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Recent Info On Aids And Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recent Releases: Gilead Sciences Web Site on HAART Education, YouthNet Releases InfoNet No. 20 , Gilead Sciences : The Web site, launched on Tuesday by Gilead Sciences, is designed to provide educational information about advances in highly active antiretroviral therapy for people living with HIV/AIDS. The site includes... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recent Releases: Toolkit for Local Responses to HIV/AIDS; YouthNet Publications; Kidney Disease Treatment Guidelines; TAI CARE Act Recommendations

"Techniques and Practices for Local Responses to HIV/AIDS," KIT , UNAIDS : The toolkits -- which are available in a limited number of print copies, as well as free of charge on CD-ROM -- are divided into two sections. The techniques section includes... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recent News Releases: CHAMP in Rwanda; GlaxoSmithKline HIV/AIDS Collaboration in Kenya; Ms. Foundation 10-Point Call to Action to Fight AIDS Among Women; NO/AIDS Virtual AIDS Walk

Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Program in Rwanda: The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief has chosen a consortium of organizations led by CHF International to implement CHAMP in Rwanda. The four-year, $40 million cooperative agreement... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Recent HIV infection (high levels) to AIDS

I was recently diagnosed with HIV (still in the acute phase). My initial CD4 count was 139 and my initial viral load was over 750,000. What is known about the progression from HIV to AIDS for someone with such a large amount of the virus upon...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
For persons with acute HIV infection, viral loads can be very high-- such levels generally don't correlate to the viral load set point during the stable, or chronic phase of the disease.For patients with chronic infection (after the acute... Read more »

Long ago Exposure recent status positive.

I have just been given a positive status on a HIV test through an insurance checkup. The only event that could have caused this happened 6 years ago. I am a healthy 51 year old male with no symptoms (my last checkup was 4 months ago). I am not a...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear Tim,You do need to get help and advice right away. I would make an urgent appointment with your doctor. If he is a professional, he will provide important information, do some preliminary blood work (including confirming the HIV test result,... Read more »


Hello Dr. Bob,I am very impressed with the way you try to help people who are dealing with HIV and AIDS. I've also read your posts regarding CVID and IgA. I am still a bit confused about a couple of things though.If a person has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Joy,The "V" in CVID stands for "variable" reflecting the fact that the severity of this condition varies considerably from case to case. If indeed the severity is "mild," a person with CVID and HIV would not develop... Read more »

Your recent comment of Jan. 23 re:KS being advanced AIDS

Dr. Young, I just read your response posted Jan. 23, 2004 to a person who just recently started treatment, is severely anemic and who stated he is also taking chemotherapy for KS. You said, in reference to his KS, "particularly in persons...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post, and sorry that my comments may have caused you distress.Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) can strike in persons with higher CD4 counts, like yourself, but typically occurs in persons with much lower CD4 counts. Either way, having KS... Read more »
Connect With Others

Need info on sons risk with HIV+ wife.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My son, and only child visited recently..just turned 21, married for 3 a girl know for 3 months before. He is heterosexual, non IUD no STD's. I have just been told she is HIV + and has been for 4 years. cd 4 count of 214..unsure of viral... Read more »

My Most Recent Testing Experience

Posted by jjcentral, 4 Replies
I went against some advice given yesterday and got a test today, 10.5 weeks since unprotected sex. I will not know the result for a week.

I am writing to share the medical opinion I was given today. I live in a major metropolitan area with a... Read more »

First time Caller.. Recent listener.. and of course positive..

Posted by marriednkids, 6 Replies
Well 2/9/2013 I got a call from the state, saying they wanted to see me about some stuff that came out on a life insurance exam. They called on Friday at 4pm, and said they could not meet until Monday, but it was about a serious STD. After... Read more »

Recent encounter with a HIV+ man

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi there

Just recently I had a sexual encounter with an HIV + man, I am a HIV- man. We engaged in kissing (I know, no risk), oral sex (he wore a condom I did not and neither of us came in each others mouths) and mutual masturbation. He also used... Read more »