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What Is Hiv And What Does It Stand For

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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 »

HIV

What do the letters H,I,V, stand for ie. definition Read more »
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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 »
UNAIDS

European Commission, World Health Organization and Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS Take a United Stand Against Killer Diseases

...Commission, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) announce a common stand against the epidemics of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in the developing world. The Commission is convening a... 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 »
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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 »

havent been here in awhile

Posted by alive2, 2 Replies
...taking it really had mentaly facing issues involving our 4 kids any ideas where i should start shes depressed and shes seen how hiv has been affecting me. my oldest girl is at the age where sex is an issue, so i finally broke down and told her of... Read more »

Simple question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...What does hiv stand for? Read more »

love has no boundries my letter from a loved one

Posted by nicoletaana
...thsi email form him , now im telling u that this man is everything i could ever ask for im not gona let a lil thing like hiv stand in the way of this beautiful perosn i dont care if we never have sex , i want ppl to know who are out there and... Read more »