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Etiology Of Aids

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False positive elisa in a pregnant mother twice; how to determine the etiology

I am a pediatrician and I came across a newborn born to a mother whose HIV elisa was positive but the western blot was negative. In talking with the mother the same thing was true for her prior pregnancy 2 years earlier(Elisa positive; Western blot...
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
You will likely never be able to determine why the screening test was positive or what specific antibodies may have caused this result. As you state, this is a known phenomenon and a negative confirmatory antibody test is excellent reassurance.... Read more »

Different etiology for HIV-related fatigue

I have been infected with the HIV virus 15 years ago. Four week after the infection through a... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Introduction This chapter will focus on basic methods of treating the suffering and distress caused by common pulmonary symptoms in AIDS patients. The approaches offered below are useful in relieving discomfort, even when the underlying disease is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Malawi Facing Widespread Famine Because of HIV/AIDS Prevalence, Drought

Malawi is "teetering on the brink" of what could become by January a widespread famine, caused by the "lethal combination" of HIV/AIDS and drought, Toronto's Globe and Mail reports (Nolen, Globe and Mail , 10/18). Many people in Malawi survive... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Uganda Lets HIV/AIDS Medicine Worth $697,000 Go Out of Date

Ugandan authorities said logistical problems caused them to allow $697,000 worth of HIV/AIDS drugs to expire, the Kenya-based East African newspaper reported Monday. The 78,000 tablets, which were reportedly financed by the Global Fund to Fight... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UN: West's Response to AIDS Inadequate

The Western world's response to Africa's unfolding humanitarian crisis caused by AIDS and hunger is woefully inadequate, Stephen Lewis, the UN top advisor on AIDS in Africa, said Sunday. While people in developed countries who contract HIV can live... Read more »
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Swollen lymph nodes EVERYWHERE = hopeless?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Please respond to this! I am 99.9% convinced that I have HIV ... is there any hope that these symptoms could be caused by anything else?

My symptoms: I found swollen lymph nodes running up either side of my neck (about five on each side). A few days... Read more »

yeast problems

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Question,
If you had a yeast issue and it went systematic does it necessarily mean you have HIV or could it have been caused by an ovseruse of antibiotics, I had a staph yeast and strep infection in the fall and it has went nuts, would this... Read more »

headaches

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I would like to know if headaches caused by HIV are very severe or mild. I have been having very slight headaches for a week already, especially in the mornings when i wake up, but then seem to disappear as the day goes on. Thanks.

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lipodystrophy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been taking AIDS medications for ten years now and my health is much better than it use to be, but it has caused one side effect that really has really effected my self esteem and causes me to have serious bouts of depression. My stomach has... Read more »