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The Meaning Of Hiv Aids

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it broke my heart when i heard what it means to be a hiv/aids victem

it was on today's news that the government of my country is going to start treating people with anti-aids medication. but they will start treating people with a "stage 3" level of aids. what does it mean to be a stage 3 sufferer? please give me a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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...Thanks for your question.I can't be certain, but one grading scale for severity of HIV disease is the Center for Disease Control's (USA)-- in this scheme, persons have category A, B or C, depending on their health.Category Read more »

What types of problems mean HIV is now AIDS

My Daughter was diagnosed with HIV in 1994 while pregnant. At the time the doctor estimated she... Read more »

I tested negative for hiv does this also mean im negative for aids?

Im a little confused...If you test negative for hiv does that mean you also do not have aids? Read more »
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What Does H1N1 (Swine) Flu Mean for People With HIV/AIDS?

...stockpile it. It is available. Is this the sort of thing that is typically covered by private health insurance, Medicare, ADAPs [AIDS Drug Assistance Programs]? It's covered by private health insurance. I'm not aware of whether it's on ADAP... Read more »
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What Does an ADAP Waiting List Really Mean? A Look at the Deepening Crisis From HIV/AIDS Service Organizations' Point of View

...assistance to get their meds. But it has also become a major concern for people who work with HIVers at clinics, doctors' offices and HIV/AIDS service organizations. "I think that we're doing a lot of panic control right now. These stories fly so... Read more »
AIDS Action Council

Clinton's Plans for the FY 1998 Budget and Medicaid Restructuring Could Mean Reduction in Services for People living with HIV/AIDS

...deep cuts in domestic discretionaryspending programs and entitlement programs (including Medicaid) that peopleliving with HIV/AIDS depend upon, as well as HIV prevention and AIDS researchprograms that are vital to ending this epidemic. As... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Federal Budget Reductions Mean South Florida HIV/AIDS Patients to Lose Services

... Next month, federal Ryan White funding cuts to South Florida will restrict or close many HIV/AIDS patient care and service programs to thousands of clients, say local officials. A requirement that 75 percent of funds be spent Read more »
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HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
...i have a question and was wondering if ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months and months....i'm Read more »

HIV/AIDS and CAM

Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
...HIV/AIDS and CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) by Bradford McIntyre Initially, there were no drugs available to treat HIV/AIDS, Read more »

HIV/AIDS EDUCATION-OUR BEST RESOURCE

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...HIV/AIDS EDUCATION - Our best resource is individuals infected with HIV Education is paramount if we are to reach individuals infected Read more »

Curious about HIV/Aids.....

Posted by Panther, 2 Replies
...My uncle is dying of HIV/AIDS, its hard for him to take his medication because he has skitsophrenia and hes paranoid.....last time we heard about him, he was Read more »