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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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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 »

What criteria to Dr. Ho's Research Groups?

Dr Young:What does a HIV postive individual need in terms of time of infection to be admitted into a study group like Dr. Ho's or any of the other groups? I live in Pittsburgh and may test postive soon. I may have been infected in late june...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your questions and comments.Participation in clinical studies for HIV are a very important way to contribute to our community. I applaud you for your interest in participation.There are a number of ways to get involved in clinical... Read more »

Effectiveness Criteria of HAART

Dear Doctor, thank you for your concern. I'm a guy from HK. I learnt that only 3% of HIV viruse stay in the blood plasma and vast majority are stayed in the guts, lymphatic system, and other organs. Also, the guts are very riched in cd4 cells....
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
All great questions. The viral load we measure in blood plasma is a very good surrogate for what is going on in the rest of the body in terms of HIV replication, but it is not perfect. As you may be aware, HIV exists in two forms, the circulating... Read more »
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my HIV diagnosis was no shock to me

Posted by Anonymous
My HIV diagnosis was no shock to me. I lost a former boyfriend in
1987, and later in life, had another boyfriend who concealed his
positive status well into our relationship. I lived in LA during
1980,... Read more »

On the rise 3.5 years post HIV/AIDS diagnosis

Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 Replies
Well, just some words of encouragement for anyone who is 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 &gt;650,000, thrush, wasting, all that bad... Read more »

How do you cope with a HIV+ diagnosis.

Posted by sunkyst, 5 Replies
I am really out of my mind with worry. I am a 34 year old gay man and I had sex back on Feb 11 with a guy I met online.

I was the passive partner and this guy topped me. I think the condom may have broken during intercourse and the guy may have... Read more »