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Hiv Virus Etiology

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

... Background The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was first recognized in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide pandemic. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By leading to the destruction and/or functional impairment of cells of the immune system, notably CD4+ T cells, HIV progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers. An HIV-infected person is
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Hypothyroidism could it be caused by HIV or by HIV Treatment?

Hi:Im a 38 y/o Puertorrican who was diagnosed HIV positive by the end of 2009 and my doctor estimate I most probably had contracted the virus about a year before. In March 2010 I started participating in a double blinded Clinical Research Protocol...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Hypothyroidism appears to be modestly more common in HIV+ persons than in the general population (where it occurs on a modest rate). There has not been a link established between any Read more »

Different etiology for HIV-related fatigue

I have been infected with the HIV virus 15 years ago. Four week after the infection through a needle exchange I start to suffer from fatigue and some cognitive symptoms that never went away regardless my general situation that is quite good (CD4...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloI thought I'd share your information with the readers. Read more »

HIV is not the cause of AIDS

Why do doctors keep prescribing toxic medications for HIV when HIV is not the cause of AIDS. The cause of AIDS is drugs, malnutrition, lack of vitamins, toxicity, etc.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...antiretrovirals are effective. Easy to read and comprehensive. It also debunks the common denialist myths.The Relationship Between the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and the Acquired Immunodeficiency SyndromeAnother excellent article by the... Read more »

does hiv cause aids/cofactors

I came across a "denialist film" hiv fact or fraud with duesberg/thomas/shyh ching lo's theorys and dont beleive it all but have some questions.If hiv infection is spread evenly 50/50 why are 90% of aids cases male?How can hiv cause so much...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...benefit when these drugs are stopped or viral resistance is demonstrated some still doubt what is before their eyes - that HIV causes the immunologic deterioration that leads to AIDS. In the most basic sense, such denial - and that is what it... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Causes of Early Mortality in HIV-Infected TB Suspects in an Ugandan Referral Hospital

...cryptococcal pneumonia (1 percent), Pneumocystis pneumonia (3 percent), pulmonary Kaposi sarcoma (4 percent), and pneumonia caused by two or more disease processes (3 percent). "Mortality in HIV-infected TB suspects is high, with TB associated... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

How HIV Causes AIDS

...research effort of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is devoted to the pathogenesis of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) disease. Studies on pathogenesis address the complex mechanisms that result in the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...effective. The protection lasts for about 5 years in people with HIV. Hepatitis (see Fact Sheet 506 ): Hepatitis can be caused by several different viruses. Vaccines exist for hepatitis A and B. Hepatitis A is usually not serious but it... Read more »
The Body

What Is HIV?

... Let's start with the basics . HIV is short for "human immunodeficiency virus." How Do You Get HIV? Meet the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) You can get HIV through unprotected sex or by sharing needles or other equipment... Read more »
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Joint Pain caused by liver, HIV, meds, arthritis?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...meds? Don't laugh now, but my elbows are warm to the touch, and I have a burning pain in them. I have liver problems which cause my right shoulder and the right side of my neck to hurt, but the elbow problems are new. I have had joint pain in... Read more »

Does HIV always cause swollen lymph nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Even if you do not have any other symptoms will swollen gland always appear in the first few weeks of infection? Read more »

HIV causes AIDS

Posted by TerryD, 6 Replies
...after much soul searching i have come to the conclusion that i am scared of HIV and have been running from it all this time. i am leaving my cult of dissedents and joining this new cult of beLIEvers. thank Read more »