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Not Sick For A Long Time After Hiv Diagnosis

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After diagnosis/long time treatment

I've been HIV pos for 10 yrs (was diagnosed shortly after exposure). 2 yrs ago I was finally put on HAART...(Atripla). I maintain the best treatment/follow up my Medicare/Medicaid will afford me. I had been being seen and blood drawn every...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Dear Alabama Gal,Many docs do feel comfortable seeing patients every 6 months if they have been stable for a long time. In New York State, we recommend a visit each trimester (every 4 months) at least. That being said, I do have patients who are... Read more »

HIV test taking a long time to show positive result

I'm not sure this is the right forum, but I couldn't find any other that's more... Read more »

long time survivor still fearing the worst

Dr Horwath, I was diagnosed with AIDS in 1992, the Dr said I might have been infected as long as... Read more »
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An HIV-Anniversary ER Trip During Sick Season

Brooke Davidoff Four years ago on Jan. 8 I was diagnosed ; yesterday Myles my three year old and I spent a good two-plus hours in an emergency room waiting room waiting to see what was going on with my husband Keanen. Keanen has been sick since... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV-2) Seroprevalence at the Time of HIV-1 Diagnosis and Seroincidence After HIV-1 Diagnosis in an Ethnically Diverse Cohort of HIV-1-Infected Persons

Researchers in the current study sought to determine herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) seroprevalence at HIV-1 diagnosis and seroincidence one year or more after HIV diagnosis. HSV type-specific antibodies were detected using enzyme immunoassay in... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

To Treat or Not To Treat ...

Let's say you have just received an HIV diagnosis, due to Pneumocystis pneumonia, a CD4 count of 120 and viral load at 260,000. Ask 100 doctors if you should be treated with antivirals (in addition to antibiotics and subsequent prophylaxis for the... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Life and Death and HIV on Long Island: Lycia Davis

  Lycia Davis Lycia Davis was diagnosed with HIV in 1992. I grew up on Long Island and I spent most of my life there. When I was diagnosed with HIV in 1992 I didn't feel sick, but I was prescribed AZT. I was extremely nervous about taking... Read more »
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Worried Sick.. Is Yeast Infectious for HIV? (Long)

Posted by kdman, 2 Replies
Hey all,

I've been reading these boards and Dr Bob's Q&A's over the past month and a bit... and it's helped as well as disheartened at the same time.

I've been a textbook "Worried Well" over the past several weeks. I hope to believe that severe... Read more »

just got sick found out hiv + at 50

Posted by mike817, 4 Replies
my life is upside down I was just in the hospital for two weeks had tested neg two years ago now positive and my world is upside down. I started meds and I have little knowledge as to what I am going to experience over the coming months years. At 50... Read more »

Long-time v. Newer Positive Status

Posted by Since4Ever, 1 Reply
There was a question of what was the hardest part of living with a virus.

I'm interested in how people feel about it who seroconverted after it was known what it was and how to avoid it versus those who seroconverted before it was identified.

I have a... Read more »

Long Term Symptoms without Diagnosis

Posted by concerned101, 1 Reply
I'll try to keep this brief. Here is my chronology;
1996 - no sexual contact, just kissing with exchange of saliva with a female in a foreign country. Days later, growth on underside of tongue...fleshy in color with a white tip. Over a couple of... Read more »