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HIV Negative AIDS.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Am I the only one this does not make sense to? If HIV causes AIDS than how can the lack of it also cause AIDS?

I have read the explinations but they seem contrived. Has anyone else had doubts about this? I would love to hear your views.

Jessie Read more »


Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

hiv negative aids?

Posted by My3Cents, 1 Reply
Googled "non hiv aids" there is info on idiopathic CD4+ T-lymphocytopenia. Can someone explain more? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Idiopathic CD4+ T-lymphocytopenia, or Non-HIV AIDS, is associated with a patented retroviral particle called Human Intracisternal A-Type Particle-Type II, or HIAP-II.

Autoimmune Technologies is developing viral protein antibody tests based on HIAP-II... Read more »

HIV-Negative AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i keep seeing comments about idiopathic CD4+ T lymphocytopenia, does anyone know what it is and it seems odd that people would have low t-cells without detection of HIV. what causes it? inquiring minds want to know Read more »
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Assuming HIV is the cause of AIDS (and assuming the CDC didn't botch the HIV=AIDS definition), then what is the cause of HIV-Negative AIDS (idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia)?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"Idiopathic" by definition means the disease has no known cause. If it did, it would no longer be idiopathic! What we do know about idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia (ICL) is that it's not caused by an infectious or transmissible... Read more »

HIV negative, but AIDS related cancer

I first suspected that I was HIV positive in 1995 due to persistent swollen lymph nodes. However, my ELISA test was negative. I was told about the 6 month window period, so I tested again 6 and 14 months later - still negative. Currently I am...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Although it's impossible to give you a firm diagnosis without seeing your lesions, I would doubt very much that you have AIDS-related cancer if you are HIV negative. You need to see a dermatologist or other health care provider. You may need to... Read more »

I tested negative for hiv does this also mean im negative for aids?

Im a little confused...If you test negative for hiv does that mean you also do not have aids?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yep, it does appear you are more than a little confused, or at least not well informed. Perhaps you are a victim of home schooling or Dubya's abstinence-only sex education curriculum. At any rate, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is the... Read more »

negative hiv, positive aids?

i took a hiv test and a week later i've got my results. they were negative. i took the test at my hospital. this was in november 2006. i haven't been sexually active since july 2006. on december 31, 2006 at 9:07pm i get a call from some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You are HIV negative."Johnny" is an asshole playing a very unfunny game. You might consider reporting this to the authorities. They could possibly trace the call and confront Johnny. That is if he isn't pulling the wings off... Read more »
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