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Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

Introduction CD4 Cell Count Tests Why Do You Use CD4 Counts? CD4 Counts and When to Start Therapy What Do CD4 Counts Mean? Viral Load Tests How Often Should Viral Loads Be Tested? What Tests Are Used? Getting Viral Load Tests Viral Load and Women Interpreting Test Results Disease Progression and Therapy Commentary Introduction Two of the most common tests that you and your doctor will use to monitor your health are...
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HIV and the common cold

My partner has been HIV positive for about 2 years now. Recently he caught a cold, his first since being diagnosed. He is concerned that it took longer for him to get over this cold than it has in the past. Is this normal or something to be...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for your post.In general, HIV+ persons don't have worsened frequency or severity of symptoms from the common cold. It's important to recongnize that among the many viral causes of "colds", some cause more or less... Read more »

HIV / CVID (COMMON VARIABLE IMMUNODEFICIENCY) (HYPOGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA 2008)

Im a gay man, 44. Over the last 8 years I have had the tell-tail signs of swollen neck glands, soaking night sweats, shingles, persistent chest infections and bacterial pneumonia. In May 2006 I tested negative for HIV (the test was a spot of blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Actually, HIV often sends serum antibody levels up, not down. HIV causes hypergammaglobulinemia, not hypogammaglobulinemia. This is a consequence of immune activation. I'll repost some information below from the archives concerning CVID and... Read more »

How Common?

Hello,How common is HIV 2 , HIV 1 type A & O in the US. Some preliminary research I read states that is extremely small percentage.....in fact I read < 10 people nation wide.....does that seem right? I had some pretty advanced HIV tests...
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
The homework you have done on the subject is correct. It is extremely unlikely, although not impossible to become infected with one of these strains within the U.S.MH... Read more »

How Common

How common are serious side effects to treatment. Are the newer drugs better? What are the best ways to avoid side effects?...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
Medications which treat HIV can cause side effects, and some side effect, even if it is very minor, is relatively common. The good news is that many side effects are minor, and if they are more serious, that there are many different drugs to choose... Read more »
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initial symptoms of hiv - most common symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, I need some help from others with hiv. What was and when did it hit you the inital onset of strange symptoms. I know one said they felt whipped out with tired feeling. Was that immed. after sexual episode or acouple weeks later. Also, were... Read more »

Common questions/concerns about HIV/AIDS please read

Posted by kbuddy77, 1 Reply

Questions and Answers about HIV
1. What is HIV? What is AIDS?
2. Who can get HIV?
3. What are the ways in which HIV can be spread from one person to another?
4. Can I get HIV from oral sex?
5. How long does HIV live outside the body?
6. Can having another... Read more »

What are common symptoms of serconversion?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
When someone is seroconvering , what are the typical symptoms? tiredness? vomiting? nausea? diarrhea? Do you feel like your body is going crazy on you? 1000 different pains here and there or ??????? Any input from the Pro's would be appreciated..... Read more »

Is it normal to feel the way i do?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
hello everyone,
I just found out this past thursday that i'm HIV+. I took the news better than i thought i would. I did not cry and i did not feel sad. when i got home from the clinic i turned on the television and watch my favorites shows, i was... Read more »