Why Does Hiv Cause Immunodeficiency

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Im a gay man, 44. Over the last 8 years I have had the tell-tail signs of swollen neck glands, soaking night sweats, shingles, persistent chest infections and bacterial pneumonia. In May 2006 I tested negative for HIV (the test was a spot of blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...NO then I forget about it.. THANKS!!! sign me Surprised!! Response from Dr. Frascino Hi Surprised, CVID (common variable immunodeficiency disease) is indeed as the name implies "variable" from person to person. Yes, it does involve altered... Read more »

hiv and hepititis C

What's the difference between HIV and Hepititis C? Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Vatican Attributes AIDS Pandemic to "Immunodeficiency" of Moral Values; Condoms4Life Campaign Honors Bishops

...The Vatican on Tuesday said the HIV/AIDS pandemic can be attributed to an "immunodeficiency" of moral and spiritual values and called for increased education and access to medications to treat the disease, Reuters/ Houston Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk-Based Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Testing Fails to Detect the Majority of HIV-Infected Persons in Medical Care Settings

... In order to assess opportunities for early HIV diagnosis in a comprehensive public health care system, the researchers undertook a retrospective review of patients newly diagnosed Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Epidemiology of Anemia in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-Infected Persons: Results From the Multistate Adult and Adolescent Spectrum of HIV Disease Surveillance Project

...Not Included in Analysis of Survival Table 3 . Distribution of Prevelant (first observed) Hemoglobin Concentrations Among HIV-Infected Persons, by Sex and Stage* of HIV Disease Table 4 . One-Year Incidence of Anemia in HIV-Infected Persons... Read more »
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Does HIV cause AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... Despite overwhelming evidence that the human immunodeficency virus (HIV) causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), the notion that HIV is harmless (or does not exist!) continues to find a wide audience in the popular press, with... Read more »

hiv-negative aids?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
..."Idiopathic CD4+ T-lymphocytopenia, or ICL, is an immunodeficiency syndrome in which human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, cannot be detected. Because HIV is the causative agent of acquired immune deficiency Read more »

3 months result

Posted by GPPG, 2 Replies
Hey gang, A good news and a bad news :). The good one is my 3 months ELISA came -ve. The bad one is that my doc wants me to take another at 6 months, coz of my low cd4. Thanx for everyone who ha been so supportive and for their prayers. I guess i... Read more »

Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...AIDS AND WHAT CAUSES IT? * AIDS stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. It is caused by a virus called HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). INCUBATION PERIOD AND SYMPTOMS: * The HIV virus does not live for long outside the body. It... Read more »