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Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...twice a day to keep HIV in check for many years. Side effects are milder and less common than they've ever been. It's completely possible for many people with HIV to live their lives no differently than they had before their diagnosis (although healthier living becomes more important, and having safer sex is always critical). However, because of the stigma and guilt that still surrounds HIV, because HIV was so long thought of as a death...
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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
...positive" was not a reportable condition until recently; however, AIDS has been for quite some time. (See below.) Once an AIDS diagnosis is made the diagnosis is not reversible even if your counts improve on combination antiretroviral therapy.... Read more »

pre-diagnosis nutrition

Dr. Bob,If I'm currently in the "window period" for possible HIV infection, would restructuring my diet and beginning on a multivitamin as a precaution be a good idea? Which type of multivitamin would you suggest? What other methods of body...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...resource. The American Dietetic Association recommends a baseline nutritional and body composition assessment soon after HIV diagnosis. Follow-up assessments should be conducted at least once annually for asymptomatic individuals with... Read more »

AIDS diagnosis (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION)

12 months ago I was diagnosed with AIDS as a result of an NHL diagnosis. My CD4 was 40 and VL was 750,000. After 12 mos, my CD4 is 274, VL is <40 (new testing has triggered and no longer undetectable) I'm on Atripla and take 100-200mg of CQ10...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,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 Read more »

Resuming sex after recent diagnosis (SUPERINFECTION) (DUAL INFECTION) (CO-INFECTION) (REINFECTION) (SWISS REPORT)

My boyfriend and I both tested positive one month ago. Blood tests indicated that we do not have other STDs (thankfully). We have heard mixed things (1) about the need to use condoms if we are monogamous and (2) about how quickly we can resume...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...will have aids by then. I'm new at this. Am I superinfected? Response from Dr. Frascino Hello, Sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. I would suggest, because this is indeed "new" for you, that you get informed about HIV, HIV-monitoring... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Georgia: Syphilis Most Common Diagnosis at New Men's STD Clinic

...October, sees patients on the first and third Saturdays of the month, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Syphilis was the clinic's most common diagnosis, said Hebert. By the first week of January, the clinic screened 251 individual patients, among whom 21... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...HIV Impacts Specific STDs Do STD Programs Influence HIV Rates? STD-HIV Recommendations Resources Selected Sources Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), formerly known as venereal diseases, are diseases that are spread from... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Estimated Lifetime Risk for Diagnosis of HIV Infection Among Hispanics/Latinos -- 37 States and Puerto Rico, 2007

... In 2008, the annual rate of diagnosis with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the United States for Hispanics/Latinos (25.0 per 100,000 population) was Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...women. If you are in thisgroup and are thinking about dating, you need to be aware that age does not protect youfrom HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Older HIV+ women usually are invisible and isolated, keeping their... Read more »
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Mystery Diagnosis casting- Lipodystrophy Stories

Posted by mysteryd08
...We are currently casting for the eighth season of Mystery Diagnosis. We profile stories of people dealing with rare medical conditions or diseases who have struggled to find a diagnosis, and have Read more »

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 »

STILL unsure of diagnosis

Posted by dj1979, 7 Replies
An update - or not....went to another place to be tested, rapid test POSITIVE, although line was faint - had blood drawn AGAIN to confirm (?) - results Monday. Hubby also got tested - he is NEGATIVE!!! Guy I had affair with has opted NOT to get... Read more »

Sex after diagnosis

Posted by efive, 3 Replies
I have a question I would like the answer to (if anyone knows) before my next doctor's appointment. If you're on meds and have sex with another positive person, what is the level of danger that you might acquire a resistant form of the virus? Read more »