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Late Stage Of Hiv Patients

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

... HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you feel sick, you are sick; if you feel healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing
Ask the Experts

Final Stages of Aids

My 35 year old son was diagnosed with HIV several/many years ago. He has been on again and off again with taking his medication for years. Most recently (only a few months) he has been seeing a doctor and has been taking medication. Unfortunately,...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...treatments.As for the final stages of AIDS, it's very individual- much depends on the nature of the complications that the patient has. It certainly sounds like your son is quite ill- hopefully these many symptoms can improve with... Read more »

HIV/cardiolipin antibodies etc.

Dear Doctor Holodniy:Can you please advise on two sets of Q's?a. do many HIV positive folk test positive for cardiolipin and ANA antibodies and/or have a high Sed Rate during the "quiet" period (after acute infection and before onset of AIDS)? Any...
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
...a. Not rigorously studied.b. Can be seen in early and late disease. Read more »

late stage cbc

hello dr.- you recently stated that a cbc count would remain normal in early stage hiv disease. But would the cbc be abnormal in late stage hiv?
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
...It certainly can be low in patients with AIDS. It is usually a multifactorial reason (drugs, other infections, etc),which cause this to happen.MH Read more »

information recently released, is this good

Dr. Young,I am sending this to you because i feel that it is some breakthrough info regarding HE2000. I would like to know if there is anyway we can help bring this product to approval here in US to treat HIV. What is your outake?Kyle ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...not yet proven drugs (with proven safety, proven efficacy)-- indeed a majority of phase II compounds never get past the next stage of clinical trials (phase III) nor get FDA approval. BY Read more »
Articles
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Smallpox Vaccination and the Patient With HIV/AIDS

...unvaccinated immunocompetent patients with naturally acquired disease is about 30 percent in the general population, it is speculated that the mortality rate would be much higher in patients with HIV and this risk would correlate inversely with... Read more »
HIV Medicine Association

This HIV Testing Day, HIV Clinics Face Funding Shortfall for Lifesaving Patient Care

...study in Clinical Infectious Diseases found that many HIV-infected people in the U.S. and Canada already start HIV care too late, after their immune systems have been damaged and after the time recommended by current federal HIV treatment... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

ACTG 175: Anti-HIV Therapy Lowers Risk of AIDS, Death in Patients with Intermediate-Stage HIV Disease

...treatment regimens," Dr. Fauci says. A total of 2,467 HIV-infected volunteers participated in ACTG 175, most of whom had no HIV-related symptoms at study entry. Patients were enrolled at 43 sites of the NIAID-supported AIDS Clinical Trials Group,... Read more »
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HIV JournalView

...higher in HIV-infected versus HIV-uninfected individuals (HR: 1.57; 95% CI: 1.25-1.96), with 92% dying from lung cancer. Advanced cancer staging and black race correlated with worse survival; HIV infection was not associated with increased... Read more »
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Asymptomatic Stage Hiv

Posted by nuthugger24, 2 Replies
...Positive experts say after ars a person will go into an asymptomatic phase. During this phase they say you will have no symptoms related to Hiv except possible swollen lymphnodes. My question is: when you have hiv and you already have generalized... Read more »

AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
...constellation of ailments showing up prematurely or in disproportionate numbers among the first wave of AIDS survivors to reach late middle age. There have been only small, inconclusive studies on the causes of aging-related health problems... Read more »

Joint Pain? AnonOne? Aids2HIV?

Posted by WhatDoIDo, 1 Reply
...right knee. The joint pain by my knee comes and goes. It will hurt for 2 seconds, disappear and then come back like 2 minutes later. Is this how joint pain is when it's an ARS or do ALL the joints hurt? Thank You Read more »

HIV-PET Scan

Posted by Anonymous
...as the peripheral nodes come online, then the hilar and other torso nodes become more active during chronic infection. In the late stages of HIV-1 infection, the hilar lymph nodes burn out and bowel lymph nodes become active, especially those at... Read more »