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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

... Advice for the Newly Diagnosed Damaries Cruz Diagnosed in 1991 "When I was diagnosed I had to find a way to turn this horrible thing, this negative thing, into a positive. I had a choice: I could sit there and cry and let this thing eat me alive
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New HIV/AIDS diagnoses, pneumonia (PCP), please help!

We've heard so many different things so far with the entire host of medical staff in the hospital, primary doctor with no real knowledge of AIDS, and only speaking with social worker otherwise: Brief Hx: Admitted to hospital Nov 1 with severe lung...
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
...He needs HIV treatment immediately. I don't understand the delay until January. This is absolutely not acceptable. Vitamins are not the answer. Read more »

Recently Diagnosed with HIV

I was diagnosed with HIV on 6/3/09 after having flu like symptoms. My doctor said it was conversion, I recently contracted HIV. My CD4 level is 164 and Viral load 808,000 after the first HIV test. I have to retest in 8 weeks. He already has put me...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Tahnks for your question.In your case it was prudent to start meds because your CD4 count was below 200. While it might have rebounded higher once the viral load levels off, getting the level down would help that. There is great controversy about... 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 can tell,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the future. Good luck. Be well. Dr. Bob AIDS diagnosis (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION) Mar 12, 2008 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... 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 CQ10...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...difference. Everyone with AIDS (Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is HIV positive (Human Immunodeficiency Virus positive). AIDS is diagnosed when an HIV-positive person's immune system deteriorates to a specific point (CD4 count of 200 or CD4%... Read more »
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Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...HIV/AIDS field, have shared experiences and advice in response to the question: What Would You Say to Someone Who's Just Been Diagnosed With HIV? Read on for samplings of wisdom from a diverse range of men in our community. Gary,... Read more »
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From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...from HIV-positive people. Download Audio Juana Clarke, Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury, Conn. Getting diagnosed with HIV doesn't have to be the end of your life. That's the first thing. There are medications; there are... Read more »
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From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...Conn. We have the Waterbury Hospital Infectious Disease Clinic at our hospital. >','Read Less >>');">Read MoreĀ >> Getting diagnosed with HIV doesn't have to be the end of your life. That's the first thing. There are medications; there are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Update to Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Diagnoses of HIV/AIDS -- 33 States, 2001-2005

...HIV or AIDS. The errors in the numbers also affected data used in the March 9, 2007 MMWR titled Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Diagnoses of HIV/AIDS -- 33 States, 2001-2005 . Errors in the estimated number of cases in the original article are... Read more »
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Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »

Hiv-diagnosis about two months ago

Posted by Noa, 7 Replies
...girls/women of more or less the same age as me, or who got infected at the same age. I'm infected since june last year, but got the diagnosis at the beginning of this year (not a very happy newyear...!). You can contact me in English, Dutch,... Read more »

Just got diagnosed with HIV

Posted by lgb, 3 Replies
...Hey all I'm just a 20 year old guy, who was just diagnosed with hiv about two weeks ago, and I am also in the military reserves. At the beginning I was fine with it, I didnt feel like Read more »

Husband just diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by jillymae06, 8 Replies
...My husband of 13 years has just been diagnosed with AIDS... we skipped the HIV+ part and went right to full-blown AIDS. I am scared and angry at the same time. He has battled Read more »