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Beginnings Of Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Montreal Hospital Begins HIV Testing Thousands of Child Patients Operated on by HIV-Positive Surgeon

A Montreal children's hospital by Saturday had already tested 400 former child patients and scheduled testing for 500 more who were operated on between 1990 and 2003 by a now-deceased surgeon whom the hospital administration recently learned was... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

North Carolina Prisons to Begin Testing All Inmates for HIV

Prisons in North Carolina will start screening all inmates for HIV beginning in November, the Raleigh News & Observer reports. The decision to begin the program is a result of "mounting pressure" on prison officials from legislators, black... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Saudi Arabian Government, Society Beginning to Address HIV/AIDS

The Saudi Arabian government is beginning to address HIV/AIDS after being urged by AIDS advocates, physicians and social workers to more openly combat the disease's growing impact on the country, the New York Times reports. Although the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

How long is it from being born with HIV to when symptoms and AIDS begins?

is it possible for a new born child with hiv not to show symptoms for ten years or more. what is the maximum period for a new born baby with hiv to develop symtoms or to progress to aids...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. As treatments have significantly improved over the past few years, the length of time from infection, to when symptoms begin, to when full-blown AIDS begins, have significantly increased (both in children and adults).... Read more »

Should a long term non-progressor begin HIV meds?

I have been HIV+ for 14years without taking meds. Generally my CD4 is in 500-600 and a viral load of ~3000-7000 over the least 5years. I feel fine overall and rarely suffer from colds or flu or anything else for that matter. However, my physician...
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
The experts are split 50:50 as to whether people with CD4 counts > 500 should start HIV treatment. These decisions are usually about people who present for the first time with your kind of numbers. In your case however, time is on your side. If... Read more »

The begining of HIV or HTLV-III.

Dr. Robert, from internet based search I have found that HIV was recognized on 1st of December, 1981. But when HTLV-III was recognized? Or HTLV I-II as initially they were considered to be the same as HTLV-III or HIV?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,This gets a bit confusing, but I'll try to explain.HTLV-I is an abbreviation for human t-cell lymphotropic virus type 1. It was discovered in 1977 in Japan. It is implicated in several illnesses, including adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma.... Read more »

what are beginning stages of HIV

just got blood tested for HIV and std's. My penis is constantly burning during an erection and while urinating. I know those are common signs of STD's but are they of HIV. if not what are?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Your symptoms are not typical of HIV. It sounds like you may well have another STD. Blood tests will only determine if you have syphilis. You should seek care and have cultures done to look for other STDs, such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, etc.... Read more »
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10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Begin HIV Treatment

Posted by bartleby
Before you commit to starting treatment, you need to know the who, what, when, where and why of it all. Here are 10 questions you should ask yourself before starting HIV treatment. we touch upon preparation, regimens, side effects and expectations.... Read more »

A New Beginning

Posted by daybyday, 4 Replies
One week ago, after a routine yearly physical, I found out I was HIV Positive. No one would ever be able to know looking at me...I'm in my 40s but still hold on to the 32" waist I had in college...I've worked out all my life and although I've... Read more »

When to begin treatment?

Posted by NurseEddie, 4 Replies
I contracted HIV June 2004, diagnosed July 19th, 2004. I am also a newly recovering meth addict fresh out of inpatient treatment. My CD4 count, as of 08/09/05 was 997 with a viral load of 69,000. In May my numbers were 580 and 92,000,... Read more »

BEGINNING WORKOUT - QUESTIONS

Posted by healthyPOZbttm, 5 Replies
8 years POZ now, super healthy and still on my first meds Combivir and Viramune. I've recently lost a lot of weight and drastically changed diet habits. I was a horrible couch potato and munched on chips and pints of Hagen Daaz all the time.

Now... Read more »