What Does Arv For Hiv Stand For

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AIDS InfoNet

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? AIDSstands 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
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Is there a connection between my hiv meds and orthostatic hypotension?

I am a 44 African American female. I was diagnosed with HIV in 1993. I have always worked. My doctor added a diuretic(lasix) to my Norvasc 10mg I was taking at the end of July. I found myself feeling weak and faint when I was standing and in fact I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...diagnositic concern. HIV infection can soemtimes cause sympathetic nerve dysfunction but that too is unusual if doing well from HIVstandpoint (good CD4 count and viral suppression). Seeking consultation with an endocrinologist might be helpful.... Read more »

hiv+ partner refusing medical attention

i wrote a couple of weeks ago. i had just found out that my partner was/is hiv+. i am waiting for the 3 month mark to take my hiv test. i am scared. but this post isn't about me. my partner tested hiv+ about a year ago and has not been to the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...any medication is totally up to him. No one will force him to do anything he doesn't want to do. But he needs to know where he stands and that you, as his partner, also need to know this information. He may be more amenable to at least taking the... Read more »

Does HIV continue to have a destructive influence even when undetectable

Dear KeithThis is more a side effect of HIV, than ARV, but here goes. After I was successfully treated for stage 4 non-hodgkins lymphoma in 2003, my cancer consultant reckoned my prognosis could actually be quite good but my HIV consultant mentioned...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV under control (undetectable) can still cause some level of immmune activation/dysfunction which can potentially cause long term Read more »

Question - HIV - What Does That Stand For?

Dear Doctor Shernoff,"I have a confirmed exposure to HIV for almost 30 years and have never had any AIDS related illnesses. Prior to beginning combination antiretroviral therapy my viral loads were almost a million, but have been virtually...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...Yes I have HIV but have never progressed onto having AIDS. Many people who get infected now have the same potential for long and healthy lives Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Clinton Signs New $10 Million Agreement on HIV/AIDS With Angola, Says U.S. "Stands Ready" to Work With South Africa on HIV/AIDS

..."to target an epidemic of sexual assault in the violence-torn nation," according to the AP (8/10). Clinton Says U.S. "Stands Ready" to Work With South Africa on HIV/AIDS, Meets With Zuma During her visit to an HIV/AIDS clinic in South... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Magic Johnson's Wife Cookie Johnson Participates in "I Stand With Magic" Campaign to Reduce HIV/AIDS Among Blacks

...Johnson's wife, Cookie Johnson, on Wednesday said she will take a leading role in Magic Johnson's five-year, $60 million "I Stand With Magic" campaign to fight HIV/AIDS among blacks, USA Today reports (Sternberg, USA Today , 11/29). The... Read more »
The Body

Who's Gonna Stand Up to AIDS in America?

...ago, television networks joined forces to raise awareness and money for cancer -- and to no surprise, America paid attention. Stand Up to Cancer clocked in a record 18.3 million viewers and raised a whopping $80 million. And while I watched... Read more »
International AIDS Society

Africa Stands at a Threshold in HIV Response

...birth to the call for access to HIV treatment for rich and poor alike and the IAS has returned to South Africa as the continent stands at a threshold," said IAS 2009 Local Co-Chair Dr. Hoosen (Jerry) Coovadia who is Chairman of Dira Sengwe and... Read more »
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Hiv 1/2 reliability vs Hiv-2 stand alone test ?

Posted by SRCHFRANS34, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know the % of accuracy for Hiv-2 antibody detection with current Elisa 1/2 antibody tests ? Some of the 4-5 year old posted answers in the archives say 70% Read more »

my g-f has hiv-aids dont know what to do

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
...hello my girl friend has full blown aids with a 't'cell count of 30 or so cells and has been in the care of doctors for a week now shes been on all the med's including Read more »

Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...facts about AIDS, the world's leading cause of death among adults aged under 60: WHAT IS AIDS AND WHAT CAUSES IT? * AIDSstands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. It is caused by a virus called HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). ... Read more »


Posted by je5872, 2 Replies
...has anyone ever taken PEP. I began taking PEP 4 hrs post exposure. I was top with hiv+ guy on no meds when condom broke. i immediately washed and urinated. Has anyone had this experince? do they feel the PEP was Read more »