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Explanation Of Hiv Aids

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Presence of Binding Antibodies in Genital Secretions of High-Risk, HIV-Uninfected Women Offers Possible Explanation of "HIV Immunity" Enigma

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... Read more »
Lambda Legal

California State Agency Released Confidential HIV Information: ACLU and Lambda Legal Demand Explanation

Sacramento, Calif. -- Today Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU-NC), and HIV & AIDS Legal Services Alliance (HALSA) sent a letter to David Maxwell-Jolly, Director of the California Department of Health... Read more »
Lambda Legal

Still No Explanation From California State Agency on Release of Confidential HIV Information: ACLU and Lambda Legal Prepare Further Action

Sacramento, Calif. -- The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has failed to provide a meaningful explanation for its illegal release of the names of some 5,000 HIV-positive Medi-Cal recipients to a third-party service provider,... Read more »
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Full explanation why HIV is not found in urine. Hands on proof based on experience would help.

I know I'm asking of too much, but if there was someone with hands on laboratory experience with handling HIV urine is available please explain to me why HIV is not found in urine. Also are the palm of the hands a direct entry of viruses like...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiAfter having to answer this question several times for you I hope this again will give you the answer that you are wanting:HIV is found in the urine of an infected person. However, it is not possible to contract HIV from contact with the urine of... Read more »

term explanation

In "2003 Medical Management Of HIV Infection" book published by Johns Hopkins University they describe HIV associated rash as ERYTHEMATOUS, MACULOPAPULAR. Would you please explain what these medical terms mean:1. ERYTHEMATOUS,2....
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
1. Red2. Lumpy-bumpy, raisedRegardsGraeme Moyle... Read more »

Need an Explanation

Hello there,I know that condoms are highly effective in preventing HIV infection, BUT at the same time people complain of its failiar to prevent pregnancy.Thanks in advance...
Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Response from Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Saint Louis Effort for AIDS
Hello reader,Fortunately, condoms have been proven to greatly reduce a person's risk for HIV, STD's and pregnancy. In a nutshell, when condoms aren't effective we don't use them correctly, wear them consistently or store them... Read more »

An explanation would really help

First of all thank you doctor for answering my question but sorry if i am bothering you but i would like an explanation why this action (having mouth ulceration) is not considered risky by you?...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-Let me explain my thinking a bit. HIV is a relatively hard virus to get. There needs to be a significant amount of HIV+ body fluid passing from one person's body directly/immediately into another person's body. Even with a... Read more »
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Explanation for curious patient report?

Posted by renklar, 2 Replies
I hate to keep scaring myself, but I saw this in Dr. Bob's forum:

Does anybody have a possible explanation for high viral load and no antibodies? Read more »

Extremely perplexed! Symptoms and no explanation!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi All,

A very good day to u all.

I have a question to anyone who can provide some helpful information.

I was exposed to HIV 19 months ago.

Since then, I've had a whole host of symptoms, ie. chronic fatigue, muscle aches and exercise intolorence, weak... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Ok people let me explain about my posting on which you all seem confused.
1.The only time that i have seen a patient with no-antibodys,and a confirmed hiv infection is,when the patient had full blown aids and the patient had "seroreverted".
NOT... Read more »

No explanation yet......

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Im still waiting for my infectious disease doctor to give me a diagnosis.......I tested negative 11 weeks post exposure but my cd4 count is at 266 at 27%. I had the EIA 1&2, pcr rna ultrasensitive test at week 11.......I need some advise... Read more »