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Does The Aids Virus Eventually Leads To Death

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Leading Cause of Death Among Women Ages 15-44, WHO Study Shows

In follow-up coverage to the WHO's report on women's health , several news outlets examine the impact HIV/AIDS is having on women around the world. "In its first study of women's health, the World Health Organization said yesterday that the AIDS... Read more »
International AIDS Society

New HIV Estimates Confirm That HIV/AIDS Is Still a Leading Cause of Death Worldwide

Geneva -- New global HIV estimates, released this week by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization (WHO), underscore the continued severity of the HIV pandemic. An estimated 33.2 million adults and... Read more »
UNAIDS

Global HIV Prevalence has Levelled off; AIDS Is Among the Leading Causes of Death Globally and Remains the Primary Cause of Death in Africa

Geneva -- New data show global HIV prevalence -- the percentage of people living with HIV -- has levelled off and that the number of new infections has fallen, in part as a result of the impact of HIV programmes. However, in 2007 33.2 million [30.6... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Do you think that Zerit, Videx, and Crixivan will eventually be removed from the US market?

I am married to a wonderful man who lost a brother to AIDS in 1995, a year before HAART came out. My husband says that at the time of his brother's diagnosis, around 1990 or so, the only two treatments that were available were AZT and ddI,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The market share for those drugs is small and still shrinking due to problems with those meds (and others) that you mention and the availability of better drugs in US but there are some patients who tolerate and can benefit from one or more of those... Read more »

Eventually Doomed?

Dear Doctor;Thank you for all of your brilliant work here, and your efforts to help people facing calamity.After reading much of this forum and the website, it seemed that despite its success, HAART is eventually doomed to fail, due to resistances,...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post and kind words.I'd differ from you view--- properly selected, adhered-to medications need not necessarily fail. You'll read other replies about some of my patients that have been sucessfully suppressed (without... Read more »

Will genital warts eventually go away without treatment while HIV+ or stay?

I recently found out I am HIV+ and have already started taking medications (Atripla). Now I think I might have genital warts around and maybe in my anus. It's just been feeling itchy around there and when i examined it i noticed wartlike...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Anal warts will not go away after you start HIV therapy. In fact, the virus that causes warts is HPV and it remains active and troublesome even as CD4 cells increase.Talk to your doctor about getting the warts treated and also have him or her send... Read more »

virus death, fresh sperm and getting pregnant

Hello, you guys are wonderful. I've asked questions on here before, I'm the lesbian in my 30s who wants to have a baby and has chosen a donor who's HIV positive? We're looking into sperm washing and that's happening, but...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Three words: Don't do it. Sorry but really hard to recommend and home HIV eradication experiment. Technically speaking, it is not all about temperature and the measures you would take to destroy the virus would likely not be a good thing for... Read more »
Connect With Others

the other death viruses

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Anyone have any info on the other death viruses? I happen to know from experience that there is a strain of retrovirus that causes lymphoma/leukemia and leads to a pretty horrible death, and it's going around NYC and Boston and there is neither a... Read more »

AIDS- 3rd leading cause of death

Posted by Anonymous
AIDS to Be 3rd Leading Cause of Death

The Associated Press

By MARIA CHENG

November 27, 2006

You can't put all your eggs in the abstinence basket

Within the next 25 years, AIDS is set to join heart disease and stroke as the top three causes of death... Read more »

i loved him, married him, and eventually got lazy

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I loved him, married him, and eventually got lazy. Now I have the
virus.

It was like a fairy tale. Too good to be true. He had HIV and I
said okay to marriage. We were'nt as careful with protection as
we... Read more »

Way too scared now to test....AIDS leading cause

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
of death in San Francisco. The article is posted right on the main page of The Body. Read more »