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Hiv Disease Progression

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Longitudinal Association of Alcohol Use With HIV Disease Progression and Psychological Health of Women With HIV

The association of alcohol consumption and depression, and their effects on HIV disease progression among women with HIV, were the subjects of the current study. The participants were 871 HIV-positive women recruited in four U.S. cities between 1993... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Meta-Analysis: Increased Mortality Associated With Hepatitis C in HIV-Infected Persons Is Unrelated to HIV Disease Progression

It is unclear whether co-infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) increases mortality in HIV patients during the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Using meta-analysis, the study authors estimated the effect of HCV infection on HIV... Read more »

Probable Acquisition of Multi-Drug-Resistant HIV in Man With Subsequent Rapid HIV Disease Progression: Reality and Reaction

The case report of a man in New York City who apparently was recently infected with HIV resistant to 3 antiretroviral classes and subsequently suffered rapid progression to AIDS has evoked alarm throughout the community of HIV/AIDS clinicians,... Read more »
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Anemia early in HIV disease progression

Hi DoctorI have a simple question for you. I was wondering at what point Anemia can occur in people with HIV disease. Is it possible to have HIV related Anemia within six months of infection or does it take longer.Thanks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,It would depend on the cause of the anemia. For instance, HIV-associated anemia caused by taking AZT (Retrovir, Combivir, Trizivir) could come on quite suddenly (weeks). "Anemia of chronic disease" caused by chronic HIV infection... Read more »

Replication Capacity and HIV disease progression

I recently seroconverted two months ago. Shortly afterwards, the HIV clinic that I being supervised at did a resistance test. Gladly I was found to have no drug resistances, however my Viral Replication Capacity was found to be above average at...
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 replication capacity assay has not been shown to be definitively predictive of disease progression. Your RC is in the normal range, and reflects a wild type virus, that is, one that does not have any resistance mutations. Your don't... Read more »

VL and HIV disease progression

Hi Dr. Holodniy:I seroconverted last fall ('99) and my current numbers are CD4 >700 and vl 150K, this is down from the first test when the vl was 750K! My doctors think I may not yet have reached my "set point" for the viral load,...
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
Your viral load would be considered quite high. In natural history studies and in the absence of treatment, this kind of viral load would be associated with a very high risk of AIDS progression. There is no association to my knowledge between flu... Read more »

Acute HIV infection or Disease progression?

Dr. Holodniy,My last negative HIV test was May of 1999. In November and December I had extremely risky sex. In the end of November 1999 I had flu-like symptoms. All through December 1999 and January 2000 I experienced extreme fatigue, swollen...
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
If your dates are correct, it sounds like acute retroviral syndrome. The difference in the two viral load tests would not be considered significantly different and within the variability of the assay. Those viral load levels are consistent with... Read more »
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disease progression timeline?

Posted by suspicious, 1 Reply
my husband was diganosed and his cd4 count was 85, cannot remember the viral load. 3 years ago before we got married he said he was tested and it was negative, i did not actually see test results...& i know that was where i went wrong. he did... Read more »

Does slow seroconversion = slow progression?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey everyone, thanks for your help with my other questions a few pages back. I would like to buy everyone a drink when this is all over, but probably can't aford it!

Does anyone know of any natural indicators of the rate of hiv disease... Read more »

Daughter-in-law and disease progress

Posted by Anonymous
I have posted to a couple of the other forums, but they don't seem to have the activity this one here goes. I have just talked to the mother of my three grandchildren, positive wife of my negative son. I am now worried sick. She had her... Read more »