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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

.... Studies have shown that treating STDs in HIV-infected individuals decreases both the amount of HIV in genital secretions and how frequently HIV is found in those secretions (Fleming, Wasserheit, 1999). Herpes can make people more susceptible to HIV infection, and it can make HIV-infected individuals more infectious. It is critical that all individuals, especially those with herpes , know whether they are infected with HIV and, if...
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Thanks - Negative HIV results (so far) but similar symptoms

Dr Bob,I don't have a question...I just wanted to send an email thanking you for the support you regularly provide. In turn, I would like to pledge a $200 donation to your foundation in the hope that my small contribution will allow you to continue...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...reinforces several concepts I stress repeatedly in this forum:Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected.If you've placed yourself at risk for an STD, get tested.HIV/AIDS is everyone's problem.As for your... Read more »

SOME ARE HIV POSITIVE AND SOME ARE NOT

I HAVE BEEN HIV POSITIVE FOR 14 YEARS. MY CURRENT BOYFRIEND FOR THE LAST 4 YRS (WHICH IS NEGATIVE) HAS BEEN HAVING UNPROTECTED SEX FOR THE PAST 4 YEARS. WE HAVE A DAUGHTER THAT IS 3 YRS OLD. SHE IS NEGATIVE. HE HAS BEEN TESTED SEVERAL TIME THROUGH...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...Transmission of HIV depends on a number of factors such as the viral load of the partner and the type and duration of sex. Also, some people are more susceptible to HIV infection than others. BJ Read more »

Antibodies present but not hiv virus

If you have antibodies in a hiv test, is there a chance that you may have had a close call with HIV virus but not carrying it? in other words, have they just come into contact but not carrying hiv?
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...There are some individuals (i.e. some sex workers in Africa, partners of HIV+ people) who have been exposed to the virus but not infected. Researchers have been able to deduce prior exposure by responses Read more »

meningitis to hiv

Dear Dr. Horwath:My question is the relation with HIV and Meningitis. I had a fiance who passed 2 years ago from hiv/aids. the truth about how shw contracted the virus was never clearly given other than she had contracted meningitis 5 years...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Cryptococcal meningitis is a specific type of fungal meningitis that is common in people with AIDS, and is caused by the weakening of the immune systems by HIV. HIV also makes people more susceptible to a variety of Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Treatment of Drug-Susceptible Tuberculosis Disease in HIV-Infected Persons

...these guidelines; however, please refer to the Treatment of Tuberculosis 1 for complete recommendations. The management of HIV-related tuberculosis (TB) disease is complex. Although the treatment of TB in persons with HIV is essentially the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Circumcision Might Not Provide Protection Against HIV in Men Who Have Sex With Men

...risk of HIV infection because they were already infected with the genital herpes virus (herpes simplex type 2), which can make people more susceptible to HIV," Reuters notes. The findings, published in the journal AIDS, show that "5 percent of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Column Discusses HIV/AIDS Risks for Black Women

...adventures of four black women" instead of white women, "one of the lead characters could credibly have tested positive for" HIV, Johnathon Briggs, director of communications at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago , writes in a Chicago Tribune ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Research Identifies Why People With HIV Are More Likely to Develop TB

... Researchers recently identified why people who have HIV/AIDS are more susceptible to getting tuberculosis, the ANI/ Times of India reports. The research, which is published Read more »
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When does a person start taking ARV meds?

Posted by Carrie, 5 Replies
My boyfriends CD4 count is over 1100 and his Viral count is under 400. From my own researching, this appears to still be ok (considering the circumstances of course). He said though that today at the dr they want to start him on antiretroviral... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...found, and many were previously infected with HIV. Resistance testing and analysis of blood samples from these men and other people with potentially similar HIV strains are underway and will likely take weeks or months to complete. So far, no... Read more »

Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
...Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV 05-Mar-2007 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered that cells in the mucosal lining of human genitalia produce Read more »

Looking for some answers please!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have a question. Does anyone know how many people have actually been studied to determine the window period? Hundreds? Thousands? Can such small study groups really represent Read more »