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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Durham, N.C.-Based Bioscience Firm to Test First Personalized HIV/AIDS Vaccine

Durham, N.C.-based Argos Therapeutics -- which on Tuesday changed its name from Merix Bioscience -- in conjunction with the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam is set to test the safety of an experimental HIV/AIDS vaccine, which the company hopes... Read more »
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Risk of HIV transmission from a HIV+ person`s bleeding wound

First of all, thanks for what you`re doing. I`m sure anyone who needs to know anything about HIV, from infected individuals to hypochondriacs alike, are very thankful to you guys.My question is whether or not I should worry after helping a bleeding...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello thereOK so yes you are worrying too much! From what you have described HIV transmission carried a very small risk. Even with cuts on your hands, they would have had to happen at the same time of helping him out. Your body minutes after... Read more »

Is the saliva of person at "window period" riskier than saliva of persons out of that period? (SALIVA)

Dear Dr Bob,First, I would like to express my appreciation to your continuous effort to help all of us finding the truth about HIV. I have found nearly all of your posts on "saliva" but it seems my following question has not been asked...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Saliva does not transmit HIV, unless it contains visible HIV-tainted blood. This includes "saliva of all stages." The only potential exception involves infants ingesting pre-chewed food from an HIV-positive mom. (See below.)Dr. BobWHAT... Read more »

How can I help the person with HIV/AIDs?

I work in a Gay and Lesbian Community Center and would also like to do some work at the place in town that provides living space for PWAs. I know how to protect myself from contracting HIV, but how do I protect my friends from me and any...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Thank you for your thoughtful question. The best way to protect someone with an impaired immune system from catching what you have is to stay home and get over it before you go out in public. In the process, you'll protect everyone else, too. I... Read more »

How long can a person live with HIV/AIDS?

What is the longest time that someone has lived with the AIDS virus active in their body? does HIV always turn into AIDS? Is it possible for a person with AIDS or HIV to live a full long life? What is the average life span?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. At this time, we cannot say what is the longest amount of time a person can live with HIV. This is because there are some people who have been infected for many years (since the epidemic was first recognized in... 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 »

Care Home for persons affected w/ HIV/AIDS

Posted by kel
Hi All~
I don't know if this will interest anyone but her goes. I just recently moved to Phoenix AZ w/ my best freind (who is gay) and we found out that there are no care homes/assisted living facilities for the gay community here or for those... Read more »

A First Post from The Worst State in The USA

Posted by TennJack, 1 Reply
Tennesseans need all your help. Our Democratic govenor just cut benefits (as of 7/31/05) for over 700,000 people some of which Have HIV/AIDS. Some have drug benefit reductions and as far as myself no perscription coverage at all. I'll be able to get... Read more »

Looking for personal stories for HIV class THANKS!

Posted by collegestudent, 2 Replies
I'm currently taking a course on HIV and have also recently bought a great book by Carl Zimmer called "A Planet of Viruses." I have grown increasingly interested in the HIV and for my final project I would love to get some personal stories on coping... Read more »