Can an employer refuse to hire someone with AIDS or AIDS-related complex
, or someone who tests seropositive?
Articles in the scientific literature have documented that the human immunodeficiency virus, found in patients with AIDS and AIDS-related complex
, can be isolated from blood, semen, tears, saliva, breast milk, vaginal secretions, organs, and cerebrospinal fluid.
Graham and his team studied 1,195 HIV-infected men, some with AIDS-related complex
(ARC) and others with no symptoms of the disease.
By 1988-89, two to four "differential' HIV antibody tests will emerge, which may help answer how soon patients exposed to the virus are likely to contract AIDS-related complex
and how severe their illness may be.
Cigarette smoking may speed the progression to AIDS in some people infected with HIV, according to scientists who studied 387 HIV-infected men, including some who were asymptomatic and others who had AIDS-related complex
Two nurses gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a 28-year-old hemophiliac with AIDS-related complex
who had a cardiopulmonary arrest while hospitalized for hemophilic arthropathy.
Montagnier's group studied blood samples from 97 people with either AIDS-related complex
(ARC) or full-blown AIDS, finding that 37 tested positive for mycoplasma.
The extent to which transfusion-transmitted HIV is perceived as a problem with the safety of the nation's blood supply depends on several variables: the actual number of infections transmitted, the percentage of transfusion recipients who survive long enough after transfusion to seroconvert and to develop AIDS-related complex
or AIDS, the percentage of transfusion recipients who are tested several months following transfusion to determine whether they were indeed infected, and the attention that these cases receive from the medical and lay press.
Schooley and 21 colleagues tracked the effects of soluble CD4 injected into 25 patients with AIDS or advanced AIDS-related complex
who directs the Center for AIDS Research at Stanford University, would like to see studies linking a decline in T4 cells to the development of minor symptoms, such as weight loss, in a disease stage called AIDS-related complex