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Are There People Out There Who Have The Hiv Virus But Never Get Sick

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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...understood, chronic inflammation is thought to be unhealthy and possibly linked to a number of serious diseases including heart disease and Alzheimer's. What Is IRIS? IRIS is a serious condition that can occur shortly after a person starts HIV therapy for the first time. It can also occur in people who restart their meds after a time being off them. IRIS happens when your immune system recovers too quickly. It can start to "overwork"...
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Can HIV develop between two persons without HIV +ve?

If suppose one woman have unsafe sexual relation with two men and both of the men and woman are free from HIV at the start of the relationship and also neither the two men nor the woman doesn't have any other relation,is there any chance of HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...not "create" HIV! HIV is a sexually transmitted disease (similar to gonorrhea, syphilis, etc.). A person infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) can transmit it to an uninfected person via unsafe sex. If, however, one, two, three or more... Read more »

Gay HIV+ partner has bareback sex with other HIV+ people

Hi, I'm in an open gay relationship with my HIV+ partner whereas i am HIV-. We always have protected anal sex (oral unprotected)My partner continues to have unprotected sex with other positive guys even though i have stressed that this is bad. Can...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). Boston. February 1014, 2003. Abstract 307. Blackard, J.T. and others. Human immunodeficiency virus superinfection and recombination: current state of knowledge and potential clinical... Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tested? How can I get tested? Where can I get more information about HIV and AIDS? How can I help fight HIV/AIDS? HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that causes AIDS. A member of a group of viruses called retroviruses,... Read more »

How long can a person live with HIV/AIDS?

What is the longest time that someone has lived with the AIDS virus active in their body? does HIV always turn into AIDS? Is it possible for a person with AIDS or HIV to live a full long life? What is the average life span?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. At this time, we cannot say what is the longest amount of time a person can live with HIV. This is because there are some people who have been infected for many years (since the epidemic was first Read more »
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An Update on What H1N1 (Swine) Flu Means for HIV-Positive People

...HIV and might be concerned about swine flu? Yes. I think it's something we all have to be concerned about. For the average person with HIV in this country, who is on antiretroviral therapy and is doing fine, I don't think their concern should... Read more »
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What Does H1N1 (Swine) Flu Mean for People With HIV/AIDS?

... Yes, exactly. They are trying to come up with a vaccine for this one, but that wouldn't be available for some time. If a person were to come down with swine flu, what are the treatments that are typically available? There are actually a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

... How Many Older People Have AIDS? Why Are Older People Getting Infected? Is HIV Disease Different for Older People? Is HIV the Same in Older People? Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Epidemiology of Anemia in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-Infected Persons: Results From the Multistate Adult and Adolescent Spectrum of HIV Disease Surveillance Project

...Contents Introduction Methods Results Discussion Appendix References Table 1 . Characteristics of Persons Included and Persons Not Included in Analysis of Anemia Incidence Table 2 . Characteristics of Persons... Read more »
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for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
...them to my family or friends to make em feel bad. Instead if listing them here would help at all, just with the hope that one person get spared from infection or the life long/ years long mental strain of being clearly sick, thinking its hiv and... Read more »

I need to talk to people who have hiv.

Posted by sunfire, 6 Replies
...I would like to talk to other women who have Hiv. Read more »

working with hiv positive person

Posted by work35, 1 Reply
...part of me feels like although i am sorry for his sickness i should not have to feel uncomfortable at work.. i am very paraniod person and it's not fair to me.. please help ,anyone who has any info/advice... I don't want to quit because I think... Read more »

Caring for a person with HIV

Posted by 28262, 3 Replies
...home had HIV this was a shock. But over time this went away and it was not a big deal. Sometimes it gets hard making sure the person takes all of their medication. I think they are up to 15 to 20 pills a day now. They take medication for a... Read more »