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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...twice a day to keep HIV in check for many years. Side effects are milder and less common than they've ever been. It's completely possible for many people with HIV to live their lives no differently than they had before their diagnosis (although healthier living becomes more important, and 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...
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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
...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 »

Ziagen - Rash

I have been on Ziagen for two years without incedent. This past week I've developed a rash, which began on the sides of my fingers, then moved up my forearms. It has also begun on my feet and ankles, knees and elbows. The rash starts as clusters...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...(Ziagen) after two years--I would consider getting a dermatologist to exam you to better define the diagnosis and treatment. Hypersensitivity reactions to abacavir generally will have other symptoms (fever, fatigue, trouble breathing, stomach... 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 in Read more »

Hypersensitive Reaction to Trizivir?

I started taking Trizivir (my first time with any hiv medication) 14 days ago and I am extremely concerned that I am having a hypersensitive reaction to it. I had nausea for about 10 days and then on the 11th day I started getting flu like...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...In my experience it can be a challenge to sort out abacavir hypersensitivity reaction from a bad cold but there are a few features that can help. If the symptoms worsen in a step wise manner when you take the Trizivir Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Somatic Symptoms: Mental Health Approach and Differential Diagnosis

...Melatonin-Agonist Drugs Recommendation: Clinicians should advise patients of the potential side effects, particularly severe hypersensitivity reactions such as anaphylaxis and angioedema, of melatonin and melatonin-agonist therapy. ... Read more »
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Secondary Syphilis and Abacavir Hypersensitivity Reaction

... Secondary Syphilis and Abacavir Hypersensitivity Reaction (Poster 482) Authored by C. Kutler, E. Birenbaum, B. Koll, D. Mildvan, S. Yancovitz, Beth Israel Medical Ctr. New York, NY Read more »
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The National HIV/AIDS Strategy at the 2010 National Summit on HIV Diagnosis, Prevention, and Access to Care

...Infectious Diseases, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services . The closing panel of the 2010 National Summit on HIV Diagnosis, Prevention, and Access to Care provided an in-depth discussion of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS)... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Important Safety-Related Label Update for Ziagen (Abacavir Sulfate)

...has been added to the Medication Guide: Under What is the most important information I should know about ZIAGEN? Serious Allergic Reaction to Abacavir. ZIAGEN contains abacavir (also contained in EPZICOM and TRIZIVIR). Patients taking ZIAGEN... Read more »
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Mystery Diagnosis casting- Lipodystrophy Stories

Posted by mysteryd08
...We are currently casting for the eighth season of Mystery Diagnosis. We profile stories of people dealing with rare medical conditions or diseases who have struggled to find a diagnosis, and have 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 »

Sex after diagnosis

Posted by efive, 3 Replies
I have a question I would like the answer to (if anyone knows) before my next doctor's appointment. If you're on meds and have sex with another positive person, what is the level of danger that you might acquire a resistant form of the virus? Read more »

STILL unsure of diagnosis

Posted by dj1979, 7 Replies
An update - or not....went to another place to be tested, rapid test POSITIVE, although line was faint - had blood drawn AGAIN to confirm (?) - results Monday. Hubby also got tested - he is NEGATIVE!!! Guy I had affair with has opted NOT to get... Read more »