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Frequently Asked Questions about AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).

This FAQ about AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) was compiled and written by Dan Greenin with numerous contributions by others.

-1.1. What is sci.med.aids?
sci.med.aids is a USENET newsgroup which discusses AIDS and HIV. ...
-1.2. Discussion topics (sci.med.aids)
Sci.med.aids covers topics of interest to people with AIDS (...
-1.3. Sci.med.aids distribution.
Sci.med.aids is distributed as a USENET newsgroup, where it ...
-1.4 Periodical Postings on sci.med.aids (please contribute)
Various individuals and organizations have graciously posted ...
-1.5. Subscribing and unsubscribing to sci.med.aids.
The answer to this question depends on your system. You may have ...
-1.7. Editorial guidelines (sci.med.aids)
As with any newsgroup, read sci.med.aids for a few days ...
-1.8. How do I submit a posting? (sci.med.aids)
This depends on the software you are using. On many USENET systems,...
-1.9. The moderators (sci.med.aids)
Four people currently moderate sci.med.aids. They ...
-1.10. Cooperative moderation - and voting on posts (sci.med.aids)
Cooperative moderation seeks to limit the burn-out associated ...
-1.11. If a post is rejected (sci.med.aids)
We reject many articles because of formatting problems, ...
-1.15. Authorship and acknowledgements (sci.med.aids)
The following people contributed to this FAQ: ...
-2.1. How is HIV transmitted?
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Its Transmission - CDC ...
-2.2. How effective are condoms? (AIDS)
The proper and consistent use of latex condoms when engaging in ...
-2.2. Recent Articles About Condoms (1993-1994)
Source: Michael Howe , AIDS News Service, ...
-2.3. How do you minimize your odds of getting infected? (AIDS)
Playing the AIDS Odds (21 Oct 93)...
-2.4. How risky is a blood transfusion? (AIDS)
The following October 15, 1993 United Press International article, ...
-2.5. Can mosquitoes or other insects transmit AIDS?
From: CDC National AIDS ...
-3.1. Testing Information - Blood Banks (AIDS)
All blood products in the U.S. are screened by ELISA assays ...
-3.4. AIDS and Opportunistic Infections.
AIDS and Opportunistic ...
-3.4. AIDS and Opportunistic Infections: What are OIs?
The immune systems of most people with HIV gradually deteriorate,...
-3.4. AIDS and Opportunistic Infections: PCP: The Most Common OI
PCP remains the most common, life-threatening opportunistic ...
-3.4. AIDS and Opportunistic Infections: CMV: A Herpes virus
Infection with CMV, a virus in the herpes family, may occur ...
-3.4. AIDS and Opportunistic Infections: MAC: A Bacterial OI
Infection with MAC is diagnosed in up to 40 percent of people ...
-3.4. AIDS and Opportunistic Infections: TB: An Airborne Disease
TB, a chronic bacterial infection, causes more deaths worldwide ...
-3.4. AIDS and Opportunistic Infections: Other OIs
NIAID-supported scientists also study other OIs including ...
-4.1. General treatment information (AIDS)
[This article was published in AIDSFILE, 1993 Sept, Vol. 7, No. 3,...
-4.1. AIDS General Treatment Information: Review of Clinical Guidelines
Antiretroviral therapy clearly has shown activity in delaying ...
-4.1. AIDS General Treatment Information: Beginning Therapy -- What and When
Probably the easiest question at the moment in the field of ...
-4.1. AIDS General Treatment Information: Duration of Therapy
A second difficult question in the field of HIV management is how ...
-4.1. AIDS General Treatment Information: Newer Classes of Drugs
Along with new data on existing therapies, more information ...
-4.1. AIDS General Treatment Information: Summary
Given this complex and seemingly confusing information, ...
-4.1. AIDS General Treatment Information: References:
-4.2. Alternative treatments for HIV/AIDS: DNCB Fact Sheet
Billi
-4.2. Alternative treatments for HIV/AIDS: HOW DNCB WORKS
by Billi
-4.2.2 AIDS: Ozone / Oxygen
Prepared by Martin A. ...
-5.1. Guide to Social Security Benefits (AIDS)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Social Security ...
-5.1. Guide to Social Security Benefits (AIDS) Part 1 -- Background Information
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is characterized by ...
-5.1. Guide to Social Security Benefits (AIDS) Part 2 -- What Benefits Are You Eligible For?
We pay disability benefits under two programs: Social ...
-5.1. Guide to Social Security Benefits (AIDS) Part 3 -- How Does Social Security Define Disability?
In this section, we'll explain the criteria you must meet in order ...
-5.1. Guide to Social Security Benefits (AIDS) Part 4 -- How Does Social Security Evaluate Your Disability?
