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Dizziness and general HIV things

I have been HIV+ for 5-6 years, and went to get formally tested this past July. My cd count as of July was 294 and my viral load was 27,000. My question is, lately I have been feeling funny in the head, fatigued. I started taking 1000 mcg of B-12...
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
...symptoms are fairly nonspecific and could be from many different things. Given your current numbers, I would recommend starting HIV treatment now. Read more »

Do general blood test also test for HIV/AIDS?

I had two blood tests done recently for mono and strep throat. Would these tests show if I had... Read more »

when did the general public become aware of the HIV/AIDS virus?

did their >knowledge and awareness stem from the contamination of the national blood >supply, and... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Former Nigeria Institute of Medical Research Director-General Advises Country to Take Ownership of HIV/AIDS Programs

... "With over 80 percent of the country's national response to HIV and AIDS donor-driven, health experts have expressed fear that the global economic recession may affect the efforts to combat the epidemic Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Secretary-General Calls for African Nations to Invest 15 Percent of National Budgets to Fight HIV/AIDS

...Monday, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon called for countries in Africa to invest 15 percent of their national budgets in HIV/AIDS programs, the Daily Monitor reports. Five percent of Uganda's national budget goes toward HIV/AIDS "with the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Newly Nominated Surgeon General Will Need to Talk More Openly About HIV/AIDS, Opinion Piece Says

...confirmed, she will have to talk to us all in terms we plainly understand," Lorraine Teel, executive director of the Minnesota AIDS Project, writes in a Minneapolis Star Tribune opinion piece. She adds, "But when it comes to unintended... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Cites Improvements, Challenges in Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Opinion Piece

... Although there has been an "international movement towards universal access to prevention, treatment, care and support" for HIV/AIDS, "serious challenges remain" in the fight against the disease, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon writes in an... Read more »
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Crystal Meth - Gay community in general, HIV

Posted by NickBaer, 1 Reply
...some new informational resources on Crystal Meth - the Gay community in general, and specifically Crystal's releation to new HIV cases. There's some very out-there educators and celebreties speaking out on the dangers of Crystal. I found it... Read more »

National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the U.S. (Finally!)

Posted by TheBody
...years into the epidemic, U.S. government officials have formally unveiled the country's first national strategy for fighting HIV/AIDS within its borders. The strategy aims to establish a coordinated, nationwide effort to reduce new HIV... Read more »

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE - HIV/AIDS RESEARCH STUDY

Posted by sak51
...Social and Political Sciences Department at the University of Cambridge, is currently conducting a research study focusing on HIV/AIDS stigma. He is looking for individuals interested in sharing their stories about living with HIV/AIDS.... Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...From KaiserNet January 8, 2008 Some experts and doctors recently have voiced concerns that people who were diagnosed with HIV and Aids in the early years of the epidemic are experiencing "premature[e]" or "disproportionate numbers" of ailments... Read more »