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What Determines Whether A Person Gets Ars Or Not

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Getting HIV Drugs

Table of Contents Health Insurance in the United States Changes Due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) AIDS Drugs Assistance Program Medicare Health Insurance Marketplaces Drug Company Programs Clinical Trials Buyers' Club Seeking Help Health Insurance in the United States Health insurance usually covers most of the cost of prescription drugs,including HIV drugs. The best way to get health insurance is to work for...
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Is there a viral load range to determine how recent a person was infected with HIV ie, 1 month exposure > 12 months or more?

My husband was dignosted with HIV February of this year. We both went to the doctor this month for testing. His viral load is 658 and his CD4 count is 940. Does this mean that this is a recent infection? Can his body be controlling the infection and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and so sorry to hear about your husband.Unfortunately, you cannot determine the time of infection on the basis of either CD4 or viral load testing. On the basis of his low viral load, it would appear that he (or his immune system) is indeed... Read more »

What determines the chances of infection?

What things can detemine whether a person gets infected or not?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. When we are talking about the likelihood of HIV transmission, there are numerous variables that can determine the chances of transmission. Let me review with you some of these variables.1) The amount of the virus... Read more »

How Employers Can Determine Your HIV status

Dear Doctor:I know insurance companies are not allowed to disclose the name of an employee but they are allowed to share information about medical costs for a specific employee. Given the high cost for HIV treatment.(on average $20K per year and...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
I understand your point, and an employer can certainly speculate on why an employee has such high medical bills, even more so if it a person who is out at work. However, it is all speculation. How many employers (and other ignorant people) assume... Read more »

Re: Indeterminate 6 Months (Determine & Uni Gold) (A FEW FUNNY QUESTIONS, 2009)

Hie DocThanks for your responce on my Q a few weeks ago, I really appreciate your taking time to answer me on that, taking into account the gazzilion Qs you get from the Gazillion, I took your advice, and still waiting for my WB test, the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey CJ,A "whacked-out" chapter is a great idea. Believe it or not, I don't even post the really zany ones! Just for your amusement I'll post below a few potential entries "from the vault" that might qualify for the new... Read more »
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Disability determination in four months

Posted by lilfshrmn, 2 Replies
Unbelievable! Received my award letter from Social Security within five months. No feigning illness here. Serious cognitive, physical, emotional impairment...Low CD4 numbers, several OIs, cooperative ID Dr. greatly assisted case, Still... Read more »

ars under 2 weeks?

Posted by max, 1 Reply
I haven't seen this addressed specifically, but it seems to me people have been saying ARS starts appearing anywhere from 2-14 weeks after possible exposure. What about developing a rash mild fever in under 1 week? Is that too soon to be ARS? I am... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
On Primary HIV Infection
What is primary HIV infection?
Primary HIV infection is the period of a few weeks or months after a person becomes infected with HIV. During this time a person may have symptoms that resemble the flu or mono (mononucleosis).... Read more »

symptoms of HIV and ARS question one more time

Posted by rob422, 2 Replies
okay i can't find this question in the index.
i'm very new to this whole HIV scare. and i'm also finding out that everything i've read about HIV from other websites is misleading.

i don't really care about the possibility of my infection status or... Read more »