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What Is Worse Aids Or Hiv

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is aids way worse than hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
everything i read or at least the best news relates to hiv it says nothing about AIDS. Read more »

What's worse?

Posted by pozsailor1, 1 Reply
Just hiv-1 elisa neg at 12 months.
My question is...and please take this serious. Would it be better to have hiv-1 with all of the meds (and the optimism that goes along with the meds), or a less virulent but mostly untreatable virus such as hiv-2... Read more »

Do you feel better or worse with meds?

Posted by nnhood, 3 Replies
I actually have not been diagnosed with HIV yet, but have been trying to find a diagnosis actually.

I did have a CD4 done and it was at 701, which is down from 1000 in 2003-2004 six years ago.

I feel fine really other than I have achey legs all the... Read more »

Just keeps getting worse

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Well things just keep getting worse. After being diagnosed in Dec 01, managed to not have to take meds unitl this past Feb. Started with Trizivir and Sustiva, ok I said to myself, three pill per day, not to bad to having to get use to. Well, the... Read more »

How Should I Be Prepare for the Worse?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Last year my wife of 20 years and I went through a very difficult time with our relationship. After months of hurtful words and no physical attention, I decided to accept several sexual offers, primarily unprotected oral from guys. There were also... Read more »
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l think hiv meds are worse that hiv

Hi Dr Bob,l have been hiv positive for 5 years and going to doctors appointments every 4 months to do blood work, my cd4 count is now 167 and virol load 600,000 on my last test, but feel ok,my doctor wants me to go on meds, but l don't want to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nearly all HIV-positive people will need treatment with antiretroviral medications at some point. It's not uncommon for HIVers to worry about side effects and toxicities related to these potent, but highly effective medications. Sometimes... Read more »


Hi Doctor Little, I appreciate the fact that you give truthful answers. The question I have deals with newly infected Hiv patients today versuses patients who were infected in 1995. With all this resistance now appearing in newly infected...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
While I would like to give you a more promising answer, I do think that for people infected today with significant drug resistance, treatment choices may be markedly limited. This could in fact result in a disease course more like what we saw... Read more »

Depressed before HIV and Worse now

I have dealt with depression since I was in my early teens...I'm now 42 HIV+ for 3years now and been on HIV meds from the beginning (Combivir and Sustiva). I have been on anti depressants since I was 19 and have switched those meds 4 times...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There clearly is a small subset of patients who have lingering psychological problems with Sustiva. It might be worth discussing with your HIV doc whether a trial on an alternative regimen (such as nevirapine or a boosted or non-boosted PI) for 2-3... Read more »

Worse than H.I.V.

In the capacity of a microbiologist, i offer the following information: 1) Thinking you have HIV when you are not infected IS the most horific though you could ever harbour.2) the so called "worried well" find it hard to believe they are...
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
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"Not Surprising" That HIV/AIDS in U.S. Is "Worse Than Officials Had Expected," Opinion Piece Says

The HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S. "from the beginning" has been "wrongly filtered through shifting public and political views that tried to focus blame or susceptibility on populations of people defined by social and demographic factors," physician... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Epidemic Fastest Growing and Getting Worse in Ex-Communist Countries, UN Says

On Tuesday, UNICEF said former communist countries in Europe and Central Asia are experiencing the world's fastest-growing AIDS epidemics. In the region, an estimated 1.4 million people are HIV-positive, and about 210,000 became infected last year.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Policies for HIV Prevention Among Commercial Sex Workers "Taking a Turn for the Worse," Editorial States

Recent "loud arguments" over HIV/AIDS treatment policies -- such as the safety of generic medications and their cost in developing nations -- "obscure the fact that slowing the spread of the disease is at least as important" as providing treatment,... Read more »

Race Troubles: Why Do African-Americans With HIV Fare Worse?

Since I began working as an HIV treatment educator in New York City, I've seen the faces of those I served change. As those faces grew to include primarily African-Americans and Latinos, I found myself both inspired and moved by my clients. As a... Read more »