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How Do Aids Occur

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A question on AIDS occurances

DR., Has there ever been some sort of case where an AIDS or HIV carrier hasmaraculously been rid of the disease? If so, has blood exchange worked if ithas been tried? For instance, I a patient gets rid of AIDS, would trasferringhis blood into a...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

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Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. The only instance where I have heard ofanybody miraculously overcoming infection with HIV, was in a newborn baby. This baby was shown to be infected at birth, but suddenly became uninfectedlater on. We have no... Read more »

AIDS still occurring at very high levels?

Hey Dr. Wohl, Young, and Pierone, I just looked at the recent news article on the site talking... Read more »

infection re occuring

Hi, iv been hiv positiv for 1 year now and what worries me is that I have sores on my private parts... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"Two-Speed" HIV/AIDS Epidemic Occurring in Australia, Opinion Piece Says

A "two-speed" HIV/AIDS epidemic is taking place in Australia, Jonathan Anderson, president of the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine , writes in an Australian opinion piece. Rates among men who have sex with men "have been rising in Australia... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Despite Increased Global Attention to HIV/AIDS Pandemic, More Infections, Deaths Occur, NEJM Perspective Piece Says

Although "funding, global attention and political will" aimed at the HIV/AIDS pandemic have increased, "more infections and more deaths continue to occur," and participants in the XV International AIDS Conference have the "daunting task" of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

35% of Annual New HIV Infections in Spain Occur Among Immigrants, Researcher Says at Conference

Thirty-five percent of the 2,000 to 2,500 new HIV infections in Spain last year occurred among immigrants, Daniel Zulaika, president of the AIDS Interdisciplinary Society of Spain, said Wednesday at the XI National Congress on AIDS in Cordoba,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About 25% of TB Deaths Occur Among HIV-Positive People, WHO Global TB Control Report Says

About one-quarter of tuberculosis-related deaths involve an HIV-positive person, twice as high as previous estimates , according to the Global Tuberculosis Control Report 2009 , which the World Health Organization released Tuesday to coincide with... Read more »
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Floaters - Why Do They Occur?

Posted by Anonymous
I was really scared when I noticed floaters. On second thought, I would agree that they are hardly indicative of HIV infection. First of all, I asked many people whether they see floaters. The majority of them do! Also, before my exposure, I... Read more »

possible tranmisson occurance...please help...

Posted by dbztink3, 1 Reply
So not to be graphic here but a sexual partner finished himslef and then Shortly after used his semen to lubricate my penis for a handjob...he is hiv high is the risk of me being infected if the semen came into contact with my urethra... Read more »

can conversion occur at 8 weeks

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
read that most conversion symptoms occur 2 - 4 weeks after exposure. im now at 8 weeks after
an unprotected anal, anonymous encouter with another man.
can swollen glands, extreme sleepiness and temp occur this late? my temp is running 99.9.
is that... Read more »

How long after transmission does ARS occur?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've heard of ARS cases occuring 3 months after, though i'm not sure of the sources. Read more »