In North Carolina, Greater Charlotte is booming, but income disparity, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids on immigrants, and spread-out service providers all create challenges to reversing HIV rates.
Caracole, an HIV/AIDS services provider in Cincinnati, has responded to a spike in HIV there by expanding harm reduction, housing, and pre-exposure prophylaxis.
Q: A friend of mine told me he had HIV. Is there anything I need to do, like when he comes to my home, so that he doesn't get sick?
In 2017, less than 1% of youth who received an HIV diagnosis were aged 13 to 14, 21% were aged 15 to 19, and 79% were aged 20 to 24, according to the CDC.
My CD4 is 136. Am I going to die?
Can HIV be cured at an early stage?
I am HIV undetectable for about one year now. Accidentally, I licked my finger and swiped a small scratch on my 4-year-old kid. Is there any chance that I have passed the HIV to him?
How long can someone live with AIDS? Can a 46-year-old get a 45-year-old woman pregnant without getting her HIV positive?
The version of the virus I acquired had already developed resistance to non-nucleosides. With many of the gene editing therapies in the pipeline targeting the CCR5 gene, I'm wondering if my variant requires that gene to infect a cell?
I read recently that, even though longevity is increasing for HIV+ people, people who begin treatment with a low CD4 count will probably live a shorter period of time. Do you feel this is true?