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Is Hiv And Aids The Same Thing

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Paranoid about AIDS HIV. It's a good thing.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Being paranoid about AIDS HIV is probably a good thing because there's a possibility people who feel that way might change what they do that put them at risk.

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Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

one last thing thoughts become things

Posted by sillygirl2014, 1 Reply
So how true is this also my friend said to me your thoughts become things.

If you keep saying and freating you have cancer you get it.

If you keep thinking, googling, freating you have hiv you get it.

Etc etc

Now I told her she is not a very good friend... Read more »

Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by bartleby, 2 Replies
Before you worry your head off about HIV, please make sure you understand some basics to see if you if you were at risk.
What is HIV?
How is HIV transmitted? Read more »

Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by health2010, 1 Reply
is it true that an hiv test is invalid if the blood drawn for the test is among several drawings of blood duirng the same session for other tests? Read more »
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Symptoms Consistent with ARS...Is/Are There Such Thing/Things? (ARS SYMPTOMS, 2011)

Dear Dr. Bob,I know you have pointed out again and again that symptoms are extremely unreliable in diagnosing HIV/AIDS. Besides being a cold hard fact, it also helps to lighten up those reading this forum who are plagued by anxiety and guilt...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.The reason to get an HIV test is potential HIV exposure, not the presence or absence of symptoms. The take-home lesson is if you've put yourself at risk for HIV, you need an HIV test. It really is just that straightforward.Regarding a... Read more »

Aids/Lymphoma/Fungal infection-- too many things happening at once

What is the prognosis for someone who is in full-blown AIDS ( CD4=75), with agressive, stage IV lymphoma, who curretnly has a "life-threatening" fungal infection and a pseudomonas infection. We were advised that if they could hold off for...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
The prognosis is actually quite good. If the tumor is doubling in size so rapidly, then the tumor is more likely to be very responsive to chemotherapy. The person is question needs all the things treated simultaneously. He needs the infections... Read more »

10 things to know about hiv

dr wohl i recently read an article i believe you wrote recently called ,"10 things you should know about hiv" i believe you stated that you should never combine viread with abacavir. I am worried because i am on a regimen of trizivir and...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
HiI am not sure which article this is but let me set the record straight by saying there is NO problem with combining tenofovir and abacavir. Your doc has tried to augment the Trizivir (AZT+3TC+abacavir) by adding tenofovir. We don't know if... Read more »

is there such thing as HIV- carriers?

Hello Doc,I have tested negative for HIV out to six months and believe I am negative per the recommendations of this site and my own doctor. However, yesterday I had a discussion with some co-workers that really freaked me out. I consider myself...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,No, there is no such thin as a dormant HIV carrier. Likewise, there is no such thing as a vampire, the tooth fairy, the Easter Bunny or a compassionate conservative, no matter what your whacko coworker may spout off about or what you may hear... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: 10 Things to Know About HIV/AIDS

The AIDS pandemic has already resulted in the deaths of approximately 11.7 million people worldwide and will ultimately cause the deaths of the estimated 30.6 million men, women and children around the globe still living with this disease. Roughly 6... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NPR's "All Things Considered" Examines HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Washington, D.C.

NPR 's "All Things Considered " on Tuesday examined the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Washington, D.C. According to NPR, the rate of new AIDS cases reported each year in the district is 10 times the national average. Of the district's more than 500,000... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

10 Things You Can Do for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Get tested for HIV. You can find a testing center in your area on , or by texting your ZIP code to "KNOW IT" (566948). Home HIV tests are also available. Learn more at . Add the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NPR's "All Things Considered" Examines Efforts to Provide HIV/AIDS Treatment to Children in Kenyan Slum

NPR's "All Things Considered " on Thursday profiled the efforts of an HIV/AIDS clinic operated by Medecins Sans Frontieres in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, to provide treatment to thousands of HIV-positive children. Clinic Coordinator Rachel... Read more »