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Number ONE cause of Death

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey, isn't it sad in the terror days of anti-retroviral therapy and Junk Science brought to you by the members of AIDS Inc., that the number one cause of death in AIDS patients today is LIVER FAILURE!!!!!!!!!!

Boy isn't that a surprise? I really... Read more »

Got my numbers =again- with one tiny mistake

Posted by DDS, 2 Replies
So I called my HIV doc again today because I haven't heard from in a week. He's still trying to reach these other universtiy doctors for 6-7 days now!!
So in speaking with him he gives the results of my 1st (and only) blood work- Turns out my... Read more »

CNN - The day in numbers: 39.5 million

Posted by Anonymous
The day in numbers: 39.5 million

By Sunaina Gulati for CNN

(CNN) -- Some 39.5 million people are living with AIDS worldwide, according to a U.N. report released on Tuesday. "This year's report gives us real cause for concern," said U.N. AIDS chief... Read more »

help please! (some numbers?)

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
OkI made the mistake of browsing a board that poz people post onnow I am freaked out horribly again.

The responses to my original post, a week or so ago made me feel better while I wait out this horrid window to test. My basic possible exposure was... Read more »

Time between infection and the CBC to show low WBC and Lymphocytes numbers

Posted by CharlieTrotter, 1 Reply

I'm an individual that has frequented commercial sex workers over the past couple of years (in between girlfriends). Each and every time I have used a condom. The best of my knowledge, none of the condoms have ever broken.

In July I had a CBC,... Read more »
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Viral Load Numbers - What do they mean??

I was recently diagnosed with HIV infection. I do not know when I became infected, but I suspect it was about 5 years ago.My doctor immediately ordered a Viral Load count with appropriate blood work. Myfirst viral load was 600,000 and myCD4/CD8...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
The rapid drop in your viral load from 600,000 to 2,655 without any therapy suggests that you did not seroconvert five years ago but very recently. Unless you were very sick with an acute infectious illness at the time of the first viral load, I... Read more »

numbers, numbers

hi,I'm newly infected/diagnosed and am pretty scared right now. I've been trying to educate myself as much as possible. And sites like this are very helpful. But I'm really afraid of three things. 1)med's side effects. 2)...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
thanks for your question and sorry to hear of your situation.In general, most persons with HIV infection in the US do fine for many years, even without the initiation of antiretroviral therapy.Once therapy is started, I believe that key issues are... Read more »

understanding the numbers

The first numbers were T4:1082, VL 102879 thata was in NovemberToday Jan 22, the numbers were:t4: 593 and HIV RNA ultra: 26453copies/ml what does this mean?also the result said: HIV 1 RNA per 1 ml of plasma, Viral load.I don't understand...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The T4 cells are also known as CD4 lymphocytes, the higher the better since these are an important type of infection fighting cells of the immune system. Normal levels are about 1000. When CD4 counts are as high as yours, there often is... Read more »

Would a bad cold alter my numbers?

I just found out I'm HIV +. My first blood test indicated my absolute cd4 count as 368 and my cd4 21.5 (29-65) and a viral load of 85593. I had a very bad cold at the time this blood work was done. It seems to hang on. Lot's of...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for the question.Yes, a bad cold or any other infection can definately alter the HIV lab tests; unfortunately, there is no reliable way to know if the CD4 cell count would be higher or lower; one can expect that having something that... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

"TB" the Number One Killer of People With HIV

TB is an infection caused by a bacterium called Mycobacteria tuberculosis . It usually affects the lungs but can affect other organs also. TB is a very serious disease, it is estimated that one-third of the people in the world are infected with TB.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Survey Finds Number of HIV-Positive People in China Have Become Resistant to at Least One HIV Drug

More than 17% of HIV-positive patients in 28 China provinces developed resistance to at least one available HIV/AIDS drug by 2006 and 2007, Chinese government researchers announced at the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City, Reuters ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Number of Couples in Which Only One Person Is HIV-Positive Increases in Uganda, Survey Finds

The number of couples in which only one person is HIV-positive -- a situation known as serodiscordance -- is increasing in Uganda, according to a survey released last week, Uganda's Monitor reports. According to the "HIV/AIDS Sero-Behavioural... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Number of HIV-Positive Immigrants to Canada Triples in One Year, Immigration Department Says

Canada in 2003 recorded three times as many HIV-positive immigrants as the year before, according to government statistics, Canada's National Post reports. Citizenship and Immigration Canada , the country's immigration department, began requiring... Read more »