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Basic Facts About HIV and the Law

HIV/AIDS affects companies and organizations in many ways. Managers and labor leaders are gathering information, talking with their trade and professional associations, learning more about HIV/AIDS, and preparing strategies for HIV/AIDS programs and policies suitable for their companies. The majority of people infected with HIV are between the ages of 25-44 and are employed. The increase in the number of people with HIV means that there will be...
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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 »

How quick ? HIV to Aids

My brother has been recently (1 week ago) diagnosed with AIDS. He said that his last HIV in Oct. 2005 was negative. He is now full blown aids. CD4 count of only 86. I do not know his viral load numbers and have asked him to get these numbers...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Yes, it's entirely possible to progress from acute HIV infection to AIDS within a matter of a couple of years (or less).I don't think that persuing the timing of your brother's infection will do either of you much... Read more »

True fact?- 6 months until detection of hiv /aids

Is it a true fact that it takes up to 6 months from unprotected sexual encounter to detect in testing if you have came across and been infected with hiv/aids? How long does it really take from sexual encounter for hiv/aids to enter your body system...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:No. That is incorrect. The answer is three months. It takes three months for the body to produce enough antibodies to be detected by an antibody test. At 90 days you can get a conclusive HIV test result. In health,Richard... Read more »

Danger of quick jump in CD4

HolaI recently started HIV therapy and my numbers have made good improvement. Just prior to starting meds I was hospitalized, diagnosed with PCP. This diagnosis was made through radiology (four such x-rays during the course of my ailment offered...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The rapid increase in CD4 count that you have experienced is a good thing. I am not familiar with the study you mentioned about rapid rise in CD4 cells and bad outcomes. If you can find the source of the information about rapid rise in CD4 count... Read more »
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Hiv testing effectiveness please answer quick

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just found out the tests I've been taking are called Hiv chromotography, are these as sensitive as the elisa method?

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Facts. Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
How Do I Know If I Have HIV?


The only way to know for sure if you have HIV is to get an HIV test.

If you are at risk of HIV, you should have an HIV test every six months. You should also reduce your risk (see the section on Prevention).

Soon after... Read more »

Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
Key facts about HIV/AIDS
Reuters NewMedia - August 10, 2006
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The world's largest international AIDS conference opens in Toronto, on Sunday, 25 years after the epidemic... Read more »

2 quick question..hopefully a quick concise answer

Posted by anonworried
I am FULLY aware that nobody can attempt to diagnose themselves on the internet.

-- "typically" how long does an HIV rash last for, given the person is not on any meds?

-- Does the rash tend to come about all at once in a central region, or could it... Read more »