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Facts About Aids

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Mount Vernon Teens Convey Facts on AIDS

Several students will take on roles as HIV/AIDS peer educators after recently completing a weeklong training program offered by the Westchester chapter of the American Red Cross. Tanisha Daley, a 16-year-old junior at Mount Vernon High School,... Read more »
AIDS Action Council

Policy Facts: AIDS-Related Stigma

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 900,000 people are estimated to be living with HIV and AIDS in the United States. Since the early 1980s, 438,795 people have died of AIDS in the United States. People living with... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Posts Latest Global, Country-Level HIV/AIDS Data; New Latin America, Mexico HIV/AIDS Fact Sheets Available

"Latest Global and Country-Level HIV/AIDS Data Now Available on," Kaiser Family Foundation : has been updated with country-level HIV/AIDS data to reflect the latest information released in the UNAIDS 2008... Read more »
Ask the Experts

True fact?- 6 months until detection of hiv /aids

Is it a true fact that it takes up to 6 months from unprotected sexual encounter to detect in testing if you have came across and been infected with hiv/aids? How long does it really take from sexual encounter for hiv/aids to enter your body system...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:No. That is incorrect. The answer is three months. It takes three months for the body to produce enough antibodies to be detected by an antibody test. At 90 days you can get a conclusive HIV test result. In health,Richard... Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Saliva is not considered to be an HIV transmission risk unless it contains visible blood. See below.Dr. BobDr. Bob, very worried. Saliva came in touch with open wound,Nov 14, 2007 Dr. Bob, An escort was licking my face, later i realised that i... Read more »

a patented cure for AIDS in 1997, that no one knows about, fact or fiction?

I was reading on the internet that there was a cure for AIDS and it was patented back in 1997. Is this true? Is is called the tetrasilver tetroxide molecular crystals. The patent number is 5676977 and you can look it up on google under U.S. patent....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A patented cure for AIDS dating back to 1997???? Yep, that sounds (and is) ridiculous. Do you really think Magic Johnson would still be HIV positive if a cure really existed??? Dr. Pieronne in the "Choosing Your Meds" expert forum... Read more »

MD's fact or opinion?

I recently got diagnosed with HIV and was told by my HIV specialist that I would eventually get AIDS. She said that in about 20 to 30 years and from the weakening drugs that I would probably be on for decades, I would eventually get AIDS. Is this...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I must disagree with the statement that everyone with HIV infection will eventually get AIDS. It is true that the natural history of untreated HIV infection is development of AIDS in the majority of patients, but who ever said we should let nature... Read more »
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Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
Key facts about HIV/AIDS
Reuters NewMedia - August 10, 2006
The world's largest international AIDS conference opens in Toronto, on Sunday, 25 years after the epidemic... Read more »

Facts. Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
How Do I Know If I Have HIV?

The only way to know for sure if you have HIV is to get an HIV test.

If you are at risk of HIV, you should have an HIV test every six months. You should also reduce your risk (see the section on Prevention).

Soon after... Read more »

Need an Opinion/Fact

Posted by Mcity1, 1 Reply
I had recently Posted and never got an experts opinion on the abstract, Ive done all Tests possible to no avail and i do not even have stress over HIV, I fear diabetes and cancer more, but i needed to hear what the experts think about having... Read more »

HIV Facts, Helplines & Health Advisers In The UK

Posted by Anonymous
For those of you undergoing the HIV Scare Crisis in the UK, I am posting the telephone numbers of the local helplines.

A telephone conversation with someone knoledgeable about the disease (such as the helpline operators) may come in very useful. It... Read more »