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Age And Rapid HIV Progression Without Treatment

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Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

What Is PML? Progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy is a serious viral infection of the brain. "Encephalo" means brain. "Pathy" means disease. Encephalopathy is a disease of the brain. "Leuco-" (or "leuko") means pale or white. Leucoencephalopathy is a disease of the white matter of the brain. "Progressive" means that this disease gets worse in a short time. "Multifocal" means that it shows up in several places at the same time. Researchers...
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Rapid progression?

I'm a 20 year old male and I was infected with HIV last August. I tested positive on December 1st, 2010. My western blot came back positive on December 7th, 2010. Here are the last three results from my labs- 12/28/10- T Cells: 672 Viral load:...
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
I agree with your doctor's plan and advise. I would also be curious to know what your CD4% is, which is usually a more stable number over time, and whether it also declined or are you just seeing a variance in the CD4 count which may or may not... Read more »

Set Point, Rapid Progression, Subtype, Atripla-Stribild, Resistance Test

Hi again Mark,I have contacted you one month ago (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Labs/Q236645.html) and i have some new questions.Just to remember, on March 15th i was exposed to the virus. From April 1st to April 15th i had the acute HIV...
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
1. Yes, you are likely at your setpoint.2. Too early to say, given infection has only been for about 3 months. 3. There is usually no real need to test for specific subtypes. The viral load test being used here is detecting the viral load just fine.... Read more »

Rapidly Progresses to AIDS *Readers: please share your words of encouragement*

HI DOCTOR, I think that I had a Rapidly Progresses to AIDS because in 2 years , after my probabily infection, had cd4 85. Is this possible ? This is more serious ? 4 moths after begin my treatment cd4 : 100 and cv: indectable. Im afradid because im...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Unfortunately, yes. Some people progress rapidly to AIDS after infection with HIV.On the very bright side, it also looks like you've had a very good initial response to treatment: your viral load is undetectable... Read more »

Rapid progressive form?

I'm 33 year old women, I have 3 children. In December last year I'v got HIV positive result.My doctor told me that I have rapid progressive form with simptoms started 1 month after infection (I've got infected in March 2001). In last...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your questions.It would seem to me that you have a stable viral load (over the last two values) and a modest decline in the total CD4 cell count. It would be important to know if this decline is matched by a similar decline in the CD4... Read more »
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Rapid Progressors

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Do anyone have any information on Rapid Progressors. I'm assuming that its applies to people who are symptomatic during seroconvertion and late to produce antibodies. Is this the correct understanding. Read more »

Progress in studies

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By Warren Tong

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August 5, 2013

GSK744, an investigational integrase inhibitor, and TMC278 LA (a long-acting,... Read more »

"Daily Vit. Can Thwart AIDS Progress" - NY Times

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

Here the mainstream proves itself wrong yet again, but ignores the obvious implications of its own research in the following article, "Daily Vitamin Can Thwart AIDS Progress" - NY Times, July 1, 2004.

If a vitamin can prevent illness, then what's... Read more »

RAPID HIV TEST-DO YOU'll READ THESE WHEN I POST?

Posted by DUDE, 1 Reply
I need some feed back from these news reports. Does anyone read them when I post them?
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