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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocates Speak Out After Kenyan Cabinet Member Discusses Viability of Isolating People Living With HIV/AIDS to Control Spread of Virus

IRIN/ PlusNews reports on the recent statements a Kenyan cabinet member about isolating people living with HIV/AIDS as a means of controlling the spread of the virus and reactions by local and international HIV/AIDS advocates. On January 28,... Read more »
TheBody.com

Gay Men and HIV/AIDS: Where to Turn for Information and Advice

HIV/AIDS is not a gay disease, and the virus works the same whether you're gay or straight. That said, if you are gay -- or if you're a man who considers himself straight, but fools around with guys from time to time -- there's a lot of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scientists Find Way to "Disarm" AIDS Virus

US and European researchers report they have found a way to prevent HIV from damaging the immune system, possibly opening a new avenue for developing an AIDS vaccine. The scientists, led by Adriano Boasso of Imperial College London, found that... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Information on aids resistant people who test positive for HIV but never develop active AIDS.

I need information on HIV positive people who never develop active aids. Particularly important is the relevance of DNA in aids resistance....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Since AIDS has only been around for about15-20 years, we cannot say for sure that there are HIV positive people whowill never develop AIDS. The disease hasn't been around long enough to knowwhat will happen... Read more »

A few questions about the virus HIV rather than AIDS

I had a few questions about the HIV virus. Wikipedia was helpful I still need more information. At what temprature does HIV die? How long does it take? If there are no host cells in the body would HIV die? I think thats it. Thank you Doctor....
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I don't know at what temperature HIV becomes non-infectious, but it does not survive long outside the human body. That is why intimate sexual contact and/or exchange of body fluids are required to transmit the infection.Everybody has T cells,... Read more »

the AIDS virus

what does AIDS stand for?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. AIDS is caused by the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Check out the general information on this site about AIDS and ways to prevent contracting it.RJF... Read more »

Characteristics of AIDS and the HIV virus

I am doing research on AIDS/HIV and I wanted to ask a question but I couldnt decide the most appropriate place to ask these questions.1.What exactly does the HIV virus do to the immune system?2.Why is it so hard to find a cure or vaccine?3.What are...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
These questions are beyond the scope of this forum.... Read more »
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New findings on virus scam

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The latest Time reports that the hiv virus may not be caused by hhv6 at all. Did anyone read this too.

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general information about subtype detection

Posted by Anonymous
Do conventional AIDS tests detect all subtypes?

Routine AIDS tests which are currently being used for blood screening and diagnostic purposes detect virtually all subtypes of the human immunodeficiency virus. (Most companies have modified their... Read more »

RESEARCH PAPER- NEED INFORMATION

Posted by MsAshley, 1 Reply
Hello everyone!
-I also posted this under "I just tested hiv positive" as anonymous..I forgot I registered.

I am a college student that is doing a psych. research paper on HIV/AIDS. I want some feedback from someone that is actually dealing with this.... Read more »

Question about information from CDC

Posted by pozmarie, 4 Replies
I contacted the CDC in the U.S. and asked about the usual time frames between exposure to the HIV virus and the flu like feelings that accompany the seroconversion process.
Well -- the lady on the phone read off to me from her cue card that " most... Read more »