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Is HIV/AIDS Increasing Or Decreasing

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Puerto Rico: New Cases of HIV Increase; AIDS Decreases

The number of new HIV cases in Puerto Rico rose to four per day in 2005, compared to 3.5 each day the year before, a health department official said Monday. However, the number of new AIDS cases fell to 2.1 daily in 2005 from 2.3 in 2004, according... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS-Related Deaths in Alaska Decreasing; Officials Credit Increased Access to Care, Treatment

HIV/AIDS-related deaths in Alaska have been decreasing over the past 10 years, according to a report conducted by the state Health and Social Services' Epidemiology Section , the Anchorage Daily News reports. Some state officials credit the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Delhi Records Increasing Number of AIDS Cases Despite Decrease in India's National Estimate, Report Says

Although India recently reduced its HIV/AIDS caseload estimate, the number of AIDS cases in New Delhi has been increasing since 2000, according to a recent Ministry of Health and Family Welfare report, the IANS/Economic Times reports (... Read more »
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Increasing Viral Load & Decreasing CD4 Counts

One of my friend is suffering from HIV infection since October, 2002. At initial stage his viral load was 1,05,000 and CD4 counts were 316. In lab test done after 3 months i.e. in January, 2003 viral load is increased to 1,39,000 and CD4 counts...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
I'd first advise getting under the supervised care of an experienced HIV care provider.I'd agree that starting on medications with these laboratory results is very indicated and highly suggested at this point. Remember that the goal of... Read more »

Increase in Viral Load & Decreasing CD4

An HIV infection is detected to one of my friends in October, 2002 having viral load 1,05,000 and CD4 316. After 3 months test (i.e. in January, 2003) viral load increased to 1,39,000 & CD4 declined to 184. Till then he had not started any...
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
Current guidelines suggest starting treatment when the Cd4 count is < 350 and the viral load is > 50,000/ml. This person should start treatment.... Read more »

Decrease CD4 count and increase %CD4

Dear Doctor, I was tested HIV+ on 17 Dec 2008 (with very throat pain)with CD4 Count 154, %CD4 8.8 and Viral Load 49,200 (by COBAS Ampliprep, log equivalence 4.69 Log. I started ARV (ie 3TC, tenofovir & Efavirenz)on 16 Jan 2009(after healed of...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
I am glad to see that you have started meds and are tolerating them well.You are having an excellent response to your treatment. Your viral load has become fully suppressed. Your CD4 counts have more than doubled in a short time.There is a... Read more »


Hi Dr Bob, can you help? My partner has been taking Atripla since december and for the last couple of months has had a undectable viral load, two months a go his CD4 count was 120, then since then it has been dropping and yesterday was told it was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your partner is experiencing a discordant response to his antiretroviral regimen (Atripla). His virologic response is excellent, as his HIV plasma viral load is undetectable. However, his immunological response remains poor, as his CD4 count... Read more »
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VL decreasing w/out meds

Posted by mscaramelle, 1 Reply
Hi All....I was diagnosed as HIV+ in Feb of this year. My first test in April showed VL of 1100, 1 month later - 2600, so 6 months later in November, I expected to see the numbers to keep doubling or at least increasing...however, my VL is 570. I... Read more »

Decrease in Haemoglobin!

Posted by bura, 2 Replies

Just to update, i have received results for my general blood test. Thank god i passed my elisa. Actually i do have some questions. In 2 months, i notice that my haemoglobin has dropped from 17.3 g/dl to 15.6 g/dl.RBC dropped from 6.7 to 6.1... Read more »

IL-2 Induces Sustained CD4 Cell Increases

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
IL-2 Induces Sustained CD4 Cell Increases in HIV-Infected Patients

By Deborah Mitchell

TORONTO, Sep 20 (Reuters Health) - The addition of recombinant interleukin-2 (IL-2) to an HIV antiretroviral therapy produces an increase in CD4+ T-cell counts,... Read more »

How Soon Should T-Cell Count Increase?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I was infected in October 2003, diagnosed in December 2003, and went on Sustiva and Combivir December 30, 2003. My viral load went from an initial count of 125,000 down to 120, 2 weeks ago. Will probably be "undectable" soon. My question is, my... Read more »