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HIV Guidelines: Some Evolve; Some Don’t. What’s Up with That? Part Two Img
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HIV Guidelines: Some Evolve; Some Don’t. What’s Up with That? Part Two

Before his passing on Sept. 17, Bob Frascino, M.D. ("Dr. Bob") completed a two-part series delving into the deep, dark details behind today's HIV tests and testing guidelines. In his final blog entry on TheBody.com, Dr. Bob explained how our ever-inc...

HIV Guidelines: Some Evolve; Some Don't. What's Up With That? Part One: A Blog Entry by Bob Frascino, M.D. Img
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HIV Guidelines: Some Evolve; Some Don't. What's Up With That? Part One: A Blog Entry by Bob Frascino, M.D.

The infamous "window period," and how it may vary between different types of HIV tests, is the source of a huge amount of anxiety among people who are exposed to HIV. Just how long after an exposure does it take for HIV test results to be reliable; h...

Three Scary Beliefs That Defy Fact, Reality and Common Sense Img

Three Scary Beliefs That Defy Fact, Reality and Common Sense

No matter how much progress is made against HIV, there are just some facts that will always shock us. One fact that stuns our own Bob Frascino, M.D., is the percentage of people (both HIV negative and HIV positive) who support laws that make it a c...

It's a Virus, Not a Crime! A Blog Entry by Bob Frascino, M.D. Img

It's a Virus, Not a Crime! A Blog Entry by Bob Frascino, M.D.

"There is no evidence to support that criminal prosecutions for HIV nondisclosure offer any benefit in terms of HIV prevention," explains TheBody.com's safer sex expert and blogger extraordinaire Bob Frascino, M.D. "It undercuts the most basic HIV pr...

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Blood Disorders

Longer Dosing Intervals of Epoetin Alfa Are Effective in Maintaining Hemoglobin Levels in Anemic, HIV-Infected Patients

Introduction

Anemia, defined as a reduction below normal in the number of red blood cells or quantity of hemoglobin, has long been recognized as an important clinical problem in HIV disease. It remains the most frequent blood-related complication in...

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Blood Disorders

Early Diagnosis and Appropriate Treatment of HIV-Related Anemia Important to Survival of the HIV-Positive

Association of Treatments for Anemia and Survival Among Persons With HIV Infection and Anemia (Poster 1154) Authored by P. Sullivan, S. Buskin

Background

Anemia in the setting of HIV disease is common, especially among women, African American...

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Blood Disorders

Mild to Moderate Anemia Remains Common in HIV Patients

Anemia Prevalence Among HIV Patients: Antiretroviral Therapy and Other Risk Factors (Poster 1151) Authored by J.P. Nadler, T.S. Wills, C. Somboonwit, A. Vincent, G. Leitz, K. Marino, E. Naik, S. Powers, N. Khan, N. Almyroudis, B. Laartz

Introd...

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Lipodystrophy/Body Fat

Current Research on the Mechanisms Causing Lipoatrophy and Potential Treatments

Differential Effect of HIV Protease Inhibitors on Adipogenesis: Intracellular Ritonavir Is Not Sufficient to Inhibit Differentiation (Poster 724) Authored by C. Vernochet, S. Azoulay, D. Duval, R. Guedj, G. Ailhaud, C. Dani

A Prospective Cohor...

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Blood Disorders

Once-Weekly Epoetin Alfa Corrects Hemoglobin and Improves Quality of Life as Effectively as Three-Times Weekly Dosing in HIV-Positive Patients

Once-Weekly Epoetin Alfa Corrects Hemoglobin and Improves Quality of Life as Effectively as Three-Times Weekly Dosing in HIV-Positive Patients (ThPeB7381) Authored by H. Grossman, G. Leitz, P. BowersView the original abstract

Anemia, the most ...

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Hepatitis C

Anemia Symposium Discusses Relationship With HIV, Cancer, Hepatitis C; Discusses Erythropoietin Use

Anemia and Survival in HIV Disease Presented by Jens Lundgren, M.D. Anemia in the Setting of HIV and Oncology Presented by Alexandra Levine, M.D. Anemia in Hepatitis C Virus Infection Presented by Mark Sulkowski, M.D. CNS Frontier...