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How Many People Are Infected With Hiv In Canada

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Listeria and HIV

Food-borne illnesses are not new to people living in Canada. However, an outbreak of one particular germ -- Listeria -- linked to the consumption of tainted processed meat has recently occurred. Listeria is of particular concern because this bacterium can cause severe infection (listeriosis) in people with weakened immunity. At press time, no one with HIV has contracted this illness, though at least 54 people have developed listeriosis and 20...
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preventive vaccine in canada approved by FDA, what will happen to millions infected then?

so finally there is preventive vaccine from canada got approved by FDA. seems the vaccine is 100% effective. in that case what will happen to millions already infected? they will be left unnoticed after there is preventive vaccine. why there is no...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Whoa there pardner,Criticism is good, but poorly researched criticism looks only like a rant and is disrespectful at the least.The preventive vaccine that you speak of hasn't been FDA approved, only the very first phase 1 clinical trial has... Read more »

HIV TEST AT 14 Weeks?/Canada and U.S.A. testing

At testing clinics throughout Canada they always reccomend that someone mustwait 14 weeks after a possible exposure, prior to being tested. With all the conflictinginformation could it mean that little is understood about seroconversion? Could you...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your inquiry. Most of the confusion about waiting periodsfor getting tested is due to the fact that there are really 3 time points asto when people show positive on the test.The AVERAGE period of time that an infected person will... Read more »

CANADA

Hi Dr. Holodniy,I live in Ontario, Canada. I called the AIDS hotline and they said for me to test three months after my exposure and that i dont need to be tested again that the three month test is reliable enough. But then i come on here and notice...
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
Different countries have different recommendations. The CDC in the U.S. recommends testing to 6 months. There are not my recommendations. I am just reporting what is considered policy here. From what we understand of the limited data that is... Read more »

Swine flu and HIV-infected People

Any special precautions that people with HIV should take in the face of swine flu?Are there interactions between HIV meds and swine flu meds?should i get a flu vaccine now if I didnt get one before the winter?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, none is being recommended at this time. (See below.) But stay tuned and we'll keep you posted, OK?Dr. BobSwine FluApr 30, 2009 Hello Dr. Bob. I am asking this question in hopes that you will respond and people will read it. What... Read more »
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Mailing list for HIV(-) people who are infected

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know the URL for the mailing list/message board for people who have been infected wih HIV for more than 1 year, yet still test negative via ELISA. For those of us who still have residual symptoms, we know how bogus these HIV/ AIDS tests... Read more »

BIO-ALCAMID RECEIVES HEALTH CANADA APPROVAL!

Posted by bradford
The arrival of Bio-Alcamid is exceptional news to men and women suffering from Lipoatrophy, the disfiguring condition that is often a result of the antiretroviral drugs used to treat HIV infection and AIDS.


BIO-ALCAMID RECEIVES HEALTH CANADA... Read more »

Rapid Testing in Canada

Posted by Regret101, 3 Replies
If you are Canadian you probably know that rapid testing was instituted and then taken away because of testing not being accurate enough. Well I did some research and found out that Rapid Testing is in Ontario(Toronto). In only ONE PLACE in... Read more »

I was denied an HIV test in Canada..

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

Hi,

I live in Alberta, Canada and about a 5 weeks ago I had
a possible exposure. I went to the provincial clinics here and was turned down for an HIV test because their policy is to test only 3 months after the possible incident. They feel
that... Read more »