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Can I Get HIV From Making Out

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gene in HIV Makes HIV-2 Susceptible to Immune System Response, Researchers Say

A team of researchers from Oxford University and the U.K. Medical Research Council unit in Gambia have discovered that a gene in HIV, known as the gag gene, makes HIV-2 more susceptible to an immune system response, ANI/DailyIndia.com reports.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Routine Testing for HIV Makes "Good Sense" to Help Curb Epidemic, Editorial Says

CDC 's proposed recommendation that physicians offer routine voluntary HIV testing to all U.S. residents ages 13 to 64 as part of medical exams is a "sea change in the testing regimen," a New York Times editorial says. Revised guidelines for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Genetic Variations Might Be Causing Mutations to HIV, Making It Less Potent, Study Says

Genetic variations that might help people newly diagnosed with HIV control their viral loads also could be causing a mutation in the virus that makes it less potent, according to a study published Friday in PLoS Pathogens , Reuters reports. Some... Read more »
Ask the Experts

are hiv meds making it hard to conceive?

i got pregnant in 2003(when i was 36 and had been hiv pos for 13 years but not on any medication). during my pregnancy my doctor put me on combivir and kaletra and all went well. i decided to stay on therapy even after my baby was born.(my viral...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The questions you raise are very complex and should be addressed by your Ob/Gyn physician in consultation with a HIV specialist;JLS.... Read more »

are hiv meds making it hard to conceive?

i got pregnant in 2003(when i was 36 and had been hiv pos for 13 years but not on any medication). during my pregnancy my doctor put me on combivir and kaletra and all went well. i decided to stay on therapy even after my baby was born.(my viral...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Women that I have cared for generally have had experienced any increased problems conceiving while on antiretroviral therapy including Kaletra. I haven't seen much really good data on the impact of various regimens on fertility rates so your... Read more »

Could my Hiv Meds be making my depression/anxiety worse?

Hi. I have noticed a trend in increased anger / anxiety starting 3 days after I drink even moderatly or even have to take pain meds for something. This severe (mood swing) will be a challenge for about 3-4 days. I have noticed this since I started...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Based on the different regimens that you've been on without significant change in symptoms, and perhaps that the symptoms worsen after alcohol, I'd be inclined to think that the medications have little to do... Read more »

What do you think about making HIV testing manditory and about HIV education??

Hey Dr. Bob,Im a college student who had a recent scare. After this scare, ive been thinking alot about HIV education. Growing up, i never remember learning about any of the signs of HIV, yet only learned "not to have sex without a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,At least growing up you were taught "don't have sex without a condom." Most kids today are merely being told, "Don't have sex," and what's left off is the all-important phrase "without a condom!"You... Read more »
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HIV is making my dreams come true!

Posted by Christa1
I know -- it may sound strange. Been involved in broadcasting for more than twelve years. Loved and hated it. Diagnosed HIV positive in 1998. Came out to my family and friends in 2001. Now I am attempting to convince people to get tested and know... Read more »

Is this HIV and did I get it through making out???

Posted by whatisit, 1 Reply
I'm hoping someone can help me...because I don't know what the heck is/was wrong with me...and doctor's don't know either. Can I trust the tests or do I need to do more testing like viral load, cd4 count etc, ?

Here's my deal...

About a year ago I had... Read more »

scary stat on hiv & death--makes u wanna not test.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
check this...-- AIDS patients got both good and bad news on the long-term survival front. A federal report released in March found AIDS patients diagnosed in 1995 lived an average of nearly four years, compared to just 11 months for those diagnosed... Read more »

HIV+ Male Makes Web Sites To Meet Other POZ

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi there, since 1998 I have been making websites for the "POZ COZ". I even met my girlfriend through my sites!

I make the sites without an income yet I do not charge for my services, it's been a tough go as I am a poor guy and been homeless many... Read more »