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Does 13% CD4 (< 14%) give me an AIDS diagnosis? (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION 2009)

...indicator. My CD4 count is 243 and at 13% and my viral load at 4,560? I have seen two different doctors - one says I have an AIDS diagnosis (based on the CD4%); the other says I don't (based on the CD4 >200). Which is it? Does it matter? Do...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."HIV positive" was not a reportable condition until recently; however, AIDS has been for quite some time. (See below.) Once an AIDS diagnosis is made the diagnosis is not reversible even if your counts improve on combination antiretroviral... Read more »

Defining AIDS (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION, 2010)

If a persons cell count bounces back up above 200, or they beat an opportunistic infection, they... Read more »

AIDS diagnosis (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION)

...on the CD4 side? Am I still considered to have an AIDS diagnosis? Does one ever go from AIDS to... Read more »
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From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

... From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis HIV/AIDS Advocates Offer Their Tips Click here to view our collection of tips from HIV-positive people. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Continuing 25th Anniversary of First AIDS Diagnosis Media Coverage

... Last week was the 25th anniversary of the first AIDS diagnosis. The following lists recent headlines from newspapers concerning "AIDS at 25." Boston Globe " Giving no Quarter to AIDS: Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Continuing Coverage of 25th Anniversary of First AIDS Diagnosis

... Monday was the 25th anniversary of the first AIDS diagnosis. The following lists some of the headlines from newspapers and broadcast programs concerning "AIDS at 25." BBC News " Viewpoints: Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes 25th Anniversary of First AIDS Diagnosis Media Coverage

... Monday , June 5 was the 25th anniversary of the first AIDS diagnosis. The following lists headlines from newspapers and broadcast programs concerning "AIDS at 25." Fresno Bee " 25 Years...in AIDS Fight " (LaMendola, South Florida... Read more »
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On the rise 3.5 years post HIV/AIDS diagnosis

Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 Replies
Well, just some words of encouragement for anyone who is particularly new to this whole thing. After diagnosis in Dec 2002 when I was in very bad shape by the time we found out it was HIV (CD4 = 50, VL >650,000, thrush, wasting, all that bad... Read more »

HELP !! CD4 170 AIDS DIAGNOSIS-- IS THIS THE END?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...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 want to see whats coming so I can face and fight it head on. Read more »

Recent AID's Diagnosis: What should I expect?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am a hetereosexual, non-drug user who has been living with HIV for 13 years. I was just officially Diagnosed with AIDS because of my percentages (11%). My CD4's are 262 and Viral 1801. I didn't realize how uneducated I was on AID's until now. ... Read more »

I have an "AIDS" vs HIV question??

Posted by SaniHalo, 1 Reply
with all the advancements ....how is it that some people are still getting "AIDS vs. maintaining HIV status... and how are people that "are" receiving adequate health care still managing to die 4m "AIDS RELATED COMPLICATIONS??" ... besides ...people... Read more »