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How Will I Know If I'm Infected With Hiv Or Aids

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jamaica: Most HIV/AIDS Carriers Don't Know They Are Infected

Highlighting the need for increased voluntary HIV testing, the Ministry of Health (MOH) says two-thirds of the estimated 27,000 Jamaicans living with HIV/AIDS are unaware they are infected. A recent testing event sponsored by MOH and Scotiabank... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Half of Montreal HIV Transmissions by People Who Don't Know They're Infected

At a recent AIDS forum held in Montreal, a presentation showed HIV transmission during early infection is one of the epidemic's prime drivers in the city. Half of new HIV transmissions occur at a time when the transmitting patient is so recently... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What Adults With HIV Infection Should Know About the Novel H1N1 Flu (Formerly Called Swine Flu)

Are people with HIV/AIDS at greater risk than other people of infection with the 2009 H1N1 flu? What can people with HIV/AIDS do to protect themselves from the 2009 H1N1 flu? What are the symptoms of 2009 H1N1 influenza? What should... Read more »
Ask the Experts

How do I know if my husband w/AIDS is developing Dementia, PML, or neurological infection?

Dear Dr. Currier,First of all, thank you for all your help to us all! My husband is 26, t-cell count of 47, viral load of 185,000 and just started therapy of viracept, zerit, and epivir 3 weeks ago. Over the past year, I have been noticing him...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Dementia may be subtle in HIV+s, but diminished concentration and ability to do calculations are very typical symptoms. Neither dementia nor PML are associated with head/neck pain, and I suspect that may be a separate problem. He should be... Read more »

IS there an advantage of knowing early HIV infections?

I am sure without testing that i am HIV. Doctor told me two wait at least 2 months before HIV can be test positive. 1)Is there an advantages if i start treatment before seroconversion or should i wait? 2)What is the rate that CD4 cell decrease a...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
For early diagnosis of HIV infection after a known exposure to an infected person, plasma HIV RNA (viral load) can be done. The virus will show up in the blood before antibodies develop. There may be some benefit to early treatment of HIV infection... Read more »

benefits of knowing (pick me) (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2009)

In short I am afraid of perhaps being hiv positive. I was in a relationship for two years with someone and kind of left condoms out of the equation without testing. He didn't seem to be high risk having had a previous hiv test and 5 sexual...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,In essence you're wondering about the "benefits of knowing." See below. I've addressed this issue recently.Regarding a cure for HIV, we have an entire chapter devoted to that topic in the archives of this forum. I have... Read more »

I know the answer, but I ask anyway.... (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2010) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2010)

Well, here I am again, losing my mind very rapidly. In 2000 while in college, I had (3)pretty intense (one was really bloody), random, unprotected encounters with females I did not know. I mustered the courage to test during late 2001 and the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are absolutely correct: You do indeed "know the answer." Time to man-up, grow a set, and do what you know you need to do. As for being too terrified to get tested, see below.Good luck.Dr. BobHELP - very scared (concerning oral sex... Read more »
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EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT HIV INFECTION

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
http://www.hopkins-aids.edu/publications/book/03MMHIV1to3.pdf

or

Just go to http://www.hopkins-aids.edu/
click on the "publications" section.
In the drop down box, scroll to "Medical Mgmt of HIV Infection". Read more »

Is it illegal to infect somebody knowingly?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
if somebody lies to you about their HIV status and then goes on having sex with you and then you end up getting HIV, is that illegal?

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How To Know if I am Infected ?

Posted by Anonymous
How is it that people can go years without testing and not know they have HIV ? There has to be symptoms to this Deadly Virus, I just dont understand how people do not know they have it unless they test.

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HIV Causes AIDS -- And Knowing It Could Save Your

Posted by Anonymous
HIV Causes AIDS -- And Knowing It Could Save Your Life
By San Francisco AIDS Foundation

While the global HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to rage, a small number of fringe groups have been aggressively promoting misinformation about AIDS. Some claim that... Read more »