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Who First Discovered Hepatitis

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

First Human Cases of Two Retroviruses Discovered Among People in Contact With Monkey Meat in Cameroon

Scientists have detected the first human cases of two retroviruses among two people in rural Cameroon who hunt monkeys and other primates, according to a study presented on Friday at the 12th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lab Discovers More Complex Family Tree for HIV

In a development that could have a major effect on AIDS vaccine design, Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers have discovered that HIV variation is driven by more than a patient's immune response. The common ancestry of HIV strains explains... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA-Led Research Team Discovers an Autoimmune Mechanism for Serious Drug-Induced Adverse Reactions

A team of researchers led by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has discovered a new mechanism for identifying and understanding drug-related autoimmune reactions. In an article available online today in the journal AIDS , the team found that... Read more »
Ask the Experts

I have just discovered (Sudan)

I have just discovered that i am HIV+ what instant medication can i start on and what to order.. unfortunately further confirmatory testing and the CD4 count and viral load tests cannot be done in my country (juba sudan).. I am an active sports...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for your post from Sudan.I'm sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis-- you should know that HIV medications need not be started immediately, nor necessarily for all persons. If your feeling well and don't have any... Read more »

i discovered i am your son!!!

Dear dr Bobsorry for this title but i needed to have your attetion somehow.I have written so many times before but you never answered. I understand that you are a really busy person but please I need your help.I have been a straight male all my life...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Sonny-Boy,I have a son in Switzerland???? Oh my. That must mean that not only did my condom fail during a concert tour I gave there in the 70s, but also that your "mother" is a strikingly handsome skier-stud named Friedemann. O.K.,... Read more »


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 »

First-line Meds when Hepatitis C infected?

What a great site you guys have. So much info and help. My girlfriend will begin meds soon as her last 3 series of test have indicated its about time. She is Hep C+ and is currently taking presciption methadone. Her cd4/vl has been trending...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. In general, there has been greater use of Truvada as the nucleoside backbone in starting regimens because of fewer side effects compared to the other options. Sustiva is typically used to complete the HAART regimen... Read more »