Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

What Are The New Cdc Classification For Hiv Disease Based On?

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
The Well Project

What Are Opportunistic Infections?

...These are called opportunistic infections (OIs) because they take advantage of the body's weakened defenses. OIs can lead to hospitalization and disability, and are responsible for most of the deaths in people with AIDS. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines an HIV-positive person with a CD4 cell count of 200 or less as having AIDS. The CDC has also developed a list of more than 20 opportunistic infections that are...
Ask the Experts

can a person go from aids back to hiv

if i was diagnoised with aids with a low CD4 count placed on the meds and now have been undetectable with a high CD4 count for over 7 years, can i go from having aids back to just having hiv? will i have a longer more normal life?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the early, often asymptomatic stage all the way to the end stage and death. The term "AIDS" was coined and developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) early in the course of the epidemic to help track the spread of the... Read more »

Chemo and CD-4 counts (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION 2009)

I am a HIV+ 37 year old male who is very healthy except for fighting KS in my colon and stomach. I have been undergoing Taxol treatment for my KS since Dec 08 until now June 1, 09. My oncologist and I decided to take a break till Mid-July because my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the early, often asymptomatic stage all the way to the end stage and death. The term "AIDS" was coined and developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) early in the course of the epidemic to help track the spread of the... Read more »

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
...the early, often asymptomatic stage all the way to the end stage and death. The term "AIDS" was coined and developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) early in the course of the epidemic to help track the spread of the... Read more »

side effects? (HIV versus AIDS, 2010)

my boyfriend and I were infected around the same time 3 years ago. I am still healthy and my doctor does not recommend that i start medication yet. My boyfrind however was started on Atripla immediatly due to a broncial infection. to make a long...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the early, often asymptomatic stage all the way to the end stage and death. The term "AIDS" was coined and developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) early in the course of the epidemic to help track the spread of the... Read more »
Articles
AIDSinfo

Testing HIV Positive -- Do I Have AIDS?

...unusual in someone who is not infected with HIV), you have AIDS. What are the AIDS-defining conditions? In December 1992, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the most current list of AIDS-defining conditions * . The... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Stages of HIV Infection

...infections associated with HIV (in the "AIDS Knowledgebase" section): http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/InSite.jsp?page=kb-05 The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) -- 1993 Revised Classification System for HIV Infection and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Summary of Changes to the National HIV Surveillance Report

...U.S. dependent areas. CDC funds state and territorial health departments to collect surveillance data on persons diagnosed with HIV infection; all personal identifiers are removed from these data before being transmitted to CDC via a secure data... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Transgender People, Hormonal Therapy and HIV Treatment Interaction

...Washington, D.C. She has reported for $pread Magazine , Pacifica Radio, Positively Aware , and other media. References Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report September 12, 2008/Vol. 57/No. 36... Read more »
Connect With Others

Alternatives?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Please pardon this simple question but what do you think about infos available at sites like http://www.aidsrealitycheck.org, http://www.actupsf.com/, http://www.healaids.com/ or http://aliveandwell.org/ Any truth to these sites? Who to believe:... Read more »

Christian Grantham of GAYBC Questions AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
If you've recieved a life-and-death diagnosis you deserve to hear both sides of an issue. I believe that people to have a right to hear BOTH sides of the story. People are smartthey can make their OWN minds about in issue. We've just reached... Read more »

HIV Infections ARE RISING!

Posted by bradford, 7 Replies
...HIV Infections ARE RISING! Many people still have the belief that HIV and AIDS only affects homosexuals! However, 75% of the world population Read more »

Fingering & HIV infection(Via Nose)

Posted by chirs, 3 Replies
...wounds found inside nose while subject A digged his nose? How servere is this case? Is there any case like this reported to Centers for Disease Control? Read more »