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General Information On Aids

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...information shows that HIV affectsmen and women differently in some ways: When women are first diagnosed, they tend to have lower viral loads (amount of HIV in the blood) compared to men who are newlydiagnosed Women generally have a faster disease progression, and lower CD4 cell counts, than men with equivalent viral loads Women are more likely than men to develop bacterial pneumonia Women have higher rates of herpes...
Ask the Experts

symptoms of aids

My friend and I were discussing symptoms of syphilis and aids. We looked up symptoms of syphilis and were looking for a similar web address where we could find a description of aids symptoms.Please advise.Thank you.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...( has a section on its main menu called AIDS Basics -- I would look there. Most libraries and bookstores have good general information about AIDS available in books or pamphlets. The CDC website also is a good place to start. ... Read more »


Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...for patients or their docs to ask specific questions about side effects of treatment or symptoms related to AIDS. It is not a general information source about HIV/AIDS. I suggest you try some of the other sections of the body or the CDC website. Read more »

testing while on ARVs

I am seeking general information related to testing for HIV/AIDS. I would like to know if a person who is HIV positive and on ARVs will test positive or negative on a HIV test. I am seeking this information because a colleague suggested that...
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
...HIV antibody and western blot tests will be positive, even when someone who is HIV positive is on HIV treatment. Read more »

the AIDS virus

what does AIDS stand for?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. AIDS is caused by the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Check out the general information on this site about AIDS and ways to prevent contracting it.RJF Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

General Information Regarding HIV and Travel

...immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), has a very long and variable incubation period, generally lasting for many years. Some persons infected with HIV have remained asymptomatic for more than a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Information on DOLPHN Web Site; Global Fund Committee Chairs Announced; HIV Leadership Awards; NORA Appropriations Recommendations

...population dynamics, and health and population trends in developing countries (PHNIP release, 5/25). New Committee Chairs, Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria : The Global Fund on Monday announced several new committee... Read more »

Latino Community Leaders Meet in Washington D.C. to Talk About HIV

...working in their communities conducting community outreach, growing knowledge and awareness, increasing attention to testing, and generally decreasing stigma. You can see highlights from these conversations below: Learn more about: ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...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 in Nigeria," Vanguard / reports.... Read more »
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Posted by 30YEAROLDMOTHER, 6 Replies
...Now i know that AIDS is the end stages of HIV but I just was thinking - And wanted to see if anyone knows. IF I (just say me for example) Had unprotected sex with a men that Read more »

How to Live With HIV

Posted by judy
...ago, AIDS was considered an automatic death sentence. From the time a person developed full-blown AIDS to the time of death was generally a couple of years or less. Thanks to new medications, the face of HIV/AIDS is changing dramatically. For a... Read more »

questions for someone just diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply him. I understand the need for a social network, but I also need honest answers to help me plan for him. How does one generally plan for the future? What is his life expectancy so I can plan for him. The current belief/rumor is that he... Read more »


Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...sadly lacking. Snippets of news and safe sex commercials are not effective enough. The media has fallen short in reaching people globally. Misconceptions continue. Individuals are not getting tested. They are afraid to seek medical attention and... Read more »