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Can You Get AIDS From Someone Who Doesn't Have It

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HIV/AIDS Doesn't Increase Swine Flu (H1N1) Death Risk, Study Suggests

Having HIV doesn't make you any more likely to die from H1N1 influenza (also known as swine flu), according to a new French study . 1 Many HIV-positive people had feared that HIV might be among the "underlying conditions" that have been named as... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Georgia: Girls, Be Firm -- AIDS Doesn't Discriminate

A project to determine the role self-esteem plays in girls' decisions about sex has brought national recognition to an Atlanta teenager. Danielle LeePow designed a survey and polled 327 African-American teens across metro Atlanta. "I learned that... Read more »

World AIDS Day Doesn't End at Midnight

Over the years, World AIDS Day has become a global phenomenon that has prompted massive media coverage, raised awareness, encouraged people to get involved and helped amplify the voices of those living with HIV/AIDS. Every Dec. 1 for the past 22... Read more »
Ask the Experts

My daughter has AIDS & doesn't care

My daughter, who has been abusing drugs, sleeping around, etc finally gotAIDS. I mean her whole life has been one thing after another. I can't believethat she got herself in this situation. No I can. But to be honest I have nottoo much...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I think two things (at least) are going on here. While you are certainlytrying to be a good mother if she is 19 and still doing all of these thingsher behavior and choices are beyond your control. I strongly suggest thatyou find a local meeting of... Read more »

Aids doesn't exist!

Dear Doctor, I was recently in the dentist office and picked up one of those boring magazines, to pass the time while they were getting ready to drill my teeth. I began to read an article in a magazine about AIDS that I found interesting. It is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Christy,Oh yes, I'm well aware of this very unfortunate and misinformed group. Collectively, they are referred to as AIDS denialists in that they deny that HIV causes AIDS and that AIDS even exists. The group in San Francisco is called ACT... Read more »

When your best friend doesn't tell you he is positive/Dying of AIDS

I'm 35 and living in Washington, DC...I've volunteered for AIDS benefits and promoted AIDS awareness in DC for about a decade now. I have so many gay friends and used to work as a promoter for a gay dance club and have routinely been...
Rev. Todd A. Brown

Response from Rev. Todd A. Brown

Partnerships for Hope
As I read this I could feel your pain, sadness, and concern. First I would say is that no matter what has happened between you two over the years, that is your friend, and if you feel it is best to see them you should. In life we will always have... Read more »

Is there an HIV med that doesn't hurt the liver

My boyfriend is HIV/AIDS for 21/10 years. He has had a hard time finding a cocktail that works for him as he is allergic to sulfa. For 10 months he's been on combivir/norvir/reyataz and it brought his vl to undetectable and his non-existent CD4...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
What happens to the liver with various HIV regimen depends highly on the underlying health of the liver (ie active hepatitis B or C or cirrhosis). A major flare up of liver enzymes solely due to Combivir/ritonavir/atazanavir is not common--that... Read more »
Connect With Others

Hiv doesn't cause aids

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
don't be a victim of greed , hiv doesn't cause aids and if you take those toxic drugs you will eventually die Read more »

Why doesn't anyone write about AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was diagnosed with AIDS 1 month ago. I am still in a state of shock. My CD4 count was 24, Viral load over 650,000. I was hospitalized with PCP, also had Thrush...I was place on Atripla and various anti-biotics...miraculously I feel good....don't... Read more »

Another ANON posting that HIV doesn't lead to AIDS

Posted by still_here, 1 Reply
check out the posting in "Living" subject: Viruses. Read more »

He Has HIV, She Doesn't--And They're in Love

Posted by Chloe1023, 1 Reply
agine falling in love with a guy who is absolutely perfect. Then you find out that he's HIV positive. What would you do? Here's a story about a couple that's making it work ...

A young married couple, Gwenn Barringer and Shawn Decker, recently... Read more »