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How Is AIDS Diagnosed?

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New HIV/AIDS diagnoses, pneumonia (PCP), please help!

We've heard so many different things so far with the entire host of medical staff in the hospital, primary doctor with no real knowledge of AIDS, and only speaking with social worker otherwise: Brief Hx: Admitted to hospital Nov 1 with severe lung...
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
...He needs HIV treatment immediately. I don't understand the delay until January. This is absolutely not acceptable. Vitamins are not the answer. Read more »

Diagnosed with AIDS & pnuemona lifespan?

My boyfriend is 26 years and he was just diagnosed with AIDs after developing pneumonia. He has... Read more »

AIDS diagnosed

I was diagnosed with AIDS in Dec. 99. I was given the AIDS diag. because of Kaposis Sarcoma on my... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachusetts: Public Survey Developed to Fight Increase in Local HIV/AIDS Diagnoses

...a regional HIV/AIDS taskforce has begun administering a survey of residents to help develop an awareness campaign. HIV/AIDS diagnoses have increased among residents ages 18-34, and concurrent HIV and AIDS diagnoses are particularly worrisome.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Diagnoses Among Blacks -- Florida, 1999-2004

...cases in the United States, ranking third behind New York and California. Florida also had the second-highest reported AIDS diagnosis rate (behind New York). 1 During 2004, non-Hispanic blacks * accounted for 14% of the Florida population but... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Trends in HIV/AIDS Diagnoses Among Men Who Have Sex With Men -- 33 States, 2001-2006

...increased 8.6% (estimated annual percentage change [EAPC] = 1.5). During 2001-2006, an estimated 214,379 persons had HIV/AIDS diagnosed in the 33 states. Of these diagnoses, 46% were in MSM, and 4% were in MSM who engaged in illicit... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC MMWR Examines Racial, Ethnic Disparities in HIV/AIDS Diagnoses

... " Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Diagnoses of HIV/AIDS ," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report : The report examines racial and ethnic disparities in diagnoses of HIV/AIDS Read more »
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Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »

My Uncle has just been diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by brighteyes7213, 5 Replies
...the hospital. There they told him that he has not only pnuemonia but his liver has completely failed and the he has full blown AIDS. They think that he has had it for 4 years due to how advanced it is. He is a insulin dependant diabetic as well.... Read more »

My dad was just diagnosed with advanced AIDS

Posted by ontariogirl, 5 Replies
...after getting his blood test results. Even though I knew in theory that he was likely HIV + I was devastated to hear he's been diagnosed with "full-blown" AIDS as he put it. His life has been hell for a long time, and I'm afraid he won't even... Read more »

Husband just diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by jillymae06, 8 Replies
...My husband of 13 years has just been diagnosed with AIDS... we skipped the HIV+ part and went right to full-blown AIDS. I am scared and angry at the same time. He has battled Read more »