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Hiv Progress In The Blood

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AIDS InfoNet

Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

...disease of the white matter of the brain. "Progressive" means that this disease gets worse in a short time. "Multifocal" means that it shows up in several places at the same time. Researchers estimate that about 6% of people with AIDS develop PML. Most cases of PML show up in people with CD4 cell counts below 100. The exact rate is hard to know because PML is difficult to diagnose. Most cases of PML used to be fatal. People diagnosed with PML...
Ask the Experts

HIV even though Blood Work is Norma.

My friend believes that if he was positive it would show up in his complete blood work; something in his blood would indicate that there is something wrong needing further tests. Therefore, he refuses to get a HIV antibody test. Im positive, but...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...friend is dangerously wrong. Normal diagnostic labs prove nothing with regard to HIV; it's entirely possible to have normal blood work and HIV.The only way to definitively know if you have (or have not) HIV is to get HIV antibody testing. BY Read more »

Infection Method and HIV Natural history

It is my understanding that the progression of HIV infection may differ in cases of infection by IV drug use (blood transfusion too?) versus sexual contact. Is this accurate? What accounts for differences in natural history - the vehicle of...
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
...found in blood, genital secretions and other organs. Natural history is best measured over time by decreasing CD4 count. Many blood markers have been looked at for their predictive value. There hasn't been one found that can accurately predict... Read more »


Dear Doct. BoyleThank you to have little time to reed my question. I been positive for the last 2 years, I not have not medication only vitamine, my cd4 are 471 I living one country we not have machine for viral load, the last due days everytime I...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...indicate that patients with higher viral loads are at higher risk for HIV progression and HIV-related problems. As far as the blood in your urine, there are many things that can cause that, including a kidney stone and infection, and you should... Read more »

why did my HIV progress so fast?

I was recently diagnosed with HIV..My cd4 count is 214 and my viral load is 29,000..My last HIV test before this one was in June of 2000 and i was negative. The reson iI got testede was the person who infected me called to let me know he is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...susceptibility to fast progression (that varies widely), the virus could be a nasty strain or other explanations. I often repeat the blood tests one more time before making any firm treatment recommendations in many cases. You need to connect... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Anemia and HIV/AIDS

...of Yourself What Is Anemia? Anemia is a medical problem that happens when you have a lower than normal amount of red blood cells (RBCs) in your body. It can also happen if your hemoglobin (HGB) level is below normal. HGB is a protein that... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

...Line What Is PEPFAR? In 2003, the U.S. congress passed a bill to provide money to foreign governments to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This plan is the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR.) It is the largest... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Treating HIV/AIDS

... Treatment Information Although advances have been made in treatments for HIV/AIDS, that does not mean AIDS is a manageable disease. There is no cure . HIV/AIDS drugs can only prolong the onset of AIDS, not Read more »
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i dont understand!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Recently my boyfriend went in for blood work as he was born with a heart murmer and had been having more heart palpitations than usual. The doctor did blood work and Read more »

hiv specialist suggestions?

Posted by bluewindow, 2 Replies
...Dear thebody members, Only a few weeks ago, I tested positive for HIV and currently I am looking for a physician in the New York City area. I ve been reading that is very important to get a doctor Read more »

Living with HIV and Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hey I want to hear from anyone thats living with HIV and Herpes how they have coped with the 2 and whether there is any link to Herpes increasing the rapid progression of HIV? Read more »

trash, stain, blood?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...exposure... I would really appreciate your help. Also, since I put my flashlight in one pocket in my jacket, do I risk anything (HIV) every time I stick my hand in that pocket? Do I need to wash my jacket? Lastly I would like to say that I am... Read more »