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Hiv And Aids Information More Sensitive Than Other Health Conditions

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

Defining Transgender HIV Prevalence in the Transgender Population HIV Risk Among Transgenders Transgender Health and Hormone Therapy Sex Reassignment Surgery and HIV Optimizing Health Care Conclusion Selected Sources Transgender persons illuminate the complex interplay of social and biological factors that determine gender identity (an individual's own sense of maleness or femaleness) and contribute to both HIV risk and HIV...
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I need informations about my condition

HI !I am 37 years old, diagnosed with HIV in 1992, and never took any HIV medication or treatment and never had CD4's drop or detectable viral load since I was diagnosed. I don't know why and I was tested several times after to make sure I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Yes, indeed, you are one of the rare lucky ones (<1% of patients) who have confirmed HIV antibodies ("HIV+") but undetectable viral loads-- patients like you are the group that we call long-term non-progressors,... Read more »

need information on condition

i am 41 years old and have had hep C since i was 15. HIV infected for 12-14 years. in late stage chirrosis and CD4 count is below 150 as of last testing. also have pancreas issues. chronic pancreatitis. i am a heavy drinker. on no meds due to the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It sounds like your condition is quite advanced. I would be very concerned. The first thing is to stop all alcohol intake. If you can't, admit yourself to a detox facility. Any more alcohol could decompensate your liver. You should also have... Read more »


I think the p.c. word is morbidity . I recently had an argument with one of the very few friends iv disclosed to who stated , "people don't die from aids anymore". For whatever reason after 4 years despite three meds ( kaletra,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Pillboy,Morbidity means illness. Mortality refers to pushing up daisies.Your friend is woefully misinformed. HIV/AIDS is a slowly progressive disease that does not have a cure. That makes it a terminal (fatal) condition. Yes, we have made... Read more »

Changing Cos. w/ pre-existing condition, will new ins cover me?

I hope to be getting a new job, and have been treated for HIV for many years with my current cos. insurance, and once again ask if, with a pre-existing condition, can the new cos. insurance deny me access to their group policy knowing my condition...
Steve Berg

Response from Steve Berg

Insurance & Benefits Advocate AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)
Mark, to put your mind at ease, please check out the information on the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) at and Basically, this federal law limits exclusions for pre-exisiting... Read more »
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Manager, Center for HIV Information SF

Posted by Anonymous
Manager, Center for HIV Information

Position Description
The UCSF Center for HIV Information (CHI) is a faculty-directed program of the Department of Medicine with a remarkably successful track record for developing key information resources on... Read more »

skin conditions

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i have recently tested positive to hiv and also have a genetic disposition to keliod scaring... since reading alot of litreture on minor skin infections due to hiv... i am questioning if this scaring is due to the virus... has anyone else out there... Read more »

PCR sensitivity

Posted by GPPG, 1 Reply
For everyone I am posting the information I gathered about RNA/DNA testing's sensitivity ( i.e not reporting false negative),
1. RNA-PCR 90 - 98 % (depending on timing, immunse response, assay etc.)
2. bDNA little more sensitive
3. DNA-PCR > 99%
4.... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Exploring: NIAID, NIH, U.S. DHHS

March 2005
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 »