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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... Read more »

bad death, horrible death, terrible death etc...

Hey Doctor Bob,I know this isn't really a question for this particular forum but how bad of a... 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

Geneva -- New data show global HIV prevalence -- the percentage of people living with HIV -- has levelled off and that the number of new infections has fallen, in part as a result of the impact of HIV programmes. However, in 2007 33.2 million [30.6... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Leading Cause of Death in Thailand

AIDS is the leading cause of death in Thailand, not heart attacks or accidents as previously thought, health officials said Friday. AIDS and its related complications accounted for 16 percent of all deaths in 1998, said Dr. Chanpen Chuprapawan of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Maternal Mortality, AIDS Leading Causes of Death for Women Worldwide; Investment in Gender Equality Needed, UNFPA Report Says

More than 500,000 women died from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth in 2000, but 99% of those maternal deaths were preventable, according to the U.N. Population Fund 's "State of World Population 2005 " report released on Wednesday, ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Leading Cause of Death Among South African Women

AIDS is the leading killer of women in South Africa and is claiming increasing numbers of lives every year, according to a government survey released Thursday. AIDS-related illnesses were responsible for 9.8 percent of female deaths in South Africa... Read more »
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AIDS- 3rd leading cause of death

Posted by Anonymous
AIDS to Be 3rd Leading Cause of Death

The Associated Press


November 27, 2006

You can't put all your eggs in the abstinence basket

Within the next 25 years, AIDS is set to join heart disease and stroke as the top three causes of death... Read more »

Number ONE cause of Death

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey, isn't it sad in the terror days of anti-retroviral therapy and Junk Science brought to you by the members of AIDS Inc., that the number one cause of death in AIDS patients today is LIVER FAILURE!!!!!!!!!!

Boy isn't that a surprise? I really... Read more »

Scared To Death Of Death

Posted by DaveyBoy, 6 Replies
Being HIV positive has its woes for sure. When I first found out I had HIV (early 90s), all I could think was poor me, I cannot deal with this, what can I do, what do I care to do? I got so depressed and confused. Things got worse and I wound up... Read more »

How to legally find out AIDS death?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My friend's girlfriend left him and had been living with another man for two months. The man was a drug user and lived hundreds of miles away. No one knows him. Two weeks ago, the man was hospitalized for pneumonia. After a week or so, the... Read more »