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Why Should People Get Tested Every Year For Hiv And Aids

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...for HIV and that between 16 and 22 million people aged 18-64 years are tested for HIV annually. However, of more than one million people living with HIV in the U.S., it is estimated that about one-quarter (252,000 to 312,000 persons) are unaware of their HIV status. Because they do not know they are infected, these individuals are unable to benefit from clinical care related to their HIV disease. In addition, some of these people may...
Ask the Experts

Delayed HIV seroconversion can take 7 years or more

Look at the article from http://www.hivsymptomsonline.com/seroconversion.html is information correct? i have negative hiv test uot to 18 months but i am concerned about the conclusiveness of the results! Your comment on the articleSeroconversionThe...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...longer to manifest. The detection of anti-HIV antibodies in the blood (seroconversion), however, occurs in the vast majority of people within four to six weeks after HIV primary infection. Some folks may take a bit longer, which is why the... 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
...to stay healthy for many years, despite their HIV infection. It isestimated that this group of people comprise about 5-10% of persons infectedwith HIV. There are multiple reasons why non-progressors do better than mostothers with HIV/AIDS. Many... Read more »

early conversion frm HIV to AIDS

I have been annually tested for HIV for a number of years. Three years ago the test showed sero-positive. My viral load and CD4 were just beginning to change. Now three years since my early detection, the CD4 level is 225 and my Dr. suggests I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is a wide range (some rare patients progress within months of infection while others are still doing well after 15-20 years) of progression rates from infection to severe immunosuppression. The differences are due to a number of factors but... Read more »

Teens and HIV aids

How many teens a yeardo teens test positive for HIV AIDS?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are in young women. Approximately 75% are in racial or ethnic minority groups and more than one third of HIV-infected young people have not been tested for HIV infection. The majority of gay HIV-infected youth are completely unaware they are... Read more »
Articles
National Association of People With AIDS

OraSure and the National Association of People With AIDS Launch Third Annual ''Mayors Campaign Against HIV'' for National HIV Testing Day

... Stock Market Bethlehem, PA -- OraSureTechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR) and the National Association ofPeople with AIDS (NAPWA) announced today the launch of the thirdannual Mayors Campaign Against HIV ™, a national... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

One-Fifth of People at High Risk of HIV Are Tested Annually in U.S., Study Says

...had received an HIV test in the previous year. About 38% of respondents had never been tested for HIV, the study found. Among people at high risk of HIV -- including injection drug users and men who have sex with men -- 22% had been tested in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Uganda AIDS Commission Announces Plans to Test 500,000 Annually, Provide Treatment for 90% of HIV-Positive People by 2012

... The Uganda AIDS Commission in a report released last week said it plans to test and counsel 500,000 people for HIV annually by 2012 and provide opportunistic infection prevention and treatment services to 90% of HIV-positive people Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...immune system to fight a specific germ. Other types of HIV test look for signs that the virus itself is in the blood. When people already know they are infected with HIV they might get other "HIV" tests. These measure how quickly the virus is... Read more »
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hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...responding to the unchecked replication of HIV. Although 10 to 40 percent will not experience these flu-like symptons, every person who becomes infected with HIV goes through acute HIV infection. This phase of infection presents an enormous risk... Read more »

Aids2hiv do you relly think??

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I am new here. I have tested negative at 13 weeks. I had MANY signs of hiv. do you really think 13 weeks is conclusive? I have been reading your posts, Read more »

HIV------AIDS???????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...TREATMENT)? WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF A NEWBIE TO AIDS??? THANKS FOR ALL YOUR GUYS SUPPORT. DEB AND GMAN YOU GUYS ARE GREAT PEOPLE ANDMY GOD BE WITH YOU AND EVERYONE ELSE HERE.... Read more »

Mailing list for HIV(-) people who are infected

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know the URL for the mailing list/message board for people who have been infected wih HIV for more than 1 year, yet still test negative via ELISA. For those of us who still have residual Read more »