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The History Of Hiv And Aids In America

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The Well Project

Cancers

...Bleeding Lungs: Breathing problems Bad cough Diagnosis Biopsy (sample of tissue taken and examined under microscope) "Good prognosis" KS: No internal organ involvement CD4 count greater than 200 cells No history of opportunistic infections (or AIDS diagnosis) "Poor prognosis" KS: Tumor in organs, or very bulky (ulcerated) CD4 count less than 200 Other HIV-related illness Treatment HIV drug...
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History of Aids

Can you provde me the inforamtion of history, like when the virus of HIV/Aids spread first time in our world and who many people effected.one more question is that HIV stand for?
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...The best history of HIV that I know is the book by Randy Shilts, And the Band Played On. Human immunodeficiency virus. Read more »

Infection Method and HIV Natural history

It is my understanding that the progression of HIV infection may differ in cases of infection by IV drug use (blood transfusion too?) versus sexual contact. Is this accurate? What accounts for differences in natural history - the vehicle of...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...family of viruses within a person and can differ between what is found in blood, genital secretions and other organs. Natural history is best measured over time by decreasing CD4 count. Many blood markers have been looked at for their predictive... Read more »

Why does AIDS develop later now and in the past people progressed more quickly? (NATURAL HISTORY)

It says that AIDS comes out usually about 8-10 years, but in the 80s when people were infected they got it like in 2-5 years. Does it mean the virus weakened over time
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,No, your impressions are incorrect. The natural history of HIV/AIDS has not changed. Rather, what's changed is our ability to recognize and detect HIV infection and also our ability to Read more »

IND. Doctor reported medical history HIV over back pain to employer

After years of being very careful who knew, my roommate just received a copy of a letter where the doctor seeing her for a workmans' comp back injury reported to the employer and the insurance company under headings "medical history" that she was...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...there is a group health plan offered and she is in the eligible class of employees, she would have coverage regardless of her HIV status. However, there could be a preexisting condition period (not to exceed 12 months) where she wouldn't have... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

USA Today Examines HIV/AIDS Among Hemophiliacs, History of Virus in U.S. Blood Supply

... USA Today on Wednesday examined HIV/AIDS among hemophiliacs and the history of the virus in the U.S. blood supply. Hemophilia, a condition in which a person's blood does not clot normally, mostly occurs Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

America Abroad Media Examines Global Response to HIV/AIDS Epidemic

...as well as efforts to prevent the spread of HIV. Segments of the show explore the state of HIV/AIDS in Washington, D.C.; the history of the AIDS epidemic in South Africa and the recent efforts by the government to promote HIV treatment and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Does a History of Trauma Contribute to HIV Risk for Women of Color? Implications for Prevention and Policy

...to greater risks for HIV and AIDS in women, particularly women of color. This study investigated two questions: (1) Does a history of sexual and physical trauma make a significant independent contribution to HIV-related risk in women, compared... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

GMHC Leads Call to Action on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day During Women's History Month

... New York, N.Y. -- GMHC plans a series of "call to action" events during the month of March (Women's History Month), in response to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report that the HIV/AIDS epidemic is increasingly affecting women. Read more »
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Testing History.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...November 11, 2004 Abbott Oraquik (two weeks after very high risk exposure), negative. 1st week Feb, 2005 Abbott Determine HIV 1/2, negative. 1st week June, 2005 , same test, negative. 1st week October, 2005, same test, negative. 1st week January... Read more »

my history..

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...am back again, want to write abit abt me and how i possibly got hiv.am not even sure where to start but i last went for a test in july 2004, and that was negative.since then i haven't had unprotected Read more »

Symptoms vs. testing history - what should I do?

Posted by Tryin2BRational, 3 Replies
...I've been sick more than any other recent years conbined. Prior to this year, a broken wrist - that's it. Despite my testing history, I can't shake this fear that HIV may be causing my ongoing problems and that the testing may have missed it. ... Read more »

Sad history... please help me... not fair...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
It happened on October 2004, I had sex with a woman (she knew that maybe she was positive), the condom ripped... for a long while, I found out maybe 10 minutes later, blood involved... Convinced the girl to take a test, on November 2004, negative... Read more »