The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

What Limits Hiv Progression

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...HIV later in their disease than men andfewer women than men are getting HIV treatment. This can have a negative impacton women's health. Women may postpone medical care and treatment due to anumber of barriers including: Limited access to health care due to lack of insurance and/or transportation Unstable housing Fear of partner (domestic) violence Other responsibilities such as child care or caring for a sick...
Ask the Experts

facial lipoatrophy and limited funds

hi dr gerald pierone i have been positive since 1987 im in california santa clara county ive been on meds for hiv for years since 95 double blind study to see if i was taking crixivan and i was it seemed the crixivan was a good drug for many years...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast the program and this cost varies quite a bit. Medicare has given tentative approval for a national coverage decision for HIV lipoatrophy, so hopefully later this year there will be movement towards better access for these effective therapies.... Read more »

hiv 2

Sir: What is HIV-2? Do you know about some facts and figures? Do RNA PCR tests detect it?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...HIV-2 is a virus of the same family as HIV-1 that is transmitted in the same way. However, it is limited in its native geographic distribution to Western Africa or to people who have come in contact with someone from this part of Read more »

elidel for anal itching.

Dr. Conway, I have been using Elidel for itching in the anus. I used to apply the Elidel cream inside the anus, where I had a skin tag. Does using elidel cream inside the anus (and freezing of a wart on my scalp), do they have anything to do with...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...success. In and of themselves, neither of these conditions are directly related to HIV infection nor are they symtpomatic of its progression (especially if they are limited to the areas you describe). Read more »

What does viral load really mean

Please explain what significance the viral load has. If I have an undetectable viral load does it mean I would test neg, or does it mean that I am not contagious during unprotected sex. How does it affect whether I get OI's or not. Which is worse...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...will keep you from getting OIs; over the long term, it is also good to have your HIV be as controlled as possible in order to limit HIV disease progression. I hope that makes sense. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Vaccines

...receives it from being infected with HIV. But many scientiststhink that the first-generation AIDS vaccines will provide more limited formsof protection, called partial protection. Partial protection might include: Improving overall health... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Agencies' Report Examines Global Progress in Fight Against HIV/AIDS

... "A record 1.2 million people in low- and middle-income countries started antiretroviral therapy for HIV/AIDS in 2009" -- a 30 percent increase from the previous year and a 13-fold increase in six years, according to a joint report released Read more »
The Body PRO

Can a Trofile Assay Be Used to Predict HIV Disease Progression?

...Trofile assay. The primary analyses that we looked at were exploring the impact of identifying samples of CXCR4 use near the limits of detection, as defined by the Trofile assay, as well as those people having unambiguous use of CXCR4 and... Read more »
Connect With Others

for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
...this but still: There seem to be the rather frequent occasion of people suffering from long lasting symptoms, many related to HIV and still repetitively testing negative. Especially with people complaining of Parasthesias other mild... Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy or assist in the diagnosis of HIV infection. Technical errors do occur, however, and there are biologic factors that can limit the accuracy of HIV tests. Therefore, along with the testing process, there is the requirement for an... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... San Francisco AIDS Foundation Home Page California HIV/STD Referral Database About Fact Sheet How to Volunteer Contact Read more »

I don't really understand..

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...never had a progression into AIDS? (apart from if they had accidents etc!) Once a person has AIDS, does that mean they have a limited amount of time to live? Sorry for the questions and I know everyone is different but I'm just curious...... Read more »