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Does AIDS Cause Death

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Was AIDS the cause of death?

A friend of mine who had a CD4 count of 11 a year and a half ago when he finally started treatment just died at 42. He was compliant with all his medications. His VL was undetectable and his CD4 count had come up above 100. He had developed...
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
I don't have enough information to definitively answer the question. It sounds like a lot of nonspecific, but serious signs and symptoms, that could have resulted from multiple kinds of infections, malignancies, among other causes. Was an autopsy... Read more »


I think the p.c. word is morbidity . I recently had an argument with one of the very few friends iv... Read more »


I am a surgeon. I was working on a deadbody which was preserved in a refrigerator for 18 hours. As... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Leading Cause of Death Among Women Ages 15-44, WHO Study Shows

..."Unsafe sex is the greatest risk factor for HIV among women of childbearing age in the developing world, causing one in five deaths among women in this age group, the U.N. agency said," the Daily Mail reports. "Other important contributers... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Becomes One of Main Causes of Death in Mozambique

...If the epidemic continues unchecked, AIDS will be the cause of one in three deaths in Mozambique by 2010, according to a new study by a team comprising researchers from the nation's National Statistics Institute, Read more »

Global HIV Prevalence has Levelled off; AIDS Is Among the Leading Causes of Death Globally and Remains the Primary Cause of Death in Africa

...are in sub-Saharan Africa. Eight countries in this region now account for almost one-third of all new HIV infections and AIDS deaths globally. Since 2001, when the United Nations Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS was signed, the number of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Caribbean Leaders Discuss Ways to Stop Spread of HIV/AIDS, Leading Cause of Death Among Young People

...and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas said on Saturday, the final day of a Caribbean summit. AIDS is the leading cause of death in several Caribbean countries, including Haiti and the Bahamas, UNAIDS has said, and it is the single greatest... Read more »
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AIDS- 3rd leading cause of death

Posted by Anonymous
...improve the expected outcome. While Mathers and Loncar are unable to account for unforeseen events such as the emergence of new deadly diseases or major outbreaks like a flu pandemic, their projections may help to set the agenda of global health.... Read more »

Devo Member dead from AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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How to legally find out AIDS death?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...else. But, I am very concerned. I do not want to hurt anyone. Is there a legal way to find out if the man died of AIDS? A death certificate can only be obtained by immediate family, a relative by blood or marriage, and you must provide proof.... Read more »

HIV - Life of death?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...33871648 Number of people in California with AIDS according to the CDC: 1 in 200 0.5% (1 in 200) of 33871648 = 169358 AIDS deaths in 2000 according the Calif. Dept. of Health: 586. 169,358 (HIV positive people in Calif.) divided by 586 (the... Read more »