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When Is Hiv Considered Aids

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Experts Considering Whether to Shift HIV/AIDS Funding to Basic Health Problems, AP/ Reports

Some HIV/AIDS experts are considering whether it would be "wise" to shift some of the global funding for HIV/AIDS to basic health problems -- such as clean water, family planning or diarrhea -- facing developing countries, the AP/ ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Council Considers HIV/AIDS Commission

City Council member Corey O'Connor on Friday unveiled legislation to create the Pittsburgh HIV/AIDS Commission. On Tuesday, O'Connor plans to introduce his measure establishing the commission to oversee a coordinated response and start a fresh... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

KNOW HIV/AIDS Campaign Considers Reworking Its Messages After Discovery of Rare HIV Strain

The " KNOW HIV/AIDS " awareness campaign is "weighing changes" to its messages following last week's announcement of the detection of a rare, drug-resistant HIV strain, which illustrates the disease "remains an elusive and dangerous enemy," the ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

is hep.c considered disability such as aids?

it seems that most of what i read puts hep.c in the same category as aids except in the disability classifications. can you shed any light on this. j.w.s....
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear JWS,While HCV is considered an opportunistic infection now of AIDS, it does not qualify you automatically for disability. Every case is different and must be weighed on its own merits. DTD... Read more »

Is hepC now considered an opportunistic infection in those with HIV?

Hi Dr., I just came across this on the web and wondered if it's true (considered an o.i.) and what do you think of calling it one? "Many HIV positive patients have 'stable' HIV disease due to the widespread use of HAART (highly...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Yes, it is true that we included hep C in the guidelines for treatment and prevention, but technically speaking, the definition of AIDS is set by the CDC and hep C is not included. That may be because the classic definition of an OI is an infection... Read more »

Is HIV considered as preexisting condition

I am switching jobs and wondering is HIV considered as preexisting condition for the purpose of insurance before I resign...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
Pre-Existing Condition has a general definition and a contractual one. Yes, anything that you have had previously is considered pre-existing in the general definition. However, when used in a health insurance contract, pre-existing condition has a... Read more »


I am newly diagnosed, HIV, (6 months) and it seems like different friends and doctors have different opinions of what is considered "undetectable". My log copies/ml count is 118. My friends say this is great but my doctor wants to add...
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
You don't indicate what your baseline (before treatment) viral load was. I am assuming that the 118 is your viral load now after a couple of months of treatment. If you are within 3-4 months of starting therapy, I would do nothing now. An... Read more »
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Is this consider safe sex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm positve and the other person is nagative. And the nagative person wanted to put his penus between my leg. And the positve person is laying face down on his stomach until negative person reached an orgasm. But I also pre-cum into my underwear. ... Read more »

I think you guys might seriously consider this....

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hello All. I think you guys might consider my experience of the following:

Hello America.
Dear sweet still Homophobic and Racist America, you may be wavering to the side of mainstream on HIV being the cause of AIDS. I used to be, but am not any more. Read more »

Considering Suicide....

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am at the end of my rope and I just don't know how I will make it through another day..right now ending it all sounds so wonderful and a release for me...

I have been living in fear of HIV for about 5 years now and I have never had the balls to get... Read more »

Possible Infection should I consider Pep

Posted by Sylas76, 1 Reply
After a night of drinking I recently hooked up with two guys who were drug users. I had unprotected sex with one (I was the top), performed oral sex and rimming on both, and fisting on one. I have no idea what there status was (I made a very stupid... Read more »