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Prognosis For A Person With AIDS

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when should one quit working?

When ones CD4 count is below 200 for a period of three months and they are HIV meds.. Their viral load is undetectable. When should one hang up the work force and go on disability. State of California here.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...200 and who are now on antiretrovirals continue to work so there is no specific threshold for disability. The prognosis for persons with AIDS who have access to good treatment continues to improve so I wold expect most to be able to continue... Read more »

HIV positive - question about life expectancy (LIFE EXPECTANCY, 2010) (PROGNOSIS, 2010)

I have just had a 5 week test result come back positive.I couldnt get answer from my doc, so wanted... Read more »


In the early 1990s I was diagnosed as having AIDS based on a CD4 count below 100, wasting syndrome,... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...1998;92:3105). The availability of potent combinations of drugs that specifically block HIV replication has dramatically improved the prognosis for HIV-infected individuals. Such an effect would not be seen if HIV did not have a central role in... Read more »
The Well Project


...Health Service & Infectious Diseases Society of America. (2001). Guidelines for the prevention of opportunistic infections in persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus : Retrieved July 2003 from ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

..."negative" for 2 to 6 months after HIV infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For prognosis , viral load can help predict how long someone will stay healthy. The higher the viral load, the faster HIV... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

...healthy, you are healthy. However, because HIV may begin causing subtle changes in the immune system long before an infected person feels sick, most doctors have adopted the term "HIV disease" to cover the entire HIV spectrum, from initial... Read more »
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Divorced and Lonely HIV +

Posted by trish, 10 Replies
I tested + in 1994, right after I moved to US and got married. After 7 rocky years, my husband left me for another woman. He was - and couldn't understand what I am going thro. Right now I am undetectable on meds, but don't want to go out because of... Read more »

Hiv-diagnosis about two months ago

Posted by Noa, 7 Replies
Hi, I am a 23-year old girl from Belgium, and trying to get in touch with other girls/women of more or less the same age as me, or who got infected at the same age. I'm infected since june last year, but got the diagnosis at the beginning of this... 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 »

My lover is HIV+

Posted by feelinghelpless, 6 Replies
...Hello, About ten months ago my lover told me he was HIV+. At the time, he was very sick and in the hospital from an infection. I basicly took care of him and when he came home from Read more »