Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
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AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure CoastIf someone were completely immune to HIV they would not transmit. But if infection became established, but non-progressive due to relative immunity, this could lead to a carrier state of sorts. In this case, productive viral replication and... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineHTLV III (human t lymphocyte virus)and LAV (lymphocyte associated virus) were the old names for HIV-1. ELISA stands for enzyme linked immunosorbent assay. Another name is EIA, enzyme immunoassay. This is a common method to detect antibodies.... Read more »
University of Utah, School of MedicineHTLV-III/LAV is a very outdated term for HIV. It is the same virus, but funny to find someone using the old acronym. If you are interested in the history, read on.It dates back to the period between the discovery of the virus in 1993, and the... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 4 RepliesHaving no personal interest in AIDS, I never had any particular position on it either until relatively recently. Just about everything I had read on the subject was from the orthodox, mainstream perspective, but that abruptly stopped making sense to... Read more »
Posted by DAF, 4 RepliesI am aperson living with AIDS, I have srvived three opertunistic infections. I have known about my status for 22 years and in retrospect I was one of the early cases to be infected,. In the time period from 1978 to 1981.
My qyestion is are there any... Read more »
Posted by soimnotalone, 2 RepliesWhen I first found out I was + (rather advanced aids) I was o.k. let the meds begin and I was feeling great. Then I got the rash but I was o.k. gaining weight and feeling fairly ok. Now I cry all the time, the worse episode was during s-e-x who... Read more »
Posted by littlesisterI just found out this afternoon that my older brother has aids, I was shocked to say the least. he would like me not to tell anyone. that means not even my mother.
but here is the catch, he also has hepitits b and c. he has been a drug user for 22... Read more »
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