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Diagnosing Newborns For Hiv

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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...into a positive. I had a choice: I could sit there and cry and let this thing eat me alive or I could just celebrate my life and beat it. That was my choice." Click here to read or listen to how other people disclosed their HIV status. D'Jaun Black Diagnosed in 2004 "Being HIV positive has been the greatest adventure I've ever had. I kind of want to say it's like being on a rollercoaster." Click here to read or listen to...
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hiv positive,and my cd4 count is 500

i have questions that bother me and i would like you to please help me out,my partner is negative and im hiv positive w are trying to have a baby and i dont want to infect him what options do we have to fall pregnant?is it reliable to use DIY...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...let your viral load rise which could also expose the fetus. Keeping your virus undetectable is the most effective way to keep HIV from your baby. Your baby will test "HIV positive" on the antibody test because s/he will pick up antibody from... Read more »

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
...AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION 2008)Oct 7, 2008 Dr Bob, First I would like to thank you for all the wonderful work you have done for HIV/AIDS. I enjoy your wit also. My question might sound stupid to you but I don't know if I still should be labeled... Read more »

Hiv and toxo

Hello dear Doctor!I was diagnosed with HIV in August last year. Unfortunately, I didn't start with HAART then.I got toxo in February this year and till now it is there. Its decreasing slowly thanks to medicines.I have had epileptical attacks after...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,1.Yes, you have AIDS, because you are HIV positive and have an AIDS-defining opportunistic infection, toxoplasmosis. As for the difference between 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
...diagnosis than and AIDS diagnosis" is what's really silly! It shows we still have a long way to go in educating John Q. Public about HIV/AIDS. Unfortunately that education process is made all the more difficult by our current administration's... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...their HIV disease. In addition, some of these people may unknowingly be transmitting HIV to other people. The San Francisco AIDS Foundation strongly encourages people who are at risk for HIV to be tested regularly. Whether or not to take the HIV... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...immunosuppressive therapy. Similar results have been reported from other studies ( Vermund et al. NEJM 1993;328:442; NIAID , 1995). Newborn infants have no behavioral risk factors for AIDS, yet many children born to HIV-infected mothers... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Children and HIV

...statistics. In 1992, almost 1,000 children were infected in the US. By 2008, there were 182 new infections and 41 new diagnoses of AIDS. African-American newborns are much more likely to be infected than children of other races. Most children... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Testing Newborns for HIV Can Save Lives

... On World AIDS Day, four UN agencies reported that earlier diagnosis and treatment of HIV-infected newborns can boost their survival rate. However, many now slip through the cracks of poor health care systems, the agencies Read more »
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The RNA test.

Posted by TrueOptimist, 1 Reply
I have took the I believe it is called an "RNA" test because no antibodies have been found in my body so this test will look for the virus itself in my blood.I just want to know is this very accurate? Read more »

enough on my plate already with HIV...

Posted by Lovinlife, 2 Replies
...My newborn baby boy was just diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. Am feeling a bit sad about it. Funny though...when I went in to get the lab results 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 »