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Why Is It Difficult For A Person With Hiv To Fight Off Infections

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AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...think that there's not much harm done in the early stages of HIV infection. They believe that any damage to their immune system will be cured by taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). This is not true! Up to 60% of infection-fighting "memory" CD4 cells (see Fact Sheet 124 ) are infected during acute infection, and after 14 days of infection, up to half of all memory CD4 cells can be killed. Also, HIV quickly reduces the ability of the thymus...
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Political Views? (BARACK OBAMA PLAN TO FIGHT HIV/AIDS)

Hello Dr. Rob,This is my first visit to your forum. I have read only a handful of your posts and have gotten a lot of valuable information from them. The one question that I have is regarding your political views. You are in a place to give so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...improve health outcomes for Americans living with HIV/AIDS. Across the nation, we also need to prevent the spread of HIV and get people into treatment by expanding access to testing and comprehensive education programs. This report also... Read more »

ARS FIGHTING VIRUS

IF A PERSON WAS EXPOSED TO HIV AND IS INDEED HAVING ARS, IS THIS THE BODY TRYING TO FIGHT OFF THE HIV, AND DOES THE BODY EVER WIN AND PREVENT HIV INFECTION. OR IS IT TOO LATE IF ARS SYMPTOMS ARE PRESENT. THANKS.
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...The acute viral syndrome associated with exposure to HIV is the immune system reacting to the exposure to the virus for the first time. It is the body's attempt to fight the viral infection. Read more »

seroconversion

Doc,If Person A is is healthier at time of contracting HIV than Person B. Would Person A seroconvert before Person B? My thoughts would be yes, because Person A has a stronger immune system and could therefore develop antibodies and fight the HIV...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...It is difficult to say why there are variations in the rate of seroconversion among people infected with HIV; people aren't exact carbon copies of one another, so it is not unusual for people to have variable responses Read more »

Thank you and tell me how to fight denialists (AIDS DENIALISTS) (GARY NULL)

Dear Dr. Bob, Thanks a lot for your wonderful work. May you live a very long very healthy life and may I send whatever good Karma I have to you (Om mani padme hum). I am currently in a window period, worrying about my results, but your site, and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,One of the very best Web sites for debunking all the AIDS denialism poppycock can be found on TAC's (Treatment Action Campaign) Web site at http://www.tac.org.za/debunking.html. In addition Read more »
Articles
Black AIDS Institute

At the Crossroad in the Fight Against the Domestic HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the U.S.

... Los Angeles, Calif. -- With the AIDS epidemic approaching the end of its third decade, the last year witnessed important developments on the national AIDS response Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

As HIV Vaccine Conference Opens, Experts Appeal for Sustained Commitment to Global Fight Against Disease

...four-day conference on HIV vaccines in Paris, called upon donors to maintain their funding support for the fight against HIV/AIDS despite the global economy, Agence France-Presse reports. "The financial crisis is of course affecting, and... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

How to Engage Black Men in the HIV/AIDS Fight

... This is the third in a series of editorials about the critical role that Black men play in ending the AIDS epidemic in Black America. Part 1 described three reasons that Black men matter in the fight against HIV/AIDS . Next we explored Read more »
The Well Project

What Are Opportunistic Infections?

...weakened defenses. OIs can lead to hospitalization and disability, and are responsible for most of the deaths in people with AIDS. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines an HIV-positive person with a CD4 cell count of 200... Read more »
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How to fight HIV - Public Health Reform

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...HIV testing for pregnant women 3. Mandatory HIV testing for matriculating students at college 4. Mandatory HIV testing for all people in the military 5. Mandarory HIV testing and licensing for professional sex workers. 6. Mandatory HIV testing... Read more »

CNN - AN END TO AIDS

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...so rampant not make the news any more? How could it have fallen off the radar screens of news executives? It turns out that fighting the apathy surrounding HIV/AIDS is as tricky as fighting the virus itself. And, by today's standards, the only... Read more »

CNN - AN END TO AIDS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...Gupta will host a special CNN Presents this weekend on AIDS. Living with AIDS in the U.S. (2:18) NEW YORK (CNN) -- About 8,000 people die of AIDS every day. Another 6,000 people between ages 15 and 24 contract HIV on a daily basis. Think about... Read more »

CNN - AN END TO AIDS

Posted by Survivor
...so rampant not make the news any more? How could it have fallen off the radar screens of news executives? It turns out that fighting the apathy surrounding HIV/AIDS is as tricky as fighting the virus itself. And, by today's standards, the only... Read more »