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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will develop problems that involvethe nervous system. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations,and feelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and the spine...
Ask the Experts

Labs - 3 months after my acute HIV episode

Dear Doctor,I am a woman in my 20s. Learned I am HIV positive early March 2006. I have not yet started treatment.My acute HIV episode occurred at the end of December 2005 while I was living and working abroad. The doctors there did not recognize...
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
...If your "acute infection" was truly 3 months ago, then I would expect your numbers to improve as your immune system learns to deal with the infeciton. In many people we do Read more »

hiv hep b co

hello, my question relates to the possible affect of hiv, hepb coinfection on hiv seroconversion!does in your opinion coinfection slow the rate of hiv seroconversion and if so by how much,can hiv seroconversion take place later than 3 months after...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I am not aware of any data to suggest that hepatitis B infection slows down the rate of HIV seroconversion. Read more »

Hiv/Aids cure

6 months ago I read that a scientist in Darwin, Australia had been experimenting with serum collected from Crocodiles. The reason being that Crocks are territorial and tear limbs off each other and never seem to get an infection, even when they are...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...that their serum is effective against select bacteria in the test tube. They further put crocodile serum in the test tube with HIV and showed that it "killed" HIV. However, I am not aware of any of the HIV work having been published in the... Read more »

6 months 'window period' if HIV exposure confirmed??

Dear doctor BobFirstly thank you for doing a fantastic job for so many people in difficult situations, (incl my own BF) - truely remarkable and the humour and wit amazing... :-)My wonderful BF was diagnozed positive middle of April, and we have had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Casper,Yes, if your three-month HIV-antibody test is negative, the current testing guidelines recommend a repeat HIV-antibody test at the six-month mark for folks Read more »
Articles
Gay Men's Health Crisis

GMHC Leads Call to Action on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day During Women's History Month

...during the month of March (Women's History Month), in response to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report that the HIV/AIDS epidemic is increasingly affecting women. Included in the events is the third installation of the social-marketing... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Connecticut: Bristol to Remember Those Affected by HIV/AIDS

... On Oct. 6 at 6 p.m., the city of Bristol will pause for an hour in honor of those affected by HIV/AIDS. Participants will gather at 5:45 p.m. at a non-denominational ceremony on the Federal Hill Green to receive candles and Read more »
U.S. Public Health Service's Office on Women's Health

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event Ideas

... Hold a Free Screening or Health Fair Poster for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (PDF) Click to enlarge. On National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10, 2009) hold a health fair Read more »
U.S. Public Health Service's Office on Women's Health

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) -- March 10, 2009

...celebrate NWGHAAD? How can I celebrate NWGHAAD? What is NWGHAAD? Poster for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (PDF) Click to enlarge. National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is a... Read more »
Connect With Others

Discussing HIV and AIDS openly through the arts

Posted by JohnYAHA
...would like to encourage each of you to check out the TABOO (Take Art, Be Open Often) Photo Campaign run by Youth, the Arts, HIV & AIDS Network ( www.yahanet.org ) an interactive online forum, gallery, and resource centre for arts-based... Read more »

Awareness bracelet and red rubber bracelets

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...Hi everyone- I am making HIV/AIDS awareness bracelets in support of my husband who is HIV+. I am a nurse and am a big awareness believer- so much so that Read more »

10 months with HIV

Posted by DolphinIsh, 3 Replies
...anniversary about my new life with HIV....=)))... And i just wanted to let everyone know lil bit about what happened in the past 10 months... Everything was so hard in the begining... first month i ve been dealing with the depression and... Read more »

Negative at 3 months.

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I recently tested negative at 3 months following an unprotected sex incident. Is this considered conclusive or is more testing needed? Read more »