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Two Specific Marker Illnesses For AIDS

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AIDS InfoNet

How HIV Drugs Get Approved

...people get sicker, develop opportunistic infections, or die. However, these trials take a long time and are very expensive. A faster, cheaper way to test new drugs is by using indirect measures of patient health. These surrogate markers are laboratory values such as viral load or CD4 cell counts. In 1997, the FDA approved the use of surrogate markers for full approval of new HIV drugs. Clinical trials should include people like those who...
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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
...widely used here in the US (and elsewhere) is the CDC classification system. You can find a full listing of the indicator illnesses and conditions there.Be well,BY Read more »

Worried Sick! Please Help!!! I'll donate!!

Dear Dr. Bob,I am writing you again because I would really like my questions answered. I'm so paranoid right now. I can barely eat. Six days ago, I engaged in sexual intercourse with my HIV+ partner for the first time. I used a condom, and there...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent, assuming the latex condom was used properly and didn't fail (break).Your "symptoms" Read more »

After Hip Replacement surgery and feeling ill.

Question to The Body of evening of Saturday, April 10, 2010, 9:52pm.I had hip replacement surgery on March 3 2010. I am HIV positive and have had an AIDS diagnosis since October of 1994. I have been infected since approximately 1982. It is now 5 1/2...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...and addressing any other conditions (diabetes, cardiac) can all be important for recovery besides maintaining good control of HIV infection. KH Read more »

recently diagnosed with hiv but no viral load

Hey DR. Frascino. I am newly diagnosed with HIV with a repeat of 2 tests. The reason both tests were repeated because my western blot and elisa were positive but both times i had an undetectable viral load with a cd4 count of 741. My doctor looked...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,It is possible you are an "elite controller." See below. Regarding your partner, your undetectable HIV plasma viral load significantly decreases but does not eliminate his HIV-acquisition risk. He should have HIV-antibody testing Read more »
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 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Returning Sick -- HIV, Illness, Death and Migration

... While migration in South Africa is commonly thought of as rural to urban, the number of ill or seriously ill HIV/AIDS patients who return home to the rural Eastern Cape from Cape Town indicates the traffic goes both ways. Patricia Fekema, Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...with the HIV virus. The product is a quick cure for a wide range of ailments . Most products are effective only against a specific illness or a few closely related medical problems. Personal success stories are the only evidence that the... Read more »
Housing Works

Housing Works Response and Recommendations Regarding the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

...drug users, and sex workers. include clear and consistent measures for evaluating need and outcomes, which assess not only biological markers but also progress in addressing social determinants of health such as housing status and food... Read more »
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Think I might have hiv or other illness

Posted by VAmberwaves7, 2 Replies
...and he is the only one I have been with without a condom he said he has been with girls without really been tested for stds or hiv. I have always been tested for hiv and stds of last year and I was clean But Recently I have been having constant... Read more »

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

Posted by Sojuro, 1 Reply
...Special Virus Programs progress report is evidence that the U.S developed the AIDS virus, and develpoed it as an ethnic or race-specific weapon. Government documents suppport the fact that The United Stated was actively and seeking to reduce... Read more »

HIV-Specific Medications AT COST - a new service

Posted by CanDoMeds, 1 Reply
...Atlanta and SisterLove in Atlanta to offer a public service on top of our normal operations. Here's what we have so far: HIV-Specific Price List If you know of other HIV forums we can contact, please send us a message or reply to this thread... Read more »

Beyond Flat Earth Medicine

Posted by Anonymous
...well as the social[forces] and spiritual[religious reconciling] issues imposed-- of which HIV non-specific, non-confirmatory marker positivity is no reliable indicator for health and wellness. The wonder drugs as they have discovered are not so... Read more »