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Who Is Susceptible To Getting Hiv And Aids

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Am I more susceptible to...

I have been HIV+ for 3 years and seeing a HIV specialist for 2 years. My viral loads have always been low, 6K or less. My cd4 has been up and down between 500 - 800, between 20 - 35. In September my vl was 6K & cd4 539 at 22. At the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question and warm comments.Would seem to me, based on your numbers, that you've had a slow, but steady decline in both your CD4 count and percentages. This would indicate progressive immune function decline, perhaps resulting... Read more »

clinical significance of reductions in HIV susceptibility

What is the clinical significance of the reported fold changes in HIV susceptibility to various... Read more »

How susceptible are the mucous membranes?

Hey Shannon,Pretty short question but I am curious. You hear horror stories about someone who... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gene in HIV Makes HIV-2 Susceptible to Immune System Response, Researchers Say

A team of researchers from Oxford University and the U.K. Medical Research Council unit in Gambia have discovered that a gene in HIV, known as the gag gene, makes HIV-2 more susceptible to an immune system response, ANI/DailyIndia.com reports.... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

CD4 T Cells Specific for Different Pathogens Vary in Susceptibility to HIV Infection

When it comes to susceptibility to HIV infection, not all CD4 T cells are created equal. There are a variety of factors that have been shown to influence how readily HIV gains entry and replicates, with the best-described distinction being between... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Parasitic Worm Infection Can Increase Susceptibility to HIV, Study Finds

People infected with parasitic worms that cause schistosomiasis might be more susceptible to HIV and more likely to transmit the virus, according to a study published Tuesday in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases , Reuters reports. According to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Expert Discusses HIV-Related Kidney Disease, Susceptibility Among Blacks

The New York Daily News profiled Paul Klotman, chair of the Samuel F. Bronfman Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who is "one of the world's leading experts on the kidney diseases associated with HIV." In the article, Klotman discussed the... Read more »
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NEW POST GETS ME ANGRY-Here's the CDC's guidelines

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Geez,
After all the information out there about testing, accuracy, sensitivity, window periods, seroconversion, we have
a butthead posting that he has to test at 2 and 3 years. Can you believe this insanity? These people want to
be infected! I swear!... Read more »

AIDS anxiety and getting tested

Posted by Anonymous
Anyone who thinks they may be HIV positive should get tested.
In 1988, when the virus was killing many, I developed a condition entitled "AIDS ANXIETY".
This condition can literally drive you nuts! Checking yourself constantly for symptoms, Going... Read more »

whats my chance of getting AIDS by giving oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
About 3 weeks ago I gave oral sex to a sex worker in China. It lasted for about 1-2 minutes and I didn't feel any cuts in my mouth. What would be the possibility of me contracting AIDS this way assuming if she was HIV positive?

This is the most... Read more »

Getting an understanding of HIV

Posted by Mssimone, 2 Replies
Well like I said before I was just diagnoised.

Im trying to get an understanding of the whole hiv/aids.

The question that im going to ask might make you mad but its a question that I just sit and think about wondering if someone else is thinking it... Read more »