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My Sister is infected with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I work in an HIV/AIDS recherch in instute till 10 years, in West Africa. My sister used to be sick. Sometime for 3 or 4 days and sometime for 1 or 2 weeks. The last time I ask here to go to a VCT center. And There we found that she was infected.... Read more »

HIV neg woman sex with AIDS infected man

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have a question that may sound stupid...I am an HIV neg female who had sex with my really close friend who has progressed to AIDS. I used a female condom and he used a condom as well. This is the second time this has happened and I have been... Read more »

How long should an AIDS infected person wait.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was hoping someone could share with me the appropriate amount of time a person that is AIDS infected should wait before resuming contact with someone who has recieved live vaccinations. I want to make sure my father-in-law stays healthy as long... Read more »

HIV Symptoms does not indicate HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I wanted to share briefly with everyone that just because you may have symptoms of HIV does not necessarily mean that you are HIV positive.

I would come onto this website everyday for hours and surf the web for the risks, symptoms, exposure rates,... Read more »

newly infected could possibly have aids

Posted by johnjsteinbeck, 1 Reply
i was recently infected but belive i am an extremely fast progressor. after sero my immune system was basically nil. and it has slowly gotten better.

However i now have early symptomatic signs of hiv. I have recurrent bouts of angular cheiltis,... Read more »
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Infection rates of HIV/AIDS on population

How much of the population is infected with HIV and developed AIDS?...
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 can check it out at the UNAIDS or WHO websites.... Read more »

Is the seriousness of infection indicative of HIV/AIDS?

A dear friend was just hospitalized after his neighbor was not able to wake him one morning. He was rushed to emergency where doctors thought he had suffered a stroke. Since that first diagnosis, things have changed a bit and now I am very...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Your friend's situation is indeed precarious. Since his doctors are considering toxoplasmosis or lymphoma, these causes of a brain damage are indicative of a damaged immune system. The reason the docotrs can't distinguish between these 2... Read more »

A cure for HIV infection and AIDS

Dear Dr. Aberg,Is anyone optermistic that we will ever find a Cure for HIV infection and AIDS? Either by immobilizing HIV, Restoring the Human Immune System, Or eliminating all HIV and HIV infected cells out of the Human Body? I was told that we are...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
This is a difficult question to answer. In medicine the two terms we do not like to use is "always" (or "absolutely") and "never". I do not believe we are close to eliminating the virus totally but each year we have... Read more »

Do I have a Chance of HIV Infection or AIDS

Hi Doc, 5 days ago I met a married lady, we enjoyed each others presence and hanged out together, 2 days before when i went to her home, I fingered her and made her suck my fingers and then we kissed hard, we smooched and licked each others tongue....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiOral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission. From what you have described your risk of exposure is very small. If she in fact had HIV, as long as there was no open wound or cut on your finger there was a not a risk there for you. Kissing... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tanzania: Over 50 Percent of Inpatients Infected with HIV/AIDS -- President

At least 200 babies delivered every month in Tanzania are infected with HIV, President Benjamin Mkapa has revealed. Opening a two-day workshop on HIV/AIDS control for religious leaders at the White Sands Hotel on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

More Malaysian Women Infected With HIV/AIDS: Report

Quoting health ministry statistics, the New Straits Times today reported that the number of HIV-positive women in Malaysia is on the rise, and most of those infected are housewives. While women represented just 0.9 percent of Malaysians with AIDS in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Co-Infections in People Living With HIV/AIDS: Systematic Review With Implications for Using HIV Treatments for Prevention

Through local inflammatory processes, sexually transmitted co-infections increase the infectiousness of HIV. "The prevalence of STI among people living with HIV/AIDS has implications for containing the spread of HIV in general and the effectiveness... Read more »
Lambda Legal

Comments on the CDC's "Draft Guidelines for HIV Case Surveillance, Including Monitoring HIV Infection & AIDS"

I. Introduction Resolution of the debate about whether to require the reporting of the names of those who test positive for HIV must turn on the actual usefulness of this information to provide a comprehensive picture of the HIV epidemic, which in... Read more »