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How Is HIV Diagnosed?

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You told me that I didn't have HIV - now I have been diagnosed as HIV positive

Dr. Bob,I do not think you will want to post this, but I hope you will read it:I wrote you some months ago and explained a high risk HIV exposure with really bad symptoms 10 days later and a declining CD4 count and ratio.I mentioned that I had been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm sorry and somewhat surprised to hear that you have been diagnosed with HIV-2. First off, are you seeing an HIV/AIDS specialist, and has your diagnosis been confirmed? If so the CDC will need to be informed ASAP. As you (and I) have... Read more »

Once Diagnosed With Aids Can You Go Back To HIV Diagnose?

I am confused! In 1996 I was tcount of 196 so was diagnosedwith aids. And told that from then on I... Read more »

HIV Diagnoses

Hello,Your question/answer board has been very informative to me learning about HIV infection.... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Diagnoses in Australia: Diverging Epidemics Within a Low-Prevalence Country

In order to track recent trends in HIV infection in Australia, the authors undertook an analysis of national surveillance system data from 1993 through 2006. During the study years, 12,313 new diagnoses of HIV infection were reported in Australia.... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

New HIV Diagnoses Rising in New York City Among Young Men Who Have Sex With Men

HIV infection is on the rise among young men who have sex with men (MSM) in New York City, according to preliminary data from the Health Department. New HIV diagnoses among MSM under age 30 have increased by 33% during the past six years, the agency... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Diagnoses Up 32 Percent in Utah

New HIV diagnoses in Utah were up 32 percent in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year, with the majority of cases in Salt Lake City. The "definite upward trend" started a couple of years ago, said Lynn Beltran, STD/HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Fears Over Late HIV Diagnoses

The United Kingdom recorded 7,298 new HIV diagnoses last year among people over age 15, and almost one-third tested late, the Health Protection Agency recently reported. An estimated 32 percent of diagnoses (n=2,310) were in people whose CD4 counts... Read more »
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My son is HIV+ newly diagnosed

Posted by Gail2012, 4 Replies
I'm a mother of a 23 year old (adult) child who just received "the word". I know that there have been incredible advances in this field in the last decade, but it doesn't seem to help my emotional side.We are a close family of three. We learned... Read more »

Has anyone been diagnosed with HIV-2?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
HIV TYPE 2: Has anyone here been diagnosed with HIV-2 (type 2)?
Currently in the US we only test for HIV-1. HIV-2 is a weaker
strain common in Africa but not the U.S. Now that I have a friend
in the U.S. with this, we are having a difficult time... Read more »

What should I do if I am newly diagnosed with HIV?

Posted by hellenwhite0808
Many emotions come to mind when a person is first diagnosed with HIV. Read more »

i was diagnosed hiv+...

Posted by Anonymous
I was diagnosed HIV+ on April 3, 1996 - the day after my 36th
birthday. I was initially told by the diagnosing Dr. to do
nothing for six-months while my t-cell count "leveled". Although,
emotionally baked at the time, the thought of such a course of Read more »