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AIDS InfoNet

How HIV Drugs Get Approved

...substances that are active against HIV. Most HIV drugs are identified by testing existing drugs for anti-HIV activity ( screening ). A newer method is rational drug design . In this process, scientists "build" drug molecules to fight HIV in specific ways. When a promising drug is identified, it goes through pre-clinical testing . This involves test-tube and animal studies. These show whether the drug works against HIV and how it works. They...
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HIV infection cure? Was told on CNN. What do you think? Mommy of three. (BERLIN PATIENT, 2010) (TIMOTHY BROWN, THE BERLIN PATIENT, 2010)

Hello my beloved Dr. Bob. I hope you are feeling wonderfully. I am writing because I came upon this article today on CNN's news page. I think I know you enough to figure out what you think about it, but truly want to hear all you have to say about...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...immune against the virus. That my body is protected against it. Is there a test we can take to see if our immune system can fight the virus on its own. If so where can I take such a test. I live near Montreal in Quebec, Canada. Thanks for your... Read more »

Political Views? (BARACK OBAMA PLAN TO FIGHT HIV/AIDS)

Hello Dr. Rob,This is my first visit to your forum. I have read only a handful of your posts and have gotten a lot of valuable information from them. The one question that I have is regarding your political views. You are in a place to give so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...devastating disease. As President, I will work closely with non-profit, government, and private sector stakeholders to continue the fight against HIV/AIDS. By focusing efforts on reducing drug costs through greater market competition, promoting... Read more »

Mom offers $50!! (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

First I'd like to say your website is Godsend!Second, my daughter bought a few outfits at the mall, she pulled one of the pants out and noticed there was some redish stain. If it was blood from an HIV infected person, would this pose a risk? She...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...seem. HIV slowly wipes out parts of the body's immune system; then the HIV-infected person gets sick because the body can't fight off diseases. Some of these diseases can kill them. Signs of HIV infection are like those of many other common... Read more »

Concerns Careing from HIV patient (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

I recently started caring from my brother who has Full blown AIDS with Cryptococcus meningitis. I wasnt paranoid about it until my toddler covered herself over with his throw and suddenly got a rash on both her arms and face. She had been inside all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...seem. HIV slowly wipes out parts of the body's immune system; then the HIV-infected person gets sick because the body can't fight off diseases. Some of these diseases can kill them. Signs of HIV infection are like those of many other common... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China Details Plan to Fight Co-Infection of HIV and TB

...Chinese HIV patients. The ministry has ordered increased cooperation and information sharing between health personnel involved in fighting HIV/AIDS and those working against TB. It further ordered free treatment and follow-up visits for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

To Prevail in Fight Against HIV/AIDS, "Every Country Must Take the Leadership Role"

...million children and orphans. Besides doubling the number of babies born HIV-free, through U.S. investments in the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, millions more people will benefit from prevention, care and treatment," Gips... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wrangle Delays $91 Million Package to Fight HIV/AIDS in Cote d'Ivoire

...The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has delayed disbursement of a $91 million grant to Cote d'Ivoire, according to official sources. Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...functional impairment of cells of the immune system, notably CD4+ T cells, HIV progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers. An HIV-infected person is diagnosed with AIDS when his or her immune system is... Read more »
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Skipping Doses

Posted by chrisnxs, 2 Replies
Hello Everyone, can someone please elaborate on the severity of skipping meds? My bf is positive and has been on meds for about a year. He's on my insurance and it kills the price down to a point where he can get his meds pretty easily. I discovered... Read more »

Fighting HIV with cancer drugs

Posted by new2this2010, 3 Replies
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Fighting HIV with cancer drugs

Posted by new2this2010, 1 Reply
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Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...breast milk and blood. * The virus can multiply for weeks or even months before the body's immune system produces antibodies to fight it , by which time it is too late. People with HIV can look and feel normal and may not develop full-blown... Read more »