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What Does Arv For Hiv Stand For

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HIV Prevention Justice Alliance

Sign On: Treatment Prevents Transmission -- Obama, Stand Up for Treatment Expansion Worldwide

Have you heard the biggest news in ages? Science shows that there is a 96% reduction in risk of HIV transmission if people have access to AIDS drugs. We've been saying for years that treatment -- as a key component of comprehensive care -- is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Less Expensive ARV Combination Just as Effective for Women in Developing Countries as Costlier ARVs, Study Shows

A new study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston shows that the less-expensive antiretroviral nevirapine, when used in combination with other antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), is as effective as a more expensive combination among... 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

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton signed a new agreement with Angola aimed at controlling the spread of HIV/AIDS, the Associated Press reports. "The Obama administration will more than double funding for Angola to combat the disease, from... Read more »
Ask the Experts

CD4 still below 100 after almost 1 year on ARV

Hi Nelson,Hope this email finds u well and in good health!I am worried over my lack of CD4 increase over the past 11 months on ARV treatment. I started with a low CD4 of 7 as I have Kaposi Sarcoma and still undergoing 13th session of chemotherapy...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
I am so sorry that not only you have to deal with your HIV diagnosis with a low baseline CD4 count but also with a KS diagnosis at the same time. I am glad that you feel good and that your numbers have improved through your HIV and KS... Read more »

Should I start ARV treatment

1)Yesterday my doctor gave me my test results and my CD4 count is 211, my Viral Load is in the 17k+. He's not sure if I should start treatment because the blood tests he did (eg. blood plasma) show that I'm still "healthy" (in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1. I would strongly urge you to begin combination antiretroviral therapy without further delay. Are you under the care of an HIV specialist physician? If not you should consult one ASAP. Your immune system, as demonstrated by an absolute CD4... Read more »

standing in front of an hiv infected child with and scratching my skin

I was standing at a quite a distance from the bed of an hiv infected child and then suddenly i felt an itch at my elbow. So I scratched my elbow and a tiny amount of lood oozed out of it. Should I be concerned ?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiNo need to be concerned. HIV is not airborne and you did not have a direct exchange of body from the child. You are fine.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

Can I get hiv from one night stand anal sex with a gay?

Im Mr. Anxious. What are the chances I get hiv from one night stand anal sex with a gay? I am 21 and I had anal sex with a gay (i was the penetrator) but i didnt ejaculate inside. After that I got diagnosed with gonorrhea but I was treated, what are...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Unprotected anal sex is definitely risky for HIV and STDs, as you found out with the gonorrhea. HIV is transmitted during sex through the same way that gonorrhea is. It's going to be very important to get tested at 3... 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% accuracy for Hiv-2 , has that changed with today's 1/2 tests ? I'm Finding a... Read more »

StandUp2HIV.com

Posted by Standup2HIV, 1 Reply
Hello-

I have created a website, StandUp2HIV.com, in order to help with HIV awareness. This website, like Stand Up 2 Cancer, was created with the idea that we need to stand up to HIV, begin to promote more friendly awareness, and try to stop this... Read more »

What do these letters stand for on my report?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I got back my quest lab results and i had other tests done aside from the hiv test but on the invoice, i can read the names of all those test but then there is no test called hiv - i see a row of letters and the price was $319! i dont see the words... Read more »

Standing up for the rights for all worried wells

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just want to say that I used to be a worried well, and I used to come to this website and try to get some reassurence that i did not catch HIV, my hearts goes out to the one who do have HIV, but my heart also goes to the Worried Wells, the worry... Read more »