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General Information On Aids

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General Information Guide Now Available to Help You Navigate AIDS 2012

With over 20,000 participants and more than 250 sessions, you may be starting to wonder how you will navigate AIDS 2012 . This week, conference organizers released the General Information Guide to help you with your planning. The Guide contains a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Surgeon General Carmona Honors Former Surgeon General Koop, Who Prepared Federal Report on AIDS

Surgeon General Richard Carmona on Tuesday awarded to former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop the Surgeon General's Medallion -- the highest award the surgeon general can bestow on a civilian, according to an HHS release. Koop, who served as surgeon... Read more »
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

On the Eve of World AIDS Day, Surgeon General's HIV/AIDS Assessment for America: Good ... Bad

Washington, D.C. -- On the eve of World AIDS Day, Assistant Secretary for Health and Surgeon General David Satcher said that although infections may have fallen, HIV/AIDS still represents a severe and ongoing crisis in America, particularly for men... Read more »
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dr,this is a personal ques. i am in 12class now and i want to become a doctor of an HIV-POSITIVE expert so i wanted to ask u that which course should i refer to achieve my ambition and in which country should i study? please tell me ...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Thanks for writing. I applaud your desire to join in the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic. There are many ways you can help combat this plague - only one of which is to be a physician. How you become a doctor depends a lot on where you live... Read more »

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Dear doctor, I am from INDIA. My mom was found to be HIV-POSITIVE last year. Her CD4 counts were increased from 204 to 457 by taking tabs. named 'DUOVIR-N' . She is also suffering from TUBERCULOSIS. Is she taking the right medicines and...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
With the increase in her CD4 count, it sounds as if your mother has experienced some benefit from her antiviral medications. Continued follow-up of her CD4 count (and viral load, if possible) will be important to be sure that she continues to... Read more »

General prognosis of recently diagnosed Full blown AIDS

Dear Dr. Henry,Thank you for the sound & judicious information you take the time to share with your readers. My question is the following:My dearest friend was recently diagnosed with Full-blown AIDS T-cell count 35 and viral load 200K+ His...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I expect most of my patients with a similar situation to do well for many years if they are able to take their meds and with a little luck--I have patients who were started on HAART as far back as 1996 in the same boat who now are doing great with... Read more »

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(1) What are some of the reasons a person would be a late seroconverter? Are there medicines, diseases that would cause this?(2) How accurate are the Orasure oral swab test (where you swab between the cheek and gum across the bottom and then the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.I'm amazed at how many questions I get pertaining to "late seroconversion!" The reason I'm amazed is that late seroconversion is such an extremely rare event that when it occurs it's so remarkable that it gets... Read more »
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general information about subtype detection

Posted by Anonymous
Do conventional AIDS tests detect all subtypes?

Routine AIDS tests which are currently being used for blood screening and diagnostic purposes detect virtually all subtypes of the human immunodeficiency virus. (Most companies have modified their... Read more »

Cost of Atripla in Thailand General information

Posted by HivSenior, 2 Replies
I am currently receiving Atripla at a cost of $108.00 per month in Bangkok, Thailand. I have been positive for the last 6 years. The cost for me on Medicare in the USA would be $1200.00 per month. I make one trip each year and bring back to USA all... Read more »

Information Overload

Posted by Anonymous
On this site under the "HIV Q&A" it says "it is generally believed that it takes the average person five to seven years to experience their first mild symptoms." It seems like the majority of folks here that have "symptoms" after a few months... Read more »

Good information on the board

Posted by Jackie_Blue, 2 Replies
There has been a lot of good information posted lately. However I've seen a couple of things I would like to clear up.

ARS/ARC are not the same things. There is a stage between initial infection and AIDS. It used to be called Aids Related Complex... Read more »