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Uncertainty Related To Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Among African Americans

... African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV in the United States (US). At the end of 2007, blacks accounted for almost half (46%) of people living with a diagnosis of HIV infection in the 37 states and 5 US dependent areas with long-term, confdential, name-based HIV reporting.
Ask the Experts

starting treatment uncertainty

I am a 50 year old male who seroconverted in Jan 08. My cd4 count has been consistently in the 800s and my viral load which was as high as 8000 is now 500. I take vitamins and exercise often. I have a close friend who is a well known MD and feels...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...benefits of starting with CD4s about 500; they also note that persons over 50 (or for each 10 years of age), the risk of having a HIV complication increases. IMHO, there are concerns about other issues- cancer, heart and bone disease to name a... Read more »

HIV Uncertainty

Dr. Doc,In December 2007, I gave unprotected oral sex to a male partner and swallowed his semen. About a month latter I came down with the flu symptoms (fever, sore throat, aches). I've been told by the doctor I am anemic. Most recently, I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Read more »


what is the life expectancy of people with hiv/aids?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...There is no way to predict the life expectancy of someone only on the basis of having HIV. For an individual person, we are not able to predict with any certainty how long they will live.What we do know is that the Read more »

The future of hiv treatment

Hi Dr Keith, first l would like to thank you for your great work you do with hiv people,l am recently hiv pos and read your every post,my hiv doctor told me there is hope that a future treatment can come out that switches off hiv and turns it into...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Current HIV medications are actually very effective at switching off HIV making it relatively harmless (while on treatment). There is no Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...your body systems are functioning If you have side effects from the drugs If you are having problems that are not related to HIV Examples of lab tests: complete blood count, blood chemistry (explained in this sheet) The... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Clinical Trials

...Components of Clinical Trials The Stages of Treatment Trials Should I Participate in a Clinical Trial? Clinical Trials and HIV+ Women What Are Clinical Trials? The term clinical trial is used to describe many different types of... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...many of these treatments are still being studied and have not beenapproved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for HIV-relatedlipodystrophy. If you are considering plastic surgery, research the optionscarefully. Some treatments are... Read more »
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the anxiety...

Posted by gameface, 3 Replies
...hungry), my muscles and joints ache like crazy and i have right upper quandrant discomfort. now i'm starting to think i could have hiv and/or hcv. i guess i'm just posting here for support or...i don't know. just scared. i know that testing... Read more »


Posted by kenya, 4 Replies
...grow to see our grand child get married. though am not yet on them; i have equally seen close relations fall to the machetes of hiv. seen them die, a slow, gruelling, painful, labourous, excrutiating, merciless and brutish death. but i know that... Read more »

Will my HIV+ partner still want to be with me

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...We share a very deep love for each other and we've had some marvelous experiences in the past 3 years. While I know that HIV does change things, what I'm concerned about is that eventually he may decide for my sake (and his) it would be better... Read more »

HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
...i have a question and was wondering if ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months Read more »