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Time It Takes A Hiv Positive Person To Start Showing Signs

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Making Decisions About Therapies

...Decision, Consider ... When to Start? How to Monitor Whether Therapy Is Working How to Monitor for Side Effects When to Switch Therapy When to Stop? Conclusion Making decisions about treating HIV can sometimes feel overwhelming. Developing a personal plan to help you think about, plan for and make treatment decisions can help. Whether considering pharmaceutical drugs or complementary therapies, it's important that...
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PEOPLE WITH OCD STOP MAKING YOUR SELF GO CRAZY ITS HARD I KNOW I HAVE OCD AND WENT THROUGH A HELL OF A TIME WORRING ABOUT HIV/AIDS

Hi Im 21 years old have had unprotected sex as a young teen you could say i was very curios and experaminted alot as horney teen. i also have obsessive compolsive disorder (ocd)when i learned about Aids i went crazy for years discovered dr.Bob three...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Future Doc,Thanks for your post and taking the time to share your experience. The whole shebang (he-bang, she-bang, bang-bang-bang, whatever) is not uncommon in horned-up teens, Read more »

When is the most infectios time for person with HIV?

Dr. Bob,If a man contracted HIV and experienced ARS symptoms at 4 weeks after high risk exposure, how infectious would he have been within week one of exposure? In other words, would he be able to infect someone before he experienced the ARS...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Can someone be infectious before they experience ARS symptoms? Absolutely! Viral loads are highest shortly after infection, before the immune response kicks in, and very late in the course of the disease, when the immune system becomes very... Read more »

Do people without HIV, but with NHL have low CD4's? Timing of diagnosis

Dr Dezube,thank you for your valuable time helping people with HIV/AIDS.You certainly have a place in heaven.My question is this my friend was diagnosed with Advanced NHL last year.Still doing chemotherapy.Was diagnosised with AIDS April 2000 ,after...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...lymphoma patient to get a different diagnosis to start out with.2) Can you have a low CD4 count if you have lymphoma without HIV?- Yes. Cancer can cause immunosuppression and as a result can lower CD4 counts, but typically cancer does not lower... Read more »

HIV/AIDS (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2010)

Can two HIV negative men develop HIV/AIDS from having unprotected sex with each other?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...person can transmit the virus to an uninfected person (HIV negative) via unprotected sex. (See below.)I suggest you spend some time on this site reviewing HIV basics (see below) and also the wealth of information in the archives and on related... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Visa Laws Effects on People Living With HIV/AIDS

... examines a recent report by the advocacy group Human Rights Watch that says visa restrictions for people living with HIV/AIDS have been shown to jeopardize their health. "About a third of the world?s countries limit the right of people with... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Antiretroviral Therapy to Be Made Available to HIV-Positive People in Afghanistan for First Time, Health Ministry Announces

... For the first time, people living with HIV/AIDS in Afghanistan soon will receive antiretroviral therapy from the government, the Ministry of Health Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Some HIV/AIDS Advocates Express Doubt Over Revised Number of HIV-Positive People in China, New York Times Reports

... Some HIV/AIDS advocates are expressing doubt over a new estimate of the number of HIV-positive people in China that was released in a report Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

WHO to Provide HIV/AIDS Drugs by 2005 to Almost Four Times as Many People as All Existing Programs

...million HIV-positive people, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa, with antiretroviral drugs by 2005, a number that would be nearly four times the total number of people covered under all existing programs, the New York Times reports. WHO will use... Read more »
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I met an HIV Positive person for the first time

Posted by Barbdoll, 1 Reply
...by the fact that we hold a secret, a secret that we all know could change our lives if everyone knew. IT could change the way people look at us in society, the way we are treated in our homes, in our workplace. Just like everything changed when... Read more »

Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »

When does a person start taking ARV meds?

Posted by Carrie, 5 Replies
My boyfriends CD4 count is over 1100 and his Viral count is under 400. From my own researching, this appears to still be ok (considering the circumstances of course). He said though that today at the dr they want to start him on antiretroviral... Read more »

what to eat for HIV/AIDS person?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi all, I understand that I should eat BETTER... But I really don't know what are the good meals/food for HIV/AIDS people? Any anybody share your experience with me? And what kind exercise do you guys do? I feel my body is very senstive to... Read more »