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Prognosis After Hiv Infection

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...CD4+ T cells, HIV progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers. An HIV-infected person is diagnosed with AIDS when his or her immune system is seriously compromised and manifestations of HIV infection are severe. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently defines AIDS in an adult or adolescent age 13 years or older as the presence of one of 26 conditions indicative of severe...
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Long term prognosis - second opinion

Dear Dr. Pierone: I was diagnosed with HIV in October 2005. I have not yet started meds because my Dr. (Edwin DeJesus in Orlando, FL) does not think it is time. I have the most respect for him and his opinion on HIV. He is the best. My last...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...DeJesus; he is truly one of the best HIV doctors that I have ever met. I share his optimism about the excellent prognosis of HIV infection for people with access to HIV medications, good health habits, and the ability to demonstrate high level... Read more »

what do test mean & prognosis

Absolute CD 3 288; Absolute CD 4 Helper 4; Neutrophils (Absolute) 0.4; Lymphs (Absolute) 0.4; HIV-1 RNA by PCR 77,110
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
...These numbers indicate very advanced HIV infection with AIDS, as well as a very low neutrophil count that is usually not the result of HIV infection, but could be associated with Read more »

not taking meds.

my child's dad was in prison, abused there and has now had aids for 8 years he has open lesions, genital warts, bad feet problems, head sores, bleeding rectum, massive diahrrea, has no money and no meds. how do I kno when he is about to pass away...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thank you for your post.The only way to know about someone's prognosis from HIV is to have information about their CD4 cell count-- without treatment, the lower the CD4 count, the worse things are. Read more »

Long Term Survivor

I just read a letter from a newly infected patient about the long term prognosis for HIV infection. I have been living with HIV for 14 years (10 years in the category of AIDS). I am getting tired; tired of taking the meds, tired of the side...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Your fatigue is understandable. It is difficult to maintain the resolve and determination to continue treatment over a long period of time. People with all types of chronic illness have this experience. It is true in people with diabetes, rheumatoid... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...vaccination directly prevent pathogen-specific morbidity and mortality, they might also contribute to reduced rate of progression of HIV disease. For instance, randomized trials using trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) have documented that... Read more »
The Body PRO

Data on HIV Disease Prognosis 5 Years After Initiating HAART

...Collaboration consists of 12 large cohorts from countries in Europe and North America. The collaboration was established to estimate the prognosis of HIV treatment-naive patients initiating HAART. The 3-year data were previously published in The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...Carcelain G, Li TS, et al. Positive effects of combined antiretroviral therapy on CD4+ T cell homeostasis and function in advanced HIV disease. Science 1997;277:112-6. 9. Connick E, Lederman MM, Kotsin BL et al. Immune reconstitution in the first... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...(or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage HIV Symptomatic Disease Late-Stage HIV Disease (AIDS) HIV Is a Continuum Most of us are used to thinking of disease in very simple terms: if you... Read more »
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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 »


Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...almost half are women, and most are younger than 25. Antiretroviral medications have only recently become available in Kiev; the prognosis for the many HIV-infected Ukrainians is as bleak as it was for American patients in the pre-HAART era. ... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...O'Reilly Ave. San Francisco, CA 94129-0916 Telephone: 415-561-6720 Educational resources for physicians on the management of HIV disease Newsletters and magazines GMHC Treatment Issues 119 W. 24th St. New York, NY 10011 Telephone:... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »