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How Is Hiv Distributed

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Microsporidiosis

Causal Agents Life Cycle Geographic Distribution Clinical Features Laboratory Diagnosis Treatment [Brachiola spp. ] [Encephalitozoon cuniculi] [Encephalitozoon hellem] [Encephalitozoon intestinalis ( syn. Septata intestinalis)] [Enterocytozoon bieneusi] [Nosema spp. ] [Pleistophora sp. ] [Trachipleistophora spp. ] [Vittaforma corneae ( syn. Nosema corneum)] --> Causal Agents The term microsporidia is also...
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type and distribution of Hodgkin's Disease in hiv- and hiv+ patients

Hello,I read in a post that the type and distribution of HD seen in HIV+ patients is different from that of HIV- patients. I was hoping you could either elaborate and let me know what the differences are. I have searched on the web endlessly, and am...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Hodgkin's disease (HD) is indeed reasonably common in HIV-positive patients. HD is a form of lymphoma. HD is also not that uncommon in HIV-negative patients.HD is HIV-positive patients differs from that in HIV-negative patients in several... Read more »

Free distribution of pairs of HIV home test kits

Are there any programs anywhere distributing pairs of home HIV test kits for no charge? Would the cost for free distribution of kits be less than the cost of health care for those who have got infected with HIV?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Home tests are not available for free. The cost varies between US$30 toUS$50. These tests are not free, since it costs money to pay for themanufacturing of these kits, as well as the costs of running the tests... Read more »

Diference in fat distribution with diferent meds?

Is it possible that you may experience more or less fat distribution problems with different protease inhibitors or do you experience the SAME with all of them. Thank you...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There may be a difference between the PIs but that has not been well studied. Anecdotally, less fat problems have been seen with amprenavir, saquinavir, and then nelfinavir compared to indinavir and ritonavir. Other factors may also be important... Read more »

body fat distribution change

I'm HIV + since 1986 and started "treatment" in early 1992, now on the cocktail. I am 38 and have noticed the my body fat has "relocated" all over my body. My "normal" adult weight has been 115 pounds (female...
Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D.

University of California Berkeley & San Francisco
What has happened to you is happening to people with HIV infection on treatment, throughout the world. It has been called the "lipodystrophy" and the "paunch" syndrome. I have seen probably hundreds of patients with exactly... Read more »
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global distribution of hiv subtypes

Posted by Anonymous
http://www.iapac.org/vaccines/images/obtaclesfig1.jpg

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subtype distribution maps

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
http://hiv-web.lanl.gov/content/hiv-db/geography/map_right.html

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Life Guard

Posted by monkeyfelo1
Take a moment and check out this video about Life Guard a free condom distribution network in Washington, DC. Life Guard is a community led coalition bringing together 5 service providers. This link is to a 7 minute video about our work.
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Bilingual Needle Exchange Worker (Americorps) oreg

Posted by Anonymous
Organization: HIV Alliance
Bilingual Needle Exchange Worker (Americorps)

The Community Connections Coordinator will accompany staff on needle exchanges and provide health education (especially HIV and Hep C prevention, vein care, and harm... Read more »