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Can An Aids Diagnosis Change To Hiv Status

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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

For most people, the hardest part of adjusting to life with HIV isn't the physical issues -- it's the emotional ones. HIV treatment has changed so drastically in recent years that the medical side of HIV has become much easier to tackle in most parts of the world. Newer HIV meds have increasingly few side effects, people on HIV treatment may live just as long as their HIV-negative counterparts , and many people need only take medications once or...
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Can One Return To 'Status' HIV from current AIDS Diagnosis

Dear Doctor: Whilst I am well aware (17 years later) once HIV Psitive ALWAYS positive... what about IF, having no O.I.'s other than reaching AIDS dignosis by reaching CD-4 <200 I now qualify for AIDS diagnosis. However, should I exceed...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello Jonathan, I do think that one can consider oneself to be HIV + when CD4 goes back above 200. The CDC may not agree, but the classification scheme of HIV infection and AIDS is a holdover from the pre-HAART era and has less importance in... Read more »

AIDS diagnosis (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION)

12 months ago I was diagnosed with AIDS as a result of an NHL diagnosis. My CD4 was 40 and VL was 750,000. After 12 mos, my CD4 is 274, VL is <40 (new testing has triggered and no longer undetectable) I'm on Atripla and take 100-200mg of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,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 »

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

This site has really been my best source of information and education and for that I am very grateful...Thank you! I've recently been diagnosed with HIV and I can't seem to get my head around the numbers and what they mean? From what I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,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 »

Recent Diagnosis of HIV+ status in lover

My lover was just recently diagnosised with an HIV+ status and I am fragmented worse than my hard drive. Mostly what i would like to know is are there any books available that we can read together about safer sex between mixed status men, general...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
I'm not personally familiar with the following resources, but others have recommended them: The New Good Vibrations Guide to Sex, by Cathy Winks and Anne Semans. Cleis Press, Inc. Choices: Sex in the Age of STDs, by Jeffrey S. Nevid. Allyn... Read more »
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The CDC has NOT changed it's status of the window

Posted by DUDE


How long after a possible exposure should I wait to get
tested for HIV?

The tests commonly used to detect HIV infection actually look for antibodies produced by your
body to... Read more »

HIV- partner insensitive to my HIV+ status

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I was diagnosed with HIV in 1986. My partner is HIV- and we have been together over 15 years. We have struggled through many issues over the years but he is starting to go to the club frequently. I can't physically keep up with his activities and... Read more »

Disclosure of HIV status without permission

Posted by njpozdad, 2 Replies
I was diagnosed hiv+ on July 26, 2010. At that time I was very sick and could not lend my then wife support for my diagnosis. She was afraid she was positive too. Since we didn't have sex for 7 years before my diagnosis there was no chance she was... Read more »

Disclosing HIV status to potential new bf's

Posted by njpozdad, 3 Replies
Just being diagnosed in July of 2010 was wondering if any man out there can give me his opinion about when its best to disclose my HIV status to potential new bf's. Best to start the conversation with it? Wait until you get a feel whether the guy is... Read more »