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What Helps Prevent Hiv From Turning Into Aids

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Carrying an Important Message; HIV-Positive Woman Turns to Churches to Help Educate Newark on AIDS Prevention

For three years, AIDS advocate Deloris Dockery has been lobbying Newark-area churches to preach HIV prevention. Early detection, safe sex, and needle exchange are topics many pastors and bishops feel uncomfortable addressing from the pulpit, but... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South China Villagers Turn to Music to Prevent the Spread of AIDS

In the southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, health workers are turning to the area's history of musical folklore to spread AIDS prevention messages. "We asked eight local singers to write and record songs about the disease," said Huang... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Policies for HIV Prevention Among Commercial Sex Workers "Taking a Turn for the Worse," Editorial States

Recent "loud arguments" over HIV/AIDS treatment policies -- such as the safety of generic medications and their cost in developing nations -- "obscure the fact that slowing the spread of the disease is at least as important" as providing treatment,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Can AIDS turn back to Just HIV

I recently met someone who's health went from good to bad and his T-Cells went below 10.. Now its around 150. He said he's doctor said the status of AIDS went back to Just having HIV. Can that happen? Im new to having HIV and just want to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, this is not correct. Once someone qualifies for an AIDS diagnosis, it's permanent, even if their health improves. See below. Your friend's doctor is wrong. Feel free to send him a copy of this post and my reply. He obviously needs a... Read more »

Imiquimod use to prevent high grade dysplasia turning to cancer?

I have had annual anal paps since 2008, with only low grade dysplasia. In December 2012 I had HRA and they found areas of high grade dysplasia. I had a repeat pap in March 2013 and there was no more dysplasia. I remember hearing about a study out...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
There have not been any large enough studies that I am aware of that have demonstrated a benefit of using imiquimod as a prevention strategy.... Read more »

turning point from HIV TO AIDS

How long does it take HIV to affect your immune sys. to the point where you get AIDS. Also how long from when you get aids until you die. The last question posted on the matter was in 1998 I was wondering if since then there has been any...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
We now consider HIV and AIDS to both be treatable (not curable) long-term illnesses for people that have access to antiretroviral medication. Untreated, the average time from acquisition of HIV to development of AIDS is about 10 years, but this... Read more »

how fast does HIV + turn to Aids

My brother just told me he has HIV positive and he found out a year and a half ago. He said he has not gotton any treatment and hasnt been back to the dr.Does this mean it probably aids now or could it still be HIV +? I am really worried. Hes having...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
He absolutely needs to see an HIV specialist and be thoroughly evaluated. Important lab tests that need to be obtained are the HIV viral load (amount of HIV in the blood) and the CD4 count and percent (an important cell that is infected by HIV and... Read more »
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My Turn to seek help and advice

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello Friends,

First let me say that I have been watching this board for years and am blown away by the compassion and generosity of spirit shown by so many..God Bless you all.

I am a 42 y/o hetero male who is obsessed with thoughts of HIV infection. ... Read more »

HIV son's dad starting to make the the turn

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Anger will only destroy the person that is angry. The dust is starting to settle now that its been a few weeks and Im calming down and appreciative of the grace of a few folks here whi have HIV and are gay but maintained grace under fire which I... Read more »

Possibility of Negative at 3 months turning positive later ?

Posted by Niv, 1 Reply
What is the chance of negative hiv test (4th gen cmia) at 3 months into positive later ? High risk heterosexual exposure experiencing ARS like symptom presently .... Sore throat, fatigue, rash, swollen lymph on the neck. I am so confused as many... Read more »

Believed I was misdiagnosed, nowhere to turn!!!

Posted by Anonymous
I believe I was misdiagnosed regarding my HIV status. I need to know where to turn? I have tested twice, one with HIV-1 elisa getting negative results and the other by Oraquick, also negative a year and a half after I thought I was exposed. Here... Read more »