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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
...AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION 2008) Oct 7, 2008Dr Bob, First I would like to thank you for all the wonderful work you have done for HIV/AIDS. I enjoy your wit also. My question might sound stupid to you but I don't know if I still should be labeled... Read more »

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How do we know someone has converted to AIDSWhen a person converts from HIV to AIDS certain... Read more »
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Clinicians Often Fail to Test for HIV After Diagnosing AIDS-Defining Illnesses, U.S. Study Suggests

...[California]. This poster is entitled "HIV Testing and Monitoring in Privately Insured Members Recently Diagnosed With Potential AIDS Defining Events." 1 In 1993, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] published... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rates of Non-AIDS-Defining Cancers in People With HIV Infection Before and After AIDS Diagnosis

...Studies linking AIDS and cancer registries have provided valuable information on malignant disorders associated with advanced HIV infection. Since its mid-1990s introduction, potent antiretroviral therapy has lead to reductions in AIDS incidence... Read more »
AIDS.gov

Looking Ahead: NIAID's Future HIV/AIDS Therapeutics Priorities

... This article was cross-posted from the AIDS.gov blog. Carl W. Dieffenbach, Ph.D. , is Director of NIAID's Division of AIDS. Since the 1980s when the HIV/AIDS epidemic Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Tanzania Media Houses Launch HIV/AIDS Workplace Policies

... Eighteen Tanzanian media houses on Sunday launched HIV/AIDS workplace policies in response to news from the Tanzania Health Index Survey that the country could lose 9% of its most economically Read more »
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my g-f has hiv-aids dont know what to do

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
...hello my girl friend has full blown aids with a 't'cell count of 30 or so cells and has been in the care of doctors for a week now shes been on all the med's including 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 family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »

Have I Gone from HIV to AIDS? HELP!!!!

Posted by CLT, 4 Replies
...a prescription for Atripla. Thank GOD I have good insurance and will be able to afford the drugs. Questions? Do I now have AIDS? Will things be instantly better once I start meds this weekend? Anyone out there on Atripla who has NEVER been on... Read more »

Hiv and AIDs reporting

Posted by rain05, 5 Replies
What exactly does the CDC do with your name and information? Who is able to access it? Read more »