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Differences Between Hiv And Aids

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Different HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategies Being Debated After Detection of Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain

Following New York City health officials' announcement last week that they have detected a rare, drug-resistant HIV strain, HIV/AIDS experts and advocates are examining different prevention strategies, some calling for a "renewed commitment to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Religious Differences in HIV/AIDS Discussion

An effort to promote HIV prevention in Philadelphia's churches and mosques is underscoring how different cultures in the city respond to the epidemic. The Interfaith Health Action Alliance of Philadelphia (IHAAP) was launched in November to help... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Examines Brazilian-U.S. Differences on HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment Policies

The Washington Post on Thursday examined the "ideological disagreement" between the Brazilian and U.S. governments over HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment policies. The U.S. government has "officially adopted" abstinence messages as the "basis"... Read more »
Ask the Experts

the medical difference between HIV and AIDS

what is the medical difference between HIV and AIDS?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The term HIV is used to refer to the virus (HIV-1) that causes AIDS. Persons who are infected with the virus may remain healthy for some time after the initial infection. In fact, the average time between the initial infection and developing... Read more »

Difference between HIV and AIDS

What is the difference between HIV positive and AIDS?...
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
HIV positive just indicates HIV infection (as evidenced by antibodies against the virus in the blood or presence of the virus as measured by viral load). AIDS is defined as HIV infection with a CD4 count of < 200 or 14%, or the presence of one or... Read more »

Major differences between HIV and AIDS

My wife was diagnosed about 8 months ago and I watched the conversion process. Is the conversion process similar when converting to AIDS? What should I watch for? The other question is, what are some of the major, distinct differences in the two...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Sorry to hear about your wife.I think you're confused. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS (and the seroconversion that you report). There is only one virus, not two. With time HIV causes immune damage, when the damage has reached severe... Read more »

Conflicting PCR tests: different primers and different results!

Dr. Holodniy,I know this may not be an easy question, but can you please try to help me? I tested positive twice at a very reputable Lab on an HIV-2 PCR DNA with primers for GAG, but tested negative twice at another very reputable Lab on their HIV-2...
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
I don't know the answer to that question.... Read more »
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Aids vs Hiv exposure?.. Any difference?

Posted by PrayWithMePlease, 1 Reply
Are there any risk diferences between being exposed to someone who is HIV+ and someone who has AIDS completely? Would symptoms show earlier? Do you skip the HIV stage completely? etc... Anybody have some knowledge? Read more »

Different Q & A about hiv testing:

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
clarificatoin on testing?
Posted: Apr 2, 2001

is a negative result at 4 1/2 months on a salive test goor/reliable after a low risk exposure(fingering?) thank you

The OraSure testing system is generally thought to be an excellent screening tool and... Read more »

5 or 6 weeks negative. How much difference?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have read that "The standared HIV test, the HIV antibody test would be positive within 3-4 weeks of exposure." I'm kind of confused here since if they say the standard antibody test (I assume they mean ELISA) would be positive with 3-4 weeks, then... Read more »

accuracy of different kinds of tests

Posted by JillianB, 2 Replies
Is one type of HIV test any more accurate than the other? I had a rapid test done (not the oral one, the one that uses a blood sample, sorry I don't know the name) at 7 weeks and plan to have the same test done at 13 weeks. I just read a post by... Read more »