The Stages Of HIV Disease
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Rocky Mountain CARESHello and thanks for your post.Kidney disease (or it's risk) is unfortunately not uncommon among persons living with HIV. Untreated HIV infection alone can be a risk; though other important factors, like family history, diabetes, or as in your... Read more »
Harvard Medical SchoolTwo very important questions about Hodgkin's disease (HD). 1) Although HD in HIV-negative patients tends to be contiguous (i.e. doesn't skip from the neck to the spleen), it is not uncommon to have such skip areas in patients who are HIV+.... Read more »
Harvard Medical SchoolThis is not such an easy question as there are several approaches ALL of which are quite good.I am missing one piece of information and that is what type of Hodgkin's disease do you have (there are 4 types, nodular sclerosis, mixed cell,... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHello and thanks for posting.Your friend certainly has advanced HIV infection and symptomatic AIDS (with a very low CD4 cell count). He has however, started on a very effective first-line treatment for HIV (Viraday is also known as Atripla)-- one... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyAMFAR AIDS HANDBOOK (Chapter 4, Page 53 )
There are four stages to HIV disease
1) Acute Infection Stage (500-1200 CD4s)- begins immediately after hiv enters the body and starts multiplying in infected cells. Acute infection ends about 2-6 weeks... Read more »
Posted by riverprincess, 4 RepliesA way to see and understand about life being pos. There are 5 stages that we mentally/emotionally go through once you pass through just the senseless fear of being tested.
Stage 1-- You think being diagnosed as pos means a death sentence. Your fear... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 4 RepliesWatching my best friend die, it really hurts
My friend is now in final stages of aids, I try very hard to stay
positive for her sake. We have been friends for over 20 years, I
am telling myself that I should be grateful I have had her for
this long,... Read more »
Posted by Survivor, 4 RepliesSO WHAT IS IT???
This is a very intersting question is it not...? Pharma says it's a Condition, others +ve and -ve say its a disease and or condtion..
WHATS THE BLOODY ANSWER!?!?!?!
"Oh Eric, I am so sorry for you, thats a horrible disease." Read more »
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