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Which Do You Get First Hiv Or Aids

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Thailand to Launch First HIV/AIDS Prevention Campaign Focusing on MSM

Thailand this month will launch its first HIV/AIDS prevention campaign aimed at men who have sex with men, which will be run by Family Health International , local nongovernmental organizations and government agencies, including the country's... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chinese Government Launches First HIV/AIDS Training Center in Yunnan Province

The Chinese government has launched the first of six HIV/AIDS training centers aimed at educating medical staff on how to treat people with HIV/AIDS, according to the Chinese Ministry of Public Health, the Xinhua News Agency reports. The first... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

First HIV/AIDS Diagnostic Center Opens in Northern Afghanistan

The first HIV/AIDS diagnostic center in Afghanistan's northern city of Mazar-I-Sharif began operations on Tuesday in one of the city's hospitals, Pajhwok Afghan News reports. The testing facility, which is equipped with modern treatment... Read more »
Ask the Experts

FIRST signs of hiv/aids?

I was wondering if neurological signs (coma) could be the first sign of hiv/aids with no other symptoms before that?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You're wondering if coma could be a first sign of HIV. I'm almost afraid to ask how you ever came up with such a notion.No, silly person, coma is not the first thing to happen. First your arms, legs and tallywhacker fall off, then... Read more »

HIV first, 3 months Later AIDS

I was diagnosed with HIV in a annonymous clinic in late november, then I came to Thailand to have my blood work done at the end of march. My tests results were CD4 - 11 and Viral - 106,000. How serious is my situation? I can't recieve...
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
If that is your absolute CD4 count and not your CD4 percent, that is very serious and HIV treatment is absolutely indicated now. The antibiotic is absolutely the first step. Although, it wouldn't be ideal to wait, you need to balance the... Read more »

If HIV kills CD4 cells that present themselves, can high CD4 levels in first years of infection later result in faster progression to AIDS?

Dr. Holodniy, I am searching for the right words, but have an important question:It is often assumed that the more CD4 cells in a T cell subset, the better. But,in that the more CD4's that present themselves, the more for HIV to kill, could...
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
Not alot of studies on this issue. It is usually assumed that those infected people with such high CD4 counts, usually have low or undetectable viral loads, indicating an immune system with better capability to contain viral replication. It has... Read more »

What are the first physical signs of Aids?

i just had a relative to die and the police told us that he had the first physical signs of AIDS ....which was something about his this true and do you have pictures so i can compare?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Your relative may have had thrush or oral hairy leukoplakia, which are both HIV-associated infections that occur in the mouth. Look elsewhere on this site to see if you can find some pictures or links to other sites with pictures.... Read more »
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I met an HIV Positive person for the first time

Posted by Barbdoll, 1 Reply
Hello again,
On Saturday I travelled to meet an HIV Positive friend. It was my first time. At first i was nervous didn't know what to expect. I really didn't want to go there to talk about the fact that we were both Positive. I wanted to meet him,... Read more »

For HIV - first test between 9-12 weeks

Posted by nomoreworry4me
For HIV - first test between 9-12 weeks (by that time about 95% of positives come back positive). Then test at 6 months, and then at one year (by one year 99.9% of positives are positive).

For STDs - it depends which one you are referring to - some... Read more »

HIV+ for 2yrs. My first relationship since help??

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I've know that I am HIV+ for 2 years. My boyfriend dumped me when I found out. Finally found someone that I can date and is okay with me being +. My question is for other mixed couples. We have been having protected sex. Recently we started... Read more »


Posted by cute_butterfly, 3 Replies
In a sensational development that will bring hope to millions dying of Aids, 25-year-old Andrew Stimpson has miraculously tested NEGATIVE for the disease after having it for more than a year.

The results so dumbfounded doctors they repeated the test... Read more »