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Hiv Course Of Infection

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Co-infection HIV-1 and HIV-2

Hi, I was diagnosed positive two weeks ago to both HIV-1 and HIV-2. My first labs are 576 CD4 and 22.000 copies of HIV-1. I am currently living in Japan and unfortunately, I was told that there is no way to know the viral load of HIV-2. I am worried...
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
...HIV-1 status indicates that you have a normal CD4 count and a modest HIV-1 viral load level. As you may know, those with HIV-2 infection alone, have a much slower course of progression. The good news is that HIV-2 will in general respond to HIV-1... Read more »

Hiv infection.

Do people eventually die from having Hiv or does it have to turn into aids. Also if some keeps... Read more »


My partner and I have been monogomous since we started dating five years ago and we are both HIV... Read more »
Brown Medical School

HEPPigram: Natural Course of HIV Infection Plus Antiretroviral Therapy

... Modified from Bartlett J.G., Gallant J.E. 2001-2002 Medical Management of HIV Infection. Online at . Flipped Ratio: The CD4:CD8 ratio is usually approximately 2:1 but in HIV-infected people, Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Short-Course TB Prophylaxis Effective in HIV-Infected Individuals

...the health of persons infected with both HIV and TB," says NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. "TB and HIV are synergistic infections -- HIV infection speeds the progression of TB disease and increases the rate of activation of latent TB... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

C. Virginia Fields Uses Political Strategy to Combat HIV/AIDS Infections

...Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that, using more precise methodology, it had measured approximately 56,300 new HIV infections in the U.S. in 2006 rather than the 40,000 previously estimated. Nearly half of those were in African... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Stages of HIV Infection

...and/or diseases. An official diagnosis of AIDS in Canada is given when a person with HIV develops one or more opportunistic infections or certain cancers. A damaged immune system can leave HIV positive people vulnerable to infections that a... Read more »
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Is this a HUGE risk for HIV infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Receptive anal intercourse that consisted of a couple of entries in and out and without ejacuation? Read more »

hiv from infected chicken burger...?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...alright dont make fun of me for asking, but since you can get hiv from oral sex by swallowing semen, what if somebody ejaculated into one of your sandwiches at mcdonalds or any other fast food Read more »

Is Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection? Read more »

Skin infections and HIV?

Posted by spadude64, 4 Replies
...left leg (upper inner thigh) for more than a week. As far as my viral load goes, I am undetectable, but how common are skin infections in people with HIV? Should I be seen by a doctor? Any replies will be appreciated. Read more »