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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 »

HIV/HepC diagnosis

My partner of over 20 years has just been diagnosed with HIV and Hepatitis C. He has withdrawn and won't speak to me at all. I feel helpless. What should I do?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Your partner needs some time to adjust to his diagnosis of these two infections. I think it would be helpful if you could attend his medical appointments to show your support. Your 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 »

WOW what test is that?

HelloFirst let me start by telling you how wonderful your site is. I would like to say for an out gay man who was diagnoses positive in october and who has friends who are positive, its hard to come out again. This site gives me GREAT support. ...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...- you didn't say. Genotypic testing is recommended at baseline for HIV to determine if you have drug resistance.If you have hepatitis C infection, you will also have genotypic testing to determine what type of hepatitis C you have - there are... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

An Algorithm for Tuberculosis Screening and Diagnosis in People With HIV

...with HIV. In some countries, up to 50 percent of these patients die during TB treatment, usually within two months of the TB diagnosis. Delayed diagnosis is probably a significant contributor to high mortality, an international team of... Read more »
The Well Project

Hepatitis B

... Table of Contents What Is Hepatitis B? How is HBV Spread? Diagnosis and Treatment HIV Treatment for People Who Are Also Infected With HBV Prevention Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Estimated Lifetime Risk for Diagnosis of HIV Infection Among Hispanics/Latinos -- 37 States and Puerto Rico, 2007

... In 2008, the annual rate of diagnosis with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the United States for Hispanics/Latinos (25.0 per 100,000 population) was Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Behavioural Predictors of Subsequent Hepatitis C Diagnosis in a U.K. Clinic Sample of HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men

...current study sought to examine the associations between self-reported high-risk sexual behaviors and subsequent diagnosis of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The Sex, Health and Anti-Retrovirals Project (SHARP) was a cross-sectional study of... 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 »

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 »

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 »