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What Is The Name Of The Virus Which Causes AIDS And It Stands For

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

Background The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was first recognized in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide pandemic. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By leading to the destruction and/or functional impairment of cells of the immune system, notably CD4+ T cells, HIV progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers. An HIV-infected person is diagnosed with AIDS when his...
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Does Mr Kull's advice still stand?

Hi Doc. I wrote to you recently about my experience ( a few days ago, protected vaginal sex with a working girl, lasted about 10 mins, menstrual blood on/around pubic area, condom intact, washed off with cold soapy water afterwards ). Perhaps I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Let me answer your three specific questions first and then I'll try to clear up any misunderstandings from the previous posts, OK?1.Yes.2.Negligible to nonexistent.3.If you are worried and clearly you are then a single ELISA test should... Read more »

Generic vs. brand name causes rebound?

My son was diagnosed with HIV at age 1. He developed a resistance to one drug in his cocktail in the first year, and it was believed that his birth mother passed on a strain that was resistant to it. He's now 6 and has been on the same cocktail...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.There's no particular reason to think that the switch from branded Ziagen to generic abacavir should be responsible for your son's increased viral load.The first thing that should happen is an assessment for... Read more »

Are AIDS and HIV two separate viruses?

Hi, my name is Holly and I'm a student at Cabrillo College in Aptos California. I am doing a research paper on AIDS and I am getting a little confused about what is a proven fact and what is assumed to be true. What is your stand on Peter...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Dear Holly,No responsible medical professional working with, or on a cure for, AIDS agrees with Mr. Duesburg's "interesting" theory anymore. When he first proposed it, most scientists with an open mind considered it, but now, as... Read more »

What are the symptoms of HHV-8, the virus that causes Kaposi's sarcoma?

What are the symtoms of HHV-8, are they the same as HIV? I have already tested negative for HIV but I know that there is something wrong.Thanks pw...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Dear PW: It's hard enough when you have to worry about HIV. Now it looks like HHV-8 is giving you something to worry about. HHV-8, also known as Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus, is the virus that causes Kaposi's sarcoma (KS). Most... Read more »
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ME AND MY VIRUS NAME "HERB" (REWRITE OF PT.1)

Posted by POZGAL43
I DON`T KNOW WHAT TO CALL YOU RIGHT NOW! BUT I KNOW I GOT TO NAME YOU WHERE WE CAN BOTH HAVE THESE CHATS ON EVERY DAY BASIC.SO HOW ABOUT THE NAME "HERB" SO OK! "HERB" NOW WE GOT TO LIVE TOGETHER FOR THE NEXT 20-30 YEARS UNTIL YOU MAKE UP YOUR MIND... Read more »

ME AND MY VIRUS NAME "HERB" PT. 1

Posted by POZGAL43, 1 Reply
I DON`T KNOW WHAT TO CALL YOU, BUT I HOPE YOU LIKE THE NAME "HERB" BECAUSE WE GOT TO LIVE TOGETHER FOR THE NEXT 20-30 YEARS. UNTIL YOU MAKE YOUR MIND TO KICK MY OLD BODY TO THE HEAVENLY ABOVE SO "HERB", WHAT`S NEXT ON YOUR SCHEDULE FOR THIS OLD... Read more »

What do these letters stand for on my report?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I got back my quest lab results and i had other tests done aside from the hiv test but on the invoice, i can read the names of all those test but then there is no test called hiv - i see a row of letters and the price was $319! i dont see the words... Read more »

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% accuracy for Hiv-2 , has that changed with today's 1/2 tests ? I'm Finding a... Read more »