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Aids facts and misconceptions

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Avatar m tn t know how much he is right as per my knowledge hiv if left untreated then it leads to AIDS and that to after a longer period please help me with your valuable advice on the same.
Avatar m tn There, unfortunately are a LOT of misconceptions out there about HIV...and a lot of uneducated, naive, ignorant people. There is a lot of misinformation. HIV is a disease tha one can only study subjectively in many ways. For instance...risk factors and causes. Until many of the studies that we often cite were done...the medical community had to rely solely on a person's WORD as to how they got infected. Hence, why there is still misinformation.
264121 tn?1313029456 And they are subject to the same misconceptions and prejudices are people who are not in the scientific world. They are only as good as their training and experience. And they don't have the time for independent study that we do, by and large.
Avatar f tn Encouarge him to live a healthy life and to keep up with any ongoing Rx that is necessary for both the HIV and the meningitis, and just be his loving and doting Mom. My best to your son and your family.
Avatar n tn I had protected sex and decided to perform unprotected cunnilingus on my sexual partner. After having sex I noticed blood on the condom. So I went to the bathroom to wash up and noticed blood around my chin and mouth. I am extremely worried that her blood might have gotten in contact with my blood somehow. A day after having sex I asked her to get an HIV check which came back negative on the antibody. Should I be worried?
Avatar m tn According to the ever-so popular and quite sickening myth, humans can get HIV and AIDS from dogs through bestiality. Do you beleive this to be true? Why? (supporting facts would be helpful) 4. The CDC, otherwise known as Center for Disease control, states that you cannot get HIV or AIDS from dogs. However, the CDC does not specify any means of viral transmition. Why do you think this is? 5. Over 80 percent of my findings on the internet state that you cannot get HIV/AIDS from dogs.
Avatar m tn Has anyone heard of this hiv like virus in china? If so please share FACTS with me! I'm hoping it's bs.!!
Avatar n tn This whole experience has felt like going on an intensive crash course on HIV/AIDS and the one major benefit is that you are forced into a situation of educating yourself which hopefully puts you in good stead for any future decisions/encounters. To the core contributors on this forum - I do admire your endurance in answering the same questions day in day out, and I realise you must feel like throwing your pc against the wall with some of the stuff that is posted on here.
Avatar m tn Hello. Again. Why are you so worried? Because you have severe HIV ANXIETY, that's why. And since you won't believe what you've been told on the HIV Forum, what you've been told on various HIV/AIDS Hotlines, what I gave you to read and what I've told you numerous times, then it's time you got into therapy. You can only be given the FACTS just so many times before a line must be drawn. I will outline those facts once more and then, for ME, the line will be drawn.
Avatar m tn During these years, there will be no prominent symptoms of HIV/AIDS. One of the dangerous facts about AIDS is that although, during asymptomatic stage, there will be no symptoms, the virus can still be transferred from the infected person.
5466288 tn?1410485185 I have been busy (yea!) and not on here for a while, but was recently in the hospital for severe Restless Limb in Arms and Legs - so bad, I couldln't stand it. I was in agony, and unable to lie still, due to having to contract every muscle in my body continually. I had to take so many muscle relaxants, xanax, and my pain meds to even get to a level where I could tolerate things, it was out of control. So, my doctor put me in the hospital.
480448 tn?1426948538 I figured that putting together a journal entry covering the most popular topics, and just laying out the facts may be helpful. I also invite Lizzie Lou and Teak to share their thoughts, and to cover anything I may have missed. The Myths: First of all, sadly, there is a very overlinflated view of HIV among a large portion of the general population. I feel this is related to a lot of the "hype" and media around the virus. The FACT is, HIV is a very difficult virus to transmit.
Avatar n tn I can only tell you what I've been told over the years I've dealt with kidney stones. Drink plenty of water daily and make sure that your urine stays clear in color when you urinate. When you think you're drinking enough water, then drink another 8 oz glass of it. Additionally, recently I've started taking Flomax (generic version) on a daily basis.
Avatar n tn A few days ago , a gril gave me oral sex,but i am sure her mouth is bleeding and i stop it. And my penis have cuts ! now i know she have AIDS,I think i am done,i can not sleep.
Avatar f tn I had only pecked him, No French kissing but I did feel a lip and the tip of my tongue get a little wet. I know his teeth were still bleeding because when he spit I saw blood. Can I get hiv from this incident? Should I start pep. I do not have any sore in my mouth or on my lips but my lips are chapped. Please let me know!
Avatar n tn This question has been answered over a thousand times on this forum.
Avatar m tn I came on here a few days ago with my concerns about being infected with HIV. I was told by lizzie lou & teak ( did I forget anyone else?) that I was never in at risk for HIV . and that I didn't need to be tested. Although I did at that time believe this- my anxiety kept gnawing away at me. In just a few days I went from feeling quite good about life to crying, sick, no sleep no eating. So on my birthday- December 15- yesterday- I gave myself the best gift ever.
Avatar m tn The internet can be very helpful if you learn to accept the facts and only read information that is based on facts not fiction.No one has ever contracted HIV from having a finger inserted in their anus in over 30 years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
1593608 tn?1299789136 aids, many type of drugs, steroids, chemiotherapy, nothing else can activate hbv but destroying ur immune system by these drugs or aids
1253246 tn?1332073310 Is it against the Law for a potential employer to ask you if you have HepC,Aids,or active TB???Can they test you for HepC and Aids prior to hiring you??Seems that may be a factor against you being hired if you told them yes?????
Avatar m tn I just read that article myself and was going to post it. It is sad that this can happen in this day and age at a dialysis center. It is also a shame that they portray it as a "sexually contracted disease". The chances of contracting it sexually are very low. It just further helps to create misconceptions about this disease for the public.
Avatar f tn I have OCD over germs in general, but especially about HIV and even more about Hep C. I tried therapy and I stopped. Once I get a possible exposure scenario in my head, no one can talk me down. I am obsessed with blood, cuts and scratches on other people and them being "open wounds" and possibly infecting me and my family. I look at everyone's hands, and if cashiers have band-aids on I will switch registers.
Avatar m tn I had all advanced HIV stage symptoms and now cmv igg 150 but testing negative on both ab and ag24 test is that possible? Am 100% sure am positive. How on earth is this happening!???