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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...twice a day to keep HIV in check for many years. Side effects are milder and less common than they've ever been. It's completely possible for many people with HIV to live their lives no differently than they had before their diagnosis (although healthier living becomes more important, and having safer sex is always critical). However, because of the stigma and guilt that still surrounds HIV, because HIV was so long thought of as a death...
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just diagnosed

I was diagnosed anaemic in 2005 but suspect i have been for the most part of my life. I am 19 and recently been given an HIV diagnosis on my first ever HIV test. Never had any symptoms before linked to HIV and am not in the high risk group. Is there...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...turn are a subset of white blood cells. Consequently, anemia would not account for a low CD4 count.Regarding your recent HIV diagnosis, if you've had no HIV exposure risk, your test could be a false positive. You should have the test (and a... Read more »

Newly Diagnosed Undetectable Without Meds

Hi - am a treatment-naive newly diagnosed HIV + Male. At first diagnosis my CD4 was 1400 and viral load 7000 - after about 6 months, my CD4 is still around 1400 and viral load is undetectable. What is going on?
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
Your immune system is able to control the infection on it's own without the need for medication. Although your scenario is rare, it has been reported. Read more »

Bad Cholesterol and SUSTIVA

Hi Dr. Frascino, I absolutely love your work and of your peers on this site and others that are taking the bold step of educating the world on HIV/AIDS. I am not sure if you feel the same way but it irks me to hear persons refer to having an "AIDS...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...safe and effective anti-HIV medications, the treatment guidelines may well recommend starting treatment as soon as someone is diagnosed, as is the case with most infections. For instance, if you have a bacterial pneumonia or case of syphilis, you... Read more »

Newly diagnosed with high viral load

I'm an 18 year old HIV + male. I was diagnosed as of December and I just got my CD4 count and viral load and I'm hysterical. My viral load is 100,000 and my CD4 count is around 200. I'm not on medication and I'm scheduled to see a infectious disease...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello and sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. Shock and dismay are natural reactions to a diagnosis of HIV, especially when the first set of blood tests show a relatively Read more »
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High Prevalence of Obesity, Dyslipidemia and Inflammation Seen in Behaviorally Infected Adolescent Women

...therapy, and also higher in the women who were classified as being obese. To summarize, we saw a high prevalence of obesity, of dyslipidemia and inflammation in this group of behaviorally infected adolescent women, despite a relatively short... Read more »
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Tesamorelin and Excess Deep Belly Fat

...All had CD4s above 300, and 3 in 4 had undetectable viral loads. Average time on HIV therapy was 4.5 years, average time since diagnosis of visceral fat was 4 years, and average age was 48. Average waist size was 41 inches. The average time... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Somatic Symptoms: Mental Health Approach and Differential Diagnosis

... Table of Contents Introduction Screening for Somatic Symptoms Assessment, Diagnosis and Management Insomnia Assessment and Diagnosis Management Nonpharmacologic Treatment Pharmacologic Treatment Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Response to Newly Prescribed Lipid-Lowering Therapy in Patients With and Without HIV Infection

...inhibitors (PIs), may adversely affect lipid levels in patients with HIV infection. However, it is not known whether HIV-associated dyslipidemia is more difficult to treat," the researchers explained. Thus, they conducted a retrospective cohort... Read more »
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Newly Diagnosed

Posted by JoshColo, 1 Reply
...Hello everyone. I feel as if I've been on a roller coaster ride since my diagnosis at the end of April. I've been through all kinds of emotions, everything from anger to beating myself up to shock and fear. Read more »

Diagnosed yesterday

Posted by john33, 6 Replies
i just got tested ( a regular thing) but got back a postive result. now i'm not sure what i should be thinking or feeling,. i've got my first appointment with a doctor tommorrow and that's all i know. anyone got any advice Read more »

Just Diagnosed 12/12

Posted by dotman32, 15 Replies
So many emotions. So many ups and downs. Plus physically just not feeling all that great. I learned 12/12 that I'm positive. Think I was infected 11/12. Ugh. Just don't know what to make of things right now. I've told a few friends and... Read more »

just diagnosed

Posted by uncertain, 4 Replies
...Hello to all. i was just diagnosed with HIV. it has been a lot to take in and I have all kinds of mixed emotions. I have been depressed and even had thoughts Read more »