Social Security works with an agency in each state, usually called ...
-5.1. Guide to Social Security Benefits (AIDS) Part 5 -- How Do You File For Disability Benefits
You apply for Social Security and SSI disability benefits by ...
-5.1. Guide to Social Security Benefits (AIDS) Part 6 -- Helping You Return To Work
If you return to work, Social Security has a number of special rules,...
-5.1. Guide to Social Security Benefits (AIDS) Part 7 -- What You Need To Know About MedicAid And MediCare
Medicaid and Medicare are our country's two major government-...
-5.2. What if you can't afford AZT? (AIDS)
PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AT BURROUGHS WELLCOME ...
-6.1. What are Strecker and Segal's theories that HIV is manmade?
Jakob Segal's theory is that HIV was formed from visna (a sheep virus)...
-6.2. Other conspiracy theories (AIDS)
One school of thought holds that the AIDS was a U.S. ...
-6.3. Is HIV the cause of AIDS? What is AIDS?
by Robert Holzman and David ...
-6.3. Is HIV the cause of AIDS? Doubts Related To The Social History Of HIV/AIDS
Some social critics raise questions about the circumstances in ...
-6.3. Is HIV the cause of AIDS? Doubts About The Scientific Validity Of The HIV/AIDS Hypothesis
Were the only doubts about HIV causation of AIDS those surrounding ...
-6.3. Is HIV the cause of AIDS? Doubts Based On Epidemiological Data
First, HIV and HIV-antibodies are undetectable in a ...
-7.1. Phone Information about AIDS.
For general information about AIDS and referrals to other ...
-7.3. Phone Information about AIDS Treatments
PHS' AIDS TREATMENT INFORMATION SERVICE BEGINS ...
-7.4. US Social Security: Information for Organizations
SSA is committed to disseminating information about its ...
-7.5. Reappraisal of the HIV-AIDS Hypothesis.
Please see Q5.3 `HIV the cause of AIDS?' for introductory ...
-7.6 American Academy of Allergy & Immunology Physician's Referral and Information Line
American Academy of Allergy & ...
-8.1. Ben Gardiner's Gopher AIDS Database
The 'gopher' system provides convenient menu-driven access to a ...
-8.2 CDC National AIDS Clearinghouse Internet Services
CDC National AIDS ...
-8.3. WHO AIDS Cases Information
The latest figures on the The Current Global Situation of the HIV/...
-8.4. CDC AIDS Public Information Dataset.
You can get the CDC AIDS public information Dataset via ...
-8.5 World Wide Web Site on AIDS (French and English)
I'd like to inform you of (part of) a WWW server on AIDS and HIV ...
-8.6. Information on AIDS and HIV related patents
The US Patent and Trademark Office recently made available to ...
-8.7.. ArtAIDS Link
The ArtAIDS LINK URL http://artaids.dcs.qmw.ac.uk:8001/...
-8.8. HIVNET/AEGIS Gateway. What is AEGIS?
Frequently Asked Questions About AEGIS ...
-8.8. HIVNET/AEGIS Gateway. Who can use AEGIS?
Anyone with a computer and a modem can use AEGIS at any time ...
-8.8. HIVNET/AEGIS Gateway. Is AEGIS a free service?
Since 1990, AEGIS has been free to the user and has ...
-8.8. HIVNET/AEGIS Gateway. What is the purpose of AEGIS?
1) To develop, maintain, and enhance a global online ...
-8.8. HIVNET/AEGIS Gateway. Why is AEGIS needed?
- As of July, 1994, there have been 3,430 persons with AIDS ...
-8.8. HIVNET/AEGIS Gateway. What is the history of AEGIS?
AEGIS is a classic grassroots success story. In the mid-1980s,...
-8.8. HIVNET/AEGIS Gateway. Is AEGIS a religious organization?
Since 1990, AEGIS has been a service of the Sisters of St....
-8.8. HIVNET/AEGIS Gateway. What are the barriers to using AEGIS?
1) Lack of awareness is the biggest barrier. AEGIS has ...
-8.8. HIVNET/AEGIS Gateway. Is AEGIS unique?
The Guide to Selected AIDS-Related Electronic Bulletin ...
-8.8. HIVNET/AEGIS Gateway. How does AEGIS operate?
Since its inception, AEGIS has been managed by Sister ...
-8.9. Other USENET newsgroups.
Questions about AIDS come up occasionally in sci.med ...
-9.1. List of AIDS BBSes.
Norman Brown's Consolidated List of aids/hiv Bulletin Boards ...
-9.1. List of AIDS BBSes. United States (FidoNet Zone 1)
-9.1. List of AIDS BBSes. Canada (FidoNet Zone 1)
-9.1. List of AIDS BBSes. Others
Latin America (FidoNet Zone 4)...
-9.2. National AIDS Clearinghouse Guide to AIDS BBSes.
Subject: Guide to AIDS ...
-9.2. Other AIDS Info BBS Services A-C
Unless otherwise stated, services are free. The phone number listed ...
-9.2. Other AIDS Info BBS Services F-H
FDA Electronic Bulletin Board Toll-free; (800) 222-...
-9.2. Other AIDS Info BBS Services L-O
LEGALNET Petersburg, FL; (813) 343-0797 ...
-9.2. Other AIDS Info BBS Services S-P
Public Health Network By Subscription Only ...
-9.2. Other AIDS Info BBS Services: AEGIS
-9.5. Lesbian/Gay Scholars Directory.
From: Louie Crew Date: Tue, 2 Nov ...









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