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Should People Who Have Hiv Have To Identify Themselves

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...first, researchers believed that early treatment might allow a patient to stop taking ART after a period of controlling HIV. However, newer reports indicate that this is probably not true. The Bottom Line It's not easy to identify people with acute HIV infection. Some people have no symptoms. If they have symptoms, several other diseases, like the flu, might be causing them. If you think you might be in the acute stage of HIV infection,...
Ask the Experts

Can I be fired if my company finds out I am HIV poz

I am worried because if I have to start a drug regime and they find out I am HIV poz can they fire me? It is a very small company but great people. I want to keep this from them as much as possible. I don't know exactly what do.
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...require you to tell them you have HIV. You may need to tell them that you have a disability, which is true. But you don't have to identify it. Sometimes you have to identify the diagnosis to an insurer, but that's not the same thing as telling... Read more »

Immuntiy against HIV possilbe?

I have heard that some humans are immune against HIV. Is that true? Is this a regional characteristic, or is immunity spread all over the world? Does immunity mean, under no circumstances a HIV infection is possible. Can immunity be determined by...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
...I do not believe that complete immunity to HIV has been identified in any individual. There are some genetic markers that identify people who are less readily infected by HIV, but none that are currently identify people who cannot become... Read more »

after the result, who finds out? (Reporting/Partner Notification)

I have heard that if a person tests positive they have to tell the doctors who they have had intercourse with and the doctor puts their name on a national list so that every doctor knows. Is this true?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...there is a significant chance that HIV reporting will be required by all US states and territories in the future. Although individual states and territories keep a record of the names of persons diagnosed with AIDS (and in some states, those... Read more »

HIV cure

Is there any chance that HIV will be a treatable? How near are we to a cure?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia now, functionally, treatable in the Western world. Now, as for a cure, we are not there yet. I am also not sure we have identified what would be needed to get there. We can always hope, but, in the meantime, let us make sure that we make HIV... 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, Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

China Plans to Expand HIV Testing to Identify People Who Need Antiretroviral Treatment

...The Chinese government plans to expand HIV testing to identify people in the country who need antiretroviral treatment, Vice Health Minister Wang Longde said on Tuesday, the Associated Press Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Number of Named Partners and Number of Partners Newly Diagnosed With HIV Infection Identified by Persons With Acute Versus Established HIV Infection certain populations, note the current study's authors. They hypothesized that patients acutely infected might be able to identify more named partners than those with established infections. The study analyzed surveillance databases from North... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City Officials Identify Several People Who Might Have Related Strain of Rare HIV Detected Last Month

...Investigators have identified several patients who might have a related strain of the rare, highly drug-resistant HIV strain detected in a New York City man Read more »
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Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV

Posted by Mssimone, 1 Reply
...Is this a good thing? Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV American and Canadian researchers have identified a human gene called TRIM22 that can block HIV infection Read more »

Maybe it is not HIV

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 3 Replies
...relate to the problems you are all going through. I personally believe that there is some kind of NEW VIRUS that is yet to be identified. I have gone through what I believe to be some kind of viral attack. I was fine one day and could not get... Read more »

New HIV test Coming Window will be 12 days.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies old and outdated. New HIV Test 25 Times More Sensitive Than Current Tests, Study Says June 15, 2004 A new HIV test that identifies "tiny amounts" of p24 protein inside HIV is 25 times more sensitive than current HIV tests, according to a... Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...the approximately 38,000 HIV tests it conducts annually to a combined viral load and HIV antibody testing program; it would identify 24 to 36 cases of acute HIV infection and avert 6 to 72 HIV transmissions each year. Multiplying those figures by... Read more »