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The Disease Aids, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Is Caused By

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AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...Deficiency Syndrome: Acquired means you can get infected with it. Immune Deficiency means a weakness in the body's system that fights diseases. Syndrome means a group of health problems that make up a disease. AIDS is caused by a virus called HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. If you get infected with HIV, your body will try to fight the infection. It will make "antibodies" -- special molecules to fight HIV. A blood test for...
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hiv/aids

what's hiv/aids
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...for the human immunodeficiency virus. AIDS stands for the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. HIV is the virus that causes immune deficiency, weakening of the immune system, and when this becomes sufficiently severe people start to develop... Read more »

AIDS and Feces

Dear Sir/Madam,I thought AIDS is not found in feces, however, I came acrossthis site which illustrates that AIDS is found in feces. Canyou tell me whether AIDS is found in feces?thanks,Hajahere is the abstract of the article:A simple method for the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You are confused about several points. First off "AIDS" is not found in feces. AIDS is Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. It's a disease, not a specific pathogen. HIV is human immunodeficiency virus. It is the pathogen (virus) that causes Read more »

HIV and Aids

Hi Dr. What is the difference between HIV and Aids
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...between the two. Response from Dr. Frascino Hello, No, actually there is not a huge difference. Everyone with AIDS (Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is HIV positive (Human Immunodeficiency Virus positive). AIDS is diagnosed when an... Read more »

AIDS vs HIV (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION 2008)

Dr Bob,First I would like to thank you for all the wonderful work you have done for HIV/AIDS. I enjoy your wit also. My question might soundstupid to you but I don't know if I stillshould be labeled as having "AIDS" or not. I have always hated...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...between the two. Response from Dr. Frascino Hello, No, actually there is not a huge difference. Everyone with AIDS (Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is HIV positive (Human Immunodeficiency Virus positive). AIDS is diagnosed when an... Read more »
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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...virus makes copies, it damages or kills the CD4 cells, weakening the immune system. What Is AIDS? AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. AIDS is the most advanced stage of HIV infection. HIV causes AIDS by attacking CD4... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was first recognized in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide pandemic. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By leading to the destruction and/or functional impairment of cells... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...The vaccine is approved for girls and women who are 9-26 years of age. Gardasilâ„¢ is effective in preventing cervical cancer caused by HPV types 16 and 18, which cause approximately 70% of all cervical cancers and in preventing infection with... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

People With HIV Not Welcome Here

...legal status. Language in the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act includes "infection with the etiologic agent for acquired immune deficiency syndrome" as grounds for inadmissibility. (Etiology refers to the cause of a disease, in this case... Read more »
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IS THERE SUCH THING AS HIV-NEGATIVE AIDS?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

Caus[a] del SIDA

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...RA. AIDS and stressors: AIDS in neither an infectious disease nor is sexually transmitted. It is a toxic-nutritional syndrome caused by the alarming worldwide increment of immunological stressor agents. Medelln, Colombia: Impresos Begn; 1997;... Read more »

Help is just a phone call away

Posted by Anonymous
...consequences. Absolutely, no one is immune to the disease, Wardlow said. AIDS, which means Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, is caused by sexual encounters, injecting drugs or through body fluids such as semen, saliva or blood. Infected... Read more »

What is HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
...his/her CD4+ count falls below 200 or when diagnosed with one of 26 infections referred to as opportunistic because they are caused by organisms that do not normally cause disease in people with intact immune systems. How does HIV progress to... Read more »