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Hiv Continuum Of Disease

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AIDS United

President's National HIV/AIDS Strategy Anniversary Brings New Continuum of Care Initiative and Relaunch of Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus

A new Continuum of Care initiative of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and the re-launch of the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus were the centerpieces of the third anniversary commemoration of the NHAS on July 15. The "HIV Care Continuum... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Progress Along the Continuum of HIV Care Among Blacks With Diagnosed HIV -- United States, 2010

The goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy are to reduce new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections, increase access to care and improve health outcomes for persons living with HIV, and reduce HIV-related health disparities. 1 Recently, by... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

A Commitment to the HIV Continuum of Care

If the United States is to effectively move toward the 2015 goals outlined in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) through the scale-up of evidence-based strategies and practices intended to maximize engagement in care and treatment outcomes,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

type and distribution of Hodgkin's Disease in hiv- and hiv+ patients

Hello,I read in a post that the type and distribution of HD seen in HIV+ patients is different from that of HIV- patients. I was hoping you could either elaborate and let me know what the differences are. I have searched on the web endlessly, and am...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Hodgkin's disease (HD) is indeed reasonably common in HIV-positive patients. HD is a form of lymphoma. HD is also not that uncommon in HIV-negative patients.HD is HIV-positive patients differs from that in HIV-negative patients in several... Read more »

Would having one sexually transmitted disease lower any possibility of resistance to HIV exposure or resistance to another STD?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Would having one sexually transmitted disease lower any possibility of resistance to HIV exposure or resistance to another STD?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. If a person has one Sexually TransmittedDisease (STD), they may have been exposed to others as well. That's why weoften recommend that if a person has been diagnosed with one STD, that theyget tested for other... Read more »

Anemia early in HIV disease progression

Hi DoctorI have a simple question for you. I was wondering at what point Anemia can occur in people with HIV disease. Is it possible to have HIV related Anemia within six months of infection or does it take longer.Thanks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,It would depend on the cause of the anemia. For instance, HIV-associated anemia caused by taking AZT (Retrovir, Combivir, Trizivir) could come on quite suddenly (weeks). "Anemia of chronic disease" caused by chronic HIV infection... Read more »

Any experience with Meniere's Disease and HIV?

I have been diaganoised with Meniere's Disease. I have been HIV positive for 20 years and Type 1 Diabetic for 33 years. I am actually doing fine but curious about now being diagnoised with Meniere's. Have not been able to find anyone...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Menieres disease (disoder of inner ear resulting in hearing/balance problems) is seen in the general population (190 cases /100,000 patients has been cited as the rate) so there are cases that occur in HIV+ persons and/or diabetics. I have cared... Read more »
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4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
AMFAR AIDS HANDBOOK (Chapter 4, Page 53 )

There are four stages to HIV disease

1) Acute Infection Stage (500-1200 CD4s)- begins immediately after hiv enters the body and starts multiplying in infected cells. Acute infection ends about 2-6 weeks... Read more »

HIV a DISEASE or a CONDITION

Posted by Survivor, 4 Replies
SO WHAT IS IT???

This is a very intersting question is it not...? Pharma says it's a Condition, others +ve and -ve say its a disease and or condtion..

WHATS THE BLOODY ANSWER!?!?!?!

"Oh Eric, I am so sorry for you, thats a horrible disease." Read more »

Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Peter Staley formerly of AIDSMEDS (now owned by Poz Magazine) agrees with the new LA Public Service Announcements that stress HIV is a gay disease.

Here is the article that critizes these ads.

HIV Ads Embrace, and Stun, Audience
By Sharon Bernstein,... Read more »

Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Peter Staley formerly of AIDSMEDS (now owned by Poz Magazine) agrees with the new LA Public Service Announcements that stress HIV is a gay disease.

Here is the article that critizes these ads.

HIV Ads Embrace, and Stun, Audience
By Sharon Bernstein,... Read more »