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AIDS Disease Stand For

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Get the Facts
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

What Is AIDS, HIV and HIV Disease?

... What Is HIV? What Is AIDS? What Is HIV Disease? What Is HIV? Each letter stands for the following terms: H -- Human -- because this virus can only infect human beings. I -- Immuno-deficiency -- because the effect of the virus is to create a deficiency, a failure to work properly, within the body's
Ask the Experts

Is there a connection between my hiv meds and orthostatic hypotension?

I am a 44 African American female. I was diagnosed with HIV in 1993. I have always worked. My doctor added a diuretic(lasix) to my Norvasc 10mg I was taking at the end of July. I found myself feeling weak and faint when I was standing and in fact I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...friendly drugs so it wold be distinctly unusual for either or both of them to contribute directly to new onset and ongoing orthostatic hyptotension. Adrenal insufficiency is sometimes a diagnositic concern. HIV infection can soemtimes cause... Read more »


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
...development and make investments in public health, education, and infrastructure extremely difficult. Debt in Sub-Saharan Africa stands at $235 billion, 44 percent of the region's gross domestic product and an increase of 33 percent since 1990.... Read more »

what does AIDS stand for?

what does the word AIDS stand for?
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...The word AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Read more »

HIV and Aids

Hi Dr. What is the difference between HIV and Aids
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...this question -- which, arguably, could be placed elsewhere. My friend's CD4 count, sadly, is in the high 90s. It's my understanding that this classifies him as having AIDS (I think the number is 200?) I believe he's been HIV+ for between 3-5... Read more »

European Commission, World Health Organization and Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS Take a United Stand Against Killer Diseases

...Commission, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) announce a common stand against the epidemics of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in the developing world. The Commission is convening a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Clinton Signs New $10 Million Agreement on HIV/AIDS With Angola, Says U.S. "Stands Ready" to Work With South Africa on HIV/AIDS

..."to target an epidemic of sexual assault in the violence-torn nation," according to the AP (8/10). Clinton Says U.S. "Stands Ready" to Work With South Africa on HIV/AIDS, Meets With Zuma During her visit to an HIV/AIDS clinic in South... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Magic Johnson's Wife Cookie Johnson Participates in "I Stand With Magic" Campaign to Reduce HIV/AIDS Among Blacks

...Johnson's wife, Cookie Johnson, on Wednesday said she will take a leading role in Magic Johnson's five-year, $60 million "I Stand With Magic" campaign to fight HIV/AIDS among blacks, USA Today reports (Sternberg, USA Today , 11/29). The... Read more »
The Body

Who's Gonna Stand Up to AIDS in America?

...ago, television networks joined forces to raise awareness and money for cancer -- and to no surprise, America paid attention. Stand Up to Cancer clocked in a record 18.3 million viewers and raised a whopping $80 million. And while I watched... Read more »
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Hiv 1/2 reliability vs Hiv-2 stand alone test ?

Posted by SRCHFRANS34, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know the % of accuracy for Hiv-2 antibody detection with current Elisa 1/2 antibody tests ? Some of the 4-5 year old posted answers in the archives say 70% Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...daunting task to find doctors, especially medical specialists, who are willing to treat people with HIV. The Ukrainian epidemic stands in stark contradiction to the stereotype that Americans hold about HIV in non-developed countries: that the... Read more »

Ignorance and HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Aids Day, I wish to spread the message of togetherness for all who are affected by the disease and for those who do not understand HIV/AIDS. God loves all of his people and to say Gay is an abomination is a sin on your part because you simply do... Read more »


Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
...recognition is now given to the importance of individualized treatments. People who have been infected have brought about the understanding of which drugs work and which do not. In this way, they have voiced the need for more effective and... Read more »