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How Many People Are Diagnosed With Hiv Annually In The Us

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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

... Advice for the Newly Diagnosed Damaries Cruz Diagnosed in 1991 "When I was diagnosed I had to find a way to turn this horrible thing, this negative thing, into a positive. I had a choice: I could sit there and cry and let this thing eat me alive
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Was diagnosed with full blown aids 20 years ago yet...

While donating plasma at my local plasma center 20 years ago I was called into the doctors office one day.He rather coldly got straight to the point and let me know that my last blood test sample came back posative for full blown aids.He asked me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...blown AIDS!"2. Blood plasma donation centers screen for HIV disease to protect the blood supply. Their tests are not meant to be diagnostic. And these centers do not routinely (if ever) run immunological studies, such as CD4 cell counts, 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 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
...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 therapy.... 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 have been undergoing Taxol treatment for my KS since Dec 08 until now June 1, 09. My oncologist and I decided to take a break till Mid-July because my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You seem to be most worried about the diagnosis of AIDS because your CD4 count has dropped below 200. Actually you qualified for the AIDS diagnosis when your Kaposi's sarcoma Read more »

AIDS diagnosis (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION)

12 months ago I was diagnosed with AIDS as a result of an NHL diagnosis. My CD4 was 40 and VL was 750,000. After 12 mos, my CD4 is 274, VL is <40 (new testing has triggered and no longer undetectable) I'm on Atripla and take 100-200mg of CQ10...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Congratulations on your improved health status. Regarding the AIDS diagnosis, that remains even if your CD4 count rises above the 200 mark. (See below.) As far as how much immune reconstitution (rise Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

QuickStats: Annual Rates* of Hospitalization With a Diagnosis of HIV/AIDS Among Persons Aged ≥45 Years, by Sex -- National Hospital Discharge Survey, United States, 1997-2007 †

...10,000 population. † Annual hospitalizations estimated from hospital discharges during 1997-2007 with any-listed HIV/AIDS diagnoses codes 042 and V08 using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Arkansas: Fear Causes Risky Delay in HIV Tests, Experts Say

...with HIV annually in Arkansas. African Americans account for 47 percent of new HIV infections and 36 percent of new AIDS cases every year in the state. A delay in testing, and consequently diagnosis, has devastating effects, Dedner said. In... 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

... CDC's new HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report shows that from 2004-2007, HIV diagnoses increased 15% in the 34 states that have long-term, name based HIV reporting. Why? There are four main reasons that could Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV in the United States: An Overview

...decade. 2 This estimate has been relatively stable since the late 1990s -- despite more people living with HIV infection every year and, thus, increased opportunities for transmission to occur. CDC expects to release the next incidence... Read more »
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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 Read more »

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 »

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 »

On the rise 3.5 years post HIV/AIDS diagnosis

Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 Replies
...Well, just some words of encouragement for anyone who is particularly new to this whole thing. After diagnosis in Dec 2002 when I was in very bad shape by the time we found out it was HIV (CD4 = 50, VL >650,000, thrush, wasting, Read more »