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What Are The Distinguishing Characteristics Between Hiv And Aids

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bio-Rad Laboratories Receives FDA Approval for Rapid HIV Test That Distinguishes Between HIV-1, HIV-2

Bio-Rad Laboratories on Tuesday announced that it has received FDA approval for its single-use rapid HIV test kit, AP/ Yahoo! News reports. The test, which the company plans to begin marketing in the United States later this month, is the first... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Characteristics of Persons Living With AIDS and HIV, 2001

Contents Commentary Persons Living With AIDS: Table 1. Persons living with AIDS at the end of 2001, by sex and state of residence, United States Table 2. Persons living with AIDS at the end of 2001, by age group and state of residence, United... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Characteristics Associated With HIV Infection Among Heterosexuals in Urban Areas With High AIDS Prevalence -- 24 Cities, United States, 2006-2007

In the United States, approximately one in three new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections are transmitted via heterosexual contact. 1 To monitor HIV risk behaviors and HIV prevalence among heterosexuals and other populations, CDC surveys... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Characteristics of AIDS and the HIV virus

I am doing research on AIDS/HIV and I wanted to ask a question but I couldnt decide the most appropriate place to ask these questions.1.What exactly does the HIV virus do to the immune system?2.Why is it so hard to find a cure or vaccine?3.What are...
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
These questions are beyond the scope of this forum.... Read more »

Tribute for a Distinguished Doctor!

Dr. Young,I salute you sir for your encouraging outlook and admirable determination in moving forward this fight against the hiv virus. In this forum and maybe on the entire site, you are the one doctor that stands out who works literally hours on...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear Rudolf-In this world of ever increasing political polarization and diminishing healtcare support, your words have tremendous value to me. Thank you.Happy holidays and peace,BY... Read more »

How to distinguish kaposis from a bruise

How can you tell the difference between ks and a "brown" bruise? Does the ks lesion stay on the skin for a while, or does it - like a bruise - disappear after two or days and leave a green or yellow color on the skin? I guess I'm...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
KS lesions can indeed look like bruises. HOWEVER, bruises tend to fade on their own after a week or so (sometimes longer for big bruises). KS lesions tend not to fade. If however, an AIDS patient takes anti-retroviral medications (i.e. HIV... Read more »

Characteristics Of HIV Caused Swollen Lymph Nodes

Can you please tell me what size HIV would generally cause glands to swell? Also I have read that swollen glands would usually be generalized throughout the body. Does this mean that several glands would be swollen, or would on gland swollen in a...
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
Size is variable and multiple sites are involved.... Read more »
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distinguishing ARS from NON-ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i was thinking, how does one know the difference between experiencing ARS and just regular HIV related symptoms (assuming one is positive). is there something about the symptoms experienced during seroconversion that are different than the ones... Read more »

two characteristics......

Posted by Anonymous
i'm looking for a question for class


What are two characteristics of the HIV virus which make if difficult to eradicate from the body on a cellular level?


please help

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ARS rash characteristics... PLEASE clarify!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
i posted here afew days ago, the girl who lives very far away from any city and can't get tested yet, but had a high risk encounter 6 months ago, and now is terrified she's given her boyfriend hiv?

can someone please help me! i know it's not good... Read more »

World AIDS Day 2006: raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

Posted by Anonymous
World AIDS Day 2006: Raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

We urgently need to raise 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness to stop the epidemic spread of AIDS-related Myths, HIV-related Lies and Pharmogenocide: Iatrogenic 'AIDS' ('AIDS' caused by anti-retroviral' drugs).

World... Read more »