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When Was The First Case Of Hiv Identified

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Immune Restoration Syndrome

... What Is Immune Restoration Syndrome? How Was the Syndrome Identified? Bad News -- Or Good? What Problems Can Occur? How Is the Syndrome Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Immune Restoration Syndrome? Some people who start antiretroviral therapy (ART) get health problems even though
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Hi, My father was diagnosed with Throat Cancer in lymph nodes year ago and treatment had gone well and it was well in control. But the infection's started to occur in his mouth and this had doctor's check for him for HIV. And the dreaded news came...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Sorry to hear the unfortunate news of your father's multiple diagnoses. It's indeed a tragedy when HIV/AIDS goes unrecognized and consequently untreated for such a long time that the immune system becomes so decimated (deficient) that Read more »

Case study of 2 girls

How do you explain this? Have you ever read about this case before? What do you think happened and how did it happen?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...unexplainable phenomena in the history of the universe. But it happened!)The important thing to note about these two unusual cases are the following statements from the authors:1. "The accuracy of the history of the second case is somewhat... Read more »

Follow up to 'Using a Biopsy to Identify/Rule Out HIV Infection'

Dear Mark - firstly thanks for the quick reply - just a follow up. You mention that there is no need for a biopsy to confirm a diagnosis that the blood tests will accomplish. However, do you feel in this instance further blood testing (Elisa or...
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
...I have not heard of such case previously, or if that is even plausible. Read more »

HIV+ Spouse

My husband was diagnosed with HIV (& AIDS) 8 years into our marriage. I have tested negative 6 times in the 2 years since. In tracking his infection, we have been able to find all but one partner. Each one we have found has tested negative for...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services these chemokine receptors provide HIV with access to CD4 cells, thereby preventing infection. Epidemiologic studies have identified an association between HIV-negative individuals with repeated high-risk exposures and defects in certain... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Over 91,000 Newly Identified Cases of HIV In Uganda Last Year

...Kampala, during the release of the report, presidency minister Beatrice Wabudeya "advocated for increasing the level of HIV/AIDS knowledge in the communities" (Bugembe, 7/15). Back to other news for July 2009 Search the Newsroom archive ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gay Pride Events Offer Opportunity to Identify New HIV Cases Among MSM, Especially Those in Racial, Ethnic Minorities, Study Says

...coordination of HIV testing and questionnaire administration. According to the study, of the 627 male participants who self-identified as being MSM or from a racial or ethnic minority group, 543 reported that they were HIV-negative or did not... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Report Identifies New HIV Cases in Central Florida; County Official Discusses Findings

...Sentinel. The report said that there are now more than 4,000 people living with HIV in the area, and another 4,400 living with AIDS. In addition, a majority of the new cases of HIV were among blacks and Hispanics, according to the report (Maza,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Iran Identifies 4,200 AIDS Cases, Estimates Total at 20,000

...Iran has identified more than 4,200 AIDS cases, of which 4,048 are men, but estimates the total number of people affected by the disease to be five Read more »
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Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV

Posted by Mssimone, 1 Reply
...the scientists found that cells in which TRIM22 was switched off couldn't defend themselves against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. "This means that TRIM22 is an essential part of our body's ability to fight off HIV," Dr. Stephen Barr, a... Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy based on electrochemiluminescence and is reported to reduce the window period by five days over antibody tests. A ninth, unidentified assay is a lineal immunoenzymatic assay evaluated to have a sensitivity of only 99.5% and a specificity of... Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Urbina and Timothy Law Snyder Paul Galatowitsch is a health care consultant. Antonio Urbina is the director of clinical HIV and AIDS education at St. Vincent's Hospital. Timothy Law Snyder is a professor of mathematics and computer science at... Read more »

Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...the journal Annals of Medicine, the city's public health officials interviewed more than 4,000 men. Of the more than 90% who identified themselves as heterosexual, one in 10 later disclosed that they had had sex with a man within the past year. ... Read more »