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Why Is Hiv And Aids Information More Sensitive

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Advocate Calls on Media Outlets in Ethiopia to Be More Sensitive When Reporting on HIV/AIDS

Media outlets in Ethiopia should be more sensitive when reporting on or about people living with HIV/AIDS because some of the language used has been improper, Sonya De Masi, resident adviser at Internews Network , said on Monday during a media... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Toronto Star Profiles Canadian Photography Collective PhotoSensitive, Project on HIV/AIDS in Rwanda

The Toronto Star on Sunday featured an article by Christopher Maughan, an intern with the journalism partnership Rwanda Initiative , about the Canadian photography collective PhotoSensitive and its efforts to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China Bans AIDS Conference; Officials Fear Foreign Involvement in Sensitive Issue, Organizer Says

Organizers of a planned AIDS conference in China said Sunday they have been told by government authorities to cancel the meeting. The conference, scheduled for early August in Guangzhou near Hong Kong, would have brought together 50 Chinese and... Read more »
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Ritonavir sensitivity w/Kaletra

Hello Docs,I have been HIV+ for 5 years and started treatment of Abacavir,Ritonavir/Lopinavir, and Epivir about 4 weeks ago. I am currently experiencing dehydration, due to the Ritonavir (I am taking Kaletra in Capsule form and do refrigerate them)....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The loprinavir has much better plasma levels when taken with the ritonavir so I doubt Abbott plans to market the loprinavir by itself anytime soon. There are persons who are ritonavir-sensitive that I have seen that simply have a hard time with... Read more »

Time sensitive question regarding PEP from an AIDS activist

Dear Dr. BOB,How r u? I hope u r doing fine, u have helped me a couple of years ago and since then I have been doing a lot of volunteer work for my local HIV/AIDS network as I promised u. I have a quick question and I was hoping u would help me. 6...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Jason,Welcome back to the forum.Regarding your dilemma, if your gal-pal had sex in July of 08 and tested HIV negative in November of 08 and has not had any potential HIV-acquisition risk since then, your HIV-acquisition risk would be essentially... Read more »

Information on aids resistant people who test positive for HIV but never develop active AIDS.

I need information on HIV positive people who never develop active aids. Particularly important is the relevance of DNA in aids resistance....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Since AIDS has only been around for about15-20 years, we cannot say for sure that there are HIV positive people whowill never develop AIDS. The disease hasn't been around long enough to knowwhat will happen... Read more »

sensitivity of the HIV virus

Is there any temperature at which the aids virus will die if exposed? If so, is there a difference if the virus is isolated as opposed to in blood, tissue, etc.?How does pH affect the virus? Would metabolic acidosis or alkalosis kill the virus in a...
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
HIV survives better in the cold than at elevated temps. Blood or fluid containing virus survives for days in the refrigerator. If it's a drop on a counter, once it's dry, its dead. The virus can survive indefinitely stored at - 80 C or in... Read more »
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PCR sensitivity

Posted by GPPG, 1 Reply
For everyone I am posting the information I gathered about RNA/DNA testing's sensitivity ( i.e not reporting false negative),
1. RNA-PCR 90 - 98 % (depending on timing, immunse response, assay etc.)
2. bDNA little more sensitive
3. DNA-PCR > 99%
4.... Read more »

OLD DRUG, NEW INFORMATION: SF Trial of Peptide T

Posted by Anonymous
OLD DRUG, NEW INFORMATION:
Recruitment to Open for Peptide T Anti-Viral Trial

(Contact Diane Cenko, HIVCARE Client Outreach Coordinator, 415-353-6215 or 6259)

San Francisco, Calif. - February, 2001 -- A phase II study of Peptide T to evaluate its... Read more »

Some Widow information

Posted by Anonymous
HIV Antibody Assays

HIV InSite Knowledge Base Chapter
Published February 1998
Niel Constantine, PhD, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Specific antibody to HIV is produced shortly after infection, but the exact time depends on several... Read more »

Pinky, information regarding case

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Pinky,

I really do think that something should be done about this if he is knowingly having unprotected sex while HIV positive. Not only can you go after him for criminal prosecution, but you can sue him for damages in civil court.

The fact that you... Read more »