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I Have Histoplasmosis Does That Mean I Have Aids

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Histoplasmosis Test Results

Hi, I was diagnosed with HIV last year after being hospitalized for what turned out to be Disseminated Histoplasmosis. After a few weeks of IV antifungal I was put on 400mg of Intraconazole a day. I recently had an antigen test done and the result...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
In these kinds of fungal infections we look for a significant decline in antigen level, say a 50% reduction or a 4-fold (4 times) reduction. Thus, it would be helpful to know what your baseline antigen level was. If it was 10-12 or more, than you... Read more »

histoplasmosis/fatigue

HELLO Dr. BOB!I wish you were my Doc. 1 year ago i started having high fevers, was treated... Read more »

Histoplasmosis

My family member is an Aids patient. He has been diagnosed with histoplasmostis He is on... Read more »
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AIDS United

The "Fiscal Cliff:" What It Means for HIV/AIDS

As if the HIV/AIDS community did not have enough to deal with, now the impending "fiscal cliff" has been added to our collective worry list. The fiscal cliff has become the buzz term in the media and around the Washington, D.C. government community... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Webinar: The National HIV/AIDS Strategy -- What It Means for Black America

If properly implemented, the long awaited National HIV/AIDS Strategy could dramatically reduce new infections, increase the number of people who know their HIV status and increase the number of people in appropriate care and treatment. This webinar... Read more »
TheBody.com

HIV/AIDS Community Spotlight: People Who Made a Difference in 2011

Table of Contents Naina Khanna: Ensuring That Positive Women Get Their Due by Any Means Necessary The Positive Justice Project: Trying to Decriminalize HIV, One Case at a Time Ingrid Floyd: Meeting Harlem and the South Bronx Where They Are... Read more »
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AIDS 2012 Twitter Buzz: So Many Marches, So Many Reasons

AIDS 2012 is now in full swing, and that means so is Twitter. In fact, there have been over 40,000 tweets tagged #AIDS2012 since Saturday afternoon alone. All I can say is ... wow. And of course there are hundreds of different topics within the... Read more »
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I don't mean to bother... But...

Posted by Anonymous
First off, let me begin this by saying that I do not intend to offend or bother anyone by this post. I am not HIV/AIDS positive. I am doing a study for college on HIV/AIDS and how people live with it, how they maybe discriminated against for having... Read more »

just wondering/what do you mean/clinical??

Posted by notanonymous, 1 Reply
well, first of all based on your test you are hiv negative. some of the responses you are getting are from aids realists/dissidents. they do not believe that hiv exists. they hang around on this board and use crafty language about tests are false,... Read more »

Numbers don't mean anything.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV/AIDS doesn't have a set pattern. Not ever person infected is going to test positive. 8.5 weeks after infection, or 6 months after infection. Most people who test positive do so after being infected years, and after their health has declined... Read more »

What does this test name mean?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i am negative but wanted to ask something.

on the report from quest and under the term - TEST NAME,
it states .....
HIV-1 AB W/CONFIRM.,NY
HIV-1 AB, EIA

it says non-reactive, no HIV-1 antibodies dectected.
what does AB mean?

what does W/CONFIRM mean?
did... Read more »