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What Is The Relationship Between Hiv And Aids

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Relationship between AIDS and HIV

Contents Introduction The Definition of AIDS The Designation AIDS Is a Surveillance Tool Quantifying the Epidemic A Brief History of the Emergence of AIDS Initial Theories Retrovirus Hypothesis Seroprevalence Surveys HIV and Other Lentiviruses Course of HIV Infection Immunologic Profile of People with AIDS Mechanisms of CD4+ T Cell Depletion Koch's Postulates Fulfilled Evidence From Animal and Laboratory Models Geographic...
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Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
HBV and HIV can be transmitted in similar fashion - through injection drug use or sex.Patients who have HIV before they get HBV have a lower chance of clearing their hepatitis B.... Read more »

Relationship to AIDS and Plague

In one of my classes at school one of my professors told our class that he had found some research that found if some of a persons ancestors have had Bubonic plague and survived the plague that the ancestors have some sort of immunity from AIDS. I...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
I have not heard of study linking immunity to bubonic plague and HIV.However, there are individuals who have a greater degree of resistance to acquiring HIV due to genetic alteration in a key protein that facilitates the attachment and entry of the... Read more »

Dating HIV+ and HIV-, Also Long term relationship

I recently started dating a women (about 3 weeks) and she told me last night that she was HIV+. I have never been in a situation like this and I really care about her. What are my risks? Can we ever have kids? Can we ever have a normal...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Sure you can have a normal relationship, if you choose to. This will depend entirely on your ability to accept that she is HIV+ and what goes along with that. If she is not already in treatment, then some day she may need to start. The risk to you... Read more »

HIV1, HIV2 and their relationship to sub-types and testing

I'm concerned about a potential exposure to HIV which occured in South East Asia. After reading through your many (wonderful!)answers I had a in-house PCR QUAL assay done about 3 weeks after the exposure. Results were negative. Then the lab...
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
Your biolody lesson for today. HIV-1 is divided into 2 major subgroups M (major) and O (outlier). The M group is divided into subtypes A-I. The O group into A and B (for now). They are all HIV-1. HIV-2 is a different virus, although it is in the... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS and sexual relationships

Posted by Anonymous
I am with HIV Youth writing an article about HIV/AIDS and sexual relationships. If you are an HIV positive youth (single or in a couple) let me know what you think about dating and sex. It could be included in my article!!

I have had a very hard time... Read more »

relationship hpv & hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What is different between hpv and hiv. What is their relationship? Read more »

HIV+ for 2yrs. My first relationship since help??

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I've know that I am HIV+ for 2 years. My boyfriend dumped me when I found out. Finally found someone that I can date and is okay with me being +. My question is for other mixed couples. We have been having protected sex. Recently we started... Read more »

Starting a relationship with someone who is hiv+

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Many years ago I fell in love with with Kath but failed to start a relationship due to our fear of communicating our feelings toward each other. This year I had heard she had left her husband. Being older and less bashful I decided to pursue my... Read more »