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How Do You Get Infected With AIDS

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you feel sick, you are sick; if you feel healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing subtle changes in the immune system long before an infected...
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A cure for HIV infection and AIDS

Dear Dr. Aberg,Is anyone optermistic that we will ever find a Cure for HIV infection and AIDS? Either by immobilizing HIV, Restoring the Human Immune System, Or eliminating all HIV and HIV infected cells out of the Human Body? I was told that we are...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
This is a difficult question to answer. In medicine the two terms we do not like to use is "always" (or "absolutely") and "never". I do not believe we are close to eliminating the virus totally but each year we have... Read more »

Will it infected with the AIDS ?

In the bathroom,Share rub zao towel,rub a wound ,not bleeding.Will it infected with the AIDS ?...
Rev. Todd A. Brown

Response from Rev. Todd A. Brown

Partnerships for Hope
My friend:You will not get infected with HIV by sharing a bathroom, a towel. If a person has a wound always use universal precautions which is wearing gloves.... Read more »

Primary infection to aids - time period

HiI am sure I am HIV positive and will be tested this week. Six months ago I had a three week affair with a lady and we did not use condoms everytime. She assures me she had been tested and was not HIV, although within six weeks of the contacts I...
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
It takes years to progress.MH... Read more »

Scared I was infected at Aids project testing site

Hi Dr Bob, After 8 years I finaly got the courage to go take a rapid test at my local site called the aids project. I felt great after hearing my counselor tell me that my oraquick test was negative. That feeling only lasted for a few days while I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Scared in Mass.,You state, ". . . I think I am going crazy." I agree!Imagining faint red lines that really aren't there, worrying about scraped knuckles, fearing a lancet that has been safety engineered so it can't possibly... Read more »
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My Sister is infected with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I work in an HIV/AIDS recherch in instute till 10 years, in West Africa. My sister used to be sick. Sometime for 3 or 4 days and sometime for 1 or 2 weeks. The last time I ask here to go to a VCT center. And There we found that she was infected.... Read more »

newly infected could possibly have aids

Posted by johnjsteinbeck, 1 Reply
i was recently infected but belive i am an extremely fast progressor. after sero my immune system was basically nil. and it has slowly gotten better.

However i now have early symptomatic signs of hiv. I have recurrent bouts of angular cheiltis,... Read more »

How long should an AIDS infected person wait.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was hoping someone could share with me the appropriate amount of time a person that is AIDS infected should wait before resuming contact with someone who has recieved live vaccinations. I want to make sure my father-in-law stays healthy as long... Read more »

HIV neg woman sex with AIDS infected man

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have a question that may sound stupid...I am an HIV neg female who had sex with my really close friend who has progressed to AIDS. I used a female condom and he used a condom as well. This is the second time this has happened and I have been... Read more »