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AIDS diagnosis (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION)

12 months ago I was diagnosed with AIDS as a result of an NHL diagnosis. My CD4 was 40 and VL was 750,000. After 12 mos, my CD4 is 274, VL is <40 (new testing has triggered and no longer undetectable) I'm on Atripla and take 100-200mg of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Congratulations on your improved health status. Regarding the AIDS diagnosis, that remains even if your CD4 count rises above the 200 mark. (See below.) As far as how much immune reconstitution (rise in CD4 count) you can expect on effective... Read more »

Does 13% CD4 (< 14%) give me an AIDS diagnosis? (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION 2009)

This site has really been my best source of information and education and for that I am very... Read more »

AIDS vs HIV (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION 2008)

Dr Bob,First I would like to thank you for all the wonderful work you have done for HIV/AIDS. I... Read more »
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AIDS Project Los Angeles

To Treat or Not To Treat ...

Let's say you have just received an HIV diagnosis, due to Pneumocystis pneumonia, a CD4 count of 120 and viral load at 260,000. Ask 100 doctors if you should be treated with antivirals (in addition to antibiotics and subsequent prophylaxis for the... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Diagnosis

Because early HIV infection often causes no symptoms, a healthcare provider usually can diagnose it by testing blood for the presence of antibodies (disease-fighting proteins) to HIV. HIV antibodies generally do not reach noticeable levels in the... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Late HIV Diagnosis: Predictors, Costs, Consequences, and Solutions

Table of Contents Introduction CDC Says Test Everyone (Almost) Late HIV Diagnosis: Numbing Numbers Harbingers of Belated Diagnosis or Presentation How Much Does Late Diagnosis Cost -- and Who Pays? Clinical Consequences of Late HIV... Read more »
American Academy of HIV Medicine

California Governor Vetoes AB937 but Orders HIV Specialist Definition

In a letter dated October 10, 2001, Governor Gray Davis explained that he vetoed California bill AB937 because it would have required the California Department of Health Services to develop risk-adjusted rates. However, in the same letter, Governor... Read more »
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What's the definition of open wound for HIV

Posted by sweetangel, 1 Reply
What's the definition of open wound when it comes to HIV transmission. Does it have to be bleeding? Or how recent to be considered open?

I had sex with my HIV + partner yesterday, He came on my chest but little did I realize that that previous night... Read more »

Subtypes And Undetectables--definitive answer??

Posted by worried22yo, 1 Reply
Has anyone seen any statistic as to the number of cases where an HIV infection would not show on a standard ELISA or PCR because it is either a rare strand or whatever? Thanks guys.




Good luck to everyone! Read more »

Definitive Signs

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone tell me what are the DEFINITIVE signs that you are HIV infected? I don't mean full blown AIDS. Are there any early symptoms that will be synonymous with early HIV infection? Read more »

Insertive Anal - Definite infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does being the insertive partner in unprotected anal sex with an HIV + partner DEFINITELY mean that you will be infected. I hear all sorts of stats about this practice that sometimes downplay it and others that exaggerate it as being as dangerous as... Read more »