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it was discovered that i was hiv+ at the end of 93

Posted by Anonymous
It was discovered that I was HIV positive at the end of 93. I
have been with the same partner since 83. We (both) have never
played out side of our relationship. My partner is HIV negitive.
His last check up was the end of 96. The last time we had... Read more »

HIV Positive Husband

Posted by Anonymous
Eight months ago, I discovered that I am HIV positive. I have likely had this disease for about five years. Currently, I'm taking meds. Since this discovery, my wife and I had not had sexual intercourse. I am terrified of giving this to her -- even... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Is "Newly Discovered" HIV Pathogenic Mechanism Really New?

Hello, Can you please tell me if the recent news that a new self-destruction mechanism, used by HIV... http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/cellular_suicide_1667_24962.shtml http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2013/12/18/science.1243640...is...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Nope. The IFI16 report from the UCSF group should be distinct from the actin-scavenger system.BY... Read more »

New Antibody Discovered for HIV

I have just watched a CNN interview with Dr. Fauci that revealed the discovery of a new antibody to fight the transmission of the HIV virus. Will this new antibody also become the basis for a possible cure for the disease. It sounds to good to be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This information is still hot off the press and very preliminary. Perhaps we'll hear more at the upcoming International AIDS Meetings in Vienna. See below for what we know so far. Stay tuned to The Body and we'll keep you informed as... Read more »

just discovered my fiancee is Hiv positve and am negative

I just discovered my fiancee is HIV positive and i am negative. we started unprotected sex 6 weeks before the test. i am afraid i might have contracted this dieases because i had small nail cut on my penis during this period we had sex. Can i start...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) should be started as soon as possible following exposure. PEP is not effective if started more than 72 hours post-exposure.If you start PEP after it is likely to be effective in preventing transmission, you can... Read more »

discovering a friend is postive

my friend just learned that he has aids and that he doesn't have much to live, what happens now and how long does a person usually live upon discovering this diagnosis? he told me that the doctor told him that he waited too long but how i ask...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV infection most often takes many years (average 10 but wide range) to damage the imune system before symptoms develop and life threatening infections are seen.I hope your friend has access to a good HIV specialist--often HIV treatment can reverse... Read more »
Articles
Bionor Immuno AS

New Path to Therapeutic HIV Vaccine Discovered by Studying Immunologic Profile of Rare HIV Controllers

Oslo -- Based on encouraging results from pre-clinical research, Bionor Immuno AS, today announced intentions to take the therapeutic and potentially preventative HIV-vaccine candidate Vacc-C5 into a Phase I/II clinical trial. The research results... Read more »
TheBody.com

Long-Term HIV Survivor Discovers the Power of Twitter

Social media isn't just for the kids to give people a blow-by-blow of their day -- it's also being used to raise awareness around a range of important issues. The Chicago Tribune reported on the impact that Rae Lewis-Thornton , a popular blogger... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cases of Discrimination Against HIV-Positive Children Discovered in U.K., Group Says

HIV-positive children throughout the United Kingdom are being turned away and excluded from primary and secondary schools, which is against the country's anti-discrimination laws, London's Observer reports. According to an investigation by the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing Project Discovers 18,000 New Cases

A CDC initiative to expand HIV testing and link those infected to care resulted in more than 18,000 new diagnoses, the agency reported Thursday. Launched in 2007, the three-year, $111 million Expanded HIV Testing Initiative operated in 25... Read more »