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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...into a positive. I had a choice: I could sit there and cry and let this thing eat me alive or I could just celebrate my life and beat it. That was my choice." Click here to read or listen to how other people disclosed their HIV status. D'Jaun Black Diagnosed in 2004 "Being HIV positive has been the greatest adventure I've ever had. I kind of want to say it's like being on a rollercoaster." Click here to read or listen to...
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Ref. My Questionable HIV Diagnosis

Dr. Frascino, your response to my presentation regarding my recent diagnosis which I had found confusing and I was going to seek a second opinion/testing, came to me as quite poignant. You proved to me that indeed you are well informed and educated...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello again Dan,I'm so glad I proved to you that I'm "well informed and educated about HIV/AIDS conditions" . It appears you have much to learn about HIV/AIDS. I suggest you begin with the section on HIV basics that can be Read more »

CD4 Counts

My brother is infected with HIV and has been for about 4 years. I have concerns about the information he is telling me as I know he doesn't want to upset me. He said he hadn't been receiving treatment because his CD4 counts were over 1200. That was...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...to answer your questions precisely; but suffice to say that your brother has a very low CD4 count, implying that he has the laboratory diagnosis of AIDS. Your brother's doctor should have started him on Bactrim (TMP/SMX) to prevent Pneumocystis... Read more »

Specific Symptoms--A ListThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Could you please give us a comprehensive list of symptoms associated with HIV/AIDS? Also, do you ever think that we will move past the stigma and deal compassionately with the human elements of this disease? Yes, I guess I'm a dreamer...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...question.AIDS is actually a group of more than 20 different diseases. It is thereforeimpossible to list every symptom associated with HIV/AIDS in this forum. There are literally dozens and dozens of symptoms related to HIV/AIDS. There's simply... Read more »

RADIOLOGICAL IMAGING IN HIV/AIDS

What are the symptoms or AIDS/HIV related opportunistic infections that can be diagonised using radiological imaging? How is the imaging done?
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
This is too complex of a question to answer here. Many infections have characteristic, or consistent findings on plain X-ray, CT, MRI or PET scans, and when coupled with history, physical findings, and laboratory results, can be used to make a... Read more »
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HIV Genetic Diversity: Emerging Clinical Issues

...Epidemiology of Transmission of HIV-1 Non-B Types and HIV-2 in the United States Presentation II: HIV-1 Non-B Subtypes and HIV-2 Laboratory Diagnosis, Monitoring and Clinical Management Presentation III: Case Presentations Presentation IV:... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...of test, but there are many locations that will provide the test for free. For testing locations, you can call the California HIV/AIDS Hotline at 1-800-367-AIDS or you can do your own referral search by visiting www.aidshotline.org . ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Microsporidiosis

... Causal Agents Life Cycle Geographic Distribution Clinical Features Laboratory Diagnosis Treatment [Brachiola spp. ] [Encephalitozoon cuniculi] [Encephalitozoon hellem] [Encephalitozoon intestinalis ( syn. Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV Viral Load Testing

...loadtest if I have already hadan HIV test? An HIV antibody test indicates whether you areinfected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.A viral load test shows how much of the HIVvirus is in your blood. While you will have anHIV antibody test... Read more »
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4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...detection, however, may be responsible for their higher analytical sensitivity. Tests to Screen for HIV Infection For the laboratory diagnosis of HIV, the mere presence of specific antibodies signals that infection has occurred. For the... Read more »

ARS symptoms vs. delayed seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...related do to whatever type of sexual encounter...I being one of them. I found some information to back up my statements... "The laboratory diagnosis of acute HIV infection may require submission of serial ELISA (and possibly quantitative viral... Read more »

On the rise 3.5 years post HIV/AIDS diagnosis

Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 Replies
...are a nuisance, but they are amazing! Stay on them. Treat yourself well. Your body will return. I am confident I wont die of AIDS anymore. I'll probably have a heartattack from all the crap I eat long before that! LOL And also my doctor is... Read more »

SOBRE TEST DE HIV...???

Posted by mincho, 2 Replies
HOLA PROFESIONALES Y AMIGOS... ME PODRIAN AYUDAR... DESPUES DE LA EXPOSICION ME HECHO DOS PRUEBAS.. TOME LA DECISION DE HACERME LAS PRUEBAS MAS QUE TODO POR PREVENCION LA CHICA ERA MI NOVIA... 2 MESES Y 4 MESES PASADOS AMBAS NEGATIVAS... PODRE... Read more »