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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...What Is the Difference Between HIV and AIDS? How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Do I Need to Get Tested for HIV? Why Should I Get Tested? What Tests Are Available? Where Can I Get Tested? Is There a Vaccine to Prevent HIV Infection? What Is HIV? HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. Your immune system is your body's defense system. While many viruses can be controlled by the immune...
Ask the Experts

HIV TRANSMISSION FROM DEAD BODY

I am a surgeon. I was working on a deadbody which was preserved in a refrigerator for 18 hours. As i was working , a piece of muscle splashed in to my eyes. I didnt take any prophylactic medications. What is the potential risk of me getting infected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...body and that touching the blood is very low risk as long as their is no way for it to breach your own skin, but this sort of long term exposure was not covered and I'm not sure just how worried I should be. I'm exposed to stuff like this... Read more »

Can HIV develop between two persons without HIV +ve?

If suppose one woman have unsafe sexual relation with two men and both of the men and woman are free from HIV at the start of the relationship and also neither the two men nor the woman doesn't have any other relation,is there any chance of HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...who you are, but what you do that determines whether you can become infected with HIV. In the U.S., roughly half of all new HIV infections are related directly or indirectly to injection drug use, i.e., using HIV-contaminated needles or having... Read more »

is it possable to develop HIV in anal sex? HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

hello, me and my girlfriend recently had unprotected anal sex, she has done it before so we did it the "right" way going slow and pleanty of k-y and there was no trama but this was her 1st time unprotected. we are both absolutly clean of any form of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...who you are, but what you do that determines whether you can become infected with HIV. In the U.S., roughly half of all new HIV infections are related directly or indirectly to injection drug use, i.e., using HIV-contaminated needles or having... Read more »

How to contract HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009) (Obama Budget Would Kill Abstinence-Only Funding)

If a HIV - woman and a HIV - man have sexual intercourse while the woman is on her menstrual period, is there a possibility of contracting HIV just because she is on her period? even if both dont have HIV/AIDS?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...who you are, but what you do that determines whether you can become infected with HIV. In the U.S., roughly half of all new HIV infections are related directly or indirectly to injection drug use, i.e., using HIV-contaminated needles or having... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV in the United States: An Overview

...to CDC have increased in recent years. In 2008, 41,269 persons were diagnosed with HIV infection a in the 37 states with long term, confidential, name-based HIV infection reporting -- an increase of 8% overall since 2005. 6 The overall... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...and the role of hepatitis C or B virus infection. JAMA;283:74-80. 2000. Sherman KE, Andersen JW, Butt AA, et al. Sustained long term antiviral maintenance with pegylated interferon in HCV/HIV coinfected (SLAM-C): early virologic response and... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...wards increased 360 percent from 1992 to 1998, concomitant with a steep rise in HIV seroprevalence. High rates of mortality due to endemic conditions such as TB, diarrheal diseases and wasting syndromes, formerly confined to the elderly and... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Survival of Children With HIV in the United States Has Improved Dramatically Since 1990s, New Analysis Shows

...children, combination antiretroviral therapy is highly effective in preventing the opportunistic infections and other complications resulting from HIV infection. We must now better understand and pursue treatments for children and adolescents to... Read more »
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Should i Start medication???

Posted by coconyc, 3 Replies
Hi im Coco from nyc I though the benefit or getting tested its to find out the virus in a early time so u can get a good treatment that prolong ur life in a better condition, i got my first results a month ago and i got CD4:276 and VL: 3616, so my... Read more »

I've had EVERY symptom related to HIV so depressed

Posted by Anonymous, 21 Replies
...guys, I've had practically every symptom in the past year and I'm hoping to God that it's something else because i'm scared to death to get tested to find out that I'm HIV positive. I've had white tongue, swollen lymph nodes in my throat,... Read more »

hic

Posted by Anonymous
...and the appearance of resistant HIV phenotypes. It also may prevent immune depletion because of increased immune stimulation resulting from the strong antigenicity of HIV during primary infection.16 This allows for a more favorable initial immune... Read more »

Liver-Related Deaths More Common Among HIV+

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...increased as a result of modern treatment), the mortality rate was actually found to have increased by 13 percent per year. Long-term antiretroviral use, hepatitis C coinfection and hepatitis B coinfection were believed to be the primary causes... Read more »