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How Is The Diagnosis Of Hiv Made

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Does 13% CD4 (< 14%) give me an AIDS diagnosis? (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION 2009)

This site has really been my best source of information and education and for that I am very grateful...Thank you! I've recently been diagnosed with HIV and I can't seem to get my head around the numbers and what they mean? From what I can tell,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...positive" was not a reportable condition until recently; however, AIDS has been for quite some time. (See below.) Once an AIDS diagnosis is made the diagnosis is not reversible even if your counts improve on combination antiretroviral therapy.... Read more »

Hiv with Throat Cancer (LATE DIAGNOSIS OF HIV AND RESULTING OPPORTUNISTIC COMPLICATIONS, 2010)

Hi, My father was diagnosed with Throat Cancer in lymph nodes year ago and treatment had gone well... Read more »

AIDS diagnosis (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION)

12 months ago I was diagnosed with AIDS as a result of an NHL diagnosis. My CD4 was 40 and VL was... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

QuickStats: Annual Rates* of Hospitalization With a Diagnosis of HIV/AIDS Among Persons Aged ≥45 Years, by Sex -- National Hospital Discharge Survey, United States, 1997-2007 †

...population estimates. From 1997 to 2007, a substantially higher rate of men than women aged ≥45 years were hospitalized with a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS. Hospitalization rates for men in this age group increased from 7.7 per 10,000 in 1997 to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Estimated Lifetime Risk for Diagnosis of HIV Infection Among Hispanics/Latinos -- 37 States and Puerto Rico, 2007

... In 2008, the annual rate of diagnosis with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the United States for Hispanics/Latinos (25.0 per 100,000 population) was Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Late Diagnosis of HIV Infection in the Era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy: Consequences for AIDS Incidence

...This study assesses the repercussions of late diagnosis of HIV infection on AIDS incidence in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy, comparing the trend of late testing versus Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Uganda: Early Diagnosis of HIV Still Elusive

..."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 of... Read more »
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Hiv-diagnosis about two months ago

Posted by Noa, 7 Replies
...girls/women of more or less the same age as me, or who got infected at the same age. I'm infected since june last year, but got the diagnosis at the beginning of this year (not a very happy newyear...!). You can contact me in English, Dutch,... Read more »

On the rise 3.5 years post HIV/AIDS diagnosis

Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 Replies
...Well, just some words of encouragement for anyone who is particularly new to this whole thing. After diagnosis in Dec 2002 when I was in very bad shape by the time we found out it was HIV (CD4 = 50, VL >650,000, thrush, wasting, all Read more »

How do you cope with a HIV+ diagnosis.

Posted by sunkyst, 5 Replies
...(tingling in my arms and legs). This seems like classic ARS symptoms. My question to HIV+ readers is how did you cope with your diagnosis? It just seems like my world is falling in around me. I can't concentrate on anything, I'm an emotional... Read more »

my HIV diagnosis was no shock to me

Posted by Anonymous
...My HIV diagnosis was no shock to me. I lost a former boyfriend in 1987, and later in life, had another boyfriend who concealed Read more »