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What Happens If I Get Infected With Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

We Never Thought This Would Happen: Transitioning Care of Adolescents With Perinatally Acquired HIV Infection From Pediatrics to Internal Medicine

Thanks to life-extending therapies, "transitioning the medical care of children with perinatally acquired HIV from pediatric care to internal medicine practices has become increasingly important," the authors noted. Their work in the current study... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Research Update: What Ever Happened to the Thai HIV Vaccine?

In 2009, it was announced that the first successful HIV vaccine, the Thai vaccine, had been identified. At the time, this news was greeted with both excitement and skepticism, but we haven't heard much about it since. What happened to the vaccine?... Read more »

Whatever Happened to H1N1 (Swine Flu) and HIV? New Answers at CROI 2010

Anjali Sanghvi --> The H1N1 pandemic that swept the world in 2009 caused plenty of panic and media hype. But given the small amount of available data on H1N1 at the time, HIV care providers were left with more questions than answers, including... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Casual contact - why infections don't happen?

I' have found several contradictions in what I read about hiv and I hope you will be able to help me..On the one hand I know that hiv cannot be transmited by casual contact. But on the other in all the books I found about HIV there is written...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
This question has been answered before on this forum. To sum up, detecting virus on a surface does not mean that this virus poses a risk. There are hucksters who can correctly claim that our kitchens are awash in salmonella and E. coli and thus we... Read more »

Aids/Lymphoma/Fungal infection-- too many things happening at once

What is the prognosis for someone who is in full-blown AIDS ( CD4=75), with agressive, stage IV lymphoma, who curretnly has a "life-threatening" fungal infection and a pseudomonas infection. We were advised that if they could hold off for...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
The prognosis is actually quite good. If the tumor is doubling in size so rapidly, then the tumor is more likely to be very responsive to chemotherapy. The person is question needs all the things treated simultaneously. He needs the infections... Read more »

What happenes during acute infection?

Hello doctor,Just afew questions,What is actually happening in the body during acute infection?How long does it take to happen?Does it vary from mild illness which last afew days or is it severe and always last over afew weeks?Finally does the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Acute HIV infection is the period of time when an HIV infected person is seroconverting; that is, they are mounting an immune response against HIV, developing antibodies that will signify that he or she is HIV antibody positive. At least 80% of... Read more »

All about anal warts-- Treatment for internal anogenital warts; what happens to people infected with the wart virus?

what is the treatment for internal anogenital warts? I heard there was a pill, is that true? If anal intercourse was performed with a person with internal warts would the suseptible top pass it along to others?...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Anal warts, both internal and external, are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV, also known as the wart virus). Given that it is a viral infection, it can be readily spread from an infected bottom to a susceptible top. Once a person gets... Read more »
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does KS happen during ARS ?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
is KS something usual during ARS (initial infection)?

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Is this really happening?

Posted by optimistic, 5 Replies
I just went to emergency last sunday for a appendix acute infection, nothing out of common, they decide to take the appendix out with a surgery. But while making tests prior the surgery I needed at the time, the doctors came with an ELISA positive... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
not sure how to ask this so here goes, i know after you have been exposed to hiv it usually takes 2 to 3 weeks before the onset of symptoms such as flu like symptoms and they go away after a short period, my question is then how long on the average... Read more »

Dentist Appt - Could it happen?

Posted by whatthe, 2 Replies
Ok. Here is the deal. I had a dentist appt for a filling in November where I ended up getting the cold sore virus from the person assisting the dentist. I had noticed she had a horrible looking cold sore and every so often seemed to adjust her mask... Read more »