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What's Hiv Stand For

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The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...immunefunction. These methods focus on improving the function of various parts of theimmune system: Thymus The thymus is a small gland that turns certain white blood cells into CD4cells, also called t-cells. In fact, the "t" in t-cell stands for thymus.Scientists have studied transplanting a human or animal thymus into an HIV+person. They have also tried to stimulate the thymus with hormones. To datethese methods have not proven to be...
Ask the Experts

Is there a connection between my hiv meds and orthostatic hypotension?

I am a 44 African American female. I was diagnosed with HIV in 1993. I have always worked. My doctor added a diuretic(lasix) to my Norvasc 10mg I was taking at the end of July. I found myself feeling weak and faint when I was standing and in fact I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...diagnositic concern. HIV infection can soemtimes cause sympathetic nerve dysfunction but that too is unusual if doing well from HIV standpoint (good CD4 count and viral suppression). Seeking consultation with an endocrinologist might be helpful.... Read more »

NEED INFO re HIV, AIDS, CVID & IgA &

Hello Dr. Bob,I am very impressed with the way you try to help people who are dealing with HIV and AIDS. I've also read your posts regarding CVID and IgA. I am still a bit confused about a couple of things though.If a person has 'mild' CVID and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Joy,The "V" in CVID stands for "variable" reflecting the fact that the severity of this condition varies considerably from case to case. If indeed the Read more »

hiv/aids

what's hiv/aids
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...HIV stands for the human immunodeficiency virus. AIDS stands for the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. HIV is the virus that causes Read more »

Question - HIV - What Does That Stand For?

Dear Doctor Shernoff,"I have a confirmed exposure to HIV for almost 30 years and have never had any AIDS related illnesses. Prior to beginning combination antiretroviral therapy my viral loads were almost a million, but have been virtually...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
...Yes I have HIV but have never progressed onto having AIDS. Many people who get infected now have the same potential for long and healthy lives Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Clinton Signs New $10 Million Agreement on HIV/AIDS With Angola, Says U.S. "Stands Ready" to Work With South Africa on HIV/AIDS

..."to target an epidemic of sexual assault in the violence-torn nation," according to the AP (8/10). Clinton Says U.S. "Stands Ready" to Work With South Africa on HIV/AIDS, Meets With Zuma During her visit to an HIV/AIDS clinic in South... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Magic Johnson's Wife Cookie Johnson Participates in "I Stand With Magic" Campaign to Reduce HIV/AIDS Among Blacks

...Johnson's wife, Cookie Johnson, on Wednesday said she will take a leading role in Magic Johnson's five-year, $60 million "I Stand With Magic" campaign to fight HIV/AIDS among blacks, USA Today reports (Sternberg, USA Today , 11/29). The... Read more »
The Body

Who's Gonna Stand Up to AIDS in America?

...ago, television networks joined forces to raise awareness and money for cancer -- and to no surprise, America paid attention. Stand Up to Cancer clocked in a record 18.3 million viewers and raised a whopping $80 million. And while I watched... Read more »
International AIDS Society

Africa Stands at a Threshold in HIV Response

...birth to the call for access to HIV treatment for rich and poor alike and the IAS has returned to South Africa as the continent stands at a threshold," said IAS 2009 Local Co-Chair Dr. Hoosen (Jerry) Coovadia who is Chairman of Dira Sengwe and... Read more »
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Hiv 1/2 reliability vs Hiv-2 stand alone test ?

Posted by SRCHFRANS34, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know the % of accuracy for Hiv-2 antibody detection with current Elisa 1/2 antibody tests ? Some of the 4-5 year old posted answers in the archives say 70% Read more »

Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...facts about AIDS, the world's leading cause of death among adults aged under 60: WHAT IS AIDS AND WHAT CAUSES IT? * AIDS stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. It is caused by a virus called HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). ... Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...daunting task to find doctors, especially medical specialists, who are willing to treat people with HIV. The Ukrainian epidemic stands in stark contradiction to the stereotype that Americans hold about HIV in non-developed countries: that the... Read more »

Documentary Project on Living with HIV/AIDS today

Posted by pbrown, 2 Replies
...filmmaker working on a Community Based Media Project intended to be about, by and for people affected by and/or infected with HIV/AIDS. In looking to include the community in the process I would like to ask (with gratitude) for any input on what... Read more »