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AIDS Defining Conditions

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a person ashaving AIDS if she or he is living with HIV (HIV+) and has a CD4 cell count of 200 or less. The CDC has also developed a list of morethan 20 opportunisticinfections (OIs), cancers and conditions that are considered AIDS-defining conditions (see below).If you have HIV and one or more of these infections or conditions, you have a diagnosis of AIDS, no matter what your CD4...
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Aids wasting syndrome (and TPN)

Where can i find a primary literature article about the effectiveness of TPN in patient with Aids Wasting Syndrome (including treatment)?...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
While total parenteral nutrition (TPN) is not widely used these days, there are some circumstances when it is quite appropriate (such as during acute pancreatitis). Thus, most research on TPN use in HIV disease was reported prior to routine use of... Read more »

Defining AIDS (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION, 2010)

If a persons cell count bounces back up above 200, or they beat an opportunistic infection, they are still considered to have AIDS. Why is that? I found out that I had HIV 17 years ago when I became extremely ill with flu-like symptoms but I also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,See below. The information you requested was already waiting for you in the archives.Dr. BobCONFUSED ABOUT YOUR ARTICLE (DEFINITION HIV VS AIDS 2009) Feb 17, 2009In your answr to a patient , you said that the current definition of AIDS is not... Read more »

define AIDS

what does aids stand for?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
AIDS stands for the Acquired ImmunoDeficiency Syndrome (my emphasis). It is caused by infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). BY... Read more »

Treatment questions for wasting syndrome

I had been diagnosed with AIDS wasting for 3 years now but never knew why except for the symptoms that I was experiencing. My doctor had put me on injections of Testratone and Deca-Doublin every two weeks as well as Oxandrian. My symptoms went away...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear Russell,Before you do anything else, get to see the eye doctor ASAP!Seeing spots can be very dangerous! The kidney problem is an unusual one and not likely to be caused by the medication. You did not mention your T cells and viral load though.... Read more »
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Define "night sweats" to me.....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I know an HIV symptom CAN be night sweats. Do these night sweats happen during ARS? After? And if so, how long after? A few months after infection? Years?
I know sweating in itself is common and could be from MANY different things. Just wondering... Read more »

Anyone went directly to aids defining symptoms?

Posted by Brickwall, 2 Replies
Is there anyone that went directly from infection to aids defining symptoms?

I had a severe primary infection 3 weeks after risk, then it has stayed/got worse now 20 weeks..

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please define .....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
what are the differences and what do the following do or show or dont show when testing for hiv. how do these differ from one another and when do use which test and why? which is the most accurate?
1- elisa or eia
2- western blott
3- pcr
thanks

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definately thrush!!

Posted by uhohblita, 5 Replies
After terrible bouts of bed sheet soaking night sweats, i woke up and definately had thrush!! small white patches in back of mouth and under tongue.. and terrible taste in mouth.. what is going on?!?!
for a reminder, i've had multiple elisa's neg at... Read more »