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How Is HIV 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 »

HIV + and then diagnosed with Hep B

I have been HIV + for over two years and taking Kaletra & Truvada. My CD4 count is well over 400... Read more »

searching for answers to child with HIV Newly diagnosed (PEDIATRIC HIV INFECTION INFORMATION, 2009))

I have a niece who is 12 yrs old she was just diagnosed with HIV.No one has explained everything in... Read more »
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Journal Watch

Disparities in HIV Diagnoses, and Interpreting CDC-ese

... In anticipation of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (February 7), the CDC has issued a new report on the disparities in HIV diagnoses in the United States. During Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions and Answers: The 15% Increase in HIV Diagnoses From 2004-2007 in 34 States and General Surveillance Report Questions

... CDC's new HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report shows that from 2004-2007, HIV diagnoses increased 15% in the 34 states that have long-term, name based HIV reporting. Why? There are four main reasons that could Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in HIV Diagnoses for Women in the United States

... Of the estimated 361,000 persons in the United States living with HIV (not AIDS), approximately 29 percent are women. The investigators in the current report used data on all HIV cases diagnosed 1999-2004 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Diagnoses Among Men in New Orleans Growing, Large Increases Reported Among Blacks

... HIV diagnoses among all men in Louisiana declined from 1997 to 2006, but increased in 2007 and 2008 -- diagnoses in the New Orleans metropolitan Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

Just got diagnosed with HIV

Posted by lgb, 3 Replies
...Hey all I'm just a 20 year old guy, who was just diagnosed with hiv about two weeks ago, and I am also in the military reserves. At the beginning I was fine with it, I didnt feel like Read more »

documenting a person who is diagnosed with hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...plan to further my career and my passion abaout this on groing epidemic. this is also an oprotunity to mix in my passion of aids prevention and photography and with this i feel this will make my senior projet a great memory for me. pleaseee... Read more »

Partner just diagnosed with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi everyone, My partner of 12+ years was recently diagnosed as being HIV+, and this is the first time we have had to deal with this issue on a personal basis. Are there any other couples Read more »