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AIDS InfoNet

How Do I Start?

...Information Did You Just Learn That You're HIV-Positive? It can be very scary to learn that your HIV blood test came back positive, but it's not a death sentence. The test means that you are infected with the virus that causes AIDS, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). There is no cure for HIV disease, but there are treatments that help keep the disease under control. Many people with HIV infection live a long and healthy life. No...
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Cure for HIV

Why are we still talking about a cure for HIV when it is a VIRUS. Have we found a cure for the common cold (flu) which is also a VIRUS?I believe we should be concentrating on finding a vacine to control the HIV Virus instead of talking about a...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...Dear Ngozi. You are partially correct. As opposed to other types of infections, such as bacterial and fungal, etc, viral infection are difficult to eradicate. As you know, they are intracellular infections that rely on our own cell machinery... Read more »

Would a potential vaccine help those already infected?

This may seem like a dumb question, but it is one that rarely goes answered: Let's assume for the sake of this question that a potentail vaccine for hiv/aids were to become available. Is the current hypothesis amongst those in the medical field...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. The answer to your question is actually quite simple: nobody knows. We will not know the answer to a question like this, until a vaccine becomes available. Considering that a vaccine will realistically not be... Read more »

extreme peur du hiv, j ai besoin de votre aide dr.

Salut dr. Bob, j aurais aimer ne pas avoir a vous dranger, je comprends pas langlais si bien pour chercher une rponse a mes problmes dans votre site, mais mes doutes vont finir par me tuer, en fait si je n tait pas catholique le suicide aurait t...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
A ta grande dception et malgr ton admonition de ne pas te le dire, ma rponse est trs courte et trs simple : tu dois te faire faire un test. Au moins, trois mois se sont couls, donc le rsultat du test sera fiable. Comme j'ai dit de multiples fois sur... Read more »

Concerned about Hepatitis C

My 6 year-old son cut his finger when he was playing toys with other kids, bleeding stopped one minute later, and I cleaned the wound with alcohol and put a band aid on it. My son immediately played water gun for a while, the band-aid was wet and...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I do not consider this a risk and would not advise testing. Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S.-Funded HIV/AIDS, Malaria Initiatives Represent "New Approach" to Foreign Aid, Opinion Piece Says

... In her book "Dead Aid," author Dambisa Moyo comes to "disastrously wrongheaded conclusions" regarding U.S. foreign aid, columnist Michael Gerson writes Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...people experience none at all), are almost impossible to tell apart from symptoms you might get if you have another type of viral infection, such as the flu. Symptom Possible Symptom of Flu? Possible Symptom of Acute HIV? Fever ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

World Food Programme to Phase Out Aid in Uganda, Including HIV/AIDS Support

... The United Nations World Food Programme will phase out food aid and HIV/AIDS support to Uganda, a United Nations official said on Thursday, Xinhua/ChinaView.cn.com reports. The plan could Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Georgia: AID Atlanta Men's STD Clinic Now Open

... AID Atlanta, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Human Resources, finally opened the new Men's STD Clinic on Oct. 7 after Read more »
Connect With Others

AID Atlanta Seeks Executive Director

Posted by Anonymous
...AID Atlanta, Inc., the largest AIDS service organization in the Southeast, seeks an Executive Director. Founded in 1982 by gay men Read more »

Recent AID's Diagnosis: What should I expect?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I am a hetereosexual, non-drug user who has been living with HIV for 13 years. I was just officially Diagnosed with AIDS because of my percentages (11%). My CD4's are 262 and Viral 1801. I didn't realize how uneducated I was on AID's until now. Read more »

Canadian Cycles Cross Country In Fight Against AID

Posted by jjturner, 1 Reply
...himself as he travels city to city. Again, visit http://eastwardtrek.org/ to show your support for the Eastward Trek Against Aids! Read more »

Confusion & Conflict when it comes to HIV and AIDS

Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
...Confusion and Conflict when it comes to HIV and AIDS In Canada, HIV was first diagnosed among gay men. Later, hemophiliacs and others with health problems were infected due Read more »