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What Measures Can Be Taken To Prevent Infections With Hiv

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Preventing Other Infections

In HIV, your CD4 count is key. It's the most important measure of your immune system's health. When it's high, you're in good shape. But when it's low, you're at risk for developing a number of potentially dangerous illnesses. These illnesses are generally known as "opportunistic infections," or OIs for short. Are You At Risk? The danger zone for your CD4 count is around 200. If your CD4 count goes below this level (or your CD4 percentage...
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Recent prevention failure and efforts to cure the disease part 3 (HIV IS 100% PREVENTABLE TODAY, 2010)

Thanks again. I understand your difficulties in managing a prevention forum since your objective is to put more fear on the disease to lower further infections but the general and widespread opinion of doctors and researchers is that HIV is a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Dude, you're spending way too much time on this site and arguing with the wrong guy. Generally you and I agree on most things. It's just that I have the perspective of being HIV infected since January 1991 plus the experience of being... Read more »

Preventative Measures in a mixed status relationship

Recently I fell in love with someone who is HIV+. His viral load is undetectable. With an open ulcer in my mouth is saliva a transmittor of HIV? Please visit the "Safe Sex, Prevention and Transmission" forum on this website....
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
Saliva is not considered to be a risk factor for transmission of HIV. People are generally advised to be careful about unprotected oral sex (oral-genitalcontact) when they have open sores in their mouth because of the risk of tanmsission via... Read more »

Self-prescribing HIV medications to prevent infection

I have a question regarding recent exposure to HIV andHIV medications. About a month and a half ago I wasexposed to HIV though sexual contact. I went to mylocal city clinic and was placed on the Post ExposurePrevention Program (PEP). I was given...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.This is a perfect example of what a person should not do. A person should never take any prescription medications for any medical condition, unless they are under a doctors care. If you start self-prescribing... Read more »

pretaking HAART to prevent HIV infection

Hello,I have a degree in biology and is in process of going to Pharmacy school in the fall. I did a research for my undergrad thesis on HIV and found out that a person could go to the hospital immediately after exposure to HIV and be given an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) can help prevent HIV transmission. Unfortunately it is not 100% effective, even when appropriately prescribed and taken immediately after HIV exposure. Yours truly is an excellent example of this phenomenon. I... 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 »

symptoms of hiv+ve and precautions to be taken

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I want to know the sypmotms of a hiv + woman,My girl freind was tested hiv + but i doubt bcause she looks healtly and had a fever 12 months back there is no change in weight infact it has increased a little .wat are the tests to be done .I love hera... Read more »

HIV Prevention

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HIV Prevention

As an individual living with HIV for going on 19 years, I have been working to break down the barriers of fear and
discrimination for nearly a decade. As well, creating awareness in the many issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. I... Read more »

HIV Prevention: What you need to know!

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies

HIV Prevention: What you need to know!

Twenty three years since I first began to witness the horrific illnesses and deaths caused by HIV and still today, very few people have an understanding of HIV. The world population is ignorant about HIV! We... Read more »