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When Are You Classified With Having Aids

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa Should Be Classified as Disaster, Red Cross Report Says

The HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa is so severe that it should be classified as a disaster comparable to famine or floods, according to a report released Thursday by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies ,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Antiretroviral Drug Discounts Should Be Extended for Countries Classified as "Middle-Income," Opinion Piece Says

Pricing antiretroviral drugs and other "lifesaving" medications based on a country's gross national income per capita "seems particularly arbitrary -- and even cruel" -- given that HIV-positive people often have incomes "well below what might be... Read more »
TheBody.com

The Native American AIDS Project on World AIDS Day

For our World AIDS Day 2010 section, we wanted to capture the diversity of the AIDS community. So, we reached out to people across the world -- mostly those who have never written for us before -- and asked them to guest blog. These columns are... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV vs AIDS??? (DEFINITION HIV VERSUS AIDS)

BIG question. I have been getting conflicting info on this.What is the difference between HIV and AIDS? I thought (think) there is a huge difference between the two....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,No, actually there is not a huge difference. Everyone with AIDS (Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is HIV positive (Human Immunodeficiency Virus positive). AIDS is diagnosed when an HIV-positive person's immune system deteriorates to a... Read more »

AIDS vs HIV (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION 2008)

Dr Bob,First I would like to thank you for all the wonderful work you have done for HIV/AIDS. I enjoy your wit also. My question might soundstupid to you but I don't know if I stillshould be labeled as having "AIDS" or not. I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,First off, 55+ is not an "oldie" and can still be a "goodie" (as well as a "hottie!"). Next, I agree folks shouldn't get hung up on labels, particularly HIV versus AIDS. AIDS is a somewhat arbitrary definition... Read more »

AIDS diagnosis (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION)

12 months ago I was diagnosed with AIDS as a result of an NHL diagnosis. My CD4 was 40 and VL was 750,000. After 12 mos, my CD4 is 274, VL is <40 (new testing has triggered and no longer undetectable) I'm on Atripla and take 100-200mg of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Congratulations on your improved health status. Regarding the AIDS diagnosis, that remains even if your CD4 count rises above the 200 mark. (See below.) As far as how much immune reconstitution (rise in CD4 count) you can expect on effective... Read more »

Defining AIDS (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION, 2010)

If a persons cell count bounces back up above 200, or they beat an opportunistic infection, they are still considered to have AIDS. Why is that? I found out that I had HIV 17 years ago when I became extremely ill with flu-like symptoms but I also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,See below. The information you requested was already waiting for you in the archives.Dr. BobCONFUSED ABOUT YOUR ARTICLE (DEFINITION HIV VS AIDS 2009) Feb 17, 2009In your answr to a patient , you said that the current definition of AIDS is not... Read more »
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Questionaire on AIDS and Treatment For HS Biology

Posted by thom26
Hello,
My name is Thomas Nesbitt and I am doing an extensive research project for a senior biology class on HIV/AIDS. I am looking for people preferably with AIDS, but if you just have HIV currently, it is perfectly fine. Any response helps. Please... Read more »

Contracting HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
If a person has AIDS and affected another person, will that other person have AIDS or will he/she be HIV+?

Me and my ex-boyfriend broke up about 2 years ago. I haven't spoken to him since we broke up. 2 weeks ago, he contacts me and we've been... Read more »

AIDS Treatment News on Denialists

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
John S. James, AIDS Treatment News

AIDS Treatment Improves Survival: Answering the "AIDS Denialists"

by Bruce Mirken

A sharp decline in AIDS deaths in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia began in 1996, coinciding with the widespread... Read more »