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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you feel. Your mind is a powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks...
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CPR/First Aid restrictions in school

I am HIV+ for 10+ years (thankfully very healthy!).I work in the office of an elementary school and serve as a backup to our clinic coordinator. We are required to be certified in CPR and first aid. I recently went through this training and asked...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...universal precautions. You are committed to using them. You are obviously smarter than the average bear. You are WILLING to do first aid and CPR, which places you above a large number of employees whom I meet in workplace HIV education seminars... Read more »

giving first aid, is there a risk of contracting HIV?

Many people I know won't give frst aid because they're afraid of HIV. Is there really a risk? Have there been any cases contracted this way?
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...When first aiders use universal precautions (that is, treating all blood as if it is infectious and always using a barrier when blood is present), Read more »

Risks of giving First Aid and CPR

hello dr. recently a friend(unknown if hiv positive) fell and cut a severe gash above his eye. I arrived on scene several hours later.He refused medical treatment and was in a severe drunken state. I offered him wet compresses to place against the...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question.When giving a person first aid, care should always be taken to avoid contact with their blood. This is important in order to avoid a possible exposure to HIV, Read more »

first aid, general public

what happens if someone in public has AIDS and they cut themselves you you happen to get blood on yourself?
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...bleeding people because the chances of being wrong are so high. 2. Always protect yourself with a barrier if you're providing first aid. Always. A barrier means latex gloves, a plastic bag or some other non-porous layer between you and the blood.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwe Opens First AIDS Testing Center in Rural Setting

Zimbabwe has opened an HIV/AIDS voluntary testing and counseling center at St. Theresa Mission Hospital in Chirumhanzu District in Midlands Province, according to the state-run newspaper the Herald. Ruvheneko Voluntary Counseling and Testing Center... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Media Coverage of 25th Anniversary of First AIDS Diagnosis

...AIDS: No Vaccine in Sight " (Howard Price, Washington Times , 6/2). Broadcast Programs Report on 25th Anniversary of First AIDS Diagnosis ABCNews' " Good Morning America ": The segment includes comments from Hydeia Broadbent, an... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

What Does "AIDS" Mean? How Do You Get AIDS? What Happens if I'm HIV Positive? How Do I Know if I Have AIDS? Is There a Cure for AIDS? For More Information What Does "AIDS" Mean? AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...Government Developed AIDS to Reduce Minority Populations Myths About Medications Why Are There so Many AIDS Myths? When AIDS first showed up, it was a very mysterious disease. It killed a lot of people. There are still many unanswered... Read more »
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Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

what esle can casues aids

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I keep reading about aids cases w/o HIV. I am pretty sure Ive got whatever casuses it and others in my past seem to have it too. I dont understand why we keep testing negative. Read more »

What's wrong with you "doubters"

Posted by Anonymous
...I think you all do have REAL symptoms and do have something wrong with you. Look at it like this: the first AIDS people were probably told nothing was wrong with them either right? I think we all have a new type of AIDS or something just Read more »

I'm scared

Posted by Anonymous
I am really scared. I have Fibromyalgia and nerological defects. I went into the doctor's office Mon. with a case of oral thrush. I didn't know what it was. Next thing I knew I had a counselor talking to me about AIDS testing. It appartantly is the... Read more »