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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans

... African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV in the United States (US). At the end of 2007, blacks accounted for almost half (46%) of people living with a diagnosis of HIV infection in the 37 states and 5 US dependent areas with long-term, confdential, name-based HIV reporting. In 2006, blacks accounted for nearly half (45%) of new infections in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Even though new
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Defining AIDS (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION, 2010)

If a persons cell count bounces back up above 200, or they beat an opportunistic infection, they are still considered to have AIDS. Why is that? I found out that I had HIV 17 years ago when I became extremely ill with flu-like symptoms but I also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of full blown AIDS is used as a criterion for tracking the epidemic and allocating federal funds. Reporting requirements for HIV infection (not full blown AIDS) vary from state to state. However all cases of AIDS must, by law, be reported to the... Read more »

Was diagnosed with full blown aids 20 years ago yet...

While donating plasma at my local plasma center 20 years ago I was called into the doctors office one day.He rather coldly got straight to the point and let me know that my last blood test sample came back posative for full blown aids.He asked me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...term "full blown AIDS," because there is no such thing as "partially blown AIDS!"2. Blood plasma donation centers screen for HIV disease to protect the blood supply. Their tests are not meant to be diagnostic. And these centers do not routinely... Read more »

Delayed HIV seroconversion can take 7 years or more

Look at the article from http://www.hivsymptomsonline.com/seroconversion.html is information correct? i have negative hiv test uot to 18 months but i am concerned about the conclusiveness of the results! Your comment on the articleSeroconversionThe...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The text is misleading. They are trying to say that symptoms related to HIV may take seven years or longer to manifest. The detection of anti-HIV antibodies in the blood (seroconversion), however, occurs in the vast majority of people within... Read more »

Does 13% CD4 (< 14%) give me an AIDS diagnosis? (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION 2009)

This site has really been my best source of information and education and for that I am very grateful...Thank you! I've recently been diagnosed with HIV and I can't seem to get my head around the numbers and what they mean? From what I can tell,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of full blown AIDS is used as a criterion for tracking the epidemic and allocating federal funds. Reporting requirements for HIV infection (not full blown AIDS) vary from state to state. However all cases of AIDS must, by law, be reported to the... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions and Answers: The 15% Increase in HIV Diagnoses From 2004-2007 in 34 States and General Surveillance Report Questions

...unreported. As states continue to implement revised surveillance practices, the annual numbers of reported and diagnosed cases of HIV infection are likely to fluctuate. Electronic lab reporting of viral loads and CD4 counts enables states to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV in the United States: An Overview

...document uses multiple sources to provide a comprehensive picture of HIV in this country. The number of people living with HIV infection in the United States (HIV prevalence) is higher than ever before. CDC has estimated that more than 1... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Expanded HIV Testing and Trends in Diagnoses of HIV Infection -- District of Columbia, 2004-2008

...especially high. In 2008, blacks/African Americans represented 55% of DC's population, but accounted for 78% of those living with HIV infection and 86% of newly diagnosed AIDS cases. 1 , ** The HIV prevalence among blacks/African Americans in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Summary of Changes to the National HIV Surveillance Report

...U.S. dependent areas. CDC funds state and territorial health departments to collect surveillance data on persons diagnosed with HIV infection; all personal identifiers are removed from these data before being transmitted to CDC via a secure data... Read more »
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Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »

4th Generation HIV Test

Posted by Trophy
...phenotyping). The focus of this discussion is on antibody detection, the most widely used and most effective way to identify HIV infection. General Considerations Tests to detect antibody to HIV can be further classified as: (a) screening... Read more »

1.1 Million American living with HIV/AIDS

Posted by Florida69, 2 Replies
...that past estimates that more than 1 million Americans were living with HIV overstated the actual total number of people with HIV infections at the time. The agency used different methods than it has in the past to calculate the number. Its most... Read more »

I'm just diagnosed

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...hi everyone, I'm 31 years old female from Indonesia, today, i just diagnosed as HIV+. I got it from my ex husband. Thank God, my 2,5 years old daughter is negative. I'm planning to re-marry in a short Read more »