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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 »

Is Hodgkin's disease an AIDS-defining illness?

Dear Dr.Dezube, I am a 34 yo HIV+ wm, recently diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease. I had been healthy up to that point, on medication with an undetectable viral load, and normal CD4. Considering my diagnosis with the cancer, do I now have...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Even with a diagnosis of Hodgkin's disease, you do NOT have AIDS. Basically the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) definition of AIDS includes non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, but NOT Hodgkin's disease. Even though Hodgkin's... Read more »

Fluconazole dosage for thrush?

Hello, and thanks for the forum. I hope this question is in the right place. My partner was diagnosed two weeks ago with advanced HIV, CD4 of 60 and a "high" viral load (percentage wasn't provided to us). Daily Bactrim double...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello, thanks for your post and questions.1) The fluconazole dose is entirely acceptable. Depending on the patient and circumstances, 100-200 mg once-daily of fluconazole is typically adequate. The duration of treatment seems a little short... Read more »

thrush/esphogial candida

At what stage would these infections occur? Would you normally see this six months after a possible exposure? Also, is an endoscopy always reliable in diagnosing esohogial candida?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Oral thrush can appear when T cells drop to about 350 cells or less. Usually oral disease precedes esophageal disease, which is considered an AIDS-defining illness and usually happens when T cells are about 200 or less. It is possible 6 months... Read more »
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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 »

Question about thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello all,

I have a question about thrush, can it be caused do to your immune system being weakened by stress? Stress such as worrying if one has HIV? I ask this because I got tested for HIV twice, and both times the tests came back negative (this... 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 »

eyelids swelling joint pain thrush on lips

Posted by Anonymous
can anyone tell me is this related to hiv infection? Read more »