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Hiv Infection Process

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HIV Infection Process

been browsing this section for a few weeks now and you seem to be really on top of things.My question/curiosity is regaring the HIV infection process. In research, mosty via the internet, I've learned that upon initial infection, the virus...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The natural history of HIV infection is well documented. You are correct there is a spike in HIV viral load shortly after infection, which then decreases as the body's immune response kicks into gear. I'll reprint a brief description... Read more »

knowing of HIV positiveness and grief process

Hello Doctor Shernoff! I am about to finish my degree in Psychology at the University of Oporto,... Read more »

The wasting Process

A member of our family has been HIV positive for approximately 7 years, has lost about 27 pounds in... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Streamlined Process Announced for Otherwise Eligible HIV-Positive Individuals to Enter the United States

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today the publication of a final rule that will streamline the issuance of certain short-term non-immigrant visas to people infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) who are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Global Fund Draws Fire Over Selection Process

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria has come under pressure to be more open in the selection process for its executive director. The appointment of that executive is being closely watched because the fund is at the center of attempts to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Some AIDS Experts Say Insistence on Approval Process for Generics Could Delay Treatment, Require Changes in Drugs

Some AIDS experts have said that the Bush administration's decision to spend money from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief only on brand-name antiretroviral medications until foreign-made generics have been specially evaluated could... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Affects Democratic Process in Namibia, Report Says

HIV/AIDS is affecting the democratic process in Namibia, according to a report by the Namibian Institute for Democracy and the Institute for Democracy in South Africa, VOA News reports. According to the report , HIV/AIDS is reducing the number... Read more »
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Process of elimination

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Had a low risk exposure sept/oct last year unprotected vaginal insertive. Went for a full medical last week and just got results of blood test/liver function/kidney function and they were all fine, as was my blood pressure etc. My question is this.... Read more »

HIV Support Ethnography - Talk with me about your process of seeking support!

Posted by SophiaRois, 2 Replies
My name is Sophia and I am a college student who is personally and academically interested in issues of HIV/AIDS and sexual health. I am currently in an Anthropological Research Methods course that asks us to conduct an ethnography, a project that... Read more »

Halfway through the testing process

Posted by goonie, 1 Reply
Oh hell.

Long story. Hope you read and comment on this.

Ok. Just to let you guys know the story.

I live in Dubai, where it's not allowed to have HIV. I have a great job (with a big salary), and I'm 27 years old.

So anyway, mid-July i travelled back... Read more »

Process of Home Access Test Results

Posted by Smalltown, 3 Replies
ust had a question on calling for Home Access test results. My first concern is if the lab has even received the test. I mailed the test via FedEx on Monday AM. Don't know how far the package got in route before all flights were grounded. Just my... Read more »