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Clinical Diagnosis For Aids

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HIV = AIDS

Can you explain to me the biological rationale behind this?20+ years untreatedviral load undetectable for over 7 yearswhen it was detectable it was never higher than 54And yet, in the last few years, I've suddenly fallen into the "danger zone" of...
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
...No it is not the consensus that all HIV infection ends in AIDS. An undetectable blood plasma viral load does not necessarily mean no ongoing replication in other parts Read more »

PCP Prophylaxis Question

have a question about starting prophylaxis for OIs. My boyfriend was diagnosed HIV positive at... 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... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration, Standard and Gendered STI/HIV Risk Behavior, and STI/HIV Diagnosis Among a Clinic-Based Sample of Men

...women worldwide victimized by intimate partner violence (IPV) consistently demonstrate elevated [sexually transmitted infection]/HIV prevalence, with their abusive male partners' risky sexual behaviors and subsequent infection increasingly... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Examine Use of Modified CD4+ T Cells, Vaccine to Fight HIV/AIDS

... A new therapy that involves engineering an HIV-positive individual's own immune system to fight the virus more effectively has been developed by researchers at Adaptimmune Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Basic Facts About HIV/AIDS

...vulnerable to various opportunistic infections and other illnesses ranging from pneumonia to cancer. A person can receive a clinical diagnosis of AIDS, as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), if he or she has... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues 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 Read more »

April 23rd is Rethinking AIDS Day

Posted by Alex1
...International Actions with a local focus - suggestions for local activists Act now to inform your local health clinics about HIV/AIDS tests, diagnosis and medications Act now to inform your local AIDS advocacy organizations and NGOs... Read more »

Unusual case. Ongoing Low CD4 - HIV possible?

Posted by Tryin2BRational, 4 Replies
...exposure in March 2006(unprotected vaginal sex) with a female of unknown status. I contacted her and she told me she did not have HIV, but I doubted her veracity (I had two consectutive rounds of exudative tonsillitis and fever starting about... Read more »

On the rise 3.5 years post HIV/AIDS diagnosis

Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 Replies
...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 stuff), I continue to show signs of enormous improvement... Read more »