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The Difference Between Hiv And Aids

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Major differences between HIV and AIDS

My wife was diagnosed about 8 months ago and I watched the conversion process. Is the conversion process similar when converting to AIDS? What should I watch for? The other question is, what are some of the major, distinct differences in the two...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Rocky Mountain CARES
...Sorry to hear about your wife.I think you're confused. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS (and the seroconversion that you report). There is only one virus, not two. With time HIV causes Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Religious Differences in HIV/AIDS Discussion

... An effort to promote HIV prevention in Philadelphia's churches and mosques is underscoring how different cultures in the city respond to the epidemic. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Different HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategies Being Debated After Detection of Rare, Drug-Resistant HIV Strain

...Following New York City health officials' announcement last week that they have detected a rare, drug-resistant HIV strain, HIV/AIDS experts and advocates are examining different prevention strategies, some calling for a "renewed commitment Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Examines Brazilian-U.S. Differences on HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment Policies

... The Washington Post on Thursday examined the "ideological disagreement" between the Brazilian and U.S. governments over HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment policies. The U.S. government has "officially adopted" abstinence messages as the... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Community Spotlight: People Who Made a Difference in 2010

...Haywood: A Woman With a Vision for Justice Paul Denning, M.D.: It's the Economy, Stupid David Munar: Making "the People's HIV Plan" a National Reality Honorable Mentions As an action-packed year for the HIV/AIDS community draws to a... Read more »
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Making a documentary on HIV/AIDS in Af.Americans

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...nursing students. Our goal is to find out what we can do to make a difference, how we can support the health of those living with HIV and AIDS and also promote prevention. If you are interested, please e-mail me at Read more »

Have I Gone from HIV to AIDS? HELP!!!!

Posted by CLT, 4 Replies
...a prescription for Atripla. Thank GOD I have good insurance and will be able to afford the drugs. Questions? Do I now have AIDS? Will things be instantly better once I start meds this weekend? Anyone out there on Atripla who has NEVER been on... Read more »

On the rise 3.5 years post HIV/AIDS diagnosis

Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 Replies
...particularly new to this whole thing. After diagnosis in Dec 2002 when I was in very bad shape by the time we found out it was HIV (CD4 = 50, VL >650,000, thrush, wasting, all that bad stuff), I continue to show signs of enormous improvement... Read more »

Transition from HIV to Aids

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Can anyone explain to me, in the simplest form, knowing that HIV deteriorates the immune system, killing the T-helpers making it possible for opportunistic infections to impair someones health. Read more »