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Get the Facts
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

What Is AIDS, HIV and HIV Disease?

... What Is HIV? What Is AIDS? What Is HIV Disease? What Is HIV? Each letter stands for the following terms: H -- Human -- because this virus can only infect human beings. I -- Immuno-deficiency -- because the effect of the virus
Ask the Experts

HIV attacking central nervous system

i was diagnosed with encypholitis back in october at which time i was removed from all meds. I had bloodwork done and my t cells dropped from 910 to 527 in late December also viral from undetectable to 1600. New bloodwork done in middle of January...
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 exactly sure what she might be speaking of. However, HIV exists in all tissues including the brain and spinal fluid. HIV drugs penetrate into the brain at different levels. In general Read more »

Block gp120 on CD4 instead of attacking HIV?

Hi, I'm not an expert in virology, and I have a VERY limited understanding of the HIV infection mechanism; I was wondering however why we try and attack the HI Virus. Why not rather the CD4 receptors to the gp120 protein on the virus instead (if it...
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
...There is already one fusion inhibitor (fuzeon) on the market, and others in clinical trials. Blocking the virus from attaching to cells is the subject of intense research and drug development. Read more »

Cytotoxic T cells and cancer in HIV patients

If cytotoxic T cells attack viruses and tumor antigens, why do HIV patients have increased cancers?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...immune system of both HIV+ and HIV- folks. As the query suggests, these cells are involved with helping individuals fight off viruses and tumors. HIV patients develop many of their cancers due to impaired immune function. Although HIV infected... Read more »

What cardiac problems/symptoms does HIV virus itself cause?

Can you please explain what complications you see from the virus itself, what symptoms to look out for and what diagnostic tests to take? I ask, because I have had repeated shortness of breath, numbness in face and sometimes fingers...my cholesterol...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...These complications are rare, and may be due to other conditions linked to HIV as much as anything else, such as endocarditis in intravenous drug users. Some oportunisitc infections (such as CMV or toxoplasmosis) Read more »
Articles
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Hitting HIV Early: A Swift Attack on the Virus is a Sound Strategy

...antiretroviral therapy (HAART) on the immunological and virological responses of infected adults at early stages of HIV infection ( AIDS 2000, vol. 14, No. 13). In this study, "early infection" was determined using assessments of the immune... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scientists Discover a Key to How AIDS Virus Attacks the Body

...HIV vaccine is critical to the control of HIV globally, and is the most important and difficult scientific challenge facing AIDS researchers today," Fauci said. The full report by Harrison and colleagues, " Structure of an Unliganded Simian... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...protease enzyme. There are many approved PIs: Aptivus (tipranivir) Crixivan (indinavir) Invirase (saquinavir) Kaletra (lopinavir plus ritonavir) Lexiva (fosamprenavir) ... Read more »
Connect With Others

I am confused taken meds

Posted by michellej, 1 Reply
...I was told that I have AIDS not HIV my mom asked the doctor!First starting me on 4 different types of antiviral meds. ended up in hospitail! I am and have Read more »

Memory loss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...When does memory loss usually occur when contracting HIV ? and why does this occur ? and how badly is the memory loss ? Read more »

HIV and Memory Loss

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
I'm curious how many of you -- 1. Have experienced easily forgetting things or have trouble learning new things 2. Have a hard time with math 3. Have trouble paying attention for a long period of time 4. Have trouble finding the right words... Read more »

Whats the hardest part of living with a virus?

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
...Hello all, I was just wondering what the hardest part of living with a virus is? Read more »