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What Is HIV?

...when HIV disease becomes advanced -- wasn't coined until 1982, and the virus now known as HIV wasn't identified as the cause of AIDS until 1984. Related Links Overviews Fact Sheet: Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS What Is AIDS? What's the Difference Between HIV and AIDS? The Stages of HIV Disease The HIV Life Cycle (Illustration and Explanations) How HIV Damages the Immune System The Global HIV/AIDS...
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Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively Aware) magazine. It was titled, "Is it all in your head?" Since I have been diagnosed now being over 16 years, I have been finding myself depressed, mood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...epidemic, researchers have recognized that HIV can affect the brain. Before effective antiretroviral therapy (ART), people with AIDS were susceptible to a variety of opportunistic infections of the brain, as well as HIV-related dementia.With the... 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 the unusual cancers occuring after organ transplants in the early 80's? where can i find other resources backing up your answer? thank you >for your...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...I suggest you read the book "And the band played on" which gives an overview of the early history of the AIDS epidemic in the United States.BJ 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 HIV/AIDS? there were abnormalities, but i have no idea what they mean.
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
NO. Read more »

Can you give yourself HIV/AIDS? - by semen contact with a cut or wound of yourself? (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV/AIDS)

hiya docI was wondering about this cause a couple days ago I was masturbating myself after sometime, but was not warned that I got a cut on a side of my thumb that was nearly opened (not bleeding ye but interior cut and transparent fluid was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...folks that your abstinence-only sex education program sucks (and not in a good way).Dr. BobIs it possible (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV/AIDS?)Jan 3, 2007 I was curious about something, and that's is it possible in any capacity for a man to give hiv... Read more »
Articles
UNAIDS

AIDS Epidemic Update: Table of Contents

... Global Summary of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic, December 2001 Global Overview Regional HIV/AIDS Statistics and Features, End of 2001 Stronger Commitment Read more »
National AIDS Housing Coalition

Nigeria: Housing for People Living With HIV/AIDS

... The HIV/AIDS Epidemic Twenty-three years after the first case of HIV appeared in Nigeria, HIV still poses health anddevelopment challenges Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

MSM and HIV/AIDS in 2008: Global and Regional Review of 2008 UNGASS Country Progress Reports

... In the 2001 Declaration of Commitment, adopted unanimously at the UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS (UNGASS), member states agreed by 2003 to "establish national prevention targets ... to reduce HIV incidence for those identifiable Read more »
International AIDS Society

Fact Sheet: HIV/AIDS In Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Globally

... HIV/AIDS in Mexico 1 National HIV prevalence remains low in Mexico (0.3% in 15-49 year olds), but the epidemic varies greatly within Read more »
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The U.S. patented cure for AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...The U.S. AIDS CURE and the CDC's Constitutional Guarantee http://www.boydgraves.com/letters/011104.html After 26 months on a single injection 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 »

front line

Posted by Anonymous
... search Ten years ago, the world spent less than $300 million annually to combat HIV/AIDS in developing countries. In 2005, that figure reached $8.3 billion. What drove this explosion in funding, where is... Read more »

Free video: "Top Ten Myths About HIV/AIDS"

Posted by AIDSvideos
...http://www.AIDSvideos.org/, whose mission is to prevent the spread of HIV and to assist those affected by making all the world's HIV/AIDS educational videos in all the world's languages available online for free. One of our first three videos is... Read more »