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How Do You Exactly Get AIDS And HIV?

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What exactly is AIDS? In detail.

Well, my heading pretty much asks my whole question. I am doing a report/presentation in one of my classes at school and I would like a detailed answer on what AIDS is. Thanks....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. AIDS is a disease caused by a virus called HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. In this disease, the HIV virus damages the immunesystem, so the body is no longer... Read more »

HIV Transmission and Exact test of confirmation

Hello Dr. I have asked the same question and was waiting eager for the answer with no luck. Please... Read more »

What exactly is "clinical suspicion for HIV"?

Dr. Bob:You been so kind to answer several questions before. I have a new one, different but as... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Exacts Big Cost in South

The South is currently home to more than half of the 1.1 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States, according to the Southern AIDS Coalition (SAC). In 2006, the federal government revised the formula for Ryan White distributions,... Read more »

What Exactly Is a Mutation? And What Are All Those Numbers About?

To make it easier to work with HIV resistance tests, researchers have a shorthand system for naming HIV mutations. An HIV "mutation" is actually just a slight change in a specific section of HIV's RNA, the genetic code that provides all the... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Making a Fresh Start in California

I am now a resident of California. Oakland, California to be exact. Oakland is a half-hour drive over the Bay Bridge or a 15-minute rapid rail ride away from San Francisco. I didn't feel like I needed to live in San Francisco, possibly the queerest... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS 2010 Follow-Up Coverage: Global HIV/AIDS Funding; HIV/AIDS Studies, Releases

Media outlets continued to reflect on news from the International AIDS Conference-AIDS 2010 , which attracted over 19,000 participants from 197 countries to Vienna last week, according to the conference blog. The Washington Post reports... Read more »
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What tests were done exactly?...

Posted by dsaklad
1. Was the testing only for AIDS HIV or for other sexually transmitted diseases too?...
Asking precisely what tests were done makes the test results more clear.

2. What about getting vaccinated for hepatitis B and hepatitis A ?...

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The Shock Haven't Exactly Set In Yet!

Posted by Mathias1, 3 Replies
Hi, my name is Matthew and I just received my results back 2day HIV +. When the nurse told me, I just sat there and stared at her. Having my cousin in the room w/me help to ease the emotions. I am totally lost right now, and am worried about taking... Read more »

What exactly are "flu like symptoms"....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I know with HIV you can't go by symptoms (so they say). But if one was to experience them, they say you'd have "flu like" symptoms. What exactly does that mean? Is it stomach flu type of symptoms where you can't keep anything down, and you just... Read more »

Which tests did you get exactly?...

Posted by dsaklad, 1 Reply
People writing on this forum have mentioned
 their experiences about getting tested.

Please indicate what tests exactly...

Sexually transmitted diseases
a. Pharyngeal throat STDs...
     Urethral STDs...
     Anal STDs...
     AIDS HIV... Read more »