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

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
The Center for AIDS

Patient Guide: 10 Pointers for People With Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and HIV Infection

HCV may not make you feel sick for many years after you become infected. But HCV continues to damage the liver during this period. People who run a risk of HCV infection (see points 3, 4, and 5) should get tested for HCV. You can slow liver damage... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Number of People Worldwide Living With HIV/AIDS Increases in All Regions; Nearly 40 Million People Have Virus, UNAIDS/WHO Report Says

The number of people living with HIV/AIDS over the past two years has increased and the worldwide total now stands at nearly 40 million, according to a report released on Tuesday by UNAIDS and the World Health Organization , Reuters UK reports.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocates Speak Out After Kenyan Cabinet Member Discusses Viability of Isolating People Living With HIV/AIDS to Control Spread of Virus

IRIN/ PlusNews reports on the recent statements a Kenyan cabinet member about isolating people living with HIV/AIDS as a means of controlling the spread of the virus and reactions by local and international HIV/AIDS advocates. On January 28,... Read more »
Ask the Experts


dr. Frascino,i am worried about the development of hiv, i am not very knowledgeable on the subject and turn to you for trusted advice.recently i was involved in clothed mutual masturbation. i didnt notice until later but i had a picked hangnail on a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,QUESTIONS NEVER 'ANSWERD'!!!"??? Not true! I "ANSWERD" it! See below.Dr. BobHIV between two hiv-negative people?(HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES)Jul 2, 2007 is there a way hiv can develop through a... Read more »

HIV Positive People and the West Nile Virus

Dear Doctor,I live in Atlanta and we have just had our first confirmation of the West Nile Virus. Our home is in a relatively wooded area with a small pond, which is a breeding ground for mosquitos.My question to you is, would an HIV-positive...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I know of no information that says that HIV+ people are at greater risk for West Nile Virus infection, whether ot not their viral load is well-suppressed. To avoid exposure, use a high-grade insect repellant on all exposed skin areas (DEET content... Read more »

Can I make my HIV+ partner sick?

I'm in a serodiscordant dating relationship & am scared that I'll infect my HIV+ partner with colds, flu, and other infections/viruses my body may be fighting that can be transmitted through saliva, etc. If his CD4 count is already...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
While I am not a medical doctor, my feeling is that while your concerns are well intentioned, your level of anxiety and concern is unnecessary. First off, it sounds like your boyfriend is in very good shape and that his immune system is quite... Read more »

HIV versus opportunistic viruses and Pres. Mbheki's view

Dear Dr Feinberg, Thanks for this wonderful work of creating more awareness and letting people talk about problems they are confronted with, with respect to this deadly disease. Being a South African, I am concerned about the level of illiteracy...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Actually, I attended the AIDS Conference in South Africa, and found both the conference and your countrymen to be impressive. Poverty can certainly exacerbate illness -- before there were drugs for TB in the mid-20th century, people were already... Read more »
Connect With Others

why do people get sick after sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi guys here go my next questions that just won't let me sleep.
Why do people get sick after sex and usualy present with very similar symptoms related to hiv? and why do they test negative after?
Stress can cause a lot of problems but personaly I... Read more »

I am a link in a chain of sick people...

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I am a link in a chain of sick people, all connected sexually. We are all clinically undiagnosed. Personally, I am extremely ill(with tumors popping up all over my body).

We are definitely carrying something. Its definitely an undiagnosed sexually... Read more »

just got sick found out hiv + at 50

Posted by mike817, 4 Replies
my life is upside down I was just in the hospital for two weeks had tested neg two years ago now positive and my world is upside down. I started meds and I have little knowledge as to what I am going to experience over the coming months years. At 50... Read more »

scared sick or HIV?

Posted by QQQ, 2 Replies
Can anybody help? I had unprotected vaginal sex with female a met in a bar back in mid april 2000. She was slightly menstruating at the time. I developed some small zits around my groin area, but they went away after a week and have not returned.... Read more »