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Death Due To Long-term Hiv Infection

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Introduction Opportunistic Infections and HIV Disease Preventing Infections in the First Place Treating Infections as They Occur Preventive Treatment for OIs Maintenance Therapy A Final Word on Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections List of AIDS-Defining OIs from the Centers for Disease Control Introduction HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) infects the cells of your body's immune system. It then impairs how...
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Long term infected, personality repercussions?

(foreign -- sorry spelling mistakes)I was diagnosed hiv in 1985. Up till I was twenty I had drug problem which stopped in 1985 too. Since then I have lived with this problem and I have seen, in the early stages, people die including my own sister....
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I am sorry but it is not clear what you are asking. Yes, it is normal to focus a lot of energy on living with a chronic illness. Yet there needs to be a time when things become normalized and the illness just becomes one part of your life, not... Read more »

infection via the eye; long term non-progression

I was diagnosed with HIV in early 2000, after having previously tested neg in mid-1998. No events had occured that I had thought of as risky - no condom breaks, semen in the mouth, etc. I traced diarised events back over the prior years. The only...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. I see no reason to discount the possibility that semen exposure to your conjunctiva led to the acquisition of HIV infection. Even though your numbers are great, I would still like to see a repeat viral load every 6... Read more »

Long term infected treatment niave

This month 1/03 will be my 17th year of infection. I am physically asymptomatic. I have been in several research studies but have been on no medication except for 3Tc for one year in a study. My CD4 count is in the low 300 range and viral load is...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
HiThe major decision, I feel, you have to make is at what point do you say 'Oy vey!' By this I mean, at what CD4 cell count would you feel your count was too low for comfort? 250?, 200? Find that number. If it is 299, then its time to... Read more »

Risk of infection from long-term non-progressor

I am a gay man involved in a monogamous relationship with a long-term non-progressor. My boyfriend is participating in a clinical trial at N.I.H., so we know that he has had a viral load of zero for several years. When he receives his check-ups at...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
You ask an important and difficult question.First of all, when you say your partner's viral load is "zero," do you mean "undetectable"? An undetectable viral load does not necessarily mean that there is no virus in plasma,... Read more »
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long term non-progressors

Posted by norvasc, 1 Reply
I tested positive over 20 years ago. I attempted suiside at the time because at that time you were going to die a horrible death. I gave all my expensive personal stuff away, was terribly depressed. I have survived, I have no viral load, my blood... Read more »

long term non progressor

Posted by dean661, 8 Replies
I have a question for all of you beautiful people. My first test results came back and were very good. My hiv specialist asked me what my nationality was. When I told him scots irish he told me that makes sense to him. Evidently many people with a... Read more »

HIV/AIDS LONG-TERM SURVIVORS sought for in-depth i

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Gay men who have lived consciously aware of their HIV+ status since at least 1986 are sought to provide their personal experiencesemotional, psychological, spiritual, medical, social, legal, &c.for a book to document and preserve the experiences... Read more »

scary stat on hiv & death--makes u wanna not test.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
check this...-- AIDS patients got both good and bad news on the long-term survival front. A federal report released in March found AIDS patients diagnosed in 1995 lived an average of nearly four years, compared to just 11 months for those diagnosed... Read more »