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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

Introduction What Is Inflammation? What Is IRIS? How Is It Diagnosed? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living With HIV Special Concerns for Women, Children and People Over 50 What Does the Research Show? Commentary Introduction It's a mouthful of a phrase, but immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) is a serious...
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Med Reaction In Late Stage AIDS/Hemolytic Responses

Hello:Recently, after 19+ years of resisting meds and remaining stable I began Truvada plus Isentress (January 2012; infection 9/1992). I've have never had CD4 counts above 400 throughout those years, and generally they were stuck in the...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Your response is better than the average, fabulous actually. It could be a number of factors including your residual underlying immune system (and having lived for so long successfully with infection) and the virus strain. Yes, IRIS could occur, but... Read more »

borderline reaction

what does borderline reaction mean in an HIV test result...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
This term is sometimes used by people to describe the situation of having a positve ELISA test followed by an "indeterminate" Western blot. The Western blot is a serologic test that shows antibody reactions to various antigens associated... Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Saliva is not considered to be an HIV transmission risk unless it contains visible blood. See below.Dr. BobDr. Bob, very worried. Saliva came in touch with open wound,Nov 14, 2007 Dr. Bob, An escort was licking my face, later i realised that i... Read more »

Allergic Reaction

How can a person have AIDS (immunocomprised) but still have an allergic reaction (ex. to medication)?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
This can occur because different parts of the immune system, which is quite complex, are responsible for different phenomena. HIV does not destroy the part of the immune system responsible for allergic reactions.... Read more »
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DNF Forms and International Media Reaction

Posted by Anonymous
It isn't hard not to notice that the same story (same wording)
is being printed all over the place. I can't be sure, but it looks like
the international press is just taking dictation from TAC.
Or maybe they just work for the same employer - the... Read more »

Looking for people to interview with HIV or AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
Hi,
I am writing a series of articles about AIDS and HIV infections aimed at college students in Pullman and Moscow Idaho. Many students feel their risk of catching such a disease in a small town is virtually non-existant. I have had difficulty... Read more »

How many people have HIV / AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am curious to the number of people alive in the US with HIV / AIDS. On the CDC website it states that as of Deceober a total of about 770,000 cases had been reported. Then later on it states that about 400,000 people have died. Are those... Read more »

7/9: Staten Island, NY: A Health Living Luncheon for People Living with HIV and AIDS

Posted by bartleby
A Health Living Luncheon for People Living with HIV and AIDS
Monday, July 9
Noon - 3:00pm
514 Bay Street (Soup Kitchen)
Staten Island, NY

Featuring: Blood Pressure Screening, Mental Health Screening, Nutritional Presentation - Eating the right foods,... Read more »