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Diagnosed With Systemic Candidiasis

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Systemic Candidiasis

...it is life-threatening. The most common places for infection are in the mouth and vagina. Recurrent and difficult to treat vaginal yeast infections are a sign of HIV disease progression in women. This publication focuses on systemic candidiasis -- when it spreads throughout the body and may impact many systems. Project Inform materials are also available on Vaginal Candidiasis or Oral Candidiasis . Cause The fungus called Candida ...
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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 are:84,221 virul load, 35 t-cells. He has had test every 6 months since age 15. I am very scared! He seems always tired, last night his face broke...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I'm sorry to hear about your son's recent diagnosis. If his absolute CD4 count is only 35, he has severe immune deficiency and a diagnosis of AIDS (rather than just HIV positive). 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 »

Systemic Candida

Is systemic candidiasis a common problem when a person have aids? i have heard its wery difficult to diagnose,do that mean that its possible to live several years with this illness whithout treatment?and how is the most common way to diagnose this...
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
...throughout the body are less common and do occur with candida and other yeast or fungus infections. In almost all cases these can be diagnosed with blood culture, imaging studies, or biospy. 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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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...counts (around 500), but more likely to develop at lower CD4 counts So common in HIV-positive women that any woman who is undiagnosed but gets recurrent vaginal yeast infections should consider being screened for HIV Symptoms include itching,... Read more »
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HIV Transmission and High Rates of Late Diagnoses Among Adults Aged 50 Years and Over

... The authors of the current study aimed to describe the epidemiology and impact of late HIV diagnosis among older adults and to estimate the age at which they became infected. The research team undertook comparative national Read more »
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The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...CD4+ T cells, HIV progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers. An HIV-infected person is diagnosed with AIDS when his or her immune system is seriously compromised and manifestations of HIV infection are... 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 »