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What Is The Primary Damage That Aids Virus Causes

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Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Liver Basics Symptoms of Liver Damage Tests for Liver Damage The Liver and HIV Liver Disease and Women Caring for Your Liver Taking Care of Yourself Liver Basics Your liver is one of the most important organs in your body. It is also the largest -- about the size of a football. It is protected from injury behind the lower right section of your ribs. The liver acts as your body's chemical processing...
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Virus Confined to Lymph Nodes in Primary Infection?

Dear Dr. Holodniy, I had a high risk exposure (receptive anal intercourse/condom break) with a gay man who later tested HIV positive. About a month later I experienced some of the symptoms associated with ARS. Concerned about my HIV status, I...
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
I agree with your doctor. I am not sure what article you are refering to that David wrote. Was this a study in a journal, or an opinion piece? All the acute infection studies published to date in which the timing of infection was known, have... Read more »

genital warts (HPV, 2011) (HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS AND HIV/AIDS, 2011)

if a person have genital warts does it mean that he/she is going to have a positive syphilis test like VDRL or RPR?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No. Genital warts are caused by a virus, the human papilloma virus (HPV). Syphilis is caused by a bacteria, Treponema pallidum. You can read much more about HPV and syphilis in the archives of this forum. I'll repost below a sample of what... Read more »

lymph tissue damage treatment

hello!!! You guys are wonderful, and it is so encouraging to have a website with professionals and specialists to ask questions!! I am newly diagnosed but in the chronic stage (within 6months to 1st year from acute infection) Is there any...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Jonathan,There are some products that claim to help but none has been proven to do so. The damage caused by HIV infection is complex and multifocal. There are some clinical trials looking at uridine as a possible treatment for mitochondrial... Read more »

AIDS Virus?

Sorry if this sounds like a really basic question but is there such a thing as an AIDS virus? I'm pretty confident there isn't but my main source of news, The New York Times, uses the term everytime they write about HIV.This is a quote...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello A.J.,Is there such a thing as an AIDS virus????? Oh my. Please tell me you're kidding. Perhaps you're just a semantics kind of guy and realize that the term "catching AIDS" should be more correctly stated "catching... Read more »
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symptoms of primary infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I would like to ask a few questions about primary HIV infection. Approximately 4 weeks ago, I developed an illness with a sudden onset of fever and mild sore throat--following a night of staying out really late and having lots of alcohol. The... Read more »

SYMPTOMS of Acute Primary Infection!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

Can somebody pls fill me in on this.


I may have caught the HIV Virus. It's EXACTLY 7 weeks after the exposure. There are recurring bad/sore throat, swell-like inflammed area under the tongue. I even had an ulcer on the palate of my mouth... Read more »

unsafe sex remains the primary mode of transmissio

Posted by Anonymous
Just wanted to post this in case you read that article this guy posts repeatedly. He's wrong...

Medical Practices Not Primary Mode of HIV Infection in Africa, UN Meeting Finds
United Nations (New York) - March 14, 2003


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How Does the Stress Response Damage Your Health?

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How Does the Stress Response Damage Your Health?

Evolution has twisted together the brain, hormones, and immunde system of primates, including us. The stress reaction that's so protective against short-term danger can wreak havoc on the body if it... Read more »