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Diagnoses Of Hiv And Liver Failure

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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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Does 13% CD4 (< 14%) give me an AIDS diagnosis? (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION 2009)

This site has really been my best source of information and education and for that I am very grateful...Thank you! I've recently been diagnosed with HIV and I can't seem to get my head around the numbers and what they mean? From what I can tell,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...positive" was not a reportable condition until recently; however, AIDS has been for quite some time. (See below.) Once an AIDS diagnosis is made the diagnosis is not reversible even if your counts improve on combination antiretroviral therapy.... Read more »

hepatitis b,cirrhosis and hiv

my spouse has been diagnose with all of the above diseasesnow his face is swelling is this and indicator that he is going thru liver failure he had a biopsy of liver last year and the cirrhosis was confirm did the hepatitis b gave him cirrhosis? and...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...his doctor will probably want to check for protein spilling into his urine. I think your spouse would be a great candidate for HIV antiretroviral therapy that includes Truvada - a pill that contains two active drugs against HIV and hepatitis B.... Read more »

hep c transmission (Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV)

Dear Dr. Bob:How exactly is Hep C transmitted?Best regards,Just Wondering
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(between 20% and 30%) will eventually develop cirrhosis.In a smaller percentage of people, chronic HCV can cause liver cancer and liver failure. Someone experiencing liver failure needs a liver transplant in order to survive. Liver failure... Read more »

AIDS diagnosis (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION)

12 months ago I was diagnosed with AIDS as a result of an NHL diagnosis. My CD4 was 40 and VL was 750,000. After 12 mos, my CD4 is 274, VL is <40 (new testing has triggered and no longer undetectable) I'm on Atripla and take 100-200mg of CQ10...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Congratulations on your improved health status. Regarding the AIDS diagnosis, that remains even if your CD4 count rises above the 200 mark. (See below.) As far as how much immune reconstitution (rise in Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...or even longer, but it can cause serious liver damage, called cirrhosis. People with cirrhosis are at risk for liver cancer, liver failure, and death. How Is It Diagnosed? Sometimes, people with hep C have abnormally high results on routine... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...CD4+cells that help the body fight off infection. Hep C isa virus that attacks the liver, and can cause liverdamage (cirrhosis), liver failure and liver cancer. Youmight also hear the Hep C virus referred to as HCV. How do I know if I'm... Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...using insulin, glucose can't get into your cells. As a result, glucose stays in the blood and the cells do not get enough. A diagnosis of pre-diabetes or diabetes is made when glucose stays at higher than normal levels (also called... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Update to Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Diagnoses of HIV/AIDS -- 33 States, 2001-2005

...including ensuring that federal prevention resources are expended where the need is greatest; 2) increasing opportunities for diagnosing and treating HIV, including encouraging more blacks to know their HIV serostatus; 3) developing new,... Read more »
Connect With Others

My Uncle has just been diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by brighteyes7213, 5 Replies
...telling us if he is expected to survive very long and if so how long... he cannot take most of the meds he needs due to his liver failure... what can I expect for him? What can I do? Please help... Read more »

Just got diagnosed with HIV

Posted by lgb, 3 Replies
...Hey all I'm just a 20 year old guy, who was just diagnosed with hiv about two weeks ago, and I am also in the military reserves. At the beginning I was fine with it, I didnt feel Read more »

Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »

Hiv-diagnosis about two months ago

Posted by Noa, 7 Replies
...girls/women of more or less the same age as me, or who got infected at the same age. I'm infected since june last year, but got the diagnosis at the beginning of this year (not a very happy newyear...!). You can contact me in English, Dutch,... Read more »