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PML mis-diagnosed by Infectious Disease Specialist

How in God's name can someone who calls themself an Infectious Disease Specialist not recognize or atleast consider that his own immunosupressed patient could have PML????
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Although PML is an opportunistic infection all HIV specialists should be familiar with, making a firm diagnosis of PML can be challenging, as it requires not only a compatible clinical history and MRI findings, but also a brain biopsy Read more »

I have PML

Robert J. Frascino, M.D.Thank you so much for your support and understanding on PML.I found out... Read more »

pml

what, does pml stand for in hiv pos poeple? Read more »
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...located in Woodland Hills [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... Read more »
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Some AIDS-Defining Conditions Now Diagnosed at Higher CD4s

...AIDS-defining opportunistic conditions (ADOCs). What may be alarming about the results is that some of these ADOCs are being diagnosed at higher CD4 counts than what were seen earlier in the epidemic. The study looked at 7,825 people over 3... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

...Most cases of PML show up in people with CD4 cell counts below 100. The exact rate is hard to know because PML is difficult to diagnose. Most cases of PML used to be fatal. People diagnosed with PML lived an average of 6 months, and most died... Read more »
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AIDS Defining Conditions

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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 »

Starting meds soon, can he start now?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...My partner has an appointment for the middle of next week to get set up for meds. He was diagnosed this past summer and had a CD4 count of 199 at that time and PCP (that's how we found out). He had previously been misdiagnosed Read more »

More Bad News

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
...The friend of mine who has been in the hospital for 2 weeks now.....has finally been diagnosed with.....PML. What Is PML? Progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy is a serious viral infection of the brain. "Encephalo" Read more »