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What Happens When You Get AIDS

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Housing Works

With Republicans Charging in, What Will Happen to AIDS Funding?

A Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives could devastate AIDS funding both at home and abroad, says an analysis released yesterday by the research foundation amfAR . If House Republicans follow through on their plan to return... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

What's Happening at AIDS Service Organizations Across Canada

Pacific New grassroots initiatives mentor positive women leaders In spite of excellent services for HIV-positive women in British Columbia, opportunities for these women to be leaders in their own communities have been few and far between. Until... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Japanese Who Thought It Couldn't Happen Here Suddenly Confront a Surge in AIDS Cases

With a first-rate health system and widespread condom use, Japanese had long felt protected from AIDS, a disease many still associate with gays, foreigners, and hemophiliacs. If Japan had, as some experts say, nearly four times the official 10,070... Read more »
Ask the Experts

What happens between ARS and AIDS?

Dr. Bruce,Thanks for everything. You are truly inspirational. I guess my question is kind of general. We always hear about ARS and how "on average" it happens 2 weeks post exposure. Also, we always hear about how on average it takes 10...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You are asking what happens between the time periods of seroconversion (turning positive)[ARS] and the development of AIDS. One could write volumes on this subject; I'll write a few sentences with the clear understanding that this is far from... 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 »

unsafe sex and how drug resistance happens

my question is me and my bf both have hiv he got it from me what i like to know is im on HIV meds and hes not i was on atripla and got token off it cause it mad me to sick my bf had a genotype when i was on atripla and he is resistance to one of...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
Yes, you and your boyfriend can exchange each other's HIV, and so exchange a wild type virus for a virus with some drug resistance mutations, like your boyfriend's virus. This is call 'super-infection', not meaning that the virus... Read more »

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 »
Connect With Others

does KS happen during ARS ?

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

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now it happens that many of us can get angry...

Posted by Anonymous
Now it happens that many of us can get angry while considering
this issue of AIDS, and maybe this anger is something that we all
share in common. Consider the situation of survivors who, for at
least 15 years now, have lived with the problem and... Read more »

Why is this happening?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
HIV-positive mothers resist pressure to put their children on drug
By Marnie Ko

The Report Newsmagazine 11-08-1999

The women have little in common, except that they are all mothers and are all HIV-positive. One is frantic; her children... Read more »

Miracle's do happen!!

Posted by Benders, 5 Replies
I went with my ex boyfriend of two and a half years yesturday for same day hiv testing. They took his blood in the morning and then we had to wait 7 hours for the results, all day we convinced ourselves it would be the worse but low and behold he's... Read more »