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The Type Of Diseases People Get When They Are Infected With AIDS

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Is "Disease of Young People"; One Youth Infected Every 14 Seconds Worldwide, UNFPA Report Says

HIV/AIDS has become a "disease of young people," as half of the estimated five million new HIV infections worldwide each year occur among people ages 15 to 24, according to a United Nations Population Fund report released on Wednesday, London's ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Short-Term Risk of AIDS or Death in People Infected With HIV-1 Before Antiretroviral Therapy in South Africa: A Longitudinal Study

Motasim Badri of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa, and colleagues examined 1,399 HIV-positive people residing in Cape Town who had no access to antiretroviral drugs or who were receiving... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Sexually-Transmitted Infections for HIV-Positive People

STDs (sexually transmitted disease) that cause ulcerations (sores on the skin, including on or inside the genitals, mouth, or rectum) can dramatically increase the risk of picking up HIV, due to the fact that ulcers and open sores provide an easy... Read more »
Ask the Experts

do people with hiv or aids have a higher risk of contacting fungal diseases?

do people with hiv or aids have a higher rate of contacting fungal diseases?...
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
Yes.... Read more »

Survival of HIV Infected People

Hi. I've been browsing this site and other HIV/AIDS sites for weeks now learning all I can about HIV. I'm currently waiting on PCR test results after having had a negative ELISA result at three months after a low-risk encounter...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Life expectancy is a very difficult question to answer accurately, but we have seen some very dramatic changes in the past several years. Without treatment, the typical survival with HIV infection was about 10 years. There were always a few lucky... Read more »

Question #1: Are those who pass on infection reckless?Question #2: Do responsible people take steps to protect themselves?

What evidence is there of behavior change among those who find out they have HIV? My next question would be: how do you know most people with HIV are responsible? Could they really be responsible if they got the disease from someone else?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your questions. People who are HIV positive do not know it,until they are tested. Until they get tested, they may unknowingly transmitthe virus to others. Many people who are infected (but have not yet beentested) do not perceive... Read more »

Swine flu and HIV-infected People

Any special precautions that people with HIV should take in the face of swine flu?Are there interactions between HIV meds and swine flu meds?should i get a flu vaccine now if I didnt get one before the winter?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, none is being recommended at this time. (See below.) But stay tuned and we'll keep you posted, OK?Dr. BobSwine FluApr 30, 2009 Hello Dr. Bob. I am asking this question in hopes that you will respond and people will read it. What... Read more »
Connect With Others

Looking for people to interview with HIV or AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
Hi,
I am writing a series of articles about AIDS and HIV infections aimed at college students in Pullman and Moscow Idaho. Many students feel their risk of catching such a disease in a small town is virtually non-existant. I have had difficulty... Read more »

Looking for gay people with AIDS for documentary

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello,
I am looking for people who are gay and have HIV/AIDS who would like to be part of a documentary. I am entering a video contest with the theme of "tolerance." I want to hear your honest portrayals of what life is like for you. I do not want to... Read more »

Mailing list for HIV(-) people who are infected

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know the URL for the mailing list/message board for people who have been infected wih HIV for more than 1 year, yet still test negative via ELISA. For those of us who still have residual symptoms, we know how bogus these HIV/ AIDS tests... Read more »

Research study for newly infected people living in SF Bay Area

Posted by IRISStheSTUDY
If youre in the San Francisco Bay Area and newly diagnosed with HIV, you may be eligible to participate in research aimed to help people cope with the stress of being newly diagnosed.

Participants are assigned to contribute either by being... Read more »