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The Diagnosis Of AIDS Requires?

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Does 13% CD4 (< 14%) give me an AIDS diagnosis? (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION 2009)

This site has really been my best source of information and education and for that I am very grateful...Thank you! I've recently been diagnosed with HIV and I can't seem to get my head around the numbers and what they mean? From what I can tell,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...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 asymptomatic stage all the way to the end stage and death. The term... Read more »

schizophrenia and HIV/AIDS diagnosis late stage

we recently found my son who has been missing for 3 years. he has schizophrenia which ia 1 reason... Read more »

Defining AIDS (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION, 2010)

If a persons cell count bounces back up above 200, or they beat an opportunistic infection, they... Read more »
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AIDS.gov

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy at the 2010 National Summit on HIV Diagnosis, Prevention, and Access to Care

...Health, Infectious Diseases, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services . The closing panel of the 2010 National Summit on HIV Diagnosis, Prevention, and Access to Care provided an in-depth discussion of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy ... Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...just celebrate my life and beat it. That was my choice." Click here to read or listen to how other people disclosed their HIV status. D'Jaun Black Diagnosed in 2004 "Being HIV positive has been the greatest adventure I've ever... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

QuickStats: Annual Rates* of Hospitalization With a Diagnosis of HIV/AIDS Among Persons Aged ≥45 Years, by Sex -- National Hospital Discharge Survey, United States, 1997-2007 †

... Abbreviation: HIV/AIDS = human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. * Per 10,000 population. † Annual hospitalizations Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Diagnosis and Reporting of HIV and AIDS

... Diagnosis and Reporting of HIV and AIDSin States with Integrated HIV and AIDS Surveillance:United States, January 1994-June 1997 (main text) Table 1 . Read more »
Connect With Others

Hiv-diagnosis about two months ago

Posted by Noa, 7 Replies
...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 year (not a very happy newyear...!). You can contact me in English, Dutch,... Read more »

On the rise 3.5 years post HIV/AIDS diagnosis

Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 Replies
...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 stuff), I continue to show signs of enormous improvement... Read more »

How do you cope with a HIV+ diagnosis.

Posted by sunkyst, 5 Replies
...weeks after exposure and I will get those results on Monday or Tuesday. I also did a DNA PCR test which detects the presence of HIV directly rather than just the virus. I don't know if this was such a good idea since I have read that this test... Read more »

HELP !! CD4 170 AIDS DIAGNOSIS-- IS THIS THE END?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...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 want to see whats coming so I can face and fight it head on. Read more »