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Cmv Retinitis Diagnosis

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...have been off meds for 6 months now, since they weren't working. Viral load was over 500,000, CD4 was less than 20.I've had a CMV retinitis diagnosis and most recently, very agressive thrush. I need something. My doc is at a loss. Any...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
You are clearly in a difficult situation - there is however fairly good data to suggest that even in people with drug resistance, continued therapy with the "best available" drugs is associated with slower disease progression. In general though,... Read more »

Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively... 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 »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Valganciclovir: A New Treatment for Cytomegalovirus Retinitis

...Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved valganciclovir (Valcyte) as a new treatment for cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis. CMV retinitis is an inflammation of the retina, characterized by loss of visual acuity (sharpness) or "blind spots." A... Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

The Cost of Prevention and Treatment of CMV Retinitis

...several years have seen a greatly expanded arsenal of treatments approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of CMV retinitis.In addition to intravenous foscarnet (Foscavir, Astra) and intravenous ganciclovir (Cytovene IV,... Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...ever been. It's completely possible for many people with HIV to live their lives no differently than they had before their diagnosis (although healthier living becomes more important, and having safer sex is always critical). However, because... Read more »
The Body PRO

CMV Retinitis Despite High CD4 Lymphocyte Counts

...California at San Francisco. Mark Jacobson, a leading researcher from this institution reported on 5 cases of AIDS patients with CMV retinitis who had CD4 counts over 200 cells/mm3 at the time of diagnosis. Previous natural history studies have... Read more »
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Posted by mysteryd08
...We are currently casting for the eighth season of Mystery Diagnosis. We profile stories of people dealing with rare medical conditions or diseases who have struggled to find a diagnosis, and have 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 »

A Hypochondriac's Guide To Self-Diagnosis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...necessary. (They almost always give false negatives.) 1) Do you have floaters in the eyes? No - keep reading. Yes - you have CMV retinitis and full-blown AIDS. 2) Do you have a sore throat? No - keep reading. Yes - you have cancer... Read more »

STILL unsure of diagnosis

Posted by dj1979, 7 Replies
An update - or not....went to another place to be tested, rapid test POSITIVE, although line was faint - had blood drawn AGAIN to confirm (?) - results Monday. Hubby also got tested - he is NEGATIVE!!! Guy I had affair with has opted NOT to get... Read more »