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Diseases Similar To Hiv

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diseases similar to HIV.

Rick, in history, has there ever been another disease that was like Hiv. By this I mean a disease that has the characteristics of Hiv, i.e. it is transmittedonly through blood, pre-cum, semen, breast milk and that will survive outside the body for...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. HIV is not as unique a disease as people often believe. There are other diseases that share characteristics similar to that of HIV, and are transmitted in similar ways. Let me give you three examples here. The... Read more »

similar disease like HIV

Hello Doctor,I have a question which makes perfect sense to me. I had an exposurew with a black... Read more »

similar diseases to HIV

I had a high risk encounter with an asian prostitute whilst travelling (totally unlike me), and... Read more »
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Risk of HIV Reinfection May Be Similar to Risk of Initial HIV Infection

The risk of HIV reinfection, sometimes called superinfection, has not been clearly established. Given the risk of initial sexual HIV infection from a single exposure in population studies is commonly calculated as generally low (although these... Read more »
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Ebola and HIV/AIDS: Similarities and Differences

A strong parallel between HIV and Ebola was drawn by Tom Frieden, M.D., director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at an annual meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. "In the 30... Read more »
Project Inform

HIV Affects Blood Circulation Similar to Smoking

In an oral presentation at CROI 2009 in Montreal, Canada, information from three studies (FRAM, CARDIA and MESA) show that HIV infection increases the risk that someone will develop hardening of the arteries, or a progressive thickening and... Read more »
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Truvada and Epizcom are Similar in Their Ability to Suppress HIV

In a poster presentation at CROI 2009 in Montreal, Canada, data from the Australian STEAL study show Truvada (tenofovir + emtricitabine) is equal to Epzicom (abacavir + lamivudine) in their abilities to suppress viral loads. Each of the... Read more »
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Maybe I can connect with others in a similar situa

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Maybe I can connect with others in a similar situation

Hi.....my name is Michael and I've been HIV+ since 1985. I'm on
social security disability because of the disease but I'm doing
OK. I'm 53, 6' and... Read more »

Similar to infected case

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I, for one, can understand how INFECTED felt having to go through this terrible time with all the symptoms. I have posted my own experience in Dr. Bob's forum. Briefly:
Exposure: protected anal and vagina sex with a high risk sex worker.
Concern: no... Read more »

Similar symptoms to HIV but not HIV

Posted by Redeye77, 1 Reply
After doing much research and still experiencing some symptoms it seems like there is something out there that mimics HIV symptoms but is quite difficult to diagnose. Maybe it's new STD?

Seems like reiters syndrome will fUse many of the same symptoms... Read more »

Mexican HIV looking for similars

Posted by emiliano, 3 Replies
Hi there, I'm a 35 yo Mexican man, just diagnosed HIV who wants to get in contact with other HIV males for friendship and connecting. I think my idea is to have an HIV partner as well. Read more »