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need information on current outreach-prev methods

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i work for the santa cruz aids projects and was wondering if anyone knows where i can fid information on the latest techniques for hiv prevention outreach for the msm (men who have sex with men) community
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Any + currently in the army?

Posted by wanttolive, 4 Replies
I would love to talk to anyone currently in the army and is +. How were you treated after you made your diagnosis known? Can you retire in the army being pos or are you being made to leave the military after your enlistment is up? Read more »

currently pregnant/recently gave birth

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am currently writing a story for the magazine HIV plus ( on the options available and optimal treatments for HIV-positive individuals who are choosing to have children. I am interested in speaking with women who recently gave birth... Read more »

general information about subtype detection

Posted by Anonymous
Do conventional AIDS tests detect all subtypes?

Routine AIDS tests which are currently being used for blood screening and diagnostic purposes detect virtually all subtypes of the human immunodeficiency virus. (Most companies have modified their... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Exploring: NIAID, NIH, U.S. DHHS

March 2005
HIV Infection and AIDS: An Overview
AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) was first reported in the United States in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide epidemic. AIDS is caused by HIV... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV for 20 years and current AIDS diagnosis...but recovering

My BF has been poz for at least 20 years. Has resistance to many meds. In 11/2007 restarted therapy, and is 100% compliant. Inital labs in 10/2007 were: CD4 (5)..yes, five! and VL (275,000). As of 12/2007 CD4 (41) and VL (114)...yes 114! Takes...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Yes, it is entirely possible to recover from AIDS and have CD4s increase to over 200.. many of our readers have done exactly that. One place to start a scientific review of this topic is to look at the success rates or CD4... Read more »

Can One Return To 'Status' HIV from current AIDS Diagnosis

Dear Doctor: Whilst I am well aware (17 years later) once HIV Psitive ALWAYS positive... what about IF, having no O.I.'s other than reaching AIDS dignosis by reaching CD-4 <200 I now qualify for AIDS diagnosis. However, should I exceed...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello Jonathan, I do think that one can consider oneself to be HIV + when CD4 goes back above 200. The CDC may not agree, but the classification scheme of HIV infection and AIDS is a holdover from the pre-HAART era and has less importance in... Read more »

Current info on baby making

I was reading your replies to questions about HIV pos/neg peoples remaining HIV free and having HIV free babies. I noticed the last response was from 2006 and was wondering if the info still remained true. My husband and I haven't been able to...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
The Great news is this does remain true and in fact the numbers have even gotten better since then as well as the medications that mom's are on during the pregnancy. As for the sperm donation, there is a procedure called sperm washing that the... Read more »

Current Life Expectancy?

I was diagnosed with HIV at the start of 1996 shortly after losing my virginity. I commenced medication after falling ill with TB menningitus in 2008 after which my viral load has become undetectable with a CD4 at 1475. During the time I was i...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Predicted life expectancy for HIV+ persons doing well on treatment (undetectable viral load, CD4 > 500) has in some studies nearly matched that of HIV negative controls. Life expectancy depends in many non-HIV factors including current age,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CLOSE THE GAPS: How to Counter the Retreat From HIV Treatment Scale-Up; Current and Future Prospects for Scaling Up Optimal AIDS Treatment

Transcript (.pdf) --&gt; For more information on this session, including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance. The past decade has shown that providing antiretroviral therapy (ART) makes clinical,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Number of HIV/AIDS Cases in India Might Be Lower Than Current Estimates, Survey Says

The number of actual HIV/AIDS cases in India might be millions fewer than current estimates, according to a new, unreleased household survey, the New York Times reports. UNAIDS estimates from 2006 show that there are about 5.7 million people... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Current HIV Prevention Policy: Initiatives That Affect Women

Increased attention to the HIV epidemic globally has encouraged HIV policy advocates to look at HIV prevention efforts among women in the U.S. and to explore how they can be improved. This article will highlight three major prevention efforts that... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

In Their Own Words: The Current State of Women and HIV

This edition of "Women and HIV" presents something different. Instead of exploring a topic through our customary method of secondary research, BETA asked women with HIV, women's HIV treatment advocates, clinicians, and researchers for their views... Read more »