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Columbia University's Health & Related ServicesThe best way to identify an infection is to have an examination with your doctor and have the appropriate diagnostic tests performed. Since symptoms of different infections in the urinary tract are similar, testing should identify the cause.RMK... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,Yes, some sexually transmitted diseases, such as HIV and syphilis, are reported to the health department. This helps epidemiologists keep track of how the epidemic is spreading and where new infections are occurring. It also helps in... Read more »
Columbia University's Health & Related ServicesIt is highly unlikely that you would become infected with HIV during kissing, given that there is no evidence that anyone has ever been infected this way. The saliva of HIV infected people does not cause infection in others.Getting an STD from... Read more »
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Posted by smithsonian10Hi all
I, like many many others from around the world, have been affected by what appears to be a mystery virus that attacks the immune system hard. It's been a year of hell and I take no solace in the knowledge that I am not alone with this.
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Posted by bura, 3 RepliesHello,
It has been sometime i've made a posting. Just wanna update my condition. I still have night sweats,i have swelling under my armpits, i have a slight swelling on the joint between my leg and torso. I do have scallop toungue. I have been... Read more »
Posted by optimistic2009Researchers from the University of North Carolina and Merck are identifying promising new leads in the search for agents that may be able to purge HIV from resting CD4 cells, a key requirement for any prospect of a cure for HIV infection.
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Posted by Mssimone, 1 ReplyIs this a good thing?
Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV
American and Canadian researchers have identified a human gene called TRIM22 that can block HIV infection by preventing certain forms of the virus from replicating, CBC News reported.
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