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Information On HIV

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Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More U.S. Residents Gather Health Information, Including HIV/AIDS Information, From Fictional TV Shows, Los Angeles Times Reports

Increasing numbers of U.S. residents gather and trust health information, including HIV/AIDS information, seen on fictional prime-time television shows, the Los Angeles Times reports. According to a survey conducted by CDC in 1999, 50% of the 38... Read more »
Project Inform

Getting Informed About HIV

What Is HIV Disease? Simply put, HIV disease is a disease of the immune system, although it can affect other parts of the body like the brain or kidneys. HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) causes disease because it gets into immune cells --... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual and Reproductive Life of Women Informed of Their HIV Seropositivity: A Prospective Cohort Study in Burkina Faso

Of the 16,000 new HIV infections that occur every day in the world, 1,600 affect children, chiefly in Africa. Almost all these children acquire HIV infection from their mothers. Treatment of mother alone or mother and child with antiretrovirals and... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Information on HIV progression

I'm interested in information on HIV progression. I've heard two scenarios: 1. Once infected HIV, it may take 8-15 yearsbefore tcell counts drop to 200 or below....
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Both scenarios can be true. The average time from seroconversion to AIDS (as defined clinically, not by CD4 count) is about 10 years. However, that number comes from studies that were carried out before we began treating people early with highly... Read more »

Need information for HIV inmate.

I came across The Body website while searching for information to send my nephew who was just diagnosed with HIV 04/06. He is in Nevada State Prison and information is extremely limited. There is so much info but non pertains to someone in the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear Auntie M,I'm sorry to hear about your nephew; I'm personally not familiar with the Nevada Department of Corrections system, so I'll have to speak only in general terms.The key issues with someone in his situation is related to... Read more »

After 2 months BF informed me he is HIV+...please advise!

Dear Doc...I have been dating a guy for 2 months...just yesterday he told me that he was HIV+. I am HIV-. He did not disclose his HIV+ status to me and although we haven't had "intercourse" we have jerked off together and he did rub...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Why are you "completely floored?" We must consider the possibility that all our sexual partners could be HIV positive and always, always, always take the necessary precautions to prevent HIV transmission. Although I would have... Read more »

HIPPA and Information about HIV

As a provider of case management service for people living with HIV, how much information can I share with other parties who have a signed consent from the client to release information? Do I share all the particulars including progress notes, etc....
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
You can only disclose what an individual authorizes you to disclose. The authorizatin form should make it clear who you can share information with and what information can be shared.... Read more »
Connect With Others

A question for the HIV informed

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello all. I have been reading this board for months and never posted until now.
I first want to compliment you all on the information, compassion and support you give everyone here. You are, without a doubt, a special group of people.
Anyway, I... Read more »

Manager, Center for HIV Information SF

Posted by Anonymous
Manager, Center for HIV Information

Position Description
The UCSF Center for HIV Information (CHI) is a faculty-directed program of the Department of Medicine with a remarkably successful track record for developing key information resources on... Read more »

Conflicting HIV information for transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi there,
I am getting a little more worried. During the summer I was seeing someone. We didn't have intercourse, but there was a couple of dates where we did a lot of open mouth kissing and I did receive a blowjob from her for a couple of minutes... Read more »

OLD DRUG, NEW INFORMATION: SF Trial of Peptide T

Posted by Anonymous
OLD DRUG, NEW INFORMATION:
Recruitment to Open for Peptide T Anti-Viral Trial

(Contact Diane Cenko, HIVCARE Client Outreach Coordinator, 415-353-6215 or 6259)

San Francisco, Calif. - February, 2001 -- A phase II study of Peptide T to evaluate its... Read more »