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University of North Carolina - Chapel HillThanks 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 »
University of Massachusetts, Medical SchoolWith 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 »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,The best way to get tested without it going on your medical record is by using an anonymous testing site; however, not all states have these sites, and even those that exist are reeling from ongoing budget cuts.Testing through your private... Read more »
Stanford University, School of Medicine1. Yes. If infection was recent there can indeed be changes in both viral load and CD4 counts resembling your numbers.2. In general, one lymph node biopsy would be representative, but not always. The swollen glands are likely the result of HIV... Read more »
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Posted by AnonymousDo 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 »
Posted by HivSenior, 2 RepliesI 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 »
Posted by NickBaer, 1 ReplyI found 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyExploring: NIAID, NIH, U.S. DHHS
HIV Infection and AIDS: An Overview
AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) was first reported in the United States in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide epidemic. AIDS is caused by HIV... Read more »
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