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Vital Signs Of Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vital Signs: HIV Testing and Diagnosis Among Adults -- United States, 2001 - 2009

Abstract Background: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is a major cause of morbidity, mortality, and health-care expenditures in the United States. HIV testing and linkage to care are essential to identify persons early in their course... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vital Signs: HIV Infection, Testing and Risk Behaviors Among Youths -- United States

Abstract Background: In 2009, 6.7% of the estimated 1.1 million persons living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the United States were youths (defined in this report as persons aged 13-24 years); more than half of youths with... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Early ART "Vitally Important" for All People Living With HIV, New York Times Editorial Says

The new WHO HIV treatment guidelines , which advocate beginning antiretroviral therapy (ART) "when a person's CD4 white blood cell count is relatively high," "are a welcome step forward but fall short of the treatment goals that could and should be... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Hiv exposure by checking vitals

Hi. I was checking a patients blood pressure and I did not have on gloves. He was hiv positive and he had just had his blood drawn and took his bandage off on the same arm that I put the blood pressure cuff on. He was not bleeding at all and...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereNo there is no risk of exposure from the situation described. There was no exchange of blood so HIV cannot be transmitted. Take careDr. W... Read more »


Dear Nelson,Is SeroVital-high safe to take with HIV meds?I am not necessarily overweight, but do have a bit of a tummy which I can't seem to get rid of. And I understand high can be beneficial, especially for us older chaps (I'm...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
RichThat supplement (like most supplements) has not been studied in HIV medication interaction studies.Nelson... Read more »

Vital load is now above 100,000

Hi, I just knew my CD4 and Vital Load. It is my first check. CD4 was 329. Vital load is 142,000. I knew that it should start a medication treatment. But it was first time to know the result. My doctor said that I can also wait to see the next check...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.I think that your lab results indicate the time to start treatment. Indeed, more and more, US treatment guidelines no longer require some magical lab test number to start, and are suggesting starting (if your willing and... Read more »

cd4 counts and vital loads

my viralload is 3,000 and my cd4 count is 600 withut meds whwn should i start taking meds...
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
Your CD4 count is the normal range (500-1500) and your viral load is quite low. There is no urgency to start HIV meds at this point. I think you can see what the next couple of sets of numbers show and see what the trend looks like. If the numbers... Read more »
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Devastated: All of the hallmark signs of HIV

Posted by DSKMan, 8 Replies
I though oral sex was low risk, but I was wrong. Now I have all of the hallmark signs of HIV ARS. fever, cough, rash, mouth ulcers, odd rash, painful nodes in the neck. I just know I have HIV now, and I am in shock. I am planning on doing an HIV... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What are the first signs of H.I.V.(if exposed) during the first 8 weeks? Read more »

Early signs of HIV infection - article in Genre

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
Genre magazine has an excellent article in the April 2006 issue on the early signs of HIV infection. Check it out. Read more »

oral sex with HIV+ woman and bad signs

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i have symptoms. it sure that the first sign of HIV+. i found information here yesterday, i have a blemish or purplish blotch in my mouth. it like confusion or bruise. now, blemish gradually... Read more »