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Re What does it (AIDS and illness) look like??

Hi Dr.Young,I admire all of your answers and advice. Even though I am very happy with my ID DR, I wish you were my doctor.Anyway, I read his posting and I have something to share.While I understand his hesitation on starting meds and not wanting it...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you so much for sharing your very personal story.Sounds like you have an excellent doctor who's worked through some difficult times with you.Should you ever be in Denver and need a doctor, just look me up.Be well,BY Read more »

What does it (AIDS and illness) look like?? [To readers, please share your experiences- BY]

Dr. Young, forgive my ignorance, but you answered a question of mine quite well the other day in my... Read more »

Non CD4 related AIDS illness

The goal of HAART is to maintain a "healthy' CD4 count and therefore avoid AIDS related infections... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Regulations to Improve Access to Investigational Drugs for People With HIV/AIDS, Other Illnesses

...treatments" (Gardner, HealthDay/ U.S. News & World Report , 8/12). Back to other news for August 2009 Search the Newsroom archive This information was reprinted from kff.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UNAIDS Report Finds New HIV Infections Dropped by 20% Over 10 Years, Deaths From AIDS-Related Illness Dropped by 20% Over 5 Years

...the past five years, according to a UNAIDS press release . An estimated 1.8 million people worldwide died from AIDS-related illnesses in 2009 compared to the roughly 2.1 million that died of similar causes in 2004, the release states (11/23). ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nearly One Million Zimbabwean Children Have Lost One or Both Parents to AIDS-Related Illnesses, UNICEF Official Says

...Nearly one million children in Zimbabwe have lost one or both parents to AIDS-related illnesses, Dr. Festo Kavishe, UNICEF 's representative to Zimbabwe, said in a statement, Zimbabwe's Herald/AllAfrica.com reports. Kavishe Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Despite Progress, AIDS-Related Illnesses Remain Leading Cause of Death Among People Ages 25-44 in Caribbean, UNAIDS Report Says

...AIDS-related illnesses remain the leading cause of death among people ages 25 to 44 in the Caribbean despite successful efforts to curb the spread of Read more »
Connect With Others

Think I might have hiv or other illness

Posted by VAmberwaves7, 2 Replies
...and he is the only one I have been with without a condom he said he has been with girls without really been tested for stds or hiv. I have always been tested for hiv and stds of last year and I was clean But Recently I have been having constant... Read more »

could short illness be a symptom of HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...be almost gone or hardly noticeable.......could this be because your immune system is always on guard due to hiv that other illnesses are handled quickly by your system, i don't know it has been a long yr. and at this point i am really searching... Read more »

Worried Sick.. Is Yeast Infectious for HIV? (Long)

Posted by kdman, 1 Reply
...she left any small scrapes or cuts on my foreskin. 4 weeks after this, around end of November, I came down with a flu-like illness -- fatigue, cold chills, and muscle aches. No fever, though. THIS was when the madness began -- I started going on... Read more »

HIV risk & subsequent ailments

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I recently had a low to moderate risk of exposure to HIV. I received unprotected oral & then 2 deep kisses from a prostitute who works the streets & for all I know is probably HIV+ she Read more »