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How Many People Have Hiv And Don't Know It

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...causes AIDS. Most of these tests look for "antibodies" to HIV. Antibodies are proteins produced by the immune system to fight a specific germ. Other types of HIV test look for signs that the virus itself is in the blood. When people already know they are infected with HIV they might get other "HIV" tests. These measure how quickly the virus is multiplying (a viral load test, see Fact Sheet 125 ) or the strength of your immune system (a CD4...
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t cells

I am still really confused about what is normal and what is not. My Tcell counts started around 230 and then I was put on Atripla and my t cell count is now 600-680. my viral load has always been undetectable. But my tcells have stayed in this range...
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
...Yes. Your current count is in the normal range (500-1500) in people without HIV infection. We don't normally get CD4 counts in people without HIV infection, so we don't know what your preinfection Read more »

Pain Management

I have tried everyway my Doctorand I could and nothing worked but Oxycontin and Oxycone as a breack through mediction, suggested by a specialist for debilitating lipodysrphy lipoatrophy, peripheral neauropathy and firbomyalgia, to mention some.They...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...the dose if it is working well for your peripheral neuropathy. I imagine you are on a number of other drugs (antiretrovirals?).People with HIV experience a variety of psychiatric symptoms due to Sustiva. It is the most common cause of sleep... Read more »

Do nurses have the right to know?

I am a nursing student and I was wondering if there was anything out there about whether or not I have a right to know in one of my clients has AIDS/HIV? What is your opinion on the ethical issue on health care workers knowing or not?
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...fluid/breast milk as if it is infectious. Universal precautions are the only protection you can rely on. Here's why: 1. Most people with HIV don't know it, and couldn't answer you if you asked. 2. Many are in the window period, and would test... Read more »

how long??

is it possible to aprocsimatly know how long my partner had idhis cd4 count is 104 and virus is 160000
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
...Not likely, unless there are previously known negative HIV test results. Although people without treatment tend to lose around 50 CD4 cells per year, we don't normally get CD4 counts in people without HIV infection, Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Half of Montreal HIV Transmissions by People Who Don't Know They're Infected

...tests to determine length of time since infection and to track the virus' path. Its findings indicate that each newly infected person transmitted HIV to eight other people on average, said Bluma Brenner, a McGill AIDS researcher at Jewish... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Why People With HIV Still Die -- And Why They Don't Have To ...

...Prevention. U.S. HIV and AIDS cases reported through June 2000. Midyear edition Vol. 12, No. 1. Table 27. Estimated deaths of persons with AIDS, by race/ethnicity and year of death, 1993 through 1999, United States. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: New HIV Cases Show No Links, Says Morrow

...on AIDS of Syracuse (BLCAS), Morrow said there does not seem to be a direct link among the cases. "Which means there are more people with HIV out there who don't know it," she said. "HIV is a lifetime sentence of medications and risk of... Read more »
The Body

Studies Highlight Vitamin D Deficiency Prevalence and Possible Risk Factors in People With HIV

...Download PDF Dao C, Patel P, Pals S, et al, and the SUN Study Investigators. Assessment of vitamin D levels among HIV-infected persons in the study to understand the natural history of HIV/AIDS in the era of effective therapy: SUN study .... Read more »
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KNOWING SPREADING HIV AROUND

Posted by Jazzy1973, 5 Replies
...BECAUSE I KNOW SOMEONE WHO GOES ON LINE AND MEET PEOPLE AND HAVE SEX WITH THEM& AFTER THEY GET FINISH THAN THEY TELL THE PERSON. THAT'S WRONG! Read more »

window period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi, I was wondering how many of you guys seroconverted after 3 moths. I hear so much about it, like only unhealthy or ppl with chronic infections seroconvert after 3 months, I thought about asking it to the ppl with experience. Thanx, for all the... Read more »

Thanks for teaching us!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...treating each other like family. It is really really nice, that you people ( like Erika, Jazz, and the others ), has such great personality !!.. You face the life with a lot of optimist, and I admire that . A lot of negative people don't live... Read more »

some people I just don't understand

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...going to give 10% to some kind of charity. I suggested giving the money to aids research. He said no way would I do that 98% of people brought it on themself. It just upsets me that people don't understand if they don't help find a cure for this... Read more »