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How Long Does It Take For The Hiv Virus To Become Full Aids

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hiv+ 10 months. too late for pep.boyfrnd died full blw aids now im +..does his strain of virus matter for me

i have been hiv+ for 10 mos. too late for pep. my cd4 804 viral load 5300. shld i begin tx.md says cd4 under 500 isnt betr to start early?my boyfrnd passed from full aids.but undetect.viral.is his strain affect me in any way. thank you very much for...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
In the US, recent guidelines recommend all people with HIV, regardless of CD4 cell count, should start HIV meds if willing and able. The 500 threshold is falling apart. Your options are to start now or watch and wait ti see what trends occur with... Read more »

Definition of long-term survivor full blown AIDS.

Although one of the articles at this site has answered this, regarding CDC defined cases of AIDS,... Read more »

How long until the virus will show up in bloodwork?

My husband was diagnosed HIV+ in August 2005. He was actually full blown when counts were done.... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Piot Warns Full Impact of HIV/AIDS Yet to Be Seen as International AIDS Society Conference Ends in Brazil

The full impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic has not yet been seen, as a record five million new HIV cases were reported worldwide last year and China and Central Asia are experiencing new outbreaks of the disease, UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

How the ACA Will Affect People Living With HIV/AIDS: Ensuring Full Implementation

Rick Perry Although the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) passage represented a potentially transformative moment in the nation's three-decade-long struggle with AIDS, its promise has yet to be realized. To help lay a foundation for ending AIDS in the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Researchers: AIDS Virus Can Hide in Bone Marrow

HIV can avoid the effects of antiretroviral therapy by hiding in long-living bone marrow cells, reawakening later to continue the cycle of infection, scientists reported on Sunday. The virus is dormant in bone marrow cells, forming a reservoir of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Full Participation in Harm Reduction Programs Is Associated With Decreased Risk for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis C Virus: Evidence From the Amsterdam Cohort Studies Among Drug Users

In this study, researchers explored the link between participation in harm reduction programs and HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) incidence among ever-injecting drug users enrolled in the Amsterdam Cohort Studies. Poisson regression was used to... Read more »
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Can you work full time through life with hiv/aids?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello,

I have been positive for a year with cd4 468 and viral load of 13K. No meds yet. I am only 36. I have been divorced twice with four children and very very large child support obligations. I have talked with my doctors and read about the... Read more »

RE: Full blown AIDS

Posted by asianboy, 3 Replies
I'm a 31-year old professional in the Philippines recently diagnosed with AIDS... it has taken a toll on my family and my career, as I have to take a leave from work while I try to improve my CD4 count. Been staying at home with my parents (and... Read more »

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 »

Can you work full time with hiv/aids forever?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello, I am an hiv positive 36 year bisexual male with two divorces. I have four children from the marriage that I have very large child support payments. These ex-wives of mine do not know I have hiv. Will I be able to work full time when on... Read more »