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What Does A Diagnosis Of Being HIV Positive Mean

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Does positive toxo test mean diagnosis of AIDS?

I know that toxoplasmosis is listed as one of the 'AIDS defining illnesses'. I am healthy and have no symptoms, but my Dr. suggested that I get tested for toxoplasmosis as a routine test. She said that the blood test can determine if...
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
The positive toxo antibody test indicates past exposure and not necessarily active infection. If your CD4 count is > 200 then regardless of whether your toxo antibody test is positive you don't have AIDS.... Read more »

positive screening means hiv+?

does a positive screening test for hiv mean that you are hiv positive?... Read more »

What is the practical meaning of an AIDS diagnosis?

Hello from the UK! Thanks so much for your excellent site, which is informative and comforting.In... Read more »
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Six Months After HIV Diagnosis, a Year After Becoming Positive

This video blog is part of the series "My HIV Journey: 13 Months of Videos Following My Diagnosis." Check out a full list of entries in the series . On Day 172 I reflect on the holidays -- this is around the time last year that I was probably... Read more »
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This Positive Life: An Interview With HIV Prevention Activist Jose Ramirez

Table of Contents HIV Diagnosis at 17 From Childhood Trauma to Positive Action Talking About HIV With Family, Friends, Partners and Young People Mixed-Status Couples, Safer Sex and HIV Risk Through the Ages Tip, Tricks and Challenges... Read more »
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This Positive Life: An Interview With Gary

Table of Contents HIV Diagnosis Disclosure in Work and Family Life Dating and Loss of Libido After Prostate Cancer Connecting to Care for Prostate Cancer and HIV Keeping Healthy, Following New Paths Turning 60: Aging With HIV ... Read more »
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This Positive Life: In the Midwestern U.S., Forming a New Life

Though it happened 26 years ago, Tommy Chesbro remembers his HIV diagnosis -- and the circumstances that led to it -- like it was yesterday. In 1986, a positive HIV test meant something fundamentally different than it does today: It meant, in short,... Read more »
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Does this mean he is HIV positive please help

Posted by kyiala, 2 Replies
Ok I hope I can find an answer to my question

i was married in Oct of 07 to a man who I met and fell in love with very quickly, When we first met I had him go to the clinic to be tested for STD's he went and showed me paperwork that he was negative... Read more »

The Meaning of Being HIV Positive

Posted by edanmilton
I am 24 years old, an immigrant to the US, a recent college graduate, recently moved to Seattle to be with my partner of eight months, non-alcoholic drinker, do not smoke, have not tried drugs and recently tested positive with HIV.

Do I feel shameful... Read more »

IN THE THROWS OF A RECENT DIAGNOSIS OF POSITIVE

Posted by Anonymous, 11 Replies
WELL .,HERE i AM AT 52....having survived the first and second waves of HIV as a gay man in NYC in 1975-1983..and find myself now...in 2006 facing this disease ...like you all are.. I am a hep c survivor...took that treatment and tolerated it... Read more »

positively positive

Posted by Anonymous
Hello people! I am a 35 year old woman living in the UK. I was diagnosed as HIV+ in Jan 2002. I had become extrememly ill with too many symptoms to remember ( particularly now). I took an HIV test as a point of elimination and to my utter stomach... Read more »