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Hiv Patient Zero

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV Tests Negative for Porn Actors Who Performed With "Patient Zero"

HIV tests conducted on the co-workers of an adult-film actor diagnosed with the virus in October have discovered no new infections, the co-founder of Vivid Entertainment told the Los Angeles Times on Friday. "We can confirm that all performers who... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV in America: Studies Zero in on Trouble Spots

Sophisticated mapping and medical record technologies can help target AIDS-related resources to those who need it most, according to several studies presented at the 2011 National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta. Dr. Jonathan Mermin, director... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South African Clinics Already Achieving Zero New HIV Infections in Children

Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) 2010 Guidelines recommend that all pregnant women with CD4 counts at or below 350 cell/mm3 or World Health Organization (WHO) stage 3 or 4 HIV start antiretroviral therapy (ART) within two weeks of... Read more »
Ask the Experts

chance of getting aids almost zero?

Dear Doctor Young,First of all I want to thank you and and your collegues for this fantastic site!When I found out I was diagnosed HIV positive I was devastated. I thought: 'This is the end of me, I've lost everything, will I see my...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear Dutch guy,Thanks for your post and nice words.If you read my other replies on the Forum, you'll know that I'm in agreement with your doctor.Assuming that a few things go right and that your willing to take medications when... Read more »

Desperate! Need Help, 7th request zero responses!!

I had a low risk HIV exposure back AUG 28th. I snorted some drugs and shared a straw with an old buddy who is an avid drug user. I tested negative at 13 weeks but ever since that night my health has declined severely. I have lost 15-20 pounds mostly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Mark,The HIV-acquisition risk from sharing a straw to snort drugs is very low.A negative HIV test 13 weeks after your snorting episode would be considered definitive and conclusive. Your comment, "I think I have AIDS or late-stage HIV... Read more »

unprotected sex with viral loas of Zero

I entered into a relationship with someone who is HIV+ but whose viral count is zero. I am Hiv+ as well but have a 'moderate' viral load. We have unprotected sex. I have not penetrated because of my viral load. Is this safe?I have heard...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No, it is not safe to have unprotected sex. An undetectable viral load does not mean a viral load of zero. Also, an undetectable viral load in the blood does not tell you any information about the amount of virus present in other fluids like semen.... Read more »

over a million...... and a zero......

I became sick in april of 99, I became weaker and weaker and had no idea what was going on. I went to the hospital and had pcp and hiv+ (I had never been tested) My VL was over a million and my cd4 was zero. I started taking the cocktail and my VL...
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
You have had a typical response, both in terms of viral load and CD4 count. It is a lot harder to go from 0 to 90, than to go from 300 to 400. You may continue to get some CD4 increase, although slowly. You are still at risk for PCP, and should... Read more »
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The view at AIDS ground zero

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
You know with all these retarded members of the HEAL cult posting incessantly it's easy to imagine they have something to say....They don't and they post here cause no respectable newspaper shares their point of view or covers anything they do... Read more »

Ground Zero

Posted by Anonymous
I was wondering if anyone here, through all their research on AIDS, ever came across an article(s) regarding the "beginning" of HIV in the US. I know that the blood supply became contaminated enough by 1978 to cause infections in blood... Read more »

6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »

Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga Pranayama ....

Posted by akumar, 2 Replies
Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev
From: akumar

My dear Brothers & Sisters,

Re: Great ancient Indian science "Yoga & Pranayama" is a boon for HIV & AIDS patients.

I am impressed by the Great job, being... Read more »