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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...
Ask the Experts

Having ARS mean your immune system stronger?

Hi,I seroconverted in May, and had severe ARS, with symptoms lasting thirty days - (Fever, chills, extreme fatigue, severe headache, achiness and rash). One physician said it was actually a "good sign" that I had such a violent response to the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...evidence that the severity (or lack thereof) of symptoms during seroconversion has any correlation to the pace and severity of HIV disease. In either case (using viral load as a surrogate marker), current antiretroviral therapies are very... Read more »

Fifth's disease and HIV

Hello, I just found out I had contracted Fifth's disease, I am HIV+. Do I have to worried about anything? I thing Fifth's disease will go away by itself. At this time my head is really itching. My CD4 and V.L are not that good but OK. Thank you for...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...may last several months. There is no specific treatment or vaccine. Although people infected with HIV are at risk for more severe disease, it is unclear how often this will happen. It sounds like all you have is the rash, so this may well be... Read more »

it broke my heart when i heard what it means to be a hiv/aids victem

it was on today's news that the government of my country is going to start treating people with anti-aids medication. but they will start treating people with a "stage 3" level of aids. what does it mean to be a stage 3 sufferer? please give me a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your question.I can't be certain, but one grading scale for severity of HIV disease is the Center for Disease Control's (USA)-- in this scheme, persons have category A, B or C, depending on their health.Category Read more »

test results

these are my test results please help me understand,wbc2.1 rbc3.93 hemoglobin 11.5 hematocrit 33.4 platelet count 84 absolute neutrophils 979 absolute lymphocytes620 these are the one that are out of range i was diagnosed in january and i am heathly...
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
...You don't indicate what your CD4 count and HIV viral load results are to indicate the severity of HIV disease, or if you are taking any meds or have any other additional llnesses. All I can say is that all your blood cell counts are depressed. Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Anemia: Prevalence and Severity of Anemia Increases With Advancing HIV Disease

...anemia, morbidity, disease progression, transfusion requirements, and QOL" in these populations. "The prevalence of anemia in HIV disease varies considerably, ranging from 1.3% to 95%: it depends on several factors, including the stage of HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CD4 Counts Decline Despite Nutritional Recovery in HIV-Infected Zambian Children With Severe Malnutrition

...during nutritional rehabilitation. From a pediatric ward in Lusaka, 56 children with severe malnutrition and with or without HIV infection were recruited for measurement of CD4 counts on admission, on discharge, and at final nutritional... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Increased Presence, Severity of Coronary Artery Plaques in HIV-Infected Men

... Young to middle-aged men with longstanding HIV infection were significantly more likely to have coronary atherosclerotic plaques than uninfected men in a new study. One hundred and ten Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
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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 »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Exploring: NIAID, NIH, U.S. DHHS March 2005 HIV Infection and AIDS: An Overview INTRODUCTION AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) was first reported in the United States in 1981 Read more »

HIV RNA?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...there. From an article posted on The Body: Shortly after getting infected with HIV, many patients have an acute (or "primary") HIV infection, a period of flu-like illness with symptoms like fever and malaise that could be caused by influenza or... Read more »

Are They Right?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Why do some people insist that HIV does not cause AIDS and that test is not accurate? Read more »