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Another Name For Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alabama: UAB Named to HIV Consortium

Last Thursday, the University of Alabama-Birmingham was named one of four institutions in the Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI), a collaborative effort to intensify the search for an AIDS vaccine. Dr. George M. Shaw, who will head UAB's... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

President Obama Names HIV/AIDS Advisory Council

With the appointment of 24 new members to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), the Obama administration took one more step toward fulfilling its promise for a national strategy on HIV/AIDS, The council, which advises the White... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ethiopians to Receive Free Brand-Name HIV Drugs as Part of U.S. Global Initiative

On Thursday, Assistant US Global AIDS Coordinator Mark Dybul said thousands of HIV-infected Ethiopians will start receiving free AIDS drugs for the first time next month as part of President Bush's $15 billion global AIDS relief initiative. The $43... Read more »
Ask the Experts

scientific name of HIV

What is the complete name for HIV, ending with genus and species? thanks...
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
Family: Retroviridae, Genus: Lentivirus, Species: Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1... Read more »

Another name for the [HIV] symptoms

Three days ago I discovered that I am HIV+. I was feeling sick with fatigue and water in my lungs. My family found out that I had to go to the hospital and find out what is wrong with me. Now everyone is asking me and about my sickness and want to...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.Disclosure of HIV status can be a difficult thing. While it's important that someone in your immediate circle of friends or family know about your diagnosis, it's less so for others (if at all). Indeed, I want... Read more »

Name of infant HIV screening test

Can you tell me what the name of test is used to screen nebworns for HIV in New York State? What does this test detect the presence of HIV antibodies or the actual HIV status of the newborn? Thank you....
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
The test detects the presence of antibodies to HIV which will be detectable in all infants born to HIV infected mothers at birth as the mother's antibodies are transferred to the baby through the placenta. However, a positive antibody test in... Read more »

Name of test to check STDs including HIV

Which test I need to do for checking STDs including HIV?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Diagnosis of different sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, require different procedures. For diagnosis of HIV infection, the most reliable and widely used tool is the antibody screening assay (like the EIA or ELISA). For syphilis,... Read more »
Connect With Others

MTV needs the Names of Young People

Posted by Anonymous
MTV Needs the Names of Young People for a Programme on HIV/AIDS
Please reply directly to

Staying Alive, MTV's HIV/AIDS global awareness campaign is looking for
names of young people up to the age of 25 whose lives have been... Read more »

my name is pablo...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My name is Pablo. Live in DC. Trying to connect with other HIV
guys in my area. Most of my friends with HIV/AIDS have died. I
need new friends. I have been positive since 88. Was diagnosed
with AIDS in 94. Was... Read more »

What does this test name mean?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i am negative but wanted to ask something.

on the report from quest and under the term - TEST NAME,
it states .....

it says non-reactive, no HIV-1 antibodies dectected.
what does AB mean?

what does W/CONFIRM mean?
did... Read more »

my name is alex...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi! My name is Alex and I was diagnosed with HIV last March 1998.
My lover died from HIV in June this year, and I'm coping with it
because I'm a survivor and I won't let this get the better of me,
just... Read more »