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Robert Vazquez-Pacheco on Race, ACT UP and Why Older HIV/AIDS Leaders Need to Pass the Torch

When AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) formed in the spring of 1987, its mission was clear: AIDS was no longer going to be ignored. If that meant shutting down Wall Street, interrupting a CBS Evening News report , and dropping a giant... Read more »
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I Carry a Torch

For our World AIDS Day 2011 section, we wanted to capture the diversity of the AIDS community. So, we reached out to people across the world -- regular contributors and those who have never written for us before -- and asked them to guest blog.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: AIDS Torch Celebrates Mandela's 87th Birthday

Today, South Africa celebrated former President Nelson Mandela's 87th birthday by lighting a special torch in his apartheid-era prison cell as part of a new nationwide drive to raise HIV/AIDS awareness. Lit just after midnight on Robben Island,... Read more »
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resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Recent epidemiological studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate).... Read more »

Oportunistic infections during hiv acute infection

I've read that CD4 count drops during hiv acute infection. Does this mean that during acute infection an individual is more prone to develop opportunistic infections? If they occur, do these opportunistic infections go away by themselves or...
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
It would be extremely unusual for someone with acute HIV infection to develop an OI. CD4 counts do not usually decrease to a point that puts one at risk for OIs. Athlete's foot is a common fungal infection that affects millions of people world... Read more »

Condom use by HIV Positive Couple (SUPERINFECTION) (DUAL INFECTION) (CO-INFECTION) (REINFECTION)

My partner and I have been monogomous since we started dating five years ago and we are both HIV positive. We believe that my partner was positive before we started dating, however, because we were young and foolish we didn't get tested. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This question comes up fairly frequently. At this point in time, we still recommend condoms to prevent the possibility of superinfection (dual infection). (See below.)Dr. Bob Resuming sex after recent diagnosis (SUPERINFECTION) (DUAL INFECTION)... Read more »

Can HIV infect by drinking cup of tea with mixed infected blood?

One of my friend gave me a cup of tea at his home. I drunk it at the movement. People say he was a person who has infected HIV. Please let me know if that was mixed with infected blood, can it cause me the decease(HIV)? Thank you....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou cannot get HIV from casual contact and this is an example of one. Drinking after someone who has HIV is not a way for HIV transmission to occur.You are fine, be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »
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HIV Symptoms does not indicate HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I wanted to share briefly with everyone that just because you may have symptoms of HIV does not necessarily mean that you are HIV positive.

I would come onto this website everyday for hours and surf the web for the risks, symptoms, exposure rates,... Read more »

How INFECTED got infected

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Did a little looking around and figured it out...He must of had razor burn.........

http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionSexual/Q9183.qna

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Is Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is Pancreatitis a symptom/effect of HIV Infection? Read more »

HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about its possibility.

Today, I went to a public washroom. After flushing the toilet, I... Read more »