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How The Aids Virus Can Affect You

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Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Researchers Need to Know How Evolutionary Life of Viruses Affects Evolution of Humans, Animals, Opinion Piece Says

"[B]efore researchers can develop new drugs" to "stave off the worst that viruses" -- such as HIV -- and "bacteria can produce, ... they must understand the evolutionary nature of individual diseases and how viruses and bacteria, in turn, shape the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Push Aims to Find Cure for AIDS Virus

The head of the International AIDS Society (IAS) is calling for more investment into HIV research, as governments globally cannot put patients on treatment fast enough to keep pace with new infections. "At the moment, for every one person... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Asia Needs to Build on Existing HIV/AIDS Programs Before Millions Contract Virus, WHO Official Says

Asia's HIV/AIDS epidemic could rival sub-Saharan Africa's if efforts are not made to step up prevention campaigns and deliver more resources and drugs to affected people, Jack Chow, World Health Organization assistant director for HIV/AIDS,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Does PCP only affect a person with HIV virus?

My husband has PCP. Does this mean that his is a carrier of the HIV virus or AIDS?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
PCP can occcur in other immunodeficient states, such as lymphoma or severe protein-calorie malnutrition. Most people are infected with Pneumocystis when they are small children, and this is either an asymptomatic infection or winds up being... Read more »

Dear Doctor, Does this mean that I won't have the HIV virus, and I can't transmit HIV virus even if I had.

Dear Doctor, Here is an update from http://www.thebody.com/updates/2007-03-01.html Herpes Treatment Can Control Herpes and HIV Viral Load, Study Finds Treatment with the herpes drug Valtrex (valacyclovir) not only reduces the viral load of herpes...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
You are right to say that some people who are severely immunosuppressed (as you may be) can have a false negative HIV antibody test. In that setting, the best test to determine infection becomes a PCR test, or some other antigen detection assay.... Read more »

hiv+ 10 months. too late for pep.boyfrnd died full blw aids now im +..does his strain of virus matter for me

i have been hiv+ for 10 mos. too late for pep. my cd4 804 viral load 5300. shld i begin tx.md says cd4 under 500 isnt betr to start early?my boyfrnd passed from full aids.but undetect.viral.is his strain affect me in any way. thank you very much for...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
In the US, recent guidelines recommend all people with HIV, regardless of CD4 cell count, should start HIV meds if willing and able. The 500 threshold is falling apart. Your options are to start now or watch and wait ti see what trends occur with... Read more »

Can AIDS affect your heart?

I've been investigating about AIDS and it called my attention that your heart can be affected. Can I avoid this? After being diagnosed how long would it take the virus to damage my heart? ...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Uncontrolled HIV infection can cause inflammation which has been shown to increase chances of cardiovascular events. But it is impossible to predict who will be affected and when the first event may happen after infection. Everyone has certain... Read more »
Connect With Others

Can Herpes Virus affect testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a girl of unknown status, 1 week later I got blisters and was diagnosed with Herpes, as if that wasn't bad enough I began having other symptoms. I was tested by elisa at 10 weeks and negative. Can the herpes infection... Read more »

dear gmanbil Can HIV affect the liver?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
dear gman,hiv itself affect the liver,while NOT on meds?,
my liver enzymes are always raised.my recent DNA PCR WAS NEG,for HIV.

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OZONE PROVEN TO KILL AIDS VIRUS

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I PURCHASED A MEDICAL OZONE DEVICE.VERY HIGH QUALITY DEVICE.IF USED PROPERLY IT IS COMMONLY REPORTED TO KNOCK OUT AIDS.THE CONCEPT AND DEVICE IS DEFAMED BY FDA AND AMA BECAUSE OF SPECIAL INTERESTS AND IGNORANCE IN THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY.THE... Read more »