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Hives And Advanced Stages Hiv

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What Is HIV?

...The world only began to pay attention to HIV in the early 1980s, when gay men in New York City and San Francisco began to die of a mysterious illness. The term "AIDS" -- which is what doctors call it when HIV disease becomes advanced -- wasn't coined until 1982, and the virus now known as HIV wasn't identified as the cause of AIDS until 1984. Related Links Overviews Fact Sheet: Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS What Is...
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you convinced me I HIV negative 6 years ago, today my daughter could have AIDS

Hi DoctorIts been several years since my last post to you; below I will highlight the previous posts. As I suspected many years ago I have indeed infected my daughter with an HIV like virus, I only say hiv like virus and not hiv because of all my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cryptosporidium meant you had AIDS. It does not. Now you are assuming your daughter's marginally low white count means she has "advanced stage AIDS." Again you are wrong. It does not!You've also stated in previous questions that I would not post... Read more »

To unreal to be real considering I'm a counselor. May you PLEASE help me?

I would like to start this with a thank you for helping us gain the knowledge of HIV/AIDS. I've read many questions that you have answered and they have all been very useful to me for I myself am a std/hiv counselor at my local health department. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and HIV plasma viral load RNA tests. Your symptoms are not at all indicative of or worrisome for someone in early stage HIV advancing to late-stage AIDS. Gabe, I can't diagnose the cause of your symptoms over the Internet. But what I can do, with... Read more »

rash/hives and HIV Medication

My partener has a rash and hives on his face and arms and is currently taking Norvir, Prezista and Truvada. He is going to a dermatologist and HIV specialist and they can't figure out what is causing the symptoms. The dermatologist took a biopsy...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Sorry, but rashes are perhaps the most difficult thing to diagnose over the Internet. Continue to work with the dermatologist and HIV specialist. If neither can help with your partner's problem, ask for a referral for a second opinion, perhaps... Read more »

hives and HIV

should I stop taking Kaletra if I have recently developed hives after one month of taking the drug?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
No-I would not stop the Kaletra. I would promplty discuss with your HIV specialist to review all of your medications and possible other allergen exposures to determine the most likely precipitating factor and what can be done to avoid it or manage... Read more »
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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...however there is no cure for HIV What Is AIDS? AIDS stands for "Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome" AIDS is the most advanced stage of HIV infection Many people take powerful and effective combinations of medicines to fight the virus,... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...cells, weakening the immune system. What Is AIDS? AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. AIDS is the most advanced stage of HIV infection. HIV causes AIDS by attacking CD4 cells, which the immune system uses to protect the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Kidney Disease

...introduction of modern antiretroviral therapy (ART.) However, about 30% of people with HIV may have kidney disease. If kidney disease advances, it can cause heart disease (see Fact Sheet 652 ) and bone disease (see Fact Sheet 557 ). What... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...faster than a test for antibodies alone. Risk of Immune Damage Some people think that there's not much harm done in the early stages of HIV infection. They believe that any damage to their immune system will be cured by taking antiretroviral... Read more »
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Asymptomatic Stage Hiv

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
When a person is Hiv Positive experts say after ars a person will go into an asymptomatic phase. During this phase they say you will have no symptoms related to Hiv except possible swollen lymphnodes. My question is: when you have hiv and you... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Im new and want friends!=)

Posted by chula93, 1 Reply
hey! i am new here. I have had HIV all my life. i was born with it. Anyway, i thought it would be nice to talk to other people. Dame un mesaje si tu quieres=) Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »