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How Does Early Diagnosis Help Hiv

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hi Dr.Sherer, how long does the average person live who is living with HIV if he /she was diagnosed early enough , take meds as prescribed, exercises, and easts health in these days of the disease? I am 22 and was diagnosed a few month , it is...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...In the current era of HIV treatment, 80-85% of people have a response to ART like yours, with full viral suppression and rising CD4 cells. The estimates Read more »

early detection of hiv in mother & child

how early we detect mother to child hiv transmission & by which method? Read more »


Dear Doc.,Thanks for all of your help here. It really makes a big difference!! I live in San... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachusetts: Dental Care Providers Can Help in Early Detection of HIV

...identified, can provide an educational moment for oral health practitioners to discuss, counsel, and offer referral to HIV testing. "Early diagnosis and linkage to medical care can significantly improve health outcomes. Increasing the number of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maryland: As HIV/AIDS Takes Its Toll on the Black Community, Officials Urge Early Diagnosis

... Health officials in Maryland and beyond are using today's National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to urge people to get tested and treated for the illness. According to a new CDC report on 37 states with longstanding, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Early Detection of TB Among HIV-Infected Could Avert Many Deaths

... Early detection and treatment of TB among HIV-positive individuals could avert a significant number of deaths in South Africa, suggests a new Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Uganda: Early Diagnosis of HIV Still Elusive

...program. "Also, parents do not know yet how to pass this information [that they are HIV-positive] to their children. That's why early diagnosis is still lagging behind." Ministry of Health data show 1.15 million Ugandans were living with HIV as... Read more »
Connect With Others

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...Regardless of the results, because laboratory tests are not perfect, they are meant to be a supplement for clinical diagnosis. Early Detection and the Window Period Specific antibody to HIV is produced shortly after infection, but the exact... Read more »

Hi I'm new

Posted by Mondo, 6 Replies
...myself. I am a 55 year old Male living in Australia. I was diagnosed early 2008 which makes me a relatively new addition to the HIV family. I am currently not working and have not since my diagnosis. I would like to support others where I can and... Read more »


Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...panic of something happening to me, such as a car crash, heart attack, even murder but I'm sure all our minds were far off from HIV. She said if she ever lost me, she would join me. That scares me the most. And she now has a 4 mo. old baby she... Read more »

Recently Diagnosed in Ireland - Anyone Else Here?

Posted by dublinguy1, 7 Replies
...Hi all, I am a 29 yea old Irish male living in Dublin, Ireland. I just tested positive for HIV in July and am still coming to terms with my diagnosis. I am certain that I contracted the virus in March of this year. I had Read more »