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How Long Will I Live After Aids Diagnosis

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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
..."HIV 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... Read more »

Defining AIDS (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION, 2010)

If a persons cell count bounces back up above 200, or they beat an opportunistic infection, they... Read more »

Chemo and CD-4 counts (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION 2009)

I am a HIV+ 37 year old male who is very healthy except for fighting KS in my colon and stomach. I... 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

HIV Among African Americans

...reflectsthe largest increase in rates of HIV diagnoses by race or ethnicity. In 2008, an estimated 18,328 blacks received an AIDS diagnosis, a number that has remained relatively stable since 2005. By the end of 2007, an estimated 233,624... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...diseases that have come to be associated with AIDS in Africa -- such as wasting syndrome, diarrheal diseases and TB -- have long been severe burdens there. However, high rates of mortality from these diseases, formerly confined to the elderly and... Read more »
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From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

... From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis HIV/AIDS Advocates Offer Their Tips Click here to view our collection of tips from HIV-positive people. Read more »
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Recent AID's Diagnosis: What should I expect?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...for questions on what to expect & avoid now? Or does anyone have any helpful anwers? Can anyone tell me statisticly, how long is the average life expectancy? I know this is taboo among professionals but I believe education is empowering!!! ... Read more »

On the rise 3.5 years post HIV/AIDS diagnosis

Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 Replies
...Your body will return. I am confident I wont die of AIDS anymore. I'll probably have a heartattack from all the crap I eat long before that! LOL And also my doctor is changing my Epivir and Viread combo to Truvada, so now I am going to be taking... Read more »

HELP !! CD4 170 AIDS DIAGNOSIS-- IS THIS THE END?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...is down to 170 and my once undetectable viral load is now detectable. What's the average timeframe a person survives after an AIDS diagnosis ? I want to see whats coming so I can face and fight it head on. Read more »

AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
...treatment a distant dream. Yet at 59 he is alive, thanks to a cocktail of drugs that changed the course of an epidemic. But with longevity has come a host of unexpected medical conditions, which challenge the prevailing view of AIDS as a... Read more »