Hiv Negative Aids Diagnosis
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Rocky Mountain CARESThanks for your questions. I'm very sorry to hear about your son's diagnosis. As you may gather from reading this forum, it's very difficult to give any precise timeline for the time of initial HIV infection-- there is a lot of... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,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 »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,A CD4% less than 14% is an AIDS-qualifying condition, even if the absolute CD4 count is still above 200. Consequently yes, you do have AIDS. Does it make any difference? No, not really. HIV disease comprises a spectrum from the early, often... Read more »
Nevada State Health Division AIDS ProgramHi. Thank you for your question. A false negative HIV test beyond 6 monthsfrom a possible exposure to the virus, would be extremely rare. An HIV testshows positive by 6 months after infection, and usually remains positive forlife. PCP... Read more »
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Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 RepliesWell, 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 >650,000, thrush, wasting, all that bad... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesAm I the only one this does not make sense to? If HIV causes AIDS than how can the lack of it also cause AIDS?
I have read the explinations but they seem contrived. Has anyone else had doubts about this? I would love to hear your views.
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyWith negative antibody after more than six months with no further exposures, and if I took a hiv dna pcr test and it came back with hiv virus what would be the next step? Could then the antibody results be incorrect? Or is the pcr false positive? ... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 18 RepliesI hope will get some answers from this forum. Please people advise. I am hiv + and just met a wonderful hiv- man. He is a real catch. We have gone on a couple of dates. I went out with him out of myown selfishness and wanted some excitement in... Read more »
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