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How Many Years After Diagnosis To Start Treatment

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HIV for 20 years and current AIDS diagnosis...but recovering

My BF has been poz for at least 20 years. Has resistance to many meds. In 11/2007 restarted therapy, and is 100% compliant. Inital labs in 10/2007 were: CD4 (5)..yes, five! and VL (275,000). As of 12/2007 CD4 (41) and VL (114)...yes 114! Takes...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Yes, it is entirely possible to recover from AIDS and have CD4s increase to over 200.. many of our readers have done exactly that. One place to start a scientific review of this topic is to look at the success rates or CD4... 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 »

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 »
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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 †

...2000-based postcensal civilian population estimates. From 1997 to 2007, a substantially higher rate of men than women aged ≥45 years were hospitalized with a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS. Hospitalization rates for men in this age group increased... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Behaviors of Recently HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men in the Year Post-Diagnosis: Effects of Drug Use and Partner Types

...unprotected anal intercourse, drug use, antiretroviral therapy (ART) use, detectable viral load, and partnership dynamics over one year were employed to predict recent UAI in a random effect logistic regression. Over a year, participants... Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...that still discriminate against HIVers simply because of their status. HIV treatment has changed drastically in the past 15 years. Now, most people in developed countries only need to take medications once or twice a day to keep HIV in check for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Uganda: Early Diagnosis of HIV Still Elusive

...(ART). However, just 40 percent of severely immune-compromised children were receiving treatment by the end of September that year, mostly in urban areas. In June 2008, the World Health Organization set guidelines calling for all children... Read more »
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On the rise 3.5 years post HIV/AIDS diagnosis

Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 Replies
...enormous improvement even after I had been concerned I screwed myself by not catching the disease earlier. Over the last 3.5 years, I have seen fairly steady gains after being immediately placed on HARRT. Just last week I went to a new doctor in... Read more »

Hiv-diagnosis about two months ago

Posted by Noa, 7 Replies
...Hi, I am a 23-year old girl from Belgium, and trying to get in touch with other girls/women of more or less the same age as me, or who got infected Read more »

IN THE THROWS OF A RECENT DIAGNOSIS OF POSITIVE

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
WELL .,HERE i AM AT 52....having survived the first and second waves of HIV as a gay man in NYC in 1975-1983..and find myself now...in 2006 facing this disease ...like you all are.. I am a hep c survivor...took that treatment and tolerated it... Read more »

How do you cope with a HIV+ diagnosis.

Posted by sunkyst, 5 Replies
...I am really out of my mind with worry. I am a 34 year old gay man and I had sex back on Feb 11 with a guy I met online. I was the passive partner and this guy topped me. I think Read more »