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Age At Time Of Infection And Progression To Aids

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What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Diagnose PML? How Do You Treat PML? Potent Anti-HIV Therapy Cytosine Arabinoside (Ara-C) Experimental Treatments Commentary The Bottom Line PML is a rare AIDS-related condition of the brain, caused by the JC virus. World wide, more than 4 in 5 adults are exposed to this virus, but it only causes disease in people with weakened immune systems. Before AIDS, PML was rarely seen except in people with...
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Age of infection and progression

I have read in many places that the age of infection influences the rate of progression to Aids. Would that also include progression to the the early and medium symptomatic stage....
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Yes and no. Older patients seem to have less robust CD4 increases when they start HAART, but they have better adherence and tend to take care of themselves better, which sometimes correlates with better health in general. Health is not only... Read more »

Progression to Aids within a year?

Hi Benjamin, thanks for all of your responses to everyone, they are very helpful.I was diagnosed HIV positive on december 2012, my viral load and CD4 by february 2013 were 94500 and 6 per mililiter!! even though I have not been sick at all. I was...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thank you for posting.Seems to me that you're on a good track and trajectory.First off, yes, it is entirely possible to progress to AIDS within a year of infection. This isn't the average, but then again, no single person is an... Read more »

Age at time of infction

I am not sure this is the right forum to ask this question. Does age at time of infection mean faster progression of the disease especially without treatment? The average I know is 10 years without treatment but what effect does age have to do with...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Older people who get infected may tend to progress more quickly, but that is not a rule. There are many factors that influence disease progression. Some are age related, some life style factor related, some are related to coinfection exposure, and... Read more »

infection via the eye; long term non-progression

I was diagnosed with HIV in early 2000, after having previously tested neg in mid-1998. No events had occured that I had thought of as risky - no condom breaks, semen in the mouth, etc. I traced diarised events back over the prior years. The only...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. I see no reason to discount the possibility that semen exposure to your conjunctiva led to the acquisition of HIV infection. Even though your numbers are great, I would still like to see a repeat viral load every 6... Read more »
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"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 »

Ageing with AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
As many of you know, I was diagnosed with HIV in September 1984; but, as with many others, I probably was initially infected years earlier. I started AZT in 1994, then DDC, then epivir/zerit. I went off meds in 2000 at my insistence and didn't... Read more »

Does slow seroconversion = slow progression?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey everyone, thanks for your help with my other questions a few pages back. I would like to buy everyone a drink when this is all over, but probably can't aford it!

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Does anyone know of any natural indicators of the rate of hiv disease... Read more »

progression timeline?

Posted by suspicious, 1 Reply
my husband was diganosed and his cd4 count was 85, cannot remember the viral load. 3 years ago before we got married he said he was tested and it was negative, i did not actually see test results...& i know that was where i went wrong. he did... Read more »