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What Are The Leading Causes Of Infectious Diseases

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The Well Project

Tuberculosis

...good adherence is an important factor in successful treatment. But unlike HIV, TB can usually be completely cured after less than a year of treatment. American Thoracic Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, & Infectious Diseases Society of America. (2003). Treatment of tuberculosis. CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report , 52(RR11): Retrieved July 2003 from www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5211a1.htm . Centers for...
Ask the Experts

could this lead to a cure for HIV ???

Hi Dr Keith,what is you opininon on this new discovery ??? how far are we really from the next state of the art cutting edge meds for hiv ??? Two immune proteins found to control HIV infectionby Alan McCord, January 9, 2009A new observation in how...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Too early to say if that finding has any general clinical or treatment relevance. KH Read more »

could this lead to better treatments or a cure ???

Hi Dr Keith, thank you for your time and effort on the forum, you are fantastic...can you please tell about this new finding .... could this lead to a cure or give us more insight into better treatments ???Two immune proteins found to control HIV...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
That is an interesing study but too early to know if it will translate into any available practical therapy and a direct link to a cure seems unlikely from that data presented. KH Read more »

Infectious Disease Physician / Donation

I told you last week I had an appointment with an infectious disease doctor, who told me today that based on my nonreactive HIV 1/HIV 2 plus O test he would consider the chance of me being HIV positive a zero percent chance - even if I'd lived in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Rosy,I have not responded to your question because I have answered many similar queries in the past and those responses are posted in the archives. Have a look! Briefly there is no risk of HIV or hepatitis B/C from a contaminated cold juice.... Read more »

Rare immune diseases similar to AIDS

My I.D. doctor told me there was arare disease that causes the same infections as aids.However, these people test neg. for hiv.She couldnt remember the name.Do you know about this and is it transmitted the same ways as hiv?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...the immune system is not functioning properly). Many of these problems with the immune system are due to causes other than infectious diseases (for example genetic disorders, certain cancers, etc.). If you have any further questions, please feel... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Leading Deadly Infectious Disease in China in 2008, Health Ministry Report Says

...users (McGivering, BBC News , 2/18). According to Xinhuanet , tuberculosis ranked second and rabies ranked third in deadly infectious diseases in the country, followed by hepatitis and infant tetanus (Xinhuanet, 2/17). Additionally, the health... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Becoming China's Leading Deadly Infectious Disease "Lends Added Urgency" to Sex Education Campaign, Editorial Says

... "The news that AIDS has become China's deadliest infectious disease ... lends added urgency to a national sex education campaign" that was launched earlier this week, a South China Morning Post Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

A Parasite, a Virus, and a Bacterium

...During an address this morning to international infectious disease specialists, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., unveiled the Institute's global plan to combat three leading infectious... Read more »
HIV Medicine Association

HIV Testing Policy: A Joint Position Paper of the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American College of Physicians

...College of Physicians (ACP), the leading professional organization of internal medicine, and the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (HIVMA), the nation's foremost organization of physicians and scientists ... Read more »
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AIDS- 3rd leading cause of death

Posted by Anonymous
...strikingly similar worldwide _ apart from the prevalence of AIDS in poorer countries. Most people will be dying at older ages of noninfectious diseases like cardiovascular disease, stroke and cancer. The paper by Dr. Colin Mathers and Dejan... Read more »

Communicable disease test for work? Is that legal?

Posted by BayRS, 2 Replies
...quick question and I need all the opinions I can get, please. Is it true that places like McDonalds, KFC, etc...make you get a communicable disease test in order to become a manager? I heard that you need to go to training and also get a... Read more »

Anxiety About Not Knowing

Posted by Hopeful43, 1 Reply
...think it was a random virus but did ask about hiv risk and I told her about the exposure. She had a brief discussion with an Infectious Disease doctorabout my blood results (without showing him the blood results or discussing my name) and he... Read more »

Alternative to Using an Infectious Disease Special

Posted by Choosing2Liv
...As I may have mentioned, Ive been EXTREMELY disappointed with my Infectious Disease doctor and his staff. They have canceled two of my last appointments without notice or apology; they typically schedule blood Read more »