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Hiv Infection World Wide

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World-Wide Fund to Fight Disease Is Running Short

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is in danger of running out of money, the U.S. General Accounting Office said in a report to be released today. "Pledges made for this year are insufficient to cover more than a small number of... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

AIDS Treatment Information on the World Wide Web

The treatment and management of HIV/AIDS changes so rapidly that it can be very difficult to keep up with the latest information. Oftentimes information will be outdated by the time it gets into print, and into our hands. Those of you with access to... Read more »
American Medical Association

HIV Treatment Widely-Used in Developing Countries May Be Less Effective When Used With Anti-TB Therapy

MEXICO CITY -- Patients receiving rifampicin-based anti-tuberculosis therapy are more likely to experience virological failure when starting nevirapine-based antiretroviral therapy, an HIV treatment that is widely used in developing countries... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Are there any clinical trials (World Wide) studying curative treatment for HIV?

I have recently been diagnosed with HIV. My most recent test indicated a CD4 count of 650 and a viral load of 1,800. I am currently on combivir and sustiva. My goal is the rapidly reach an undetectable viral load. And, to seek out any available...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
We in the research world are all searching for a cure. And sadly, there is no study anywhere in the world that has found one yet. The rumors about Magic -- or anyone else that is supposedly cured -- are so far merely cruel rumors that confuse... Read more »

Wide Spread Pain and Neuropathy

Dear Dr.I am experiencing wide-spread pain (mostly neuropathy in my limbs and the base of my skull in the back of my head). It feels as though I was just hit in the back of the head with a baseball bat or something hard as it's numbing and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello BPS,It's unfortunate that you are not communicating well or able to work cooperatively with your PCP. Is there any option to switch to someone with whom you could work more closely? You should be under the care of an HIV specialist... Read more »

re-"question about "occult HIV infection"&"inactive hiv carrier"

hello Dr: first i am thankful for your reply about my question(http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Meds/Current/Q212040.html). but now i am still so worry about HIV,so i want to hear your professional advice. My only exposure...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Dear Fiance,Do not panic, stop worrying. From what you tell me you are not infected with HIV. Testing negative after 12 months is an excellent sign. Also, your risk was very low for acquiring HIV from oral-vaginal sexual contact on intact skin.... Read more »

Oportunistic infections during hiv acute infection

I've read that CD4 count drops during hiv acute infection. Does this mean that during acute infection an individual is more prone to develop opportunistic infections? If they occur, do these opportunistic infections go away by themselves or...
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
It would be extremely unusual for someone with acute HIV infection to develop an OI. CD4 counts do not usually decrease to a point that puts one at risk for OIs. Athlete's foot is a common fungal infection that affects millions of people world... Read more »
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EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT HIV INFECTION

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
http://www.hopkins-aids.edu/publications/book/03MMHIV1to3.pdf

or

Just go to http://www.hopkins-aids.edu/
click on the "publications" section.
In the drop down box, scroll to "Medical Mgmt of HIV Infection". Read more »

Clear advice on infection possibility and HIV Duo test

Posted by worried29UK, 1 Reply
Hello. I'm looking for some clear advice as the Internet is filled with different sources and answers aren't clear.

Firstly I am a 29 year old male who on a recent business trip had a sexual encounter with a random male. The encounter comprised of... Read more »

How INFECTED got infected

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Did a little looking around and figured it out...He must of had razor burn.........

http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionSexual/Q9183.qna

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WHO (World Health Organization) Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
http://www.who.int/diagnostics_laboratory/faq/window_period/en/index.html

Window period

What is the "window-period" and how long is it?

This is the time between original infection with HIV and the appearance of Detectable antibodies to the virus,... Read more »