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The Disease Process Of Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Canadian Senator Proposes Process to Expedite Export of Low-Cost Drugs for HIV, Other Diseases

Canadian Sen. Yoine Goldstein earlier this week proposed a bill that would reform Canada's Access to Medicines Regime by expediting the process of exporting generic drugs for diseases such as HIV to developing countries, the Ottawa Citizen ... Read more »
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Streamlined Process Announced for Otherwise Eligible HIV-Positive Individuals to Enter the United States

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today the publication of a final rule that will streamline the issuance of certain short-term non-immigrant visas to people infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) who are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New HIV Testing Guidelines May Speed Process

New national HIV testing guidelines might result in more people getting tested and fewer people receiving behavioral counseling, Las Vegas health officials said. Under new CDC guidelines, family doctors would urge more patients to get tested, but... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV Infection Process

Dr. Bob,Hello. I am not sure if this is the correct forum to present this question, but I've been browsing this section for a few weeks now and you seem to be really on top of things.My question/curiosity is regaring the HIV infection process....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The natural history of HIV infection is well documented. You are correct there is a spike in HIV viral load shortly after infection, which then decreases as the body's immune response kicks into gear. I'll reprint a brief description... Read more »

The wasting Process

A member of our family has been HIV positive for approximately 7 years, has lost about 27 pounds in the past three weeks. The doctor states that this is part of the wasting process, we would like to know if there is any way to tell how long this...
Judith Currier, M.D.

Response from Judith Currier, M.D.

University of CA, LA School of Medicine
A 27 pound weight loss in 3 weeks would concern me that something else is going on- I would want to write this off as HIV-related without doing an evaluation. Your family member should have this weight loss evaluated to be sure he/she does not have... Read more »

LTD Process of Approval/Disapproval

I was diagnosed with AIDS this past March (2007) with PCP and major wieght loss as well as many other issues. My TCell Count was 37 and Viral Load in the tens of thousands. I started an Atripla Regiment in April 2007. About a month or so later my...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Each insurance company has their own data base of statistices and underwriting requirements. An AIDS diagnosis is not necessarily considered a disability. Many indifviduals who are living with AIDS are working, many in high level, stresssful jobs.... Read more »

Follow up question: Why wont you admit you could be wrong Dr.Bob? Process of simple elimination!

Hi dr.bob;K here with you. Just a quick follow up, at 10 weeks post exposure, have had chronic dry cough since 6 weeks post exposure. Developed vomitting and diahrrea at 7 weeks post, vomitted twice on that same day, but it ceased after that. had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello K,As I have stated before, no matter how many times you write in or how absolutely certain you are that you are HIV positive and that I am wrong, my assessment and advice will not change. I again ask you to hold off on sending more posts until... Read more »
Connect With Others

Process of Home Access Test Results

Posted by Smalltown, 3 Replies
ust had a question on calling for Home Access test results. My first concern is if the lab has even received the test. I mailed the test via FedEx on Monday AM. Don't know how far the package got in route before all flights were grounded. Just my... Read more »

HIV Support Ethnography - Talk with me about your process of seeking support!

Posted by SophiaRois, 2 Replies
My name is Sophia and I am a college student who is personally and academically interested in issues of HIV/AIDS and sexual health. I am currently in an Anthropological Research Methods course that asks us to conduct an ethnography, a project that... Read more »

Process of elimination

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Had a low risk exposure sept/oct last year unprotected vaginal insertive. Went for a full medical last week and just got results of blood test/liver function/kidney function and they were all fine, as was my blood pressure etc. My question is this.... Read more »

Halfway through the testing process

Posted by goonie, 1 Reply
Oh hell.

Long story. Hope you read and comment on this.

Ok. Just to let you guys know the story.

I live in Dubai, where it's not allowed to have HIV. I have a great job (with a big salary), and I'm 27 years old.

So anyway, mid-July i travelled back... Read more »