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How Did Aids Hiv Begin

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocates Begin Campaign to End AIDS Walk in New York, Bound for Washington, D.C.

More than 300 advocates on Sunday walked through New York City to launch the Campaign To End AIDS walk, a march benefiting the national coalition formed in January to promote HIV research and prevention globally, the Long Island Newsday reports.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Begins Six-Day Trip to Uganda

U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Stephen Lewis on Monday arrived in Uganda for a six-day visit that will focus on the impact of HIV/AIDS on the lives of the country's women and children, including AIDS orphans, Xinhua News Agency reports... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Begins Tour of Malawi to Assess National Treatment Program

U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Stephen Lewis on Wednesday began a four-day tour of Malawi to assess the progress of the country's national treatment program, AFP/ Yahoo! News reports (AFP/ Yahoo! News , 10/27). Efforts to scale up... Read more »
Ask the Experts

How long is it from being born with HIV to when symptoms and AIDS begins?

is it possible for a new born child with hiv not to show symptoms for ten years or more. what is the maximum period for a new born baby with hiv to develop symtoms or to progress to aids...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. As treatments have significantly improved over the past few years, the length of time from infection, to when symptoms begin, to when full-blown AIDS begins, have significantly increased (both in children and adults).... Read more »

do ks lesions lessen after the beginning of hiv drug therapy

I am hiv positive and just recovered from a severe bout of pcp. Over the past month I have (already biopsied) developed KS lesions on my chest legs feet and neck I am told these lesions will lessen and eventually fade over time after I have been on...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.I'm sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis and Kaposi's sarcoma. Yes, in the vast majority of cases, KS lesions will subside once effective (and adhered to) antiretroviral therapy is started. This process can take... Read more »

what are beginning stages of HIV

just got blood tested for HIV and std's. My penis is constantly burning during an erection and while urinating. I know those are common signs of STD's but are they of HIV. if not what are?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Your symptoms are not typical of HIV. It sounds like you may well have another STD. Blood tests will only determine if you have syphilis. You should seek care and have cultures done to look for other STDs, such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, etc.... Read more »

The begining of HIV or HTLV-III.

Dr. Robert, from internet based search I have found that HIV was recognized on 1st of December, 1981. But when HTLV-III was recognized? Or HTLV I-II as initially they were considered to be the same as HTLV-III or HIV?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,This gets a bit confusing, but I'll try to explain.HTLV-I is an abbreviation for human t-cell lymphotropic virus type 1. It was discovered in 1977 in Japan. It is implicated in several illnesses, including adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma.... Read more »
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10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Begin HIV Treatment

Posted by bartleby
Before you commit to starting treatment, you need to know the who, what, when, where and why of it all. Here are 10 questions you should ask yourself before starting HIV treatment. we touch upon preparation, regimens, side effects and expectations.... Read more »

A New Beginning

Posted by daybyday, 4 Replies
One week ago, after a routine yearly physical, I found out I was HIV Positive. No one would ever be able to know looking at me...I'm in my 40s but still hold on to the 32" waist I had in college...I've worked out all my life and although I've... Read more »

When to begin treatment?

Posted by NurseEddie, 4 Replies
I contracted HIV June 2004, diagnosed July 19th, 2004. I am also a newly recovering meth addict fresh out of inpatient treatment. My CD4 count, as of 08/09/05 was 997 with a viral load of 69,000. In May my numbers were 580 and 92,000,... Read more »

Beginning week #2

Posted by Blixer, 3 Replies
First I want to thank everyone who has shared with me. It has been a big help this week to find this place and have some conversations. I have my first appointment with the HIV specialist tomorrow at 1 PM. I'm sure I won't know much more tomoorow... Read more »