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What Does A Person Infected With AIDS Look Like

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Spokesman Looks to Stop Infection With Personal AIDS Story on National Black HIV/AIDS Day

Jamar Rogers, a 30-year-old singer of The Voice fame, is sharing the story of his early AIDS diagnosis as part of the "Let's Stop HIV Together" campaign, a CDC-launched social awareness campaign. He has been traveling to high schools and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS in the United States: A Look Back and a Look Forward

Introduction Status of the Epidemic: Incidence HIV Is Still a Problem in the U.S.: Prevention Works -- But Challenges Exist What CDC Is Doing to Address the Epidemic Closing Testimony before the Oversight and Government Reform... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cryptosporidiosis Infection in Immunocompromised Persons

Who might be immunocompromised or have a weakened immune system? What is cryptosporidiosis? What are the symptoms of cryptosporidiosis? How long after infection do symptoms appear? How long will symptoms last? How does... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Sharing home with an HIV infected person

How can I prevent myself and my 10 year boy of HIV as we are sharing our home with an HIV infected person? Thanks...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.HIV isn't transmitted by casual household contact, so you and your son aren't at risk for getting HIV. For more information about how HIV is transmitted, take a look at this summary from the <a... Read more »

body of an hiv infected person

would like to see how an infected person looks like...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sure. Take a peek at my smiling photo on this site. That's how an HIV-infected person looks.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Exposure to Blood from a possible Infected Person

Good Day to you Please Can you help me with a few Questions.I have had a possible HIV Exposure and I am not sure what to do and I am having sleepless nights as My Colleague is HIV Positive3 Days ago outside the office Our Company Truck was being...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe risk of HIV transmission is very small with what you have experienced. HIV dies once it is outside of the body, there would have to be a large volume of blood going directly into your wound, which would have to be more freshly open. For peace... Read more »

Needle Stick from "HIV infected person"

Hi DR. BobWell, i've read consderably more of this website than I care to. There are some really weird ppl out there...My situation is fairly straight forward: I was involved in an altercation with a homeless person who then stabbed with a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The CDC has been closely monitoring confirmed HIV-positive needle stick exposures for many years, and the statistics you stated appear to be holding steady. Chances of seroconverting from a significant needlestick from a confirmed HIV-positive... Read more »
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Looking for personal stories for HIV class THANKS!

Posted by collegestudent, 2 Replies
I'm currently taking a course on HIV and have also recently bought a great book by Carl Zimmer called "A Planet of Viruses." I have grown increasingly interested in the HIV and for my final project I would love to get some personal stories on coping... Read more »

Whose this person in the mirror that looks like me

Posted by soimnotalone, 2 Replies
When I first found out I was + (rather advanced aids) I was o.k. let the meds begin and I was feeling great. Then I got the rash but I was o.k. gaining weight and feeling fairly ok. Now I cry all the time, the worse episode was during s-e-x who... Read more »

is almost imposible for a person to get infected?

Posted by scared77, 2 Replies
I was looking at the table where it says that

6.5 outta 10,000 of exposure by insertive tops can become infected when exposed to the virus.

50 outta 1,000 bottoms can become infected

5 outta 1,000 women in vaginal intercourse etc.

looking at these... Read more »

How long should an AIDS infected person wait.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was hoping someone could share with me the appropriate amount of time a person that is AIDS infected should wait before resuming contact with someone who has recieved live vaccinations. I want to make sure my father-in-law stays healthy as long... Read more »