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What Does The Disease Affect Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

G8 Plan Would Subsidize Purchase of Vaccines Developed for Diseases Largely Affecting Developing World, Including HIV

Finance ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations over the weekend at a meeting in Moscow discussed an "advance market commitment plan" aimed at promoting the development of vaccines for diseases -- including tuberculosis, malaria,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Government, Social Service Agencies Losing Interest in AIDS as Disease Affects More Minorities, Meeting Attendees Say

The American Foundation for AIDS Research 16th National HIV/AIDS Update Conference on Tuesday held a public "town meeting" to discuss how to "reignite the AIDS movement," recruit "fresh faces" to the fight, convince elected officials to increase... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Affect Over 10 Million Brazilians

A study released Tuesday by Brazil's Health Ministry finds some 10.3 million Brazilians are or have been infected with an STD at some point in their lives. Of these, 6.6 million are men and 3.7 million are women. "We are talking about the diseases... Read more »
Ask the Experts

How does HIV affect TB? (TB/HIV CO-INFECTION, 2011) (TUBERCULOSIS AND HIV, 2011)

Hi,I'm writing because I've been on/off HIV meds since 2003, for various reasons. I have been on meds long-term now for over a year, and my cd4 has improved from 1% to 11%, and viral load undetected. Well, about 5 months ago I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.TB/HIV coinfection is a common and often challenging problem. HIV weakens the immune system, increasing the likelihood of opportunistic infections. TB can increase the rate of HIV replication, which can lead to decreased CD4 and worsening of... Read more »

Prostate Cancer and HIV; how will the cancer affect my HIV?

I have been recently been diagnosed with the early stages of prostrae cancer. I am HIV+ and have been for the past 11 years. My CD4-cells are in the 400 to 600 range and my viral load is around 4000. These readings have been consistant for the...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
For the most part, the HIV and the prostate cancer are unrelated. Having both diseases my just be a coincidence. A Gleason score of 6 is a good number; it means your cancer may not be too aggressive. Stopping the testosterone was a good idea... Read more »

HIV life cycle, and how HIV affects the immune system

Hi Rick, When Hiv attaches itself to a lymphocyte, is the lymphocyte actually a gland as in the neck or armpit, and does this then become a reproduction factory for HIV with an abundance of T-cells coming from the gland? Thank you for your...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. HIV infects cells of the immune system called CD4 cells. There are many CD4 cells inside the lymph nodes. These cells can also be found all throughout the body.When HIV enters a CD4 cell, the cell itself becomes a... Read more »

Other STDs Affect HIV Test

Doctor Bob,You are a legend -Just a quickie - Can having another more common STD like Chlamydia, Gonnorhea etc have any affect on the HIV blood test ie. causing false negatives or extending window period?I have checked the archives but Im obviously...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Quickie question. Quickie answer. Nope! Concurrent STDs, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea or syphilis, will not affect HIV-antibody test results or change the duration of the window period.You're welcome!Dr. Bob... Read more »
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Can an underlying disease affect test results?

Posted by Anonymous
If you had an underlying disease like cancer and didnt know it could it affect pcr and anitbody test? Read more »

SURVEY:How does social stigma affect your coping?

Posted by HIVstigmastudy
Coping with HIV/AIDS: How the Perception of Stigmatization Affects Adherence to Medical Treatment and Disease Prognosis

My name is Eric, a graduate student at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. I am working on a research... Read more »

4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
AMFAR AIDS HANDBOOK (Chapter 4, Page 53 )

There are four stages to HIV disease

1) Acute Infection Stage (500-1200 CD4s)- begins immediately after hiv enters the body and starts multiplying in infected cells. Acute infection ends about 2-6 weeks... Read more »

Disease silmilar to Hiv

Posted by mike_7801, 4 Replies

After testing out till 4.5 months , i have tested +ve for chlamydia pneumonia ..
Which is also not easily curable as if you read on it says it can take years to eradicate the bacteria from the body , and this bacteria is like a retro... Read more »