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Hiv Aids Last Stages Of Life

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you feel sick, you are sick; if you feel healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing subtle changes in the immune system long before an infected...
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End stage AIDS life expectancy

My dad was diagnosed with AIDS 3 months ago after having deteriorated both physically and mentally. At first it was thought to be severe depression but eventually end stage AIDs was diagnosed. He had non- hodgkins lymphoma 3 years ago too. He is...
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
Many factors enter into this equation. When you say diagnosed with AIDS, was he known to be HIV positive before then and for how long, or was he just diagnosed with HIV infection? When he had lymphoma 3 years ago, was he already HIV positive, how... Read more »

Life expectancy of final stage Aids patient

My brother has been living with full blown aids for many years. He has had a great team of docters taking care of him. The docters are telling us that he is in the final stage. My brother is receiving blood transfusions once a week, his liver is...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I cannot answer your question about his life expectancy, but your brother is certainly extremely ill. You are best served by trusting in the judgment of your brother's doctors. If they have experience with advanced AIDS (as it appears they do),... Read more »

can life be prolonged at Aids last stage?

Hello sir, my uncle is suffering from.aids final stage. The doctors said he cannot be saved please please tell a way to prolong his life. What is the best treatment, best hospital, best doctors everything. I love my uncle. Please save him. Im in...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
I am so sorry for you and your uncle. I'm afraid I'm not medically qualified to answer your questions, and I encourage you to ask one of the physicians on this panel.The one thing you can do is support your uncle emotionally. If he is in... Read more »

What are the stages of AIDS?

My brother found out he had AIDS about 3 years ago. We were told there are 10 stages to this disease. They say he is now in stage 7. I would like to know about each of the stages there is so that we will know what to expect before it gets really...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
You were misinformed. There is no such thing as "10 stages of AIDS"-- there is only "HIV infection" or "HIV disease", which means the part of the illness before someone develops AIDS, and AIDS itself. There is... Read more »
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About the five stages

Posted by kicker, 1 Reply
Riverprinces and bird.

You both have taken what was said way out of context. At least from my view point on the issue. When anyone be it someone first diagnosised with HIV or what have you is experiencing the initial shock of the news it is not... Read more »

Scotiabank AIDS Walk of LIfe, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Posted by anotherday

It's that time of year again, the annual AIDS Walk for LIfe ... please take part in any walks in your area, if not to raise money then to raise awareness ...

(from HIV Edmonton Website)
Thank you for joining thousands of Canadians in supporting the... Read more »

my friend is now in the final stages...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Watching my best friend die, it really hurts

My friend is now in final stages of aids, I try very hard to stay
positive for her sake. We have been friends for over 20 years, I
am telling myself that I should be grateful I have had her for
this long,... Read more »

4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
AMFAR AIDS HANDBOOK (Chapter 4, Page 53 )

There are four stages to HIV disease

1) Acute Infection Stage (500-1200 CD4s)- begins immediately after hiv enters the body and starts multiplying in infected cells. Acute infection ends about 2-6 weeks... Read more »