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Approximately How Many People Get Infected With Hiv Each Year

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The Stages of HIV Disease

HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you feel sick, you are sick; if you feel healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing subtle changes in the immune system long before an infected...
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hepatitis shots and tested negative approximately a month later

Sorry for bothering again. Donation will be coming soon, I promise. My question is this; I tested HIV neg. 1 year 3 months later (no other exposures whatsoever). My good dr recommended at the beginning of me seeing him out of fear that i might...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yes, hepatitis is a virus.Hepatitis vaccinations don't always take. (I had to be revaccinated before my body developed protective antibodies to hepatitis B.) This doesn't mean there is anything wrong with your immune system. Talk to... Read more »

approximate time of infection

I have recently been diagnosed HIV +. My first lab results showed a CD4 count of 650 and Viral load of 2145. Any idea as to when I was infected based on these numbers?...
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
Those test results can not determine when you were infected. If you had previous negative HIV antibody tests, then you would know approximately when you were infected. Those results are actually quite good and indicate you don't need HIV... Read more »

Approximately.

How long does HIV last outside the body? I know it's a fragile virus, but there doesn't seem to be a set answer, some say minutes, some say hours. For example, would a body fluid that's been out in the open for about 5 hours be able...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereThe reason there is not definitive answer on time is that it depends on the nature of the environment and the virus. In my opinion 5 hours is clearly too long and I would agree that the typical time range is within minutes. Skin is the... Read more »

The future of HIV people recently infected

Hi Dr Moyle,l am a 37 year old male and recently hiv infected, not on meds yet, cd 450 and viral load 19,000l read where doctors say hiv has been clinicly cured.... what does this mean ???Dr Moyle in your opinion how long are we away from a new...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Let's be clear, we cannot cure HIV, remove it from the body. A clinical 'cure' in this instance means fully and indefinitely controlling the virus with medications resulting a life of length and quality to those uninfected with HIV.... Read more »
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chart with approximate accuracy of HIV antibody ??

Posted by sinso, 2 Replies
I have reading and found this
A person who has contracted HIV may show up positive as early as two weeks after the time they were infected. According to page 11 of the Module 6 Training Manual from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,... Read more »

Mailing list for HIV(-) people who are infected

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know the URL for the mailing list/message board for people who have been infected wih HIV for more than 1 year, yet still test negative via ELISA. For those of us who still have residual symptoms, we know how bogus these HIV/ AIDS tests... Read more »

BBC NEWS:Online dating for people with sexually transmitted infection

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Dating can often be fraught with uncertainty and self-consciousness. For those with incurable sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are tailored websites the answer for people nervous of telling potential partners about their condition?


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Infected a year ago... how many years do I have

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
What is currently the expected life span of someone recently infected... with meds, or whatever? 10 years, 20 years? realistically please. Are they any great new medicines? Read more »