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In What Year Was Hiv First Diagnosed

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nearly 300 New HIV-Positive Diagnosed in Estonia in First Half of Year

Estonia registered 292 new HIV infections in the first six months of 2008, of whom 164 are men and 128 women, according to data from the Health Inspectorate. Most of the newly diagnosed cases are in people ages 20-34. The largest increase in new... Read more »

My First Pill: Starting HIV Treatment for the First Time

@import url(/css/southern.css); Share Your Stories My First Pill: Starting HIV Treatment for the First Time --> About This Series: Whether it was AZT or Atripla, the 1980s or the 2010s, a person living with HIV who is on treatment always... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Editorials, Opinion Pieces on 25 Years of AIDS

Several editorials and opinion pieces recently addressed the 25th anniversary of the first AIDS diagnosis in the U.S. Twenty five years after the first cases were diagnosed, AIDS-related illnesses now are the No. 1 cause of death worldwide among... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Newly diagnosed/first labs

Hi! My initial experience since being diagnosed HIV+ Jan. 9 has been less than informative and I have a question about my numbers. My first lab results showed CD4 count of 455 and a CD4 percent of 16%. My CD8 count was 1998 with a percent of 69%...
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
Let's see if we can dissect this all. Your CD8 count is markedly elevated in response to HIV infection and that is a good thing. That drives your ratio down. CD8 cells are the main cell that fights HIV infection. Although it is possible that... Read more »

My first tcell dip after 3 years of meds

Dear Dr. Bob, I know your forum is on Safe Sex and Prevention, but I have always found your responses about HIV treatment and meds to be the best on any forum -- so I seem to gravitate to you for this. So sorry to increase your workload. My story:...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your dip in absolute CD4 cells is not worrisome, particularly in light of the fact your CD4 percent increased significantly from 12.8% to 15.6%. The absolute CD4 count does indeed fluctuate for a whole variety of reasons. You need to follow... Read more »

First time in 5 years my numbers are falling

I was diagnosed with borderline AIDS/HIV (TCell count was 200)back in 2005. I had been on Sustiva/Truvada for a year then put on Atripla 4 years ago. My TCell count continued to climb all the way up to 659 and undetectable. My last appointment a...
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
Although you don't indicate what your CD4% is, I think it is likely that you have a stable CD4% and the decrease in CD4 count is not significant, given your continued undetectable viral load. Unfortunately, if it has been 5 years since the... Read more »

treatment within the first year

I have recently been diagnosed with HIV. My doctor tells me that I have only contractd the virus within the last year. My couts are 400/50,000. He is strongly recommending I begin Kaletra with either Epzicom or Truvada in order to stop the spread...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. Starting early, aggressive therapy for HIV could potentially be better in the long run. This is speculative though, and does deviate from treatment guidelines. It is certainly ok to choose this approach as long as you... Read more »
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Meeting someone first time since diagnosed

Posted by Bbi, 2 Replies
I got infected 3 months ago and started treatment 3 weeks ago. I've been single for 9 years and now that I am POZ I want another partner. I have met someone I like who hasn't been tested in 2 years and admits he has had some unsafe sex during the... Read more »

seven years ago i was diagnosed with hiv...

Posted by Anonymous
Seven years ago, I was diagnosed with hiv. My Tcell count was
under 500, and the doc immediately prescribed AZT. When I
suggested that I didn't want to take something so toxic, he said,
"I'm tired of young gay men telling me that they won't take... Read more »

i was first diagnosed with hiv in jan. 1996

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi! My name is Chris and I was first diagnosed with HIV in
January of 1996. My CD4 count was 58. I had just moved to Rio
Rancho, NM from Chicago to be with family because I knew
something was very wrong. I was hospitalized for 5 days then
released... Read more »

recently diagnosed 70 year old with depression

Posted by davidgi, 7 Replies
I was diagnosed pos. I am 70 year old with 4 children and four grandchildren. I got drunk 16 days ago and gave fellatio to a Thai lady boy. An HIV/NAT test is positive.I was negative on all tests before that. I am a chronic worrier and am... Read more »