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Undiagnosed Hiv Percentage

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Overall Estimate of People Living With HIV in the U.S. Grows: 21 Percent, Mostly Minorities, Undiagnosed

My name is Michael Campsmith, and I'm an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] in Atlanta. My group is the HIV incidence and case surveillance branch. I'm presenting at the CROI conference on an analysis of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Accessing Social Networks With High Rates of Undiagnosed HIV Infection: The Social Networks Demonstration Project

The study authors "evaluated the use of social networks to reach persons with undiagnosed HIV infection in ethnic minority communities and link them to medical care and HIV prevention services." In seven cities, CDC funded nine community-based... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Undiagnosed HIV Infection Among New York City Jail Entrants, 2006: Results of a Blinded Serosurvey

Among New York City jail entrants, HIV testing has increased four-fold since 2004, when personnel began offering all inmates rapid testing at intake. To help improve services, the current study determined HIV prevalence among jail entrants,... Read more »
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Follow-up: T Cells decreasing but percentage stable after unknown illness

Hi Dr. McGowan,I just wanted to follow-up about a question I had to you as it might help others. My specific case is that I have been on meds (Sustiva/Epzicom) for 5+ years. Since then I have been always undetectable and my CD4 count has steadily...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thank you for the follow-up. Sometimes chronic underlying conditions can go undiagnosed for long time periods unless a directed approach is undertaken. We monitor CD4 counts so closely that we get clues to these conditions more quickly. The same... Read more »

Undiagnosed condition on my lip.

I am a 39 year old male who has been living with HIV/AIDS since 1984. I am very troubled because of a condition on my lips that I have had for approximately four years and it continues to be undiagnosed by my primary care physician who sent me to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have had several patients who developed excessive glands in the lips (whitish bumps) for unclear reasons. Have you had a lip biopsy? I have seen use of potent localized corticosteroids on a trial basis help several patients with that condition. KH... Read more »

low cd4 percentage high cd8 percentage

I was diagnosed with HIV for a little over two months now. I am a 17 yr old 125 lb. guy 5'4". My doctor said I was fine but then I looked over my numbers and saw something odd. I realized that my cd4 percentage was at 27 (there was a...
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
First, your CD4 count and percentage is pretty much in the normal range. The elevated CD8 percentage, and I suspect absolute number, is elevated as a natural response to HIV infection. Because of the CD8 elevation, your CD4/CD8 ratio will be lower... Read more »

undiagnosed and untreated for 12 years

am 62. My HIV/AIDS wnent undiagnosed and untreated for 12 - 15 years. How much worse will this be for me given the fact the virus fesstered for more than a decade? ...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
It is impossible to tell. Some people respond better than others no matter how early or late they start HIV medications. Starting at a higher CD4 cell count gives you a better chance at normalizing CD4 counts. But I have seen some people's... Read more »
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still undiagnosed?

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Posted by happyfrog, 1 Reply
If you were to come in contact HIV, What is the precentage of people that will come down wiith ARS. I dont believe i have come on contact with anything i was just being asked by a freind. Also are the rapid test approved by the USAID and WHO... Read more »

CD4 Percentage

Posted by SimonB, 1 Reply

Sorry if this is a bore, but I'm recently diagnosed and although know the basics, my first appointment revealed a low CD4 percentage (13%) which caused my doctor some worry and I have to go for another round of tests in a month. VL was 133'000... Read more »

Window period percentage

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Here's the fact's on the window period

1 month - 50%
2 months-80%
3 months-97%
4 months->98%
5 months->99%
6 months->99.99%

These are the facts, except them or not
If you test negative @ 3 months you can be very sure you're
negative especially if it... Read more »