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Rocky Mountain CARESHello and thanks for posting.In brief, yes. If you had a CD4 count below 200 (and percent less than 15), you had an AIDS diagnosis. By definition, once you have an AIDS diagnosis, you always carry that diagnosis, even after your CD4 count (and... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineYou don't indicate whether you are on HIV treatment or not, and whether your HIV is under control (undetectable viral load). If you are not on HIV treatment, you need to be. If your CD4 count is still below 200 you should be on PCP prophylaxis.... Read more »
University of Miami School of MedicineThe doctor is probably correct. People with HIV infection do not become this ill overnight. The time between the initial HIV infection and the time of illness onset is on average about 10 years. Even after the onset of symptoms, progression to... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineLong term prognosis is variable in situations like yours. Some patients respond well to antiretroviral therapy and KS targeted treatment and can do well-survive-long term (> decades). I have cared for some patients who had diffuse KS in the mid... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 7 RepliesI have been positive and healthy on no meds for the last 8 years. Now my cd4 count which was about 600 is down to 170 and my once undetectable viral load is now detectable. What's the average timeframe a person survives after an AIDS diagnosis ? I... Read more »
Posted by david73, 8 RepliesHi ,I'm a 36 yr old ,new to this site and new to this world of hiv.
I have a Dr . that specializes in hiv, I was diagnosed 5 mos ago.and my last blood test was done last week and results are in today ...... cd4 320, viral load 26000. this is the 4... Read more »
Posted by New33, 4 RepliesHi everyone,
I've never used this service so please bare with me explaining my question.
I go to the MSHC in Melbourne / Australia but felt a little rushed of late to ask some question about my results for HIV and hoping this post finds its way to... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 7 RepliesHi from Italy.
I'm HIV+ since Feb 00 and I discovered my status in June.
Since then I have regularly checked my situation having always high VL (from 60K to 240K) and high CD4 (from 750 to 1000).
My last analysis are VL: 200K and CD4: 907.
My doctor is... Read more »
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