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Outlook For Someone With Hiv

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My outlook from hiv

Posted by car2d2, 17 Replies
Anyways I just wanted to share my story and see if anyone can relate. I'm 21 years old and in March 2008 i found out my positive status. I was totally scared at first like everyone who gets the news that they are positive because obviously hiv is a... Read more »

Must read for all you HIV worry warts

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My story begins almost 4 years ago. I was going through a divorce which changed my outlook on life. I didn't care about anything anymore. I drank heavily and felt sad and lonely. Well I met a friend got drunk and had unprotected sex with her... Read more »

I'm HIV+ and Doing Research for my Masters Thesis

Posted by Dolbylife, 1 Reply
Hi everyone,

I know first-hand how difficult life is with HIV. I was diagnosed in 2004, on Valentines day of all days, and I have since decided to focus my studies on how HIV is communicated to the individual, the public, and the effects of these... Read more »

I'm HIV+ and doing a Master's thesis on disclosure

Posted by Dolbylife
Hi everyone,

I know first-hand how difficult life is with HIV. I was diagnosed in 2004, on Valentines day of all days, and I have since decided to focus my studies on how HIV is communicated to the individual, the public, and the effects of these... Read more »
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Today's Outlook on HIV

I have been positive for about three years and have been on a tolerable regimen for the past year (Viramune/Emtriva/Viread). I also use Androgel and have been taking the Kaiser Pax vitamin supplements. I actually feel better now than I have in...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Yes and yes to your questions. You are the norm for people that take 100% of their medications and you are safe to assume you will make to your 60's and beyond. Sometimes we focus on all the potential side effects, but many people living with... Read more »

positve hiv outlook

Hi Dr Moyle, l am currently working as a nurse at a hiv medical centre in Australia, and l am hiv neg, l can not beleive the ammount of new cases of hiv people presenting for the first time into the clinic for treatment..l would say at least 60% per...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
The growth in the number of people with HIV remains disappointing across the globe and both individuals and governments have a role to play in preventing the transmission of HIV.The goal of eradication of HIV is an admirable one but also one that... Read more »

Whats the outlook?

I just found out I was HIV positive but I'm 99% sure I was infected almost 4 yrs ago. My cd4 count is 300 and my vl is 500,000. Since I was untreated for so long, will that make a difference?...
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
Yes HIV treatment will make a difference. Your numbers indicate that HIV treatment should be started now. Once the viral load is under control you will see your CD4 count jump dramatically, indicating your immune system damage is being repaired.... Read more »

AVN Outlook

I am 47 yeaers old. I was diagnosed as HIV+ about a year ago and have done well on the therapy (Atripula). Recently I began to experience severe pain in my groin and thigh area and had trouble walking and developed a slight limp. I was recently...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Aseptic necrosis of the hip appears to be more common in HIV+ persons with use of corticosteroids, elevated trigylceride levels and other non-HIV factors contributing to the risk. I have had numerous patients undergo hip replacement with good... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Vaccine Outlook Poor, Researchers at Symposium Say; Shift in Focus, New Fundraising Efforts Suggested

The current prospects for developing an effective HIV vaccine are "poor" because of multiple research challenges, participants at a New York Academy of Sciences and AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition HIV vaccine symposium in New York City said last... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Breaking the Chain: The Outlook for South African Babies With HIV Is Grim

Last year, the UN set a target of eliminating new HIV infections among children by 2015. Dr. Mitch Besser, founder of the group "mothers2mothers," has been working toward that goal in South Africa since 1999. He notes that early diagnosis and... Read more »

HIV Prevention: A Changing Outlook

Introduction AIDS Vaccines The Thai Trial: A Shot in the Arm Other Vaccines Why Has AIDS Vaccine Research Been so Challenging? What's Next? PrEP Can a Pill a Day Prevent HIV? Microbicides Hope in 2010 Rectal... Read more »

UNAIDS Launches "AIDS Outlook"

AIDS Outlook is a new report from UNAIDS that provides perspectives on some of the most pressing issues that will confront policymakers and leaders as they respond to the challenges presented by AIDS in 2009. AIDS Outlook is a new report from... Read more »