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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
...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 of conditions which... Read more »

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... 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 »
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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...having safer sex is always critical). However, because of the stigma and guilt that still surrounds HIV, because HIV was so long thought of as a death sentence, and -- let's face it -- because HIV still is a serious disease to have, coping... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions and Answers: The 15% Increase in HIV Diagnoses From 2004-2007 in 34 States and General Surveillance Report Questions

...Americans? It should not be concluded that the annual number of new HIV infections among older Americans is increasing based on HIV diagnosis data alone. HIV diagnosis data should be interpreted with caution as some persons may have been... Read more »
The Body

From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...stay on top of this. But I would say, just allow yourself to grieve, and then, when you get through grieving, realize that HIV/AIDS is no longer a terminal illness. You're not going to necessarily die -- if you take care of yourself. You can live... Read more »
The Body

Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...old. This is a scary thing, but I don't want anybody to feel scared or anything like that. I'm not a doctor, but the best diagnosis for me -- and I really think it is for anybody -- is not to put your head down. If you put your head down,... 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 »

How long have I had HIV?

Posted by redbull, 1 Reply
...Do your #'s necessarily dictate how long you have had HIV? When I was diagnosed in 5/09 my cd4 was 94 and my VL was 400K. After being on atripla for 2 1/2 months my Read more »

Just got diagnosed with HIV

Posted by lgb, 3 Replies
...living a healthy life, I dont what to do, but I do know that I want to live a normal life and be able to stay in the military as long as I can, but I dont want it to end now 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 »