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The Term Aids Applies To The Most Advanced Stages Of Hiv Infection

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

What Is AIDS, HIV and HIV Disease?

...weakens the immune system and that can prevent or cure some of the illnesses associated with advanced HIV disease. As with other diseases, early detection offers more options for treatment and preventive care. What Is AIDS? The term AIDS applies to the most advanced stages of HIV infection. Each letter stands for the following terms: A -- Acquired -- because it's a condition one must acquire or get infected with, not something...
Ask the Experts

Is this a scam????

Is this for real. They are assuming you can quit your meds without any problems. It also say's people don't die from Hiv/Aids. It is the meds that is killing us...What do you think of this. I hope persons that are Hiv or Aids stop their meds. It is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV meds are life saving drugs. The problem is that they don't cure infection so need to be used wisely for decades. Since we have only had the meds available for about 6 years (potent meds used properly) we don't know how to optimally balance the... Read more »

Can HIV develop between two persons without HIV +ve?

If suppose one woman have unsafe sexual relation with two men and both of the men and woman are free from HIV at the start of the relationship and also neither the two men nor the woman doesn't have any other relation,is there any chance of HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...who you are, but what you do that determines whether you can become infected with HIV. In the U.S., roughly half of all new HIV infections are related directly or indirectly to injection drug use, i.e., using HIV-contaminated needles or having... Read more »

is it possable to develop HIV in anal sex? HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

hello, me and my girlfriend recently had unprotected anal sex, she has done it before so we did it the "right" way going slow and pleanty of k-y and there was no trama but this was her 1st time unprotected. we are both absolutly clean of any form of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sexually transmitted infections? How can I avoid acquiring HIV from a contaminated syringe? Are some people at greater risk of HIV infection than others? Are women especially vulnerable to HIV? Are young people at significant risk of HIV... Read more »

does sodomy create HIV/AIDS?

I guess Im just pretty ignorant because of my super religious parents but, I always thought that unprotected anal sex would somehow 'create' HIV/AIDS. Is this just a wierd misconception? and if I had unprotected anal sex w my bf (and neither of us...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...so I figure i would write you Dr. Robert. I just wanted to ask a couple questions, 1. Can two people who DON'T have ANY STD/HIV infections have intercourse (anal or oral) without risk of being infected? 2. If both of us are Negative do we still... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Mental Health

Depression and HIV/AIDS

...immune system, HIV progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers ( www.nci.nih.gov/ ). The term AIDS applies to the most advanced stages of HIV infection. More than 700,000 cases of AIDS have been reported in... Read more »
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Releases Updated Clinical Guidelines for HIV-Associated Opportunistic Infections

...in people who are unaware that they have HIV; in such cases, the opportunistic infection may be the first sign of late-stage HIV disease. HIV-associated opportunistic infections also tend to occur among Americans who are aware of their HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...OIs continue to cause considerable morbidity and mortality for three primary reasons: 1) many patients are unaware of their HIV infection and seek medical care when an OI becomes the initial indicator of their disease; 2) certain patients are... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...(or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...genital, or anal sores, or a painful nerve disease called shingles. Children may grow slowly or be sick a lot. WHAT IS AIDS? The term AIDS applies to the most advanced stages of HIV infection. CDC developed official criteria for the definition of... Read more »

is aids way worse than hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
everything i read or at least the best news relates to hiv it says nothing about AIDS. Read more »

HIV RNA?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...there. From an article posted on The Body: Shortly after getting infected with HIV, many patients have an acute (or "primary") HIV infection, a period of flu-like illness with symptoms like fever and malaise that could be caused by influenza or... Read more »

4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...AMFAR AIDS HANDBOOK (Chapter 4, Page 53 ) There are four stages to HIV disease 1) Acute Infection Stage (500-1200 CD4s)- begins immediately after hiv enters the body and starts multiplying in infected Read more »