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What Is The Primary Damage That The Aids Virus Causes

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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...develop IRIS. However, a second study reported that they're looking at other markers, such as regulatory and effector T cells, monocytes and macrophages. Results will be forthcoming. Commentary If another infection besides HIV is present before starting therapy, IRIS is more likely to develop. As well, the greater the drop in HIV levels (2.5 logs or more) and the fewer CD4s before starting therapy (below 50), the more likely it will...
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lymph tissue damage treatment

hello!!! You guys are wonderful, and it is so encouraging to have a website with professionals and specialists to ask questions!! I am newly diagnosed but in the chronic stage (within 6months to 1st year from acute infection) Is there any...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hey Jonathan,There are some products that claim to help but none has been proven to do so. The damage caused by HIV infection is complex and multifocal. There are some clinical trials looking at uridine as a possible treatment for mitochondrial Read more »

HIV Tat protein causing brain damage

"The dendrites begin to look like a patch of severely damaged trees after a bad ice storm." (EEEK!!)I thought it was my imagination that I was "losing it" mentally lately but once I read the articles on:"Researchers Identify Toehold For HIV's...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thanks for posting that. KH Read more »

Is HIV still considered an emergency?

Considering the constant rise of new infected (an estimate of 100 million people in 2012) and the fact that people still die from the disease the attempts and efforts to cure HIV or even eradicate it failed and are very discontinued and low. My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...flu or common cold. And of course there are those viruses that can plant us six feet under very, very quickly, such as Ebola. HIV is a very clever and tricky virus indeed. It hides out in the genetic material (DNA) of some of our longest-lived... Read more »

Cure for HIV/AIDS (CURE 2009) (CURE 2009)

Hi,I have been wondering why it is so difficult for HIV/AIDS cure to be found especially for Americans who nothing is impossible for. I am from Africa living with HIV. Would there ever be a cure for this deadly disease and when?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...flu or common cold. And of course there are those viruses that can plant us six feet under very, very quickly, such as Ebola. HIV is a very clever and tricky virus indeed. It hides out in the genetic material (DNA) of some of our longest-lived... Read more »
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HIV Transmission

...several fluids and tissue of a person living with HIV. It is important to understand however, that finding a small amount of HIV in a body fluid or tissue does not mean that HIV is transmitted by that body fluid or tissue. Only specific fluids... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks your immune system. During its initial assault (which is known as acute infection or... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

...opportunistic infections of the CNS such as: Neurosyhpilis Cyrptococcal Meningitis Toxoplasmosis (Toxo) Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Primary CNS lymphoma Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML) Some of these conditions may be treatable... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

... Women and HIV in the United States Women represent the fastest growing demographic of HIV infections worldwide. In order to work on reversing Read more »
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26 years AIDS survior

Posted by AaronK, 3 Replies
...about a ten gallon size bag of pills left over i didn't take over 20 years. In 2006 i was dianosed with hep C with stage 2 liver damage and hopefully will began treatment as soon, as i have enough tcells to survive the hep c medications, which is... Read more »

eeek! brain damage!

Posted by daisey6205, 7 Replies
...please tell me this is not hiv related. i know i have been stressed out, but everyone gets stressed out. i feel like i have brain damage. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! love and prayers to all daisey Read more »

hic

Posted by Anonymous
...proper laboratory testing. Patients with the syndrome may have fever, fatigue, rash, pharyngitis or other symptoms. Primary HIV infection should be considered in any patient with possible HIV exposure who presents with fever of unknown cause. The... Read more »

BBC Report on Brain Scan of HIV Effects

Posted by ScotCharles
...validated in other studies, from other centres, this imaging approach may be a valuable surrogate marker of brain function in HIV infection." He added: "The increased survival of patients with HIV, due mostly to HAART, has placed greater... Read more »