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Diagram Of Time Line From HIV Infection To Diagnosis

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Defining AIDS (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION, 2010)

If a persons cell count bounces back up above 200, or they beat an opportunistic infection, they are still considered to have AIDS. Why is that? I found out that I had HIV 17 years ago when I became extremely ill with flu-like symptoms but I also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...dropped to 200 or below.To be quite honest the term AIDS really isn't all that useful anymore. If someone is HIV positive, he has HIV disease. HIV disease can range from asymptomatic to severely symptomatic. Antiretroviral drugs have restored... 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... Read more »

Chemo and CD-4 counts (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION 2009)

I am a HIV+ 37 year old male who is very healthy except for fighting KS in my colon and stomach. I... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Estimated Lifetime Risk for Diagnosis of HIV Infection Among Hispanics/Latinos -- 37 States and Puerto Rico, 2007

...expansion of HIV testing and diagnosis, and improved access to prevention, care, and treatment services to reduce the number of new HIV infections. The goal is to lower ELR for HIV diagnosis and reduce the disproportionate impact of HIV in the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Late Diagnosis of HIV Infection in the Era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy: Consequences for AIDS Incidence

...This study assesses the repercussions of late diagnosis of HIV infection on AIDS incidence in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy, comparing the trend of late testing versus remaining AIDS Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...OIs continue to cause considerable morbidity and mortality for three primary reasons: 1) many patients are unaware of their HIV infection and seek medical care when an OI becomes the initial indicator of their disease; 2) certain patients are... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in HIV-Infected People

...depression in terms of lost time at work and medical care are considerable; but the greatest effects are on health. In patients with HIV disease, severity of depression correlates with rapidity of decline in CD4 counts, suggesting that a failure... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

STILL unsure of diagnosis

Posted by dj1979, 7 Replies
An update - or not....went to another place to be tested, rapid test POSITIVE, although line was faint - had blood drawn AGAIN to confirm (?) - results Monday. Hubby also got tested - he is NEGATIVE!!! Guy I had affair with has opted NOT to get... Read more »

How do you cope with a HIV+ diagnosis.

Posted by sunkyst, 5 Replies
...just seems like my world is falling in around me. I can't concentrate on anything, I'm an emotional wreck crying alot of the time. I just don't know how I'll be able to do my job at work with all of this going on. I guess I'm going to know... Read more »

On the rise 3.5 years post HIV/AIDS diagnosis

Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 Replies
...encouragement for anyone who is particularly new to this whole thing. After diagnosis in Dec 2002 when I was in very bad shape by the time we found out it was HIV (CD4 = 50, VL >650,000, thrush, wasting, all that bad stuff), I continue to show... Read more »