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Hiv Patients In The Last Stage

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CDC National Prevention Information Network

India: HIV Patients Stage Protest Against Drug Scarcity

This article was reported by Times of India . The Times of India reported that a disparity in the amount of HIV medication supplied to patients from differing organizations has prompted a protest. HIV patients were angered that the Maharashtra... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Risk Factors Associated With End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) in HIV-Positive Patients in the U.S. Veterans Association (VA) Cohort

An analysis of the risks associated with end stage renal disease (ESRD), defined as need for dialysis or transplant, in HIV positive patients who receive care from the Veterans Association (VA) in the U.S. was published in the May 2012 edition of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pregnancy for HIV-Positive Women Safer in Early Stages of Virus, Study Says

HIV-positive women who want to become pregnant should be informed that pregnancy is safer during the early clinical stages of the virus, when CD4+ T cell counts are higher, according to a study published recently in Tropical Medicine &... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Post-acute stage: what symptoms can patient have?

After the acute symptoms (fever, etc.) which last for 1-2 weeks, what are the symptoms can a HIV-infected person have: will he likely begin to have symptoms an asymptomatic patient have, such as fatigue, headache, dazziness, nausea, and myalgia? Are...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
After the primary seroconversion syndrome resolves, most patients go back to feeling pretty normal. The symptoms that you list can occur during the course of asymptomatic HIV disease and some may be HIV-related, while others are not. BBBrian Boyle,... 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 »

what is end stage hiv

last doctors visit, viral load is 150 cd4 is 170. I have full blown aids. My doctor say end stage. I am not sure what that means. (I have an idea).. My cd4 count has never gone above 170 since I was told that I have full blown aids. I dont know...
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
I don't understand what your doctor is talking about. This is not end stage by any means. You don't indicate whether you are on antibiotics to protect you from infections or whether you are receiving HIV treatment. If the answer is no to... Read more »

Psoriasis and Late Stage HIV diag

In 2010 I was dx with late stage HIV no prior knowledge or HIV period. Prior to this dx I was doing UV-B light and also an oral treatment for Plack Psoriasis. Can Psoriasis act as an early warning sign of HIV? My tcell count hit 13, in June 2010....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The course of psoriasis can be variably impacted by HIV Infection though for some can lead to flare-ups. In countries with access to newer HIV medications and in the absence of any drug resistance usually an HIV regimen can be found that works well... Read more »
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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 »

Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga Pranayama ....

Posted by akumar, 2 Replies
Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev
From: akumar

My dear Brothers & Sisters,

Re: Great ancient Indian science "Yoga & Pranayama" is a boon for HIV & AIDS patients.

I am impressed by the Great job, being... Read more »

Asymptomatic Stage Hiv

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
When a person is Hiv Positive experts say after ars a person will go into an asymptomatic phase. During this phase they say you will have no symptoms related to Hiv except possible swollen lymphnodes. My question is: when you have hiv and you... Read more »

Newbie - Late stage diagnosis

Posted by lilfshrmn, 1 Reply
Thank you all. There's a tremendous amount of information and support found here...

Diagnosed in November - 3 OIs, CD4 of 11, hospitalized w/AIDS. Status naive and in denial for years... Miraculous rebound with ARVs antibiotics, and anti-fungals.... Read more »