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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Study -- Link to Rapid Advancement of HIV Virus Found in Semen: NIH

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have found that a protein in seminal fluid speeds up the spread of HIV in uterine tissue. The protein, called interleukin 7 (IL-7), is from a family of proteins that regulate the immune... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Life Expectancies of People Living With HIV in Virginia, Advancements in HIV Therapy Examined

As part of a sizeable package of stories, the Richmond Times-Dispatch examined how highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has improved the life expectancies of people living with HIV/AIDS. According to the Times-Dispatch , "The shift to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Anemia: Prevalence and Severity of Anemia Increases With Advancing HIV Disease

The current study describes the prevalence of anemia, a common hematologic abnormality that can significantly impact clinical outcomes and quality of life (QOL), in several populations of patients with HIV. Specifically, P.S. Belperio and colleagues... Read more »
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Immune System and Advanced HIV

Hi, I'm not sure you can answer this I thought it was worth a try. My husband and I have advanced HIV disease. Diagnosed in 1988. We are doing well. Our problem is that our apartment building has a flea problem. The exterminator...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Rather a disagreeable problem but not my realm really. I have not known rats and or fleas to casues specific problems to people with HIV but there are a general health hazzard and inconveniece. You need to work closely with other residents, the... Read more »

advanced hiv

What exactly is the definition of "advanced hiv" I see it in Alot of literature yet I'm not clear.Does it mean total legnth of time infected or degree of immunne defeciency....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
I classify HIV disease on the basis of CD4 count. Advanced HIV disease would really be synonymous with AIDS, with a CD4 count less than 200 (or 15%). Niether the time of infection nor viral... Read more »

Very Advanced HIV or AIDS?

I was just told that my Dad was tested ( Aug 99 ) and found to have very advanced HIV, his CD4 cell count was 40,and a very low fraction of 5%.His viral load was 96200.He also has mild oral candidiasis,oral hairy...
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
He does indeed have advanced HIV disease, and by definition has AIDS (CD4 count<200 or 14%). I would not consider him gravely ill. With effective treatment... Read more »

Do removed lymph nodes advance HIV infection?

concern is that the removal of some swollen lymph nodes may have actually hurt my cause and put me farther down the road to advanced HIV infection. How possible is the scenario I've already built up in my head?...
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
Extremely unlikely. One presumed lymph node removal will have no impact on your immune system's capabilities to contain the virus.... Read more »
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i have an advance hiv infection...

Posted by Anonymous
Hi all: My name is Jim, I have an "advanced" HIV infection, and I
write to hopefully give a bit of TURBO-BOOST to all who find
themselves in that moment of darkness that comes when you may
think you are nearing your end. NEVER just "give up", LIFE... Read more »

Pimples and Advanced HIV

Posted by Anonymous
Hello there. Although I have been on The Body mailing list for quite sometime, I must say I have never been to this post site before. I find this to be very informative and I am glad to find a site where people can connect. My question is a... Read more »

oraquick advanced rapid hiv1/2 (oral swab)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have taken the test using the oraquick advanced rapid hiv1/2 antibody test (oral swab). I thought I was sure of the negative result that I rcvd at 15 weeks post expo. But I find my self doubting, since the symptoms are more convincing.
How much... Read more »

oraquick advance question. please respond thanks!

Posted by gladrial33, 1 Reply
I took an HIv oraquick advance rapid test the other day and it was negative. I have a question about the test. The lab technician had me swab my gums with the stick provided, then I was instructed to place it in a small conatiner of fluid. However,... Read more »