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What Does The Acronym Hiv Stand For

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...are uncomfortable talking to their children about HIV because they do not have the correct information themselves. Before you talk to your children about HIV, it is important for you to know the facts. What Is HIV? HIV stands for "Human Immunodeficiency Virus" Without treatment, HIV will eventually wear down the immune system in most people to the point that they develop more serious infections Many people take powerful and effective...
Ask the Experts

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 HIV standpoint (good CD4 count and viral suppression). Seeking consultation with an endocrinologist might be helpful.... 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 »


I am a 47 yo male and have been on Atripla since June 2008 with great success. Went from CD4 511/29%, vl-47,000 to CD4 723/41%, undetectable in December. The other night I started to feel a "vibration" in my left foot, 1 second on 1 second off that...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine due to nerve compression (or vascular occlusion to a nerve). Careful history and examination of both extremities by your HIV specialist is the starting point for assessment. KH Read more »

what does AIDS stand for?

what does the word AIDS stand for?
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...The word AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. 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? * AIDS stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. It is caused by a virus called HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). ... Read more »


Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
...recognition is now given to the importance of individualized treatments. People who have been infected have brought about the understanding of which drugs work and which do not. In this way, they have voiced the need for more effective and... Read more »