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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 »

my son was just diagnosed w/AIDS

My 23 y.o. son tested + for HIV in 5/08. Several months later his "labs" were drawn and his levels... 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... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco General Hospital

Diagnosing and Treating Suspected MAC Disease

...Disease due to disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) challenges the diagnostic skills of even HIV-experienced clinicians. Patients with advanced HIV disease and CD4 counts below 75 cells/mm 3 are particularly Read more »
The Body

Recently Diagnosed With HIV? African Americans Share Their Advice

...seem too daunting a task to face. There's a huge community out there doing it every day, though, so to those who are recently diagnosed, you are certainly not alone. Over the years, dozens of African Americans -- HIV-positive folks and people... Read more »
Project Inform

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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Increasing Risk of HIV Among Older People, Doctors Failing to Diagnose Cases in Population, WHO Study Says

...Reuters UK reports. According to the WHO Bulletin report, "The Unexplored Story of HIV and Aging," physicians are failing to diagnose new HIV cases in this population because the virus still is considered to affect mostly younger populations.... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

Husband just diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by jillymae06, 8 Replies
...My husband of 13 years has just been diagnosed with AIDS... we skipped the HIV+ part and went right to full-blown AIDS. I am scared and angry at the same time. He has battled Read more »

My experience being diagnosed

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...inside about learning I am HIV positive. Reading peoples' experiences on this website have benn a big comfort to me. I was diagnosed with HIV on July 14, 2006. I am 38 years old. About 2 weeks before this I noticed that I was having trouble... Read more »