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Who Is Most Likely To Get Aids

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenya: UN Says Family Discrimination Likely for AIDS/HIV Patients

Families are often the chief source of discrimination experienced by HIV-positive Kenyans, a new UN-financed report indicates. At a press conference in Nairobi on Tuesday, lead researcher Allan Maleche said the report found that 79 percent of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Women Who Become Pregnant Less Likely to Develop AIDS, Die of AIDS-Related Causes, Study Says

HIV-positive women who become pregnant are less likely to develop AIDS or die of AIDS-related causes than HIV-positive women who do not become pregnant, according to a study published in the Oct. 1 issue of the Journal of Infectious Diseases , VOA... Read more »
TheBody.com

What Budget Cuts Look Like: A World AIDS Week Visit to Urgent Care

For our World AIDS Day 2011 section, we wanted to capture the diversity of the AIDS community. So, we reached out to people across the world -- regular contributors and those who have never written for us before -- and asked them to guest blog.... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Are these likely Symptoms of AIDS?

About 2 years ago I gave unprotected oral sex to a girl I didn't know verywell. At the time I believed that oral sex was much safer than any other form of sex. We also engaged inintercourse, but we used a condom. I realize that I put myself at...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your post. In response to your concerns:First of all, things like tonsillitis, post-nasal drip, pink-eye, asthma, andinner-ear infections are not things directly related to AIDS. These can bedue to multiple causes that... Read more »

What does it (AIDS and illness) look like?? [To readers, please share your experiences- BY]

Dr. Young, forgive my ignorance, but you answered a question of mine quite well the other day in my not taking medications and the levels I had discusses as you said were qualified as AIDS level numbers. I appreciate your answer. I ask people all...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your follow up.Your reluctance about HIV medications is a common one, and a sadly misinformed one. So, since you asked for it, here's some honest thoughts.HIV medications can be very, very well tolerated-- to the point where I ask... Read more »

Re What does it (AIDS and illness) look like??

Hi Dr.Young,I admire all of your answers and advice. Even though I am very happy with my ID DR, I wish you were my doctor.Anyway, I read his posting and I have something to share.While I understand his hesitation on starting meds and not wanting it...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you so much for sharing your very personal story.Sounds like you have an excellent doctor who's worked through some difficult times with you.Should you ever be in Denver and need a doctor, just look me up.Be well,BY... Read more »

Kind of a crazy question(most likely is)?

I know there is presently no cure for HIV. From what I understand, HIV has a low tolerance to cold temperatures(maybe just outside of the body). When the Buffalo Bills player was almost paralyzed, didn't they lower his internal temperature to...
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
Lowering the temperature, or even freezing would not get rid of the virus. In fact we use freezing to store samples that have the virus in it, so we can go back to those samples, thaw them, and grow the virus.... Read more »