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In What Year Was The Disease Aids Was Dicovered Aids Discovered

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

What Is AIDS, HIV and HIV Disease?

What Is HIV? What Is AIDS? What Is HIV Disease? What Is HIV? Each letter stands for the following terms: H -- Human -- because this virus can only infect human beings. I -- Immuno-deficiency -- because the effect of the virus is to create a deficiency, a failure to work properly, within the body's immune system. V -- Virus -- because this organism is a virus, which means one of its characteristics is that it is...
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Discovering AIDS in Eastern Europe & Cental Asia

Why did it take so long for AIDS to get to Central Asia and Eastern Europe....
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
It probably was there all along, but was not being talked about until freedom of information became an issue. DTD... 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 »

I have just discovered (Sudan)

I have just discovered that i am HIV+ what instant medication can i start on and what to order.. unfortunately further confirmatory testing and the CD4 count and viral load tests cannot be done in my country (juba sudan).. I am an active sports...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for your post from Sudan.I'm sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis-- you should know that HIV medications need not be started immediately, nor necessarily for all persons. If your feeling well and don't have any... 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 »
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living with AIDS for 19 years

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My partner came down with AIDS in 1980 and we both went to
S.F. General for immune dysfunction testing. My partner was very
immune depressed and soon died in 1986. I've continued to live
... Read more »

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 »