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Neuropathy Four Months Post Infection

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cd count drop over four months

my partner is hiv post.ive . her cd count has drop from her last test the test was four months ago . it has droped from 250 to 135 . what could cause this . ...
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
You don't indicate what her HIV viral load count is, or whether she is on HIV treatment. HIV infection and other factors such as ongoing infections could also contribute to a decline in CD4 count.... Read more »

four months after needlestick injury, please advise

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Women With HIV Who Breastfeed Exclusively Longer Than Four Months Have Lower Risk of Transmitting Virus to Infants, Study Shows

"The amount of HIV in an infected mother's breast milk spikes when weaning begins, according to a study published [Wednesday] in Science Translational Medicine," Nature reports. "The findings are likely to add urgency to efforts to ensure that... Read more »

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Almost four months later

Posted by Trav, 1 Reply
Since the last time I posted my viral load has come down from half a million to 8,000. I do not know what my CD4 count is anymore last I heard it was 242. When I asked my dr he said he didn't check it and not to woory about it. Has this happen to... Read more »


Posted by goingmad, 3 Replies
i am curious if people here have tested past the 13 week window? I have crazy symptoms....and have had my 3 month negative Read more »

6 Month Window, Shernoff, Wasting Life Post?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I saw a recent post dated May 15, 2001 on Michael Shernoff's mental health column. The post was entitled "Wasting Life" and in it, a man was talking about how depressed he was that he had had unsafe sex (I believe with another man) once and gotten... Read more »

Disability determination in four months

Posted by lilfshrmn, 2 Replies
Unbelievable! Received my award letter from Social Security within five months. No feigning illness here. Serious cognitive, physical, emotional impairment...Low CD4 numbers, several OIs, cooperative ID Dr. greatly assisted case, Still... Read more »