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Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

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aids

how does someone get aids?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...AIDS, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, is caused by infection with HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus. Being infected with HIV is not the same thing as "having" AIDS. When a person is infected with HIV, their immune system becomes Read more »

patient results

I have a patient with HBsag negative, Core total positive, and HBsab negative. Why would the HBsab... Read more »

Is HIV consider a viral infection

Recently after a low risk encounter, I kept on feeling nausea and did vomit out 2 times. Went to... Read more »
Articles
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Abstracts: Incidence of Cardiac Abnormalities in Children With Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

... Objective: To describe the five-year cumulative incidence of cardiac dysfunction in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected children. Study Design: We used a prospective cohort design, enrolling children at 10 hospitals. Group I included Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Behaviors and Procreational Intentions of Adolescents and Young Adults With Perinatally Acquired Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection: Experience of an Urban Tertiary Center

...to assess sexual knowledge, behaviors, and procreational intentions of adolescents and young adults with perinatally acquired human immunodeficiency virus (PNA HIV) infection. As children with PNA HIV increasingly survive to adolescence and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Impact of Individual Antiretroviral Drugs on the Risk of Myocardial Infarction in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Patients

... The authors noted that the role of exposure to specific antiretroviral drugs on the risk of myocardial infarction (MI) in HIV-positive patients has been a subject of debate in medical literature. "To assess whether we confirmed the association... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Acute Myocardial Infarction in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Patients

...coronary event (9; 45 percent) than uninfected control patients in the approximately 15-month follow up. This study suggests that HIV infection is associated with an increased rate of restenosis after percutaneous coronary intervention. This... Read more »
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something went horribly wrong .

Posted by zinhle, 4 Replies
a couple of days ago my boyfreind and i were having sex. while i was on top of him he was rubing his penis lightly against my private parts with no protection.( he is also infeted by the way) can this have possibly re-infected me? thats the first... Read more »

Teens with AIDS!

Posted by Anonymous
...AIDS among adolescents, ages 13 through 19, were reported through December 2001. The number of adolescents living with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection is estimated to be much higher. Data from the 36 states that conduct HIV case... Read more »

NOT A MYTH

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...taken into account. References 1. Ippolito G, Puro V, Heptonstall J, Jagger J, De Carli G, Petrosillo N. Occupational human immunodeficiency virus infection in health care workers: worldwide cases through September 1997. Clin Infect Dis... Read more »

Attitudes on HIV Drugs Revealed

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...respected. Reference Lenert LA et al. Adverse effects of medications and trade-offs between length of life and quality of life in human immunodeficiency virus infection. American Journal of Medicine: 113, 229-232, 2002 Read more »