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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 not taking medications and the levels I had discusses as you said were qualified as AIDS level numbers. I appreciate your answer. I ask people all...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your follow up.Your reluctance about HIV medications is a common one, and a sadly misinformed one. So, since you asked for it, here's some honest thoughts.HIV medications can be very, very well tolerated-- to the point where I ask... Read more »

Non CD4 related AIDS illness

The goal of HAART is to maintain a "healthy' CD4 count and therefore avoid AIDS related... Read more »

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... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

The FDA on Wednesday posted on its Web site "new regulations ... designed to provide broader access to experimental drugs for seriously ill people who have exhausted all other commercially available treatments," the Wall Street Journal reports... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Wall Street Journal Examines So-Called "Salvage Therapy" for People With AIDS Whose Illness Is Not Responding to Treatment Options

The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday examined "salvage therapy," a "last-ditch effort" HIV/AIDS treatment that an estimated 40,000 drug-resistant people living with the disease in the U.S. are taking after other antiretroviral regimens have... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Reaction to Mandela's Announcement That Son Died of AIDS-Related Illness

Former South African President Nelson Mandela's "grief-laden disclosure" that his eldest son had died of AIDS-related complications last week has "won widespread praise" in a country where the HIV/AIDS pandemic is "still shrouded in silence," the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS-Related Illnesses Likely Will Be Third Leading Cause of Death Worldwide Within 25 Years, Study Says

AIDS-related illnesses within the next 25 years are likely to become the third leading cause of death worldwide after heart disease and stroke, according to a study published on Monday in PLoS Medicine , the AP/ Miami Herald reports.... Read more »
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brother severely depressed and ill

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I just found this site and really need to ask some questions and need support to help my brother. He has had HIV AIDS for 14 years and had been hospitalized 3 times in the past month. He stays in bed l2 to l4 hours a day and is severely depressed.... Read more »

antibodies after seroconversion illness

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear everyone,

It appears there are a lot of people on this forum who had a low risk exposure, but are only anxious for a HIV infection because they had a flu-like experience with fever. Actually, i'm one of them. I wondered about the following thing: Read more »

Funny illness

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have suffered from gastric pains fro the last year. As a result I have not been feeling well throughout the year. My symptoms are burping, abdominal pain, diahorrea and gas. I have read from somewhere that HIV + person will have these symptoms as... Read more »

for one brief moment... i'll post a pic of me.

Posted by still_here, 6 Replies
today was the icing on the crap cake i've been trying to choke down alllllllll this week...

I'm going to vent, so please be patient. i'm not sure if i should go backwards or start from the beginning.

* we still haven't gone to closing... bastard... Read more »