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How Soon Do You Recognize Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Majority of Nations Recognize HIV/AIDS as Security Issue, UNAIDS Director Piot Says at Brown University Forum

A majority of nations have come to recognize HIV/AIDS as a medical problem among marginalized populations and a security issue, as the disease continues to destroy populations, damage economies and destabilize nations, UNAIDS Executive Director... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IAS Announces Winners of Awards Recognizing HIV Researchers to Be Presented During AIDS 2012

"The International AIDS Society (IAS) [on Wednesday] announced nine winners of four prestigious scientific awards to be presented during the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) to be held in Washington, D.C., 22-27 July," an IAS press... Read more »
Penn Medicine

Engineered Killer T Cell Recognizes HIV-1's Lethal Molecular Disguises

Philadelphia, Pa. -- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and colleagues in the United Kingdom have engineered T cells able to recognize HIV-1 strains that have evaded the immune system. The findings of the study,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Recognizing AIDS in Historically Low Incident Areas

Dr. Gallant, Your sir name fits. My sister, who is about to turn 42, hasbeen sick for almost 3 years with a virus in the sackthat surrounds the heart (pericardium?). For the past two years herdoctors have repeatably said "She'll get over...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Pamela,... Read more »

Recognizing the virus

Dear Dr.,I am not an expert. Though I do study microbiology, the particular area of viruses is not my field. However, I was talking to a colleague the other day and he is an "expert" who told me about the intense research into fusion...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question(s) and comments.I agree that entry and fusion inhibitors are very exciting aspect to future strategies to treat HIV. There is much more than just stopping the virus in having an effective, long-term HIV treatment, never... Read more »

Ramsell/ADAP refusing to recognize Medi-Cal documents

I re-enrolled for ADAP this year. I've been on it for the last 12 years. I was told I had to apply for Medi-Cal and was given the LA address to go to. I called Medi-Cal for an office closer to my home, and was advised by Medi-Cal I could apply...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
Medi-Cal, unlike Social Security, requires you to apply at "your" Medi-Cal office based on your address, even if one is closer. My first question would be what are your chances of receiving Medi-Cal? If you have over $2,000 in the bank,... Read more »

how to recognize lambskin condom

Hi! Doc,I would like to know if there is a way to recognize a lambskin condom from a regular latex one. My story is I had protected vaginall and anal sex with a cws. I had my lifestyles condoms but she prefered to use her own (maybe she doesn't...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Natural lambskin condoms both look and feel different than latex or polyurethane. Buy some and check them out for yourself. I can't really comment on the color of the packaging in Canada. Besides, that can change at anytime for marketing... Read more »
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How to recognize thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Are "creamy plaques" of thrush easily recognized-do they stand out from the remaining surface of the tongue as white areas or does the whole tongue look white? I read that coated tongue occurs only on the top while thrush is likely to be in other... Read more »

HIV1?HIV2?HIV-O?HIV-N?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
We didn't even know about HIV until the 1980's. So, we invented a HIV1 test, only to find there is a HIV2. So, we invented a HIV2 only to find out there is a HIV-O. Why are we so ignorant to think there couldn't be another strain...for which we... Read more »

HIV-1? HIV-2? HIV-O?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
We didn't even know about HIV until the 1980's. So, we invented a HIV1 test, only to find there is a HIV2. So, we invented a HIV2 only to find out there is a HIV-O. Why are we so ignorant to think there couldn't be another strain...for which we... Read more »

Hiv 1/2 reliability vs Hiv-2 stand alone test ?

Posted by SRCHFRANS34, 1 Reply
Does anyone know the % of accuracy for Hiv-2 antibody detection with current Elisa 1/2 antibody tests ? Some of the 4-5 year old posted answers in the archives say 70% accuracy for Hiv-2 , has that changed with today's 1/2 tests ? I'm Finding a... Read more »