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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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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 »

What are the signs and symptoms of cytomegalovirus?

"What are the signs and symptoms of cytomegalovirus?"...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus which most HIV-infected individuals have been exposed to, and which can reactivate and cause disease when you become immunosuppressed, almost always when your CD4 cell count has fallen below 50.The most common form... Read more »

Anti-cytomegalovirus

What does it mean, if my plasmapheresis records show that I have anti-cytomeglovirus?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If you have an "anti-cytomegalovirus", that means that you have antibody to cytomegalovirus (CMV), which is a protein made by your immune system that recognizes this virus. This could only happen if you have previously been infected by... Read more »

cytomegalovirus

how do you contract this virus...
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
CMV is generally transmitted from infected people to others through direct contact with body fluids, such as urine, saliva, or breast milk. CMV is sexually transmitted.... Read more »
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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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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 »

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 »

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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