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The Course Of Hiv Disease

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Being Diagnosed Late in the Course of HIV Disease

It's hard to find out you're HIV+ under any circumstances, but some people don't find out until they wind up in the emergency room. This can be devastating. Even if you have been diagnosed late (with fewer than 200 CD4 cells or an opportunistic... Read more »
HIV Medicine Association

President Obama Sets Course for Dramatically Reducing the Impact of HIV Disease

Today President Obama made a bold and important move in combating HIV disease by announcing a new initiative that commits to putting six million people with HIV on treatment globally by 2013 and investing much needed new resources in HIV care and... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

A Three-Course Meal -- 2. The Main Course: Healthy Eating

Building a Healthy Diet Food is the foundation of nutritional health. Nothing can replace food. It can be supplemented, adjusted, increased or decreased, but not entirely replaced. Food provides the building blocks of carbohydrates, proteins and... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV- on 5th Course of Ketoconazole

Dr. BobI had a risk Dec. 31, 2003 and tested many times--last test on Dec. 28, 2004 was negative on antibody and viral RNA. I have not been sexually active since Dec. 31, 2003. Six weeks after Dec. 31, 2003, I took PEP (AZT and Epivir) for four...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The three infectious disease specialists were wrong to tell you that you are crazy. You clearly are not. However, they were correct in trying to inform you that your problem is not related to either HIV or Candida. There also was no clinical or... Read more »

Pre infection/post infection Lymph numbers: usual course?

My pre infection Lymph percent and total were much lower (in the low twenties for percent and normal, but just under 2,000 for Lymph total) - now, 28 months after infection, my Lymph percent ranges from the high 30's to most recently 50 percent...
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
The devil is in the details of your total lymphocyte count. I suspect given the CD4 counts you have now, that what you are seeing is an excellent immune response to HIV infection. What usually happens is you have an increase to some degree in CD8... Read more »

Take natural course

Hello Dr.Do you ever encounter anyone who says the heck with it and just skips meds all together and lets nature take its course.I am one of those lucky few that have a cd4 <200 after acute infection. Im not especially thrilled about this...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear Frank,You need help. You are feeling guilty, sad and hopeless. Talking to a psychologist or psychiatrist can help you deal with these feelings and not let them needlessly lead you to suffer.Despite the impression you may get from this and... Read more »

Older Patient and Course of HIV

Is there any research that can shed some light on whether the course of HIV to AIDS (and also overall life expectancy) is more rapid in men who are first diagnosed "later in life," i.e. in their late 50's?Thanks for any...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
As a modest rule of thumb there is a trend in some studies for older HIV+ patients to progress more rapidly (modest difference). There are so many exceptions to that that I almost hesitate to even state that. On the positive side there is some... Read more »
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First time Caller.. Recent listener.. and of course positive..

Posted by marriednkids, 6 Replies
Well 2/9/2013 I got a call from the state, saying they wanted to see me about some stuff that came out on a life insurance exam. They called on Friday at 4pm, and said they could not meet until Monday, but it was about a serious STD. After... Read more »

Looking for a course author on Coping with HIV

Posted by Anonymous
I'm looking for someone interested in authoring a course at Suite101's Suite University on Coping with HIV/AIDS. I'm also looking for someone interested in developing and editing a regular-feature topic on HIV/AIDS. is a "People... Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
AIDS, Hepatitis C, BSE:
Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Claus Khnlein, Germany

English translation and English edit by Jrgen Faas, Kathy McMahon and Fintan Dunne. With kind permission by the
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disease progression timeline?

Posted by suspicious, 1 Reply
my husband was diganosed and his cd4 count was 85, cannot remember the viral load. 3 years ago before we got married he said he was tested and it was negative, i did not actually see test results...&amp; i know that was where i went wrong. he did... Read more »