The Diagnosis Of AIDS Is Made When??
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Congratulations on your improved health status. Regarding the AIDS diagnosis, that remains even if your CD4 count rises above the 200 mark. (See below.) As far as how much immune reconstitution (rise in CD4 count) you can expect on effective... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,A CD4% less than 14% is an AIDS-qualifying condition, even if the absolute CD4 count is still above 200. Consequently yes, you do have AIDS. Does it make any difference? No, not really. HIV disease comprises a spectrum from the early, often... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineThe positive toxo antibody test indicates past exposure and not necessarily active infection. If your CD4 count is > 200 then regardless of whether your toxo antibody test is positive you don't have AIDS.... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,First off, 55+ is not an "oldie" and can still be a "goodie" (as well as a "hottie!"). Next, I agree folks shouldn't get hung up on labels, particularly HIV versus AIDS. AIDS is a somewhat arbitrary definition... Read more »
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Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 RepliesWell, just some words of encouragement for anyone who is particularly new to this whole thing. After diagnosis in Dec 2002 when I was in very bad shape by the time we found out it was HIV (CD4 = 50, VL >650,000, thrush, wasting, all that bad... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 7 RepliesI have been positive and healthy on no meds for the last 8 years. Now my cd4 count which was about 600 is down to 170 and my once undetectable viral load is now detectable. What's the average timeframe a person survives after an AIDS diagnosis ? I... Read more »
Posted by Hneedlove, 1 ReplyMy advice to someone who just found out that they're positive would be to tell them, don't feel like it's your fault that you made a mistake, and it's your fault and that life is over.
Life is not over. Seek support wherever you can get it, from... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 5 RepliesI am a hetereosexual, non-drug user who has been living with HIV for 13 years. I was just officially Diagnosed with AIDS because of my percentages (11%). My CD4's are 262 and Viral 1801. I didn't realize how uneducated I was on AID's until now. ... Read more »
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