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What Is AIDS?

What Does "AIDS" Mean? How Do You Get AIDS? What Happens if I'm HIV Positive? How Do I Know if I Have AIDS? Is There a Cure for AIDS? For More Information What Does "AIDS" Mean? AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome: Acquired means you can get infected with it. Immune Deficiency means a weakness in the body's system that fights diseases. Syndrome means a group of health problems that make up a...
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Once AIDS, always AIDS?

Over the past few years, with the advent of HAART, it seems some "definitions" change. Once you are diagnosed with AIDS, do you always have AIDS? The way I understand it, AIDS is defined as having certain counts and an OI. Once your counts bounce...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.From a definitional point of view, once "AIDS" always "AIDS". Now, that said, from a medical standpoint, if someone's counts improve on treatment, then the further risk of AIDS complications greatly diminishes and... Read more »

Re: bob, please remain in france

Oi!Whether Dr. Bob got it from a needle stick, fucking a prostitute, a cheating lover or a homosexual encounter, It doesnt matter if he's come to terms with how he got it, he came to terms with he has got it, which to me is more important because...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thanks for your support. And just for the record:1.Even though my occupational exposure has been well documented, including my seroconversion from negative the day of the incident to positive following the ARS that occurred a few weeks later,... Read more »

Cure Question

doc, Is there any way to prevent aids in people with hiv. i kno there isnt a cure but people who take their meds correctly will they die from aids? I heard oi's are rare now.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
You're right. There isn't a cure for HIV infection, but appropriate use (and adherence) to HIV medications can prevent progression to AIDS, prevent opportunistic infections and death.The rates of opportunistic infections declined rapidly after the... Read more »

Is is true?

Dear Dr.,i have been +ve for last 2 years and not in med. I have not come across with OIs. I can not afford medicine however, i am trying my best to be healthy. However, from last one week all of sudden i developed pin and needle on my sole and...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It sounds like you have developed peripheral neuropathy (damage to the longest nerves in the body). Although there is no way to cure this, there are relatively inexpensive medicines that may take care of the pain. Try to find out what... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

Table of Contents The Facts About HIV Starting the Discussion Talking to Children of Different Ages Taking Care of Yourself HIV is a tough subject for parents, guardians, and caregivers to discuss with their children. However it... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

What Are Opportunistic Infections? Testing for OIs OIs and AIDS What Are the Most Common OIs? Preventing OIs Treating OIs What Are Opportunistic Infections? In our bodies, we carry many germs -- bacteria, protozoa, fungi, and... Read more »
The Well Project

What Are Opportunistic Infections?

Table of Contents Basic Facts Preventing and Treating OIs OIs and Women Most Common Opportunistic Infections (OIs) in HIV-Positive People Basic Facts While many viruses can be controlled by the immune system , HIV targets and... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines an HIV-positive person with a CD4 cell count of 200 or less as having AIDS. The CDC has also developed a list of more than 20 opportunistic infections (OIs) that are considered... Read more »
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disturbing trend any thoughts?

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 2 Replies
I have noticed a disturbing trend of people on this site and other sites. People who have symptoms of hiv /aids for prolonged amounts of time who continue a downward spiral of there health., but always test negative for hiv. I know of my own... Read more »

please respond please!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
hello everyone i just tested positive 2months ago but with all the referrals and appointments i finally was able to see my MD he prescribed Atripla but doesnt want me to start taking them until my genotype results return. so this is my situation,... Read more »

WHO guidelines/ WBC count/ OI's

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Questions: 1. Does anyone know what is WHO window period guidelines? 2. Do WBC count drop during primary infections - say like 10 days - 2 weeks post infection. By WBC count drop, does it mean total leucocyte count or only lymphocytes count. This I... Read more »

Are there any long lerm POZ folks around

Posted by rickincattco, 18 Replies
Hello again it is I. I have been reading the boards and i have noticed alot of the folks on here are recently diagnosed or within the past couple of years. I think that is wonderful that they are seeking info right away. It took me thirteen years to... Read more »