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Illness Caused By Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

BCG Vaccine Causing Illness, Death Among HIV-Positive Infants, Report Says

The BCG vaccine, which aims to prevent tuberculosis among children in developing countries, might be causing illness and death among some HIV-positive infants, researchers said on Friday, the Los Angeles Times reports. The findings are included... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Influenzavirus Infection Is a Primary Cause of Febrile Respiratory Illness in HIV-Infected Adults, Despite Vaccination

"There are, to our knowledge, no prospective studies of respiratory tract infections in [HIV]-infected adults in the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) era. We performed a surveillance study of outpatients who presented with fever and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS-Related Illnesses Likely Will Be Third Leading Cause of Death Worldwide Within 25 Years, Study Says

AIDS-related illnesses within the next 25 years are likely to become the third leading cause of death worldwide after heart disease and stroke, according to a study published on Monday in PLoS Medicine , the AP/ Miami Herald reports.... Read more »
Ask the Experts


my partner and i always practice safe sex, but last night the condom must had come off and we did not know until after we finished. he is + undetectable and I am a woman that is + not undetectable and I have not started on any meds because my cd4...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The risk of superinfection/dual infection between poz partners is real; however, exactly how often this occurs we do not know. It appears to be more likely early in the course of HIV disease. I would not be excessively worried. Both you and your... Read more »

Quality of life for long-term HIV+ Persons. What to expect if diagnosed with multple HIV related illnesses?

I have been HIV+ for about 10 years now. Ive been on several different medication regimes, since I was first diagnosed, and my counts have all been excellent over the years (CD4 above 400 and Viral load undetectable). Ive also had the same Doctor...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The Side Effect of therapy forum is focused on brief discussions of side effects of specific HIV medication. In general there is continued concern that long term infection with HIV can lead to premature aging and maybe associated with a wide range... Read more »


Hi i was wondering if hiv/aids can cause serouis mental illness. If you could give me an answer i whould have a decent answer for my best friend that is slowly going more deprested every day. thank you much....
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
The unambiguous answer is "Yes." HIV can very definitely cause severe mental and emotional problems for two reasons. The first is an understandable, and very often seen, but not universal reactive depression to the diagnosis itself of... Read more »

Critical illness policies and HIV+ status

I took out a critical illness policy about 5 years ago for which I had to take an HIV test and was negative. I'm now positive and am concerned that if I were to get cancer or one of the other illnesses which would normally cause the policy to...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
You and the insurer have documentation that you were HIV negative when you obtained the policy. You would not be making a claim under false pretenses if you were to file an HIV-related or any other claim at this point. The testing an insurer does at... Read more »
Connect With Others

Think I might have hiv or other illness

Posted by VAmberwaves7, 2 Replies
My name is Vanessa I have been with my boyfriend for about a year and he is the only one I have been with without a condom he said he has been with girls without really been tested for stds or hiv. I have always been tested for hiv and stds of last... Read more »

Worried about illness

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am a gay male and I had several encounters with other men last spring. I was usually giving oral sex, but never to the point of ejaculation in my mouth. In April, I got really sick for nearly 3 days. I had a very high fever (103)--but no... Read more »

dear jackie,please dont say im mad,im really ill,.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
dear jackie,im now nearly one year post/exposure,
ive had 2 bdna,and 1 pro viral dna tests,and also various antibody tests.all neg,or im also going to see a head doctor,one of the best they say at chelsea and westminister in london.just in case it... Read more »

The way we address HIV is cause for concern

Posted by bradford
The way we address HIV is cause for concern.

The truth is that there are millions of people living to whom HIV has not caused illness and death. This information brings joy and hope to the heart of any person who has ever dreaded the onset of AIDS.

Ini... Read more »