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Understanding Hiv

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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell test (see sheet called Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests ) Overall Health How your body systems are functioning If you have side effects from the drugs If you are having problems that are not related to HIV ...
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understanding hiv

how do you deal with a loved who is hiv positive
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
Not sure in what context you are asking this question (i.e. caring for, having sex with, etc). Read more »

HIV Exposure Questions-Help me to understand (QTND: CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV OR STD, 2010)

Hello Dr. Frascino!Well, this siet provide the best informations about hiv, modern medications, hiv tests and so on. I'm male 34 and i go sometimes to professional sex workers (in Vienna). Now, Doc, i have soem questions-hope you can help me:I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Thomas,You're worried your own spunk would wind up in your backdoor and give you HIV/AIDS??? Oh my. Thomas, you cannot give yourself a disease you don't have, even if your trouser snake was long enough to for you Read more »

help understand hiv

i fine out that my husband is hiv positive he tell me he cheater on me 3 years ago in 2003 after applied for live insurance he was denied i think that what he was in november he take another test who show he was positive after taking my one to my...
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
You need to follow the standard protocol for testing and test again in 3 and 6 months. Read more »

Understanding HIV+ psico effects The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Hello Reverend, I'm Chris, HIV-, 31 years old male guy, living in Brazil. I have a very special woman in my life, wich is HIV+. We are deeply in love and having a real good relationship, based in respect, faith, trust and much love and dedication,...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.It's very difficult for me to answer a question such as this. If you have asupport group available to you locally, they may help you talk about thesesituations with others who are going through the same thing as... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

Understanding HIV Prevention

... Terms Used in This Fact Sheet Viral load: the amount of HIV in a sample of blood. Viral load measures how well anti-HIV medications are controlling the infection. I am HIV positive Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Understanding HIV Transmission Mechanisms: Microbicides and PrEP

...information on this session, including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance. Understanding factors and mechanisms, cellular pathways, viral features and immune interaction of mucosal HIV transmission... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Clinical Trials

...Exclusion criteria are factors that prevent a person fromparticipating either for his or her safety or to make it easier to understandthe study results. For example, people might be excluded for having liverproblems, or if they've already used a... Read more »
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help understanding HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I am a gay male who was religious about getting HIV tests. I know the earlier it is detected the better. However, I was recently diagnosed and was even more shocked to discover Read more »

Getting an understanding of HIV

Posted by Mssimone, 2 Replies
...Well like I said before I was just diagnoised. Im trying to get an understanding of the whole hiv/aids. The question that im going to ask might make you mad but its a question that I just sit and think Read more »

Semantics and how we understand HIV transmission

Posted by matthewAZ, 1 Reply
...I am curious about the semantics in place in our language today that guide our understanding and thinking about HIV+ people. Below I am presenting examples to elaborate on this thought. I posted an earlier message about how I came to actualizing Read more »

Understanding HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...no exact date but how long do people usually go with hiv before it becomes full blown. i am only trying to educate myself and understand to be a better helper. Also do you start treatment as soon as you test positive if so are there any side... Read more »