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Advanced Cases Of The Aids Virus

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay men. However, as the years passed, women have emerged asanother group hard hit by the AIDS epidemic. Even though more men than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That...
Ask the Experts

HIV/AIDS

what's aids? what's hiv? what are the different stages
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...maintains a normal CD4 count, second asymptomatic with CD4 counts above 500 but starting to drop below normal gradually in most cases, third stage is symptomatic with CD4 between 200 and 350 and can in some people start to show infections such as... Read more »

no antibodies??

Dear Dr. Bob,I read recently that having AIDS is a factor that affects HIV antibody tests such as the standard ELISA. At what point is this type of test no longer valid for someone due to advanced HIV disease/AIDS? In other words, at what point does...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...can be impaired. In the specific case of anti-HIV antibodies and AIDS, impaired antibody production would only occur in very advanced disease, at which point the person would be extremely ill. Actually, this is a rare phenomenon, even in... Read more »

HIV and HERPES

Dear Dr. Conway, I recently contracted herpes on my chest area from a nude lap dance. Is there any chance that HIV can be spread through the herpes virus at that same time as my exposure to herpes? My chest skin was totally intact without any...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...of this diagnosis (by culture of an active lesion) before concluding that this is the case.As for HIV, there are no reported cases of transmission of the virus from genital secretions to intact skin, so I would not be concerned about this risk at... Read more »

Recover from HIV?

Hi,I am HIV since 2002, mostly healthy.Some months ago, I read this "bomb" news that a British man had recovered from HIV.My question is very simple: is this possible? How much do you know about this news and wht's your opinion on this...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There is no well documented case of cure of HIV. One case from Britain that has circulated on the web hasn't been verified and published after scientific review Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...States. The treatment is only available privately, for a short time, or from only one source ; or if it requires payment in advance . If a product really works, why isn't it advertised and available publicly? This may be a way to get around... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV in Prisons and Jails

... HIV and Correctional Settings Health Care in Prisons and Jails Prisoners With HIV Infection HIV Care for Prisoners Improving Your HIV Treatment Risk Factors While Incarcerated What Happens When HIV-Positive Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...sometimes called "serodiscordant" or "mixed serostatus". "Sero-" refers to blood serum. "Serostatus" refers to whether someone has HIV infection or not. HIV isn't the first topic that comes up when most couples start dating. You may not know the... Read more »
The Well Project

Adherence to HIV Drug Regimens

...Adherence for Women Overcoming Barriers Adherence Tips Finding Support Strong Drugs to Fight HIV The many advances in HIV treatment in the past 20 years have led to theapproval of 25 drugs that fight HIV, as well as five... Read more »
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I have an "AIDS" vs HIV question??

Posted by SaniHalo, 1 Reply
...with all the advancements ....how is it that some people are still getting "AIDS vs. maintaining HIV status... and how are people that "are" receiving Read more »

recent news on late seroconversion: read last line

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...diagnosis would not have been made -- and treatment would not have been initiated -- without appropriately testing for primary HIV infection. Read more »

is aids way worse than hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...everything i read or at least the best news relates to hiv it says nothing about AIDS. Read more »

Going crazy...

Posted by freakedout, 1 Reply
...tested and I am awaiting my results. I am experiencing extremely high anxiety and am wondering if this sounds like a classic case.... Read more »