Accepting Hiv Diagnosis
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Your HIV-acquisition risk is brief unprotected anal receptive sex with a partner of unknown HIV serostatus. I agree you need to be HIV tested; however, your pessimistic fears are way out of proportion to your real risk. The CDC's... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Your HIV specialist may well be "highly renowned" and "a professor and head of the HIV/AIDS unit at a major hospital," but he is not providing you with either timely or compassionate care. I would strongly advise you seek... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Congratulations on your improved health status. Regarding the AIDS diagnosis, that remains even if your CD4 count rises above the 200 mark. (See below.) As far as how much immune reconstitution (rise in CD4 count) you can expect on effective... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,A CD4% less than 14% is an AIDS-qualifying condition, even if the absolute CD4 count is still above 200. Consequently yes, you do have AIDS. Does it make any difference? No, not really. HIV disease comprises a spectrum from the early, often... Read more »
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Posted by blkshape, 1 ReplyI am a just diagnosed 28-yerar-old in southamerica (Peru). Since i get my confirmatory results last week I have trying to come up this and recover , the first mornings have been terrible , day by day i try to feel better.
It is hard to me accept my... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 Replylook up serologic testing in webmd. again with the third gen elisa the window has shortened.
Accuracy of Screening Tests
The initial screening test to detect antibodies to HIV is the enzyme immunoassay (EIA). Commercially available EIAs use antigens... Read more »
Posted by PozInOrlando, 1 ReplyI am recently HIV+ and it seems based on what I read about and have heard that men who are HIV- tend to be more accepting of a woman who's HIV+ than the other way around when it comes to serodiscordant relationships
Do yo think when it comes to... Read more »
Posted by Hneedlove, 1 ReplyMy advice to someone who just found out that they're positive would be to tell them, don't feel like it's your fault that you made a mistake, and it's your fault and that life is over.
Life is not over. Seek support wherever you can get it, from... Read more »
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