Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

AIDS Diagnosis After Being Newly HIV Positive

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Does 13% CD4 (< 14%) give me an AIDS diagnosis? (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION 2009)

This site has really been my best source of information and education and for that I am very grateful...Thank you! I've recently been diagnosed with HIV and I can't seem to get my head around the numbers and what they mean? From what I can tell,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."HIV positive" was not a reportable condition until recently; however, AIDS has been for quite some time. (See below.) Once an AIDS diagnosis is made the diagnosis is not reversible even if your counts improve on combination antiretroviral... Read more »

Defining AIDS (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION, 2010)

If a persons cell count bounces back up above 200, or they beat an opportunistic infection, they... Read more »

AIDS diagnosis (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION)

12 months ago I was diagnosed with AIDS as a result of an NHL diagnosis. My CD4 was 40 and VL was... Read more »
Articles
The Body

From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

... From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis HIV/AIDS Advocates Offer Their Tips Click here to view our collection of tips from HIV-positive people. Read more »
The Body

From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

... View All Interviews on a Single Page (Print Friendly) From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis HIV-Negative People Offer Their Tips HIV/AIDS Basics    --> Juana Clarke Waterbury Hospital Waterbury,... Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

Advice for the Newly Diagnosed Damaries Cruz Diagnosed in 1991 "When I was diagnosed I had to find a way to turn this horrible thing, this negative thing, into a positive. I had a choice: I could sit there and cry and let this thing eat... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Media Coverage of 25th Anniversary of First AIDS Diagnosis

...No Vaccine in Sight " (Howard Price, Washington Times , 6/2). Broadcast Programs Report on 25th Anniversary of First AIDS Diagnosis ABCNews' " Good Morning America ": The segment includes comments from Hydeia Broadbent, an HIV/AIDS... Read more »
Connect With Others

Recent AID's Diagnosis: What should I expect?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am a hetereosexual, non-drug user who has been living with HIV for 13 years. I was just officially Diagnosed with AIDS because of my percentages (11%). My CD4's are 262 and Viral 1801. I didn't realize how uneducated I was on AID's until now. ... Read more »

On the rise 3.5 years post HIV/AIDS diagnosis

Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 Replies
Well, just some words of encouragement for anyone who is particularly new to this whole thing. After diagnosis in Dec 2002 when I was in very bad shape by the time we found out it was HIV (CD4 = 50, VL >650,000, thrush, wasting, all that bad... Read more »

HELP !! CD4 170 AIDS DIAGNOSIS-- IS THIS THE END?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...is down to 170 and my once undetectable viral load is now detectable. What's the average timeframe a person survives after an AIDS diagnosis ? I want to see whats coming so I can face and fight it head on. Read more »

newly gay and now HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 17 Replies
I just found out this week i am infected. I am divorced from a woman and have 3 children. Everyone ive been with told me they were negative and no one climaxed in a way that would be dangerous. How did this happen??? I got real sick in Feb with... Read more »