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Two Specific Marker Illnesses For AIDS

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk of Developing Specific AIDS-Defining Illnesses in Patients Co-Infected With HIV and Hepatitis C Virus With or Without Liver Cirrhosis

The authors wrote that "with the exception of lymphoma," there are "few data concerning the risk of specific opportunistic diseases in patients with and without hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection." In the current study, they evaluated "the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Survival of HIV-Infected Injection Drug Users (IDUs) in the Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Era, Relative to Sex- and Age-Specific Survival of HIV-Uninfected IDUs

It remains unclear whether HIV-infected injection drug users (IDUs) in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) have durations of survival similar to those for comparable HIV-uninfected IDUs. The aim of the current study was to... Read more »

Jens Lundgren, M.D., Discusses New Findings Regarding MI Risk of Specific Antiretrovirals

While at CROI 2009, I had the chance to talk with Jens Lundgren, M.D., the chief physician and director of the Copenhagen HIV Programme. Dr. Lundgren presented new data at this conference showing that specific antiretrovirals may be associated with... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Marker illnesses

What are two "Marker" illnesses for aids...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.While there are multiple classification systems for AIDS, the most widely used here in the US (and elsewhere) is the <a href="" target=_new>CDC... Read more »

specific questions for specific situation

Hi. I have a couple of questions for you. I am extremely paranoid. Last June I tested negative for HIV at 3 months. After that point, I didn't have sexual intercourse or oral sex again until recently (Decemeber). In October I was very sick with...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
You should trust your antibody tests that are conducted three or more months after exposure. However, you should always conduct your doctor about symptoms that you experience regardless of your status.Oral sex is considered low-risk; this does not... Read more »

Specifics of Acute Illness - Dr. Shannon Southall

Thanks for all you do - you guys rock @ providing information to worries people! So for me, i recently lost my mom and then my uncle shortly after. I am not a depressed person usually but it's been very bad. I have been in a LTR for 8 years...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiFirst, I'm sorry to hear about all of your loss what a difficult time to be going through. Second, you did everything right with your indiscretion with another partner. Oral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission and condoms are... Read more »

Non-Specific Symptoms

Is Hiv infection the only disease that has non-specific symptoms?When I told the Infectious Disease Specialist I was eperiencing Night Sweats and Trouble Concentrating he told me my symptoms where not specific.What then are the specific symptoms of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Is HIV infection the only disease with nonspecific symptoms? Hell no! In fact most diseases have some nonspecific symptoms associated with them! If illness was so cut and dry as symptom A equals disease B, then why would you ever need doctors or... Read more »
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Some specific questions I didn't came across, ever / and something interesting

Posted by absger, 2 Replies
First question:

The CDC says that HIV can be transmitted trough "small cuts or open sours".

I am sure that there are a lot of people out there that shave their "triangle" last-minute, e.g. minutes before the sexual act. Everybody knows that body... Read more »

i have been living with AIDS now for over two ...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've been living with AIDS for over two years now and have had 2
major AIDS-defining illnesses (Lymphoma and PCP) along with other
infections common in hiv+ people. My long term disability
benefits kicked in in Oct 95 and is now being reviewed.... Read more »

Proof that AIDS is a race-specific bio-weapoon.

Posted by Sojuro, 1 Reply
Throughout the 1960's and 1970's, the United States was involved a EUGENICS programs in which AFRICAN AMERICANS, and others deemed as 'undesireables' were being INVOLUNTARILY SYSTEMATICALY STERILIZED to quell their population growth... Read more »

brother severely depressed and ill

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I just found this site and really need to ask some questions and need support to help my brother. He has had HIV AIDS for 14 years and had been hospitalized 3 times in the past month. He stays in bed l2 to l4 hours a day and is severely depressed.... Read more »