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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...into a positive. I had a choice: I could sit there and cry and let this thing eat me alive or I could just celebrate my life and beat it. That was my choice." Click here to read or listen to how other people disclosed their HIV status. D'Jaun Black Diagnosed in 2004 "Being HIV positive has been the greatest adventure I've ever had. I kind of want to say it's like being on a rollercoaster." Click here to read or listen to...
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Recent HIV Diagnosis

I was diagnosed last Wednesday with a rapid HIV test. I had lab work drawn that day and got the lab results today My CD4 count is 554 and viral load is 1740 What do these numbers all mean? When and should I start medications?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...There is no urgency to start HIV meds. Your CD4 count is in the normal range for people without HIV infection (500-1500) and your HIV viral load level is very Read more »

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
...term "full blown AIDS," because there is no such thing as "partially 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... Read more »

schizophrenia and HIV/AIDS diagnosis late stage

we recently found my son who has been missing for 3 years. he has schizophrenia which ia 1 reason why we could not find him. He is 31 and has been in the streets. I got a call from harborview and they had him in because he had collapsed and needed...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...am so happy for you that you found your son! Don't despair, there is a lot you can do for him. Many people respond great to HIV medications and have amazing recoveries.Make sure he gets on HIV medications right away. Atripla (Sustiva+Truvada),... Read more »

Diagnosed with AIDS & pnuemona lifespan?

My boyfriend is 26 years and he was just diagnosed with AIDs after developing pneumonia. He has lost 20-30 pounds over the prior 3-4 months from chronic diareah which he never got checked out. He has always been thin but now he is just skin and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."health") with effective antiretroviral therapy. (See below for a recent example.) Your boyfriend will need to work closely with his HIV physician specialist. This will critically influence his chances for significant improvement, both short- and... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Infections on Rise in Belgium

... The number of HIV infections in Belgium among both immigrant and native groups rose by 43 percent between 1997 and 2004, the Scientific Institute Read more »
Journal Watch

Disparities in HIV Diagnoses, and Interpreting CDC-ese

... In anticipation of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (February 7), the CDC has issued a new report on the disparities in HIV diagnoses in the United States. Read more »
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From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...to 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... Read more »
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Recently Diagnosed With HIV? African Americans Share Their Advice

... Dealing with an HIV diagnosis on top of all of life's other challenges may seem too daunting a task to face. There's a huge community out there doing 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 »

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 »

My partner was diagnosed days ago

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...friend. Some days I am his worst enemy. I love him and go out of my way to do any and every thing he requests. I feel that the diagnosis has taken over my life and that my needs are put on the back burner. What can I do? please help me... I... Read more »

I was diagnosed about 4days ago

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...gay male living in nyc. I was recently admitted in the hospital for an asthma attack. While i was in there. I asked for a an HIV test just to get it done while I was in there. So that I can know of my status. So I get out the hospital and go back... Read more »