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What Is The Meaning Of Hiv

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Global Campaign for Microbicides

Pivotal HIV Prevention Trial for Women in Africa Finds That Use of Tenofovir Gel Does Not Prevent HIV: What Does This Mean for HIV Prevention for Women?

Johannesburg, South Africa, and Washington, D.C. -- A pivotal trial testing daily use of oral and topical prophylaxis to help prevent HIV has made a decision to discontinue testing tenofovir-containing vaginal gel, according to an announcement by... Read more »
AIDS United

What the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test Means for HIV Treatment and Prevention: A Panel Discussion

On March 15, an FDA panel voted unanimously that the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test from OraSure Technologies, Inc., was safe and effective for determining a person's HIV status. The OraQuick test is poised to become the first over-the-counter, in-home... Read more »
American Thoracic Society

New Therapies Mean HIV Patients Gain Longer Lives, Face New Challenges

San Diego -- New HIV therapies have prolonged lives and improved health for patients with HIV, but the treatments have also brought the longer-term effects of the disease into sharper focus. Patients with HIV are not only about twice as likely to... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Does reflux Esophagitis means HIV +?

HI DrDoes reflux Esophagitis means HIV +? i had an endoscopy done and have been diagnosed with it. i have had risky exposures all protected though. wondering if refulx esophagitis means hiv or hiv induced esophagitis is called Candida esophagits....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello D Guy,Reflux esophagitis is not directly related to HIV disease.Candida esophagitis (a totally different condition caused by a fungal overgrowth) can be associated with HIV/AIDS in some cases. A biopsy will not determine if your problem is HIV... Read more »

positive screening means hiv+?

does a positive screening test for hiv mean that you are hiv positive?...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
Not necessarily. When one talks about a screening test, they are talking about a test called an ELISA. A positive screening test is always confrimed by a test called a western blot. If the confirmatory test is negative, I usually recommend a repeat... Read more »

Meaning of HIV

I would like to know what HIV stands for? I know that AIDS stands for Aquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Please could you mail me the answer. Thanks...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus, the virus that causes AIDS. Being infected with HIV is not the same thing as "having" AIDS. When a person is infected with HIV, their immune system becomes unable to fight off infections and can... Read more »

Tuberculosis again and again - can it mean HIV +

An Indian male of 30 years of age suspects that he could have been infectedby HIV. The series of events that followed are as follows :1. He had an unprotected physical relation (for about a month or so) with afemale (not a prostitute) in March...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
TB is a clue for HIV infection because they commonly occur together, but you can have TB (including relapsed TB) without HIV infection. His tests are repeatedly negative, which is reassuring. There are some strains that are not diagnosed readily... Read more »
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does this mean you have hiv when u have this hla

Posted by need2know01, 1 Reply
Epitope-Enhanced Conserved HIV-1 Peptide Protects HLA-A2-Transgenic Mice Against Virus Expressing HIV-1 Antigen
Takahiro Okazaki1,*, C. David Pendleton*, Franois Lemonnier and Jay A. Berzofsky2,*
* Molecular Immunogenetics and Vaccine Research... Read more »

Does this mean he is HIV positive please help

Posted by kyiala, 2 Replies
Ok I hope I can find an answer to my question

i was married in Oct of 07 to a man who I met and fell in love with very quickly, When we first met I had him go to the clinic to be tested for STD's he went and showed me paperwork that he was negative... Read more »

No ARS, does it mean no HIV?

Posted by Anonymous
I performed unprotected oral sex on a transexual (a shemale with penis) escort. Just 3-4 sucks. She did not cum. This happened about two months ago. I have had absolutely no symptoms since then. No fever, rashes or muscle pain. Fatigue is there,... Read more »

The Meaning of Being HIV Positive

Posted by edanmilton
I am 24 years old, an immigrant to the US, a recent college graduate, recently moved to Seattle to be with my partner of eight months, non-alcoholic drinker, do not smoke, have not tried drugs and recently tested positive with HIV.

Do I feel shameful... Read more »