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How Do We Prevent Aids In The Future

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Global Campaign for Microbicides

Youth Advocates for Microbicides: Changing the Future of HIV Prevention

Youth and HIV As of 2007, an estimated 33.2 Million people were living with HIV, 5.4 million of whom were young people 15-24 years of age (UNAIDS, 2007). 40% of new infections are amongst 15-24 year olds, most of them female (WHO/UNICEF 2007).... Read more »

HIV News & Views: Is "Undetectable" Safe?; The Future of Treatment as Prevention; Back From 3 T Cells; and More

HIV News & Views, August 29, 2013 - August 29, 2013 Top Stories at Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription HIV/AIDS BLOG CENTRAL Dave R.: "Undetectable" -- Safe... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

The Future of HIV Prevention: New Tools, New Hope

Approximately 40 million people are currently living with HIV worldwide, almost 5 million of whom were infected in 2005. In addition to expanding the availability of antiretroviral (ARV) treatment in developing countries, the scale of the epidemic... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Future of Lipodystrophy and Lipoatrophy

Hi Doctor Young, Thank you for your role in research that you presented at the AIDS Conference in Barcelona. My question is brief but hopefully you can shed some optimistic light on it. Infected individuals are hesitant to start treatment due...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
You are correct in your summary of lipodystrophy.There is considerable attention being directed by the research and pharaceutical communities to understand the causes and treatment of lipodystrophy.There is some evidence that certain drugs may play... Read more »

What's my future as a Hodgkin's disease survivor?

I had Hodgkin's, and I was diagnosed with HIV at the same time (Dec. 2000). I had chemotherapy and radiation. When I started, my VL was 15,000 and my CD4 cells were less than 100. I beat the Hodgkin's! I have been done with treatment...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Congratulations on beating the Hodgkin's disease! Your future should be bright. Both Hodgkin's disease and the chemotherapy used to treat it can cause suppression of the immune system and the lowering of CD4 cells above and beyond that... Read more »

What does the future hold?

I am a 46 years old male and unfortunately last September I discovered I was HIV positive and my doctor asked me to start combination therapy straight away. I did so at the end of October, when my viral load was between 25,000 and 60,000 and my CD4...
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
1. Excellent. Yes2. Less likely, given the regimen you are on.3. AZT can affect the bone marrow and retard the growth of both red and white blood cells. In most people this is not a significant issue, but does require periodic blood counts. Your... Read more »

How to plan the future with HIV

Dear Dr. Bob,First of all many thanks for all the information that you are sharing, it is a great help for a lot of us!In my case I am HIV infected for a year now. Things are ok my CD4 count was in March 2011 1429 and I had a viral load of 110. Both...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Jules from Belgium.A complete discussion of how to stay healthy while cohabitating with HIV is beyond the scope of this forum (HIV prevention and safer sexual practices). You should be discussing this topic with your HIV specialist physician... Read more »
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Feeling so depressed, don't know what my future would be, can somebody help me?

Posted by romeotc, 2 Replies

I feel so terrible about being HIV positive. Everywhere I go, every person i meet, everything i do, i just keep hearing the voice inside saying i am not a normal person, i got HIV, i don't have a future. I just can't have a good night sleep, i... Read more »

hopefull future

Posted by Anonymous

Well even in a forum where discussion on being HIV is entitled, I
still feel a mask is necassary to contribute to those brave
enough for the discussion. I was diagnosed on October of '95. My
companion and I, had made several... Read more »

Concerned for the future

Posted by Anonymous
I really dont know how to start this but, let me say that my
lover and I have known of his HIV status for a little over a
year. When we first found out, I was scared to death of course. I
went in immediately and got tested and my result turned out
ne... Read more »

1 hour till i find out the outcome of my future

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
ok i have 1 hour till i find out the results on my hiv test... this is to anyone that is reading and ever plans on not wearing a rubber! DONT DO IT... i was young and stupid and thought i was invinseable ... nothing could stop me... i couldnt catch... Read more »