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High CD8 Count and Low RBC Count

Background - I was diagnosed 3/2002 after coming down with shingles, CD4 was 519, VL was 85000, began Trizivir. I'm focused on the partnership with my HIV specialist, nutrition, exercise, and on taking my meds. Within 3 months VL was...
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
1. A high CD8 count is a natural response to HIV infection. This is usually the result of lots of cytotoxic CD8 cells that are made in response to the infection. The blood plasma viral load is a good indicator that the meds are working but it does... Read more »

Falling RBC - do I need to change?

Dear Dr,I found out I was HIV+ Sept 2000 and I think I was probably infected in 1992. Initially my... Read more »

when will T-cells/RBC counts finally rise

Dear Dr. Frascino, MD,I have been HIV+ for almost 14 1/2 years. I have been on a number of... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rapid HIV Tests Highly Effective in Preventing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in India, Study Finds

Rapid HIV tests have been found to be highly effective in preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission in clinical trials in India, according to a study published online Tuesday in PLoS Medicine , the Times of India reports (Sinha, Times of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachussetts: Study Shows City Ranks High for HIV Infection

HIV infection among young people remains high statewide, according to a recently released study by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Local officials say cuts in state funding for school health programs and community health centers,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Violence Leads to High HIV Infection Rates in Zimbabwe

Sexual violence and cross-generational sex have led to a high HIV infection rate among young women in Zimbabwe, which lacks large-scale programs to address the problem, according to a January-May 2005 study conducted by Population Services... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Socioeconomic Differences in the Impact of HIV Infection on Workforce Participation in France in the Era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

In the current study, the authors "sought to measure the difference in employment rates between HIV-seropositive and HIV-seronegative persons and to establish whether this difference varied according to the HIV-infected persons' socioeconomic... Read more »
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HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show: Study
Reuters Health
10.18.01

HIV may be highly transmissible before an infected person experiences its first, flu-like symptoms, and before HIV tests can detect the virus, researchers reported last week.... Read more »

Highly resistant HIV

Posted by BeerMe30, 3 Replies
I have posted under different topics, really never sure which one is right. It has been a month after finding out positive. I just found out my lab results yesterday and it shows I have a high resistant form of HIV. I am just looking to hear from... Read more »

Should I be worried about HIV-2 (high risk exposure, symptoms)

Posted by HIV2Scared, 1 Reply
Hello everyone!

I am a 20-year-old female who just returned from studying abroad in Cuba. I had unprotected vaginal sex one time with a bisexual man and gave him oral sex. He came in my mouth but did not come inside me during vaginal sex.

6 days... Read more »

very high risk, boyfriend hiv+, am in a panic

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
i live in italy. i met him last april and fell in love with him immediatelly. i knew there was something going on. in june i found out thru a common friend he had had hepatitis b. I asked him several times if he might be hiv+ he answerd no. in june... Read more »