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Concentration Of Cd4 In Order To Detect Clinical Aids

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Psycological response to longterm HIV diagnosis?

I read a most interesting and self confirming article in the May/June Issue of PA (Positively Aware) magazine. It was titled, "Is it all in your head?" Since I have been diagnosed now being over 16 years, I have been finding myself depressed, mood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...surface receptor to enter cells. In the brain, the primary targets of HIV -- monocytes, macrophages, and microglia -- lack the CD4 receptor.Studies suggest that HIV variants that use the CCR5 coreceptor (so-called macrophage- or M-tropic strains)... Read more »

Stepped on a Needle on A Beach and Get Infected

Dear Dr. Bob,I am 64, married, and have been positive for over 14 years. I was infected in a most... Read more »

CNS penetration of Atripla/Ziagen/Isentress

AIDS patients need CNS penetrating anti-vral drugs, right Dr.? In order to bettter fight dementia,... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

How HIV Causes AIDS

...Immune System Cell Loss in HIV Infection Central Nervous System Damage Role of Immune Activation in HIV Disease New Clinical Signs of HIV in the Era of HAART Therapy NIAID Research on the Pathogenesis of AIDS Glossary A... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

... The Basics CD4 Count and HIV CD4 Count and HIV Treatment CD4 Cell Test The Bottom Line The Basics Your immune system protects Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Inflammation, Immune Activation and HIV

...act as cell surface receptors or ligands (molecules that bind to receptors), often triggering signaling cascades. HIV uses the CD4 receptor as a gateway to enter helper T-cells, macrophages, and dendritic cells. CD markers also indicate the... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...facilities may be minimal, healthcare workers use a World Health Organization (WHO) AIDS case definiton based on the presence of clinical signs associated with immune deficiency and the exclusion of other known causes of immunosuppression, such... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...assurance program.(1) Regardless of the results, because laboratory tests are not perfect, they are meant to be a supplement for clinical diagnosis. Early Detection and the Window Period Specific antibody to HIV is produced shortly after... Read more »

Just Diagnosed With a CD4 Count of 5

Posted by thespoonybard, 1 Reply
...to admit me to ICU. On January 25th, 2009 I was diagnosed as HIV positive and classified an AIDS patient. They told me my CD4 count was 5. I was floored. It felt like my mind was trying to escape from my body to run away from this. Even... Read more »

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 »

REVIVO

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...of desperation when i was diagnosed back in July 2003 and took it (am treatment naive). My VL dropped from 20000 to 3000 and CD4 from 393 to 600 in six weeks! My doctor said it could have been a result of the end of the acute phase of infection.... Read more »