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Teaching Plan For Newly Diagnosed Hiv Patient

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Los Angeles Times Profiles Ventura County, Calif., Program Aimed at Newly Diagnosed HIV Patients

The Los Angeles Times on Sunday examined a Ventura County, Calif., program aimed at obtaining treatment for newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS patients as "confidentially as possible and as gently and quickly" as possible. Many of the patients speak only... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Newly Diagnosed or Long-Term Survivor -- What Everyone Should Know About HIV and Their Rights

Confidentiality Rights -- the AIDS Confidentiality Act First, your HIV status should not be disclosed by you to anyone except those people who absolutely need to know (doctors, health care providers, etc.), close friends, most-trusted confidants,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Previous HIV Testing Among Adults and Adolescents Newly Diagnosed With HIV Infection -- National HIV Surveillance System, 18 Jurisdictions, United States, 2006-2009

In 2006, CDC recommended human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing for adults, adolescents, and pregnant women in health-care settings and HIV testing at least annually for persons at high risk for HIV infection* to foster early detection,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Newly diagnosed and gaining weight

34 male newly diagnosed 2.8.00 hospitalized intensive care with PCP for 8 days (4 days put into coma and mechanical ventilator inserted) when they awoke me I was told I had hiv, cd4 104 and vl 62000. started meds 2.22.00 sustiva, zerit, videx. vl...
Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D.

University of California Berkeley & San Francisco
Great summary of your medical and personal situation! There are a lot of things to think about, from what you brought up.First, what kind of weight do you want to have on your body, and what kind of weight will help or harm your health? Having extra... Read more »

newly diagnosed, dreams shattered

hi nelson, i am newly diagnosed. cd4 more than 400. going to start atripla. nelson, i am from india and i had a dream to do phd in usa which may take 5 years. now my dream is shattered into pieces. i dont know how long i am going to live and how...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
They no longer test you for HIV to come and live in the United States. Atripla works pretty well in most patients and you will be able to live to realize all your dreams. Try to relax and get support and do not let HIV rob you of your dreams.... Read more »

Newly diagnosed with HIV

I really appreciate your rapid response.Unfortunately, the HIV diagnosis is confirmed, apparently after 3 blood tests. The CD4 is also more or less at 94 although it has shown slight variations over the 3 tests. I am being put on "Truvada"...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your follow up.Sorry to hear that the tests were confirmed.Moving onward, I'd again reaffirm that you should be on HIV treatments- Truvada is a very reasonable component of first-line therapy; preferred by the current US Department... Read more »

Newly diagnosed with hep c,also have hiv..........

I recently found out I have hep c and may have been co-infected all along. I have been hiv for about 16 years. My HCV viral load is 7 million. My doctor says the hep c hasn't been a problem for me and doesn't recommend treatment at this...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I agree that it is certainly possible that your hepatitis C may have been present for a long time.You have a high viral load. Besides that I do not know anything about the status of your liver disease without knowing the results of a liver biopsy. A... Read more »
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Newly diagnosed girl is pushing me away.

Posted by LUVmyHIVposGIRL, 10 Replies
Greetings,

First off, let me say how comforting your website has been since my girlfriend and I found out she is HIV+. The best thing I have done for myself it to get educated as much as possible about HIV. I went from hysteria to relative calm the... Read more »

Newly Diagnosed

Posted by e41488, 2 Replies
I found out I was HIV-1 on Good Friday 2014 from my ex-fianc being hospitalized from Toxoplasmosis he has swelling on his brain. I was just tested in June 2013 and was negative. I am so lost and scared if it was not for my Faith in God that he will... Read more »

newly diagnosed & devastated

Posted by tippytu, 2 Replies
I was diagnosed very recently..I am in my 8 month of pregnancy..my husband tested positive also...I do not know how I'm going to deal with this! We have other older children...all I want to do right now is sleep & not wake up. There are no aso's... Read more »

Newly Diagnosed...some questions *DELETED* *DELETED*

Posted by happysunshine, 4 Replies
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