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What Is Unique About The AIDS Virus (HIV)?

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kashmir Faces Unique Challenges in Battle Against HIV/AIDS

Kashmir, which is controlled by India in the south and Pakistan in the north, faces many unique challenges in the fight against HIV/AIDS, IANS/ reports. According to IANS/, there are 745 reported HIV cases in Kashmir;... Read more »

Making HIV Testing Routine in the Heart of Harlem: Creating Unique Partnerships to Promote HIV Prevention and Testing

Listen to Audio (10 min.) Download Audio This podcast is a part of the series HIV Frontlines . To subscribe to this series, click here .   Vanessa Austin My name is Vanessa Austin and I work at Harlem Hospital Center in New York... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Unique Maternity Program Takes Care of HIV-Positive Women Having Babies

The Canadian Pediatric AIDS Research Group reports that 150 to 175 babies are born to HIV-positive mothers in Canada each year. Proper treatment can reduce a mother's chance of transmitting the virus from 30 percent to less than 1 percent. Yet fear... Read more »
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Unique question: Tagging gun HIV transmission

Hi there,I am very surprised that this question has not been addressed on this site before, as I think it is really important. It pertains to the HIV transmission risk when using a tagging device (tagging gun) to attach tags to clothing in a retail...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Tell me again how this could lead to infection? I t would take the tagging of an HIV+ person followed by immediate application of the same needle to an uninfected person. How and why would such a thing happen? Even the most trigger happy... Read more »

PLease Answer: Unique ARS Question

Hi Doc I have a simple question (I hope). I am clear regarding the stats of contracting HIV for the various types of behavior listed in your forum, but I have a question that is bothering me. My questions is: Are ear infections among the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,No, a two-week ear infection is not worrisome for HIV or suggestive of ARS (acute retroviral syndrome). Please note symptoms, even those that could be suggestive of ARS, are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected.... Read more »

A unique neuropathy developed in the last 6 months

I have been HIV positive for 19 years. My current VL is undetectable and CD4 counts are 435 in early June. My regimen includes Truvada, Prezista (600x2) and Norvir as a booster. I did take DDI for a number of years but stopped it in Oct of 2011,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I am unaware of documented cases of your HIV regimen causing isolated upper leg motor neuron dysfunction-seems very unlikely. I would consider seeing if there is an HIV experienced neurologist you could see for consultation or 2nd opinion. Have you... Read more »

UNIQUE QUESTION that will comfort thousands....

Hi Dr.BobWill Elisa/EIA test detect antibodies against hiv after 15 years from possible exposure in a genenrally healthy asymptomatic individiual? Or is 15 yrs considered as too late for the body to produce enough detectable antibodies??Thanks and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Will comfort thousands???????? OK, if you say so.Yes, the ELISA/EIA will indeed detect HIV antibodies 15 years after an exposure. No, its never too late for an antibody test. Taking one within the first 3 months would be too early, but anytime... Read more »
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my story isn't unique but...

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I Thought About You: a unique memorial project

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I Thought that visitors to this bulletin board might find a remembrance and memorial project being conducted for The International AIDS Conference in Barcelona of particular interest.

I Thought About You, an official program of the XIV... Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. Read more »