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When Should Hiv Poz Men Start Meds

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Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...are uniquely affected by these side effects compared to men. This is likely due to a few reasons. First, women have more total body fat than men. And second, HIV-positive women tend to have more central obesity. However, women and men tend to have equal rates of fat loss from their extremities. Patients have described this fat pattern in women as resembling "beach balls on sticks." [See "Lipodystrophy and Women," May/June 2004 issue.] Further...
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Unprotected sex between 2 men with the same hiv strain (SUPER INFECTION, 2010) (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2010)

I'd like to know from a scientific point of view, what happens when 2 men with the exact same hiv strain have sex together.. Does it affect each - other's viral load? Or does the strain become more dangerous or something? I have read some time ago,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...However, do you really think they would tell you (or anyone) if their viral load shot up and suddenly they had to switch regimens? Probably not, or at least they'd be much less likely to broadcast such news. Perhaps that's why you haven't heard... Read more »

Sex between 2 poz guys (SUPER INFECTION, 2010) (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2010)

I've been asked by another poz guy to have bareback sex. I don't know the facts. One would think that since we're both poz it doesn't matter, but I've heard otherwise. I'm the top, but I don't know if that makes any difference. thanks.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...However, do you really think they would tell you (or anyone) if their viral load shot up and suddenly they had to switch regimens? Probably not, or at least they'd be much less likely to broadcast such news. Perhaps that's why you haven't heard... Read more »

partners having unprotected sex with different strains (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2011)

when i was diagnosed my doctor told me that i am classified as HIV strain 2 and with cd4 count of 5 as of 2007 and now 1095 of october 2010...i have a partner and the doctor told him that his HIV 1 & 2 strain and not taking medications yet because...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...However, do you really think they would tell you (or anyone) if their viral load shot up and suddenly they had to switch regimens? Probably not, or at least they'd be much less likely to broadcast such news. Perhaps that's why you haven't heard... Read more »

2 HIV partners

I have recently been diagnosed with HIV from my partner, he did inform me prior to us being in a relationship that he was positive but love does make you do stupid things! Now that we are both positive, is it necessary to use protection? even though...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...However, do you really think they would tell you (or anyone) if their viral load shot up and suddenly they had to switch regimens? Probably not, or at least they'd be much less likely to broadcast such news. Perhaps that's why you haven't heard... Read more »
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Black AIDS Institute

Taken Preventively Daily HIV Meds Could Reduce HIV Risk Among Gay, Bisexual Men

...States each year -- particularly for Black MSM, who comprise 18 percent of new annual infections. "Black communities need as many weapons in our efforts to fight HIV and AIDS as possible," says Phill Wilson, president and CEO of the Black AIDS... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thailand: HIV-Positive Men Want Generic HIV Meds Soon

...Control Department says about 12 percent of these patients have developed resistance to first-line drugs, such as the locally manufactured GPO-VIR. "Most hospitals say they will provide the second-line treatment for patients who develop... Read more »
The Body

What Is HIV?

...a starting point for learning everything you need to know about HIV. Let's start with the basics . HIV is short for "human immunodeficiency virus." How Do You Get HIV? Meet the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) You can get... Read more »
The Well Project

Pharmacokinetics

...determine the best dose for an HIV drug. The dose must be high enough to keep HIV from reproducing, but not so high that it causes many side effects. How Is PK Studied? The following PK values are important: Maximum concentration... Read more »
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Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
...orientates himself to life that matters. The virus, whilst I am respectful of it, does not scare me. There are many physical and mental challenges that are as, if not more, potentially debilitating. And yet, here I am again, with a partner who... Read more »

scared to date + men, scared to date - too

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...that the statistics are much lower than they are for men contracting from other men or drug use. I am afraid to date a HIV+ man because I do not want to be with a man who enjoys other men or illicit drugs. On the other hand disclosure terrifies... Read more »

Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...total, according to national and county health statistics, but their number has been increasing. At particular risk are women and men in immigrant and minority communities, where many men who have had sex with other men do not consider... Read more »

22 poz..stopped taking meds/not disclosing status

Posted by Anonymous, 16 Replies
...natural means. i have been medication free for six months and i am feeling just great. i hope i can go without medication for many years. taking the medication is a constant reminder of the virus in my body. now that i dont take any meds i rarely... Read more »