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AIDS Stages

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What medications are available to someone with AIDS & Stage 4 Kidney Disease

Thank you Dr. Young. I have AIDS (17 years), and now I have been diagnosed with stage 4 kidney disease. My renal doctor tells me it is because my high blood pressure was never treated by my HIV doctor. I was told that HIV does not cause kidney...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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...Hello and thanks for your post.Kidney disease (or it's risk) is unfortunately not uncommon among persons living with HIV. Untreated HIV infection alone can be a risk; though other important factors, like family history, diabetes, or as in your... Read more »

Am I in AIDS stage already?

Last quarter of 2007 i was hospitalized due to pneumonia and presumed PCP.prior to that, months... Read more »

My mom is in final AIDS stage

Hi:My 73 yr old mother is in her final stages of AIDS. Her doctors told me she has weeks maybe a... Read more »
Articles
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

ACTG 175: Anti-HIV Therapy Lowers Risk of AIDS, Death in Patients with Intermediate-Stage HIV Disease

...Research supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has demonstrated that anti-HIV treatment of individuals with intermediate-stage HIV disease can lower their risk of developing AIDS and, in certain patients, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Spreading the Word: Pennsylvania Students Spend Summer Learning About HIV/AIDS, Stage Play to Teach Others

...Twelve students, ages 12 to 16, from the McKeesport Area School District and nearby schools in Pennsylvania, researched HIV/AIDS as a summer job. The students spent nine hours a week for eight weeks researching and reporting on HIV. At the end of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Advocates Stage Protest Following Death of HIV-Positive Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Biting Prison Guard

...advocates on Thursday chanted and staged a mock funeral at the home of a retired judge to protest the 1990 sentencing of an HIV-positive inmate, who died in prison in November 2003, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. About 75 people from ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Global AIDS Issue "At Center-Stage" of Groups' Agendas, Opinion Piece Says

...signed into law a measure that authorizes $15 billion over five years to fight AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 7/31). The AIDS bill's passage resulted from the "confluence of historical forces" that brought... Read more »
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Asymptomatic Stage Hiv

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
...When a person is Hiv Positive experts say after ars a person will go into an asymptomatic phase. During this phase they say you will have no symptoms Read more »

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4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...AMFAR AIDS HANDBOOK (Chapter 4, Page 53 ) There are four stages to HIV disease 1) Acute Infection Stage (500-1200 CD4s)- begins immediately after hiv enters the body and starts multiplying Read more »

Have I Gone from HIV to AIDS? HELP!!!!

Posted by CLT, 4 Replies
...a prescription for Atripla. Thank GOD I have good insurance and will be able to afford the drugs. Questions? Do I now have AIDS? Will things be instantly better once I start meds this weekend? Anyone out there on Atripla who has NEVER been on... Read more »