not been clearly linked to any diseases yet. HTLV-III was one of the initial names for HIV-1. In addition, HIV also used to be referred to as LAV: lymphadenopathy associated virus. These names were... Read more »

Lab Abbreviations

New HIV+ diagnosis. What is a CMV IGG positive test and what does it mean?
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
...antibody positive. People are "chronically" infected, but the virus is dormant, unless there is a loss of immune function like AIDS or transplant patients on immunosuppressive drugs. Then the virus can cause active infection. Read more »

Exposed to HIV via Oral Sex

Hi Dr. Frascino-I just got back from vacation in provincetown, MA, and I am now freaking out about an oral sex experiance that I had with a person that is HIV poz.Here's what happened. I met a person at a bar who told me that he's been HIV poz for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The "current findings" on the HIV risk associated with oral sex really haven't changed much. The HIV risk remains very low. The risk is always greater for the Read more »

syphilis risk from kissing?

First, Dr. Frascino, let me say that I cried when I read about you having HIV and how you got it. I cried not because I'm sad, but because of how much I admire the way you seem to be living your life to the fullest and helping others, not just with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...trick to keep you safe whenever you "do the trick" (so to speak).I'll repost below a question about French kissing from the archives. Stay well.Dr. Bobfrench kissing risk Jun 24, 2005 In trying to assess the risk of acquiring any STD, I've never... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Metabolism Drugs That Speed Up Metabolism Other Types of Drug Interactions Drugs and Other Substances That May Interact With HIV Medications Other Types of Drugs That May Interact With HIV Drugs Food Taking Care of Yourself ... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Heart if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Heart Disease Basics Symptoms of Heart Disease/Attack Risk Factors for Heart Disease HIV and Heart Disease Reducing the Risk for Heart Disease Taking Care of Yourself Heart Disease Basics Many... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted changes in body fat that are experienced by many HIV+ people.Lipodystrophy can also include changes in fat and sugar levels in the blood ofHIV+ people. Although... Read more »
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The U.S. patented cure for AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...male to receive the AIDS cure. On November 19, 2001, I took the one-time infusion and have never looked at the litany of anti-HIV/AIDS drugs again. My personal gratitude serves as the impetus for this correspondence. The CDC?s Office of... Read more »

Tested Postive 9/4 - scared and confused

Posted by sacinsc, 8 Replies
...was the phone call during my lunch break at the school I am substituting at where my doctor in Washington DC tells me that my HIV test came back positive. Last week after the initial shock day, I think I dealt fairly well. I went back to... Read more »

Does this mean he is HIV positive please help

Posted by kyiala, 2 Replies
...clinic to be tested for STD's he went and showed me paperwork that he was negative for othe the other STD's I asked him about a HIV tst and he said to me he had one while he was in jail awhile back and it was negative if he had it the Health... Read more »

What are my chances of living a good life?

Posted by TwinsDad, 7 Replies
Hi, I was infected 6 months ago and I was wondering will all the treatment and medicines that we currently have If I will be able to live a good life after all. I would like to hear some real opinions from people that have been infected for a long... Read more »