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How Is Hiv Different From Aids

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Major differences between HIV and AIDS

My wife was diagnosed about 8 months ago and I watched the conversion process. Is the conversion process similar when converting to AIDS? What should I watch for? The other question is, what are some of the major, distinct differences in the two...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Sorry to hear about your wife.I think you're confused. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS (and the seroconversion that you report). There is only one virus, not two. With time HIV causes immune damage, when the damage Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Religious Differences in HIV/AIDS Discussion

... An effort to promote HIV prevention in Philadelphia's churches and mosques is underscoring how different cultures in the city respond to the epidemic. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Different HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategies Being Debated After Detection of Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain

...Following New York City health officials' announcement last week that they have detected a rare, drug-resistant HIV strain, HIV/AIDS experts and advocates are examining different prevention strategies, some calling for a "renewed commitment to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Examines Brazilian-U.S. Differences on HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment Policies

... The Washington Post on Thursday examined the "ideological disagreement" between the Brazilian and U.S. governments over HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment policies. The U.S. government has "officially adopted" abstinence messages as the... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Study Confirms Gender Differences in Progression from HIV to AIDS

...gender-specific differences of HIVinfection. Despite their lower initial viral levels, women suffer the lossof immune cells and develop AIDS just as swiftly as men. The findings,reported in the March 8 issue of The New England Journal of... Read more »
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1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. The CDC numbers, based on 2006 data, show the population living with HIV is growing as people become newly infected and as more patients survive thanks to HIV drugs. The report also... Read more »

Making a documentary on HIV/AIDS in Af.Americans

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...students. Our goal is to find out what we can do to make a difference, how we can support the health of those living with HIV and AIDS and also promote prevention. If you are interested, please e-mail me at Read more »

Have I Gone from HIV to AIDS? HELP!!!!

Posted by CLT, 4 Replies
...a prescription for Atripla. Thank GOD I have good insurance and will be able to afford the drugs. Questions? Do I now have AIDS? Will things be instantly better once I start meds this weekend? Anyone out there on Atripla who has NEVER been on... Read more »

Transition from HIV to Aids

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...killing the T-helpers making it possible for opportunistic infections to impair someones health. How does it become labeled Aids, when I thought that the HIV virus was the same thing as Aids? Read more »