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Quality of life for long-term HIV+ Persons. What to expect if diagnosed with multple HIV related illnesses?

I have been HIV+ for about 10 years now. Ive been on several different medication regimes, since I was first diagnosed, and my counts have all been excellent over the years (CD4 above 400 and Viral load undetectable). Ive also had the same Doctor...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The Side Effect of therapy forum is focused on brief discussions of side effects of specific HIV medication. In general there is continued concern that long term infection with HIV can lead to premature aging and maybe associated with a wide range... Read more »

Newly diagnosed with HIV "can i live?"

dear expert,i am recently diagnosed pos for HIV. i am getting mad and kept myself in my room... Read more »

How long is too long to wait for treatment?

My husband was recently diagnosed with AIDS (two weeks ago). Apparently, by the C4T cell cound... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Newly Diagnosed or Long-Term Survivor -- What Everyone Should Know About HIV and Their Rights

Confidentiality Rights -- the AIDS Confidentiality Act First, your HIV status should not be disclosed by you to anyone except those people who absolutely need to know (doctors, health care providers, etc.), close friends, most-trusted confidants,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Experts, Doctors Voice Concerns About Health Problems Seen Among Long-Term HIV/AIDS Survivors

Some experts and doctors recently have voiced concerns that people who were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in the early years of the epidemic are experiencing "prematur[e]" or "disproportionate numbers" of ailments associated with aging, the New York... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Diagnoses in Australia: Diverging Epidemics Within a Low-Prevalence Country

In order to track recent trends in HIV infection in Australia, the authors undertook an analysis of national surveillance system data from 1993 through 2006. During the study years, 12,313 new diagnoses of HIV infection were reported in Australia.... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Life and Death and HIV on Long Island: Lycia Davis

  Lycia Davis Lycia Davis was diagnosed with HIV in 1992. I grew up on Long Island and I spent most of my life there. When I was diagnosed with HIV in 1992 I didn't feel sick, but I was prescribed AZT. I was extremely nervous about taking... Read more »
Connect With Others

Newly Diagnosed Support Group in Long Beach

Posted by MichaelLB
We've just started a new drop-in support group in Long Beach, CA for folks who have a new HIV diagnosis. We'll be talking about disclosure, dating, and safer sex issues; managing medical care, understanding lab work, and treatment options; and... 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 my life was going to change at all, but now the more I know that... Read more »

Newly Diagnosed w/ HIV- Partner

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was diagnosed HIV+ on March 29th. As shocked as I was, I have been handling everything pretty good. My main concern has been getting on the right path, finding the right doctor, getting all the initial tests done, so I know where this is headed.... Read more »

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 »