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Diseases Mistaken For Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Blood Mistakenly Used for Transfusions, Blood Products in Korea, Health Ministry Says

Blood that tested positive for HIV or hepatitis was used in transfusions and to make blood products because of errors made by the Korea National Red Cross , officials from the country's Ministry of Health and Welfare said on Thursday, the Korea... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mistaken Assumptions and Missed Opportunities: Correlates of Undiagnosed HIV Infection Among Black and Latino Men Who Have Sex With Men

The authors of the current study sought to identify the correlates of being HIV-positive but unaware among black and Latino men who have sex with men. These men were compared with HIV-negative MSM in bivariate and multivariate analyses. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: Man Mistakenly Told He Was HIV Positive Sues Laboratory

In a lawsuit filed Thursday, a Granite City, Ill., man is suing a medical laboratory for mistakenly informing him he was HIV-positive. Brett Bareford, 45, was wrongly informed he was HIV-positive after he submitted blood samples for testing during a... Read more »
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mistaken diagnosis

i was misdiagnosed with cmv and was prescribe high doses of vancyclovir for three weeks. After three weeks i got a second opinion from a eye specialist in hiv infestions. after looking into my eyes he found no traces of cmv retinitis, and medication...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
My advice is to find an HIV experienced user friendly HIV doc to help you steer through your illness and to help minimize future medical mishaps. Hope you can recover from all of that OK and do well with your HIV meds. KH... Read more »

Mistakenly took 2 doses?

One night last week I laid down to take a nap. I woke up later that evening and I couldn't remember if I had taken my meds, so I took my usual evening dose of 4 kaletra and 1 truvada, but now I think I might have taken 2 doses that night....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Taking an extra dose of an HIV medication on occasion is generally well tolerated and should not be a major issue (including with Kaletra+ Truvada). An extra dose of your regimen might trigger a little extra stomach/gut upset but should be OK. A... Read more »

I mistakenly took arv more than dosage

Doc, a question please. I'm currently on lami/zido + efav. Tonight, I mistakenly took lami/zido at 745pm and 1045pm (supposed to be efav). What should I do? Can I still take lami/zido at 745am tomorrow?Another question, regarding adherence to...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.To be sure, you should be taking your AZT/3TC (zidovudine/lamivudine) twice daily and the efavirenz once daily. You did apparently double dose the AZT/3TC, but so long as you're feeling ok in the morning, I'd... Read more »

disease from sucking own penis ?

Hi, could you get any disease, STD, HIV or other diseases from sucking your own penis; i am a virgin, never had any sex, only lots of masturbation and more recently auto-fellatio; before and after i do it i always wash thoroughly with soap.Other...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Another personal afraid of contracting an STD, including HIV, from himself???? YIKES! You're like the fifth one this week. Can anyone really doubt we need to return to science-based sex education in our schools? Listen up King Kong... Read more »
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4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
AMFAR AIDS HANDBOOK (Chapter 4, Page 53 )

There are four stages to HIV disease

1) Acute Infection Stage (500-1200 CD4s)- begins immediately after hiv enters the body and starts multiplying in infected cells. Acute infection ends about 2-6 weeks... Read more »

HIV and Sexually Transmitted Disease in Women

Posted by adoniadennis, 1 Reply
Some of the most common warning signs with STD's in women would be the constant feeling of the flu, as many STD's lower one's immune system, making them much more susceptible to illness. Another would be the appearance of lesions, rashes, or even... Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 4 Replies

This is a very intersting question is it not...? Pharma says it's a Condition, others +ve and -ve say its a disease and or condtion..


"Oh Eric, I am so sorry for you, thats a horrible disease." Read more »

Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Peter Staley formerly of AIDSMEDS (now owned by Poz Magazine) agrees with the new LA Public Service Announcements that stress HIV is a gay disease.

Here is the article that critizes these ads.

HIV Ads Embrace, and Stun, Audience
By Sharon Bernstein,... Read more »