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How Is Hiv Different From Full Blown Aids

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Neg HIV in April now full blown Aids

My son was diagnosed with Syphlis(stageII)this past April but tested neg for HIV. Now he is in hospital with PCP and thrush with a CD4 of 14. How can someone convert so quickly and is there a good chance for converting to HIV?...
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
I can't explain the difference in HIV test results between then and now. I assume his HIV antibody and western blot tests are now positive. Given his CD4 count < 200 and ongoing PCP, if his HIV antibody test is positive, he has an AIDS... Read more »

definition of full blown aids

What is the difference between having HIV with OI's and being in the stage considered full... Read more »

Is the term "Full-Blown AIDS" used in medical settings?

s there an article or FAQ sheet from The Body or the CDC stating that the term "Full-Blown... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Over 600,000 Zimbabweans Have Full-Blown HIV/AIDS

More than 600,000 Zimbabweans have AIDS, while about 2.1 million others are currently living with HIV, Cabinet member and Minister of Health and Child Welfare Dr. David Parirenyatwa said Friday. An estimated 26 percent of the adult population is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thai Prison Officials Propose Amnesty for All Thai Inmates With Full-Blown AIDS

Thailand Correction Department officials today proposed to release the country's hundreds of inmates with AIDS so the prisoners can "spend the last minutes of their lives with their family." The proposed release, part of a broader amnesty plan for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In South Africa First, Soap Diva to Get Full-Blown AIDS

Nandipha Matabane, a character on the South African soap opera "Isidingo," has been diagnosed HIV-positive and is developing AIDS. The show's producers hope the storyline will help break the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS in a country where one out of... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

New State of AIDS in Black America Report Recommends Full Implementation and Scale Up of Health Care Reform and National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Los Angeles, CA -- The Black AIDS Institute ("the Institute"), the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on the Black community in the US, today released its 2011 State of AIDS in Black America report, Deciding Moment . 2011 marks... Read more »
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Full-blown aids to hiv+

Posted by MsStiletto, 10 Replies
In Dec.2002 I was diagnosed with full-blown aids. I had thrush, neuropathy, CMV colitis & MAC. I had 18 Tcells & Viral load in the millions if thats possible. I now have 346 Tcells & undetectable.
My question is, can I now be considered... Read more »

My husband's sister has full blown AIDS...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Subject: Help! I have a situation I need some input on

My husband has a sister who has aids. No one knows he has this sister except me and his parents, but it's not because she
has aids. She was a prostitute and a heroin addict for over 10 years,... Read more »

Is husband full blown?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello New to this post... Husband was diagnoised HIV in 95'.
ONly sought treatment a short time which included inhibitors (azt)cocktail. He stopped taking meds in 96'. Now has gone back to Dr. and cd4is @37 viral is extremly high. white count 2.7.... Read more »

hiv+ not full blown AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV+ not full blown AIDS!!!

I have been HIV+ for about 8 or 9 years now , and Iv'e had my
share of OI's all that are kept under control with good health as
well as my 22pill-a-Day regime. But my ouestion is ....what is
full blown Aids??? I'am... Read more »