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HIV, allergies and other possible indicators of infection

Hi Dr. Bob,I apologise if this is in the wrong forum but because of the different aspects in the question I didn't know which one to put it in. My question is related to the likelyhood of me contracting HIV (I'm really trying to get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello B,Unprotected sex does place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. The only way to determine if you acquired the virus is to man up and get the... Read more »

Is the seriousness of infection indicative of HIV/AIDS?

A dear friend was just hospitalized after his neighbor was not able to wake him one morning. He was rushed to emergency where doctors thought he had suffered a stroke. Since that first diagnosis, things have changed a bit and now I am very...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Your friend's situation is indeed precarious. Since his doctors are considering toxoplasmosis or lymphoma, these causes of a brain damage are indicative of a damaged immune system. The reason the docotrs can't distinguish between these 2... Read more »

Is BIA indicated?

I was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS a year ago. At that time, my CD4 = 185 suggesting that I have been infected for several years. With HAART, my CD4s have hovered around 400 and my viral load has been reduced but not consistently undetectable. Though...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
If it is possible to have a "baseline" BIA testing done, you can have follow-ups taken from time to time to see how you are doing on maintaining important muscle and organ tissue and hydration (enough water) in your body. While the first... Read more »

AIDS indicator condition vs. infection

I would like to know the difference between an AIDS indicator condition and an infection. I think the difference between the two is that a "condition" is the result of an exhausted immune system, such as losing weight, cold sweats, loss...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
An "AIDS indicator condition" is one that is on the Centers for Disease Control's list of diseases that occur when there is significant damage to the immune system from HIV, and means that the individual in question now has AIDS. The... Read more »
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HIV Symptoms does not indicate HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I wanted to share briefly with everyone that just because you may have symptoms of HIV does not necessarily mean that you are HIV positive.

I would come onto this website everyday for hours and surf the web for the risks, symptoms, exposure rates,... Read more »

CD4+Tcell count indicative of nothing.

Posted by TonyF, 4 Replies
This, rather than being a myth the public promotes, could be considered a myth that the medical establishment promotes. We are led to believe that our bi-yearly doctor checkup of our CD4+Tcell count is a good baseline determination of where we... Read more »

CBC indications?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know that you cannot confirm or rule out HIV infection by a CBC alone. But would something on a CBC during seroconversion give you a hint of possible seroconversion? If so, what would that indicator be? Thanks for your help.

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blood counts can indicate infection

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
As an old timer of this board having had ALL the ars symptoms and 20 negative HIV tests including PCR’s DNA bDNA I recently received the results from a blood count that shows my lymphocyte percentage which was 45 right at the top of the... Read more »