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Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more


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Help me understand free condoms for hiv/aids prevention senior citizen events?

Help me understand free condoms for hiv/aids prevention senior citizen events?

VIAGRA (sildenafil): With the introduction of viagra, (sildenafil) more of our mature (older) population is again becoming sexuall active. Everyone needs to play safe:)! ...Read more

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Help: free condoms for hiv/aids prevention events?

Help: free condoms for hiv/aids prevention events?

No: Never will happen, but i might wrong if a maker/makers of condom would give away free samples. ...Read more

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Has anyone thought about abstinance as an aids prevention method?

Of course: Of course people have thought about abstinance. The problem is that people aren't willing to abstain. It is unethical for me to push my morality upon them, my job is to help them stay safe even if they choose to engage in behaviors i don't like. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about HIV - haart therapy (quad drug)?

Can you tell me about HIV - haart therapy (quad drug)?

Known as Stribild: It is also known as Stribild, which contains Elvitegravir, Cobicistat, Tenofovir, Emtricitabine. It is a newer single tablet regimen that is potent and well tolerated. Elvitegravir is a newer Integrase Inhibitor. Cobicistat is a pharmacologic booster, which means it is used to boost the levels of Elvitegravir to an adequate level to fight HIV. Tenofovir and Emtricitabine are in NRTI class. ...Read more

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Can someone please give me some websites with informative information on aids prevention in africa?

Can someone please give me some websites with informative information on aids prevention in africa?

Here are 3 websites: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/hiv/aids_in_africa standard wiki starting place http://www.Avert.Org/hiv-aids-africa.Htm this charity uses grassroots efforts to reach people because they tend to be less corrupt http://www.Visionafrica.Org/va_hiv.Html this is an example of a small effort I am personally helping, that the us government recognizes and funds, along with methodists. ...Read more

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How many lives did the aids drug 3tc (lamivudine) save?

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Unable to estimate: It is difficult to estimate how many lives a specific anti-hiv drug like 3tc (lamivudine) saved. This is because 3tc (lamivudine) is often one of three drugs used in an HIV drug regimen or "cocktail". The combination of 3 drugs, also called haart, or highly active anti-retroviral therapy, has saved many lives throughout the entire world and remains the mainstay of treatment. ...Read more

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Do you know any organization or sponsors for financial support for dialyais patients?

Do you know any organization or sponsors for financial support for dialyais patients?

Financial support: The best person to ask is the social worker who is at the dialysis center the patient seeking financial support dialyzes in. Good luck ...Read more

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How do public health workers stop a cholera epidemic?

How do public health workers stop a cholera epidemic?

Education: By educating people about avoiding contaminated water and food. ...Read more

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Can I call a suicide prevention hotline from home without my parents finding out?

Can I call a suicide prevention hotline from home without my parents finding out?

Yes: Suicide prevention hotlines are confidential. They are to counsel you on the depression you feel. However, if you need medical/psychiatric treatment (including professional counseling), that doctor will have to notify your parents if you're under 18 and not emancipated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about HIV social groups in los angeles/626?

Can you tell me about HIV social groups in los angeles/626?

HIV support - L.A.: Try contacting an area HIV clinic - that's a good place to start. I found one relatively near you: 2146 W. Adams Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90018 323 766-2170 Hours: Tue: 8:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Toll Free/Hotline: (800) 263-0067 Take care and be safe! ...Read more

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Is suicide acceptable after HIV infection?

Terrible idea: I enjoy reasonably good health and perhaps do not have the right to dictate what is "acceptable" to someone who is gravely ill, in terrible pain, and without the ability to socialize or enjoy life. But nowadays, being infected with HIV is manageable and most such people life near-normal lives. If anyone has told you otherwise, they are lying. Please forgive my candor and get educated about hiv. ...Read more

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Are health care aids able to catch Agent Orange symptoms from their clients?

Don't think so: judging by the types of disorder noted by the VA. Department of Veteran's Affairs presumptive diseases for Agent Orange include: AL Amyloidosis, Chronic B-cell Leukemias, Chloracne, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Hodgkin's Disease,Ischemic Heart Disease, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Parkinson's Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy, Early-Onset, Porphyria Cutanea Tarda,Prostate Cancer, some Soft ...Read more

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What city in america has the most aids infected people? Im dating nline.

What city in america has the most aids infected people? Im dating nline.

Washington, but why?: Washington, dc has the highest prevalence, and my own fair city of baltimore comes in second. But you shouldn't decide whom to date based on the city they live in. There's HIV everywhere. Practice safe sex with everyone, whether from dc or des moines. ...Read more

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Cost of HIV and aids ads, diagnosis, treatment are what?

HIV Treatment Costly: The cost of HIV or aids is staggering. In the U.S. It is estimated that each HIV positive person who has access to medical care requires between 25, 000 to 30, 000 dollars for each year of treatment. The breakdown is generally as follows: 20, 000 for medications and pharmacies 4500 for the lab monitoring 500 for the doctor and their clinic. Please do not think that getting HIV is simple. It isnt. ...Read more