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You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive Getting Pregnant Staying Healthy While Pregnant HIV Treatment Options Other Treatments While Pregnant Delivery Your Baby's Health Breast-Feeding Building a Support Network Credits and Acknowledgements You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive Are you HIV positive and pregnant or considering having a baby? You are not alone. Living with HIV does not...
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CD4 CD4% CD8 Explain please in simple terms

SirCould you explain the link between CD4 and CD4%.Could I also have your comments on my results - SHOULD I BE DISAPPOINTED IN THE CD4/CD4% - what sort of increase should I be seeing/expecting.Also what is CD8, this result is never mentioned - do I...
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
The CD4 count is the absolute number of cells and the CD4% is the percentage of t lymhocytes that are CD4+. Your CD4 increase, in terms of absolute count is terrific. Your percentage increase is lagging a bit, but I predict will increase now that... Read more »

false positive/can you explain?

during my pregnancy i was tested for hiv. the ELISA was positive and the western blot came back negative. ive been a blood donar for 3 years and never had a problem until i donated 6 months after i had my baby and they rejected me since the results...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I've combined your two questions.You are HIV negative.Pregnancy causes a number of changes in the immune system and these changes can affect HIV-antibody-based test results. False-positive ELISA and/or Western Blot tests occur more... Read more »

Whats the out look on HIV treatment and long-term prognosis?

I am aware that Hiv treatment has improved since the introduction of HAART.However, as a suffer of HIV and although not on medication I have a few questions I require to be answered if possible..1) How toxic are the combinations and are they real...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The treatment of HIV infection has advanced to the point now that the majority of patients that need therapy can be treated with a regimen that that is extremely well tolerated, often to the degree that no medication side effects are discernable.... Read more »

please explain viral load and cd4 counts..

Hi Dr Robert, l have been recently infected with hiv and my doctor has been monotoring my blood for 4 months, l am not on meds yet first test %21 and cd4 430 and my second test cd4 375 and %25 and viral load 14,000 my 3rd test was cd4 460 and viral...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Being "recently infected" and "recently diagnosed" are two very different things. Someone could be HIV infected for many years before getting tested (diagnosed). Assuming you are indeed "recently infected" as well... Read more »
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Long Term Disability Insurance and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
$13,000. Worth of advice
about group disability insurance coverage.


When I first became fully disabled and unable to work I was worried but felt comfortable in knowing that I was covered by my employers long-term group disability policy. I knew that... Read more »

someone please explain the "terms" of dementia

Posted by Anonymous
would someone please explain, from personal experience, what words like apathy mean in terms of late stage aids and dementia. all the fancy words aren't adding up in my brain. I wish I could find and read a book describing the day in the life of... Read more »

can someone explain this?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can someone tell me what the VDRL test does? I thought that was for Syph and not hiv? Can anyone explain? And what does a reactive/non-reactive VDRL result mean? Read more »

who can explain

Posted by kiwi28, 3 Replies
if the hiv antiboody test is soo accurate then can anyone explain why people on this link tested false negative on the test outside the window period but positive on a new type of test.

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2005-02/euhs-ga022205.php Read more »