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Will Bacterial Infection Affect HIV Antibodies

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

.... MMWR 1981;30:305; Jaffe et al. Ann Intern Med 1985;103:210; U.S. Census Bureau ; UNAIDS ). Many studies agree that only a single factor, HIV, predicts whether a person will develop AIDS. Other viral infections, bacterial infections, sexual behavior patterns and drug abuse patterns do not predict who develops AIDS. Individuals from diverse backgrounds, including heterosexual men and women, homosexual men and women, hemophiliacs,...
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Posible Infection!!! I wonder how I can make a donation to his foundation to live outside the U.S.?

Hello Dr. Bob! It's okay with Mr.?I wonder how I can make a donation to his foundation to live outside the U.S., in my case in Brazil!We talked a few days, Mr. answered my question with the title "Posible Infection".I had unprotected sex with an ex....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. Therefore you can't rely on them. Your theory about the bacterial infection is not correct.Relax Max and stop worrying. The odds are now astronomically in your favor that you... Read more »

Posible HIV Infection

Hello Dr. Bob!Before anything congratulations for the excellent work that Mr. and his team perform!My name is Gabriel, I'm talking about Brazil, I found the site of you in blogs and forums on HIV / AIDS. You are recognized and respected throughout...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your five-day course of corticosteroids will not affect the accuracy of your HIV-antibody test. I would recommend you repeat your HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark (from date Read more »

Re: Posible Infection!

Good morning Dr. Bob!Thank you for responding, your work, Dr. Steven, and all the staff of The Body is very good for everyone! I will definitely donate to your foundation and will also encourage others to give.Regardless of my results I'll try to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...told the whole story to my pulmonologist and he requested a blood test which accused Leukocytosis with neutrophilia, he said bacterial infection . After treatment with anti-inflammatory my blood counts normalized. I made an ELISA test at 11 days... Read more »

Hi Bob need help from India will donate Please reply

Hi Bob Good Day,I had one unsafe exposure on 17 August 2008 unprotacted vaginal sex.The lady tested negative on 7 November 2008 on Rapid HIV antibody test.I started geting ARs like sysmptoms like sore throat since november 2008 which comes and goes...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...excessive and WOO-HOO-able. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV testing is warranted.Antibiotics treat bacterial infections (not viral infections, like HIV). That your sore throat seems to improve on antibiotics but then... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Stages of HIV Infection

...system is weakened. Included among the opportunistic infections and other conditions that are considered "AIDS-defining" are: bacterial infections -- such as Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) or tuberculosis (TB) fungal infections --... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lymphoma

...marrow. This can cause anemia (low red blood cells) and neutropenia (low white blood cells). Neutropenia increases the risk of bacterial infections. Additional drugs may be needed to fight these side effects. NHL in the central nervous system is... Read more »
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Flu Season and Living With HIV

...breathe. Some people believe taking antibiotics will help treat their symptoms or cure the flu. Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections, not viral infections like the flu. However, they may be used to treat a bacterial infection at... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...developing world. It is more common and more severe in people with HIV infection. Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC or MAI) is a bacterial infection that can cause recurring fevers, general sick feelings, problems with digestion, and serious... Read more »
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treatment to clamidia effect hiv window

Posted by mistake1, 1 Reply
My question is say the hospital had treated someone for clamidia, which is antiboitics of doxycline and a shot of peniciline would this prolong the hiv window period . thankyou Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...opportunistic infections as do adults with the disease. In addition, they also have severe forms of the typically common childhood bacterial infections, such as conjunctivitis (pink eye), ear infections, and tonsillitis. People with AIDS are... Read more »

Stress?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I read that people with poor immune systms take longer to show antibodies on testing. I know if you stress your immune systm weakens, does this cause you to show up later rather than earlier on ELISA tests?, because I know we all stress to the... Read more »

Are They Right?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Why do some people insist that HIV does not cause AIDS and that test is not accurate? Read more »