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What Happens To The Body When Hiv Turns Into Aids

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what will happen after i turn 50?

heard, learnt, discussed and read a lot than i should have , about hiv in last 50 days, (when i was diagoned).waiting for my next follow up in few days and probably my doctor will put me on question is that recently i read that my thymus...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Dear m scared.Most of the CD4 cells that recover after treatment come from expansion of cells already in the body and blood. By the time you reached 50, you have gotten through all the childhood illnesses, vaccinations, exposures to everything that... Read more »

Does HIV always turn into Aids (SURVIVAL) (LIFE EXPECTANCY 2008)

Hi Dr Bob,first l would like to say what a great effort you put into the forum, and you are my... Read more »

Can AIDS turn back to Just HIV

I recently met someone who's health went from good to bad and his T-Cells went below 10.. Now... Read more »

As HIV Turns 30, Attention Turns to an Aging Epidemic

Michael Adams The opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or other Federal agencies. Just two months before... Read more »

This Month in HIV: 2009 Update on Body Shape Changes and HIV/AIDS

Body shape changes are some of the most frustrating complications of HIV and HIV medications. Whether it's the loss of cheeks or the sudden swollen midsection, people with HIV have been mostly dealing silently with these issues since there are few... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabweans Fighting HIV/AIDS Turned Away as State Clinics Close

In Zimbabwe, a widening strike by health professionals has shuttered several clinics that provide critical HIV/AIDS services, including treatment of opportunistic infections and antiretroviral distribution. Nurses and doctors joined the strike,... Read more »

Gay Men and HIV/AIDS: Where to Turn for Information and Advice

HIV/AIDS is not a gay disease, and the virus works the same whether you're gay or straight. That said, if you are gay -- or if you're a man who considers himself straight, but fools around with guys from time to time -- there's a lot of... Read more »
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HIV son's dad starting to make the the turn

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Anger will only destroy the person that is angry. The dust is starting to settle now that its been a few weeks and Im calming down and appreciative of the grace of a few folks here whi have HIV and are gay but maintained grace under fire which I... Read more »

No where else to turn to.

Posted by Wayde, 9 Replies
It's been almost eight months since i found out that i was HIV positive and life sems to have gone down hill from there. I was infected intentionaly but i was careless and foolish as well. Too in love to see that he was only using me. Since then for... Read more »

Brain turning to Jelly

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi Everyone,
I have been HIV+ for 13 years. Been on Meds for the last 4 years. About 2 years ago I started having issues with Concentration loss, Fatigue, memory loss (short term)
Now, I am at the point of getting lost going to the Supermarket I have... Read more »

Just Turned Poz.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I just found out I was POZ.

I am 23 yo and have no Health insurance. I plan to live heatily and not worry about MEDS until I am more settles in life. I think I can go at least 3 yrs without having to worry about MEDS.

Can someone give me any... Read more »