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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Africa Prepares for Possible H1N1 Flu Outbreak Amid Concerns About HIV/AIDS, Other Diseases

African countries are preparing for the possibility that the H1N1 flu virus could expand in the continent, which already is experiencing epidemics of diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria, the AP/ San Francisco Chronicle reports. There have been... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Workers Sentenced to Prison in Kazakhstan for Criminal Negligence After HIV Outbreak Among Women, Children

Three health workers in Kazygurt, Kazakhstan, recently were sentenced to prison after being convicted of criminal negligence following an HIV outbreak among a group of children who received blood transfusions in region hospitals, Interfax News... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Outbreaks Linked to Blood Transfusions Discovered in Central Asia Since Kazakh Doctors Were Convicted of Criminal Negligence

Outbreaks of HIV linked to blood transfusions have occurred throughout Central Asia since an outbreak of the virus was discovered at a children's hospital in Shymkent, Kazakhstan, the Chicago Tribune reports (Rodriguez, Chicago Tribune , 9/16). ... Read more »
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recent HPV outbreak related to NEW HIV infection?

Hi,I've asked several people this question, and it goes like this: I thought that I may have come into contact with someone who may have been HIV positive....About 3 weeks after the fact of possible exposure to HIV I noticed a small outbreak on...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
There is no one answer to your question. It is possible that your genital warts are related to your recent exposure. They could also be related to a prior exposure. There is no way of telling whether you picked up HIV without being tested for it... Read more »

KS outbreaks on my ankle and legs

I am a 44 year old male and was diagnosed with full blown AIDS afer finding a KS lesion in my upper palate and lower leg. I had 140 t-cells and my viral load was over 60,000.. after finding KS lesions in my lower GI track I immediately started...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Suppressing your HIV levels to undetectable is an important objective-sounds like you are almost there with a good regimen. Cannot advocate for one good HIV regimen over another in regards to either CD4 recovery or control of KS lesions--not enough... Read more »

Good counts but too much herpes outbreaks

Hello there Mr. Holodniy, I would like to know your opinion about my case. I was diagnosed HIV+ in December 2005, not yet in HAART, VL and T-cells counts every 3 months since that, the higher VL at the moment was 2.000, the lower CD4 was about 600,...
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
You are asking a very important question. This indicates to me that you have lost some functionality of your immune system because of HIV infection, despite the seemingly good CD4 count and low viral load. If I had such a patient, I would recommend... Read more »

Herpes Outbreak & HIV

Is it possible to be infected with the virus that causes genital herpes but have not outbreaks for years?I ask because I have been hiv+ for the last 7 8 years. I have been off of meds for the last 2 years because I could not tolerate the side...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Herpes simplex can remain latent for many, many years in some patients so that is a possibility though many other conditions can cause those sypmptoms so a thorough evaluation is recommmended. KH... Read more »
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HPV+ Herpes Outbreak+ Oral sex w/ HIV+ parter=HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I received oral sex from a girl who is HIV+. I have some genital warts from HPV and had a Herpes Outbreak at the time. Am I infected with HIV? What are my chanes? Are there any documented cases or could I be a first? I am married and need URGENT... Read more »

Herpes outbreak & Seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous
Are there symptoms or general behavior one will feel if they seroconvert?

Also, if somebody had herpes already, is there any cases where they would get more outbreaks in the first 3-6 months of getting HIV if not?

thanks!

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Oral sex while experiencing Herpes Outbreak

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Received oral sex last night while experiencing a herpes outbreak. HIV status of other person is unknown and don't know wether there was blood in her saliva. Should I seek medical treatment for a possible PEP regime. Thank you all.

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National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the U.S. (Finally!)

Posted by TheBody
Thirty years into the epidemic, U.S. government officials have formally unveiled the country's first national strategy for fighting HIV/AIDS within its borders. The strategy aims to establish a coordinated, nationwide effort to reduce new HIV... Read more »