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What Is Human Immunodeficiency Virus

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

What is HTLV-III?

Dr. Sowaksky, You have fully explained what HTLV-I is, But on my recent HIV test it states "A... Read more »


Dear Dr. Can you explain me what is HTLV-III/LAV? this acronym are in my test result at three... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 2

...the first reports of a disease that was to become known as AIDS, researchers discovered the primary causative viral agent, the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1). In 1986, a second type of HIV, called HIV-2, was isolated from AIDS... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Evidence for the Effectiveness of Sterile Injecting Equipment Provision in Preventing Hepatitis C and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission Among Injecting Drug Users: A Review of Reviews

...of harm reduction interventions involving the provision of sterile injecting equipment to prevent hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV among injecting drug users. Among the interventions assessed: needle and syringe programs (NSP), alternative modes... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Abstracts: Incidence of Cardiac Abnormalities in Children With Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

... Objective: To describe the five-year cumulative incidence of cardiac dysfunction in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected children. Study Design: We used a prospective cohort design, enrolling children at 10 hospitals. Group I included Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Behaviors and Procreational Intentions of Adolescents and Young Adults With Perinatally Acquired Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection: Experience of an Urban Tertiary Center assess sexual knowledge, behaviors, and procreational intentions of adolescents and young adults with perinatally acquired human immunodeficiency virus (PNA HIV) infection. As children with PNA HIV increasingly survive to adolescence and... Read more »
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Out About HIV

Posted by bradford
...about HIV. 'OUT ABOUT HIV', "My name is Bradford McIntyre and I'm Positively Positive! I have been living, infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) since 1984! I feel very fortunate to be sharing with you! There is more power in people... Read more »

Priests, seminarians routinely tested for HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...When are priests or seminarians routinely tested for human immunodeficiency virus?... Military, Job Corps, prisoners are also tested routinely for human immunodeficiency virus. Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hospital of Fort-de-France, Martinique, French West Indies. Although the simultaneous transmission of either human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus or HIV and hepatitis B virus from a single source has... Read more »

Hope 3 !

Posted by squanderer, 1 Reply
... Here is a quote from it "A vaccine that is capable of delivering a double whammy against AIDS-causing human immunodeficiency virus by both providing immunity against the infection while at the... Read more »