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How Do People React To Hiv And Aids

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Officials React to UNAIDS/WHO Report Showing Nearly 40 Million People Worldwide Living With HIV/AIDS

Health officials on Tuesday reacted to a report from UNAIDS and the World Health Organization showing that the number of people living with HIV/AIDS over the past two years has increased and that the worldwide total now stands at nearly 40... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People in Zambia React to Recall of Roche Antiretroviral Viracept

The recent recall of Roche 's antiretroviral drug Viracept has "created panic" among HIV-positive people taking antiretrovirals in Zambia, some of whom believe that other drugs might not be safe, IRIN News reports (IRIN News, 6/19). The European... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Advocates, African-American Political Leaders React to Bush Pledge to Fight HIV/AIDS Among Blacks With Surprise, Skepticism

AIDS advocates and African-American political leaders have reacted to President Bush's pledge to fight HIV/AIDS among blacks with "surprise and some skepticism," the San Francisco Chronicle reports (Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle , 2/4). Bush... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Can an hiv antibody test false-positively react to syphilis?

I decided to go get tested for hiv a couple of months ago. I went to this non-profit testing site and i had an oraquick rapid test and a western blot done. Both of them came back positive and i was in shock. I didnt know how to accept that. Then...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Thanks for writing in. When a person is infected with HIV, Syphilis can cause a much more severe decline in the CD4 count. In regards to Syphilis being misinterpreted for HIV, the answer is no. Please see a previous answer by Dr. Bob for... Read more »

am i reacting normal??

Hello,i'm Jan a 45jrs old male from the netherlands,working on a incubater-ward in the hospital as a specialized neonatological nurse. I found out i was HIV positif on march 21th this year while i was admiddet to the hospital due to a severe...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Since I am not a doctor I am not qualified to answer the medical questions that you pose. I suggest that you resubmit that to the correct medical forum.There is no "normal" way for any one to react to a specific medical situation. Each... Read more »

HIV +, Pregnant and reacts to Nevirapine

I tested HIV last year, was put on treatment and reacted to nevirapine and taken off treatment and been off since.My CD4 is a good count. I have been told that I am definitely not a candiate for the PMTC programs avaible in my country , in Africa. I...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
First, we need to address the question of therapy. World Health Organization Guidelines (available on the WHO web site; generally recommend therapy during pregnancy if a woman's HIV status requires it. However, even if... Read more »

Am I over reacting?

Hallo and many thanks for professional and realistic opinions - you help to so many of us. I had protected sex now 9 days ago and I got permanenet burning on the tip of the penis for last three days (one day with a need for frequent urination). I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Are you overreacting? Yep!She "just liked my penis . . . ." Hmmm . . . well apparently you have a likeable penis.Do you have a risk for HIV? No, not if the latex condom was used properly and did not break.Regarding the efficacy of... Read more »
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Can HIV antibodies cross react in a herpes test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi folks,
I am wondering if HIV antibodies can be mistakenly be picked up by HSV-2 IgG ELISA. This may cause false positive for HSV-2. ELISA (even for HSV-2) being a more sensitive test as compared to specific has been always known to throw in false... Read more »

Everyone Reacts Positive on HIV Elisa Tests

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Looking for people to interview with HIV or AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
I am writing a series of articles about AIDS and HIV infections aimed at college students in Pullman and Moscow Idaho. Many students feel their risk of catching such a disease in a small town is virtually non-existant. I have had difficulty... Read more »

How many people have HIV / AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am curious to the number of people alive in the US with HIV / AIDS. On the CDC website it states that as of Deceober a total of about 770,000 cases had been reported. Then later on it states that about 400,000 people have died. Are those... Read more »