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How Long Can Someone Remain An Elite Controller

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What constitute a long term non-progressor or an elite controller?

In August 2005 I received a positive HIV diagnosis. BY September/October I did my blood count and my cd4 was about 321 and viral load was 7,000. In a few months I did another and my numbers were Cd 376 and vl 5000. It kept within that range and I...
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
...its own. Many of the elite controllers have undetectable (or low detectable like yours) viral loads and a CD4 count > 500 and long term nonprogressors are variably defined as having a normal CD4 count with an undetectable or low (such as yours)... Read more »

I'm unfortunately a long long time reader.

Hello Dr.I have worried and obsessed about the possibility of being hiv+ for almost 10 years of my... Read more »

A Long Term, Long Sleeping Survivor

Dear Dr. Bob,It's been a long time since I've visited this site, but you're obviously still doing... Read more »
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Even Among Long-Term HIV Nonprogressors, Some Signs of Heightened Cardiovascular Risk Exist, U.S. Study Finds

...cardiovascular risk. The study involved just 26 people: 13 HIV-negative volunteers were matched by age, race and sex to 13 HIV long-term nonprogressors (LTNPs), a small proportion of HIV-positive people who have never taken HIV medication, but... Read more »
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A Long-Term Survivor

...out. He wanted to hear about what happened from the mid-1980s, when the book ends, through the intervening years. We had a very long lunch that afternoon. One story I told him about the old days concerned a remarkable collection of people --... Read more »
Terri Wilder

Eight Characteristics of Long-Term Survivors of HIV/AIDS

...Atlanta for people living with HIV. I love doing this workshop and think that it is a valuable guide for people on living a long life with HIV. At THRIVE! I do a workshop called "THRIVING with HIV." It is based on a 1987 research study... Read more »
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So Long to New York's HIV Care Networks

... As of December 31, 2010, the HIV Care Networks of New York State will no longer exist. The New York State Ryan White Part B HIV Care Networks' mission is to promote a coordinated community response that Read more »
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How long...?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
can HIV live in a syrindge? Read more »

How long before I lose my newbie status

Posted by impoz, 1 Reply
Just curious ROFL Read more »

How long after "symptoms" would you test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...How long after "symptoms" would you test positive regardless if you have ARS or not..... Read more »

how long for results

Posted by Anonymous
...i am wondering how long does it take to do an elisa test and a wb test? Thanks Read more »