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Hiv Diagnosis Vs. Aids Diagnosis

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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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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Continuing Coverage of 25th Anniversary of First AIDS Diagnosis

Monday was the 25th anniversary of the first AIDS diagnosis. The following lists some of the headlines from newspapers and broadcast programs concerning "AIDS at 25." BBC News "Viewpoints: AIDS -- 25 Years On " (Carter, BBC News , 6/6). Long... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Continuing 25th Anniversary of First AIDS Diagnosis Media Coverage

Last week was the 25th anniversary of the first AIDS diagnosis. The following lists recent headlines from newspapers concerning "AIDS at 25." Boston Globe "Giving no Quarter to AIDS: Exhibit Details Battle Waged Over 25 Years " (Johnson, ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Editorials, Opinion Piece on UNGASS, 25th Anniversary of First AIDS Diagnosis

June 5th was the 25th anniversary of the first AIDS diagnosis. Several newspapers recently published editorials and an opinion piece regarding the anniversary and the U.N. General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS this month. Summaries... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Editorial, Opinion Piece on 25th Anniversary of First AIDS Diagnosis

Monday , June 5 was the 25th anniversary of the first AIDS diagnosis. The Wall Street Journal and the Moscow Times recently published an editorial and an opinion piece, respectively, regarding the anniversary and the U.N. General Assembly... Read more »
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On the rise 3.5 years post HIV/AIDS diagnosis

Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 Replies
Well, just some words of encouragement for anyone who is particularly new to this whole thing. After diagnosis in Dec 2002 when I was in very bad shape by the time we found out it was HIV (CD4 = 50, VL &gt;650,000, thrush, wasting, all that bad... Read more »

Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

Posted by Hneedlove, 1 Reply
My advice to someone who just found out that they're positive would be to tell them, don't feel like it's your fault that you made a mistake, and it's your fault and that life is over.

Life is not over. Seek support wherever you can get it, from... Read more »

HELP !! CD4 170 AIDS DIAGNOSIS-- IS THIS THE END?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I have been positive and healthy on no meds for the last 8 years. Now my cd4 count which was about 600 is down to 170 and my once undetectable viral load is now detectable. What's the average timeframe a person survives after an AIDS diagnosis ? I... Read more »

my HIV diagnosis was no shock to me

Posted by Anonymous
My HIV diagnosis was no shock to me. I lost a former boyfriend in
1987, and later in life, had another boyfriend who concealed his
positive status well into our relationship. I lived in LA during
1980,... Read more »