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What Is Required If Someone Is Diagnosed With HIV/AIDS

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women

Early in the epidemic, HIV infection and AIDS were diagnosed for relatively few women and female adolescents (although we know now that many women were infected with HIV through injection drug use but that their infections were not diagnosed). 1 Today, women account for more than one quarter of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses. Women of color are especially affected by HIV infection and AIDS. In 2004 (the most recent year for which data are...
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Complera timing/food requirement

I was diagnosed with HIV in 2010. I originally started on Atripla and did well. I became us shortly after starting treatment and got used to taking my medication each night before bed, I had not missed a dose in almost 3 years. About a month ago...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.You raise an important issue about adherence, namely the ideal timing and the effect of meals (for some medications).First, there's usually quite a bit of wiggle room with timing of taking a once-daily medication- I... Read more »

Acute infection require medication?

My teenage son was just diagnosed last week as HIV+. We are sure that he just had the original acute infection last month...so I am prepared to see a high viral load and low CD4 when we get the bloodwork back next week. My question is, if his...
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
As in everything else related to HIV infection the answer is perhaps. There are several scenarios. He may not need any medications now or for the next several years. He may need medications and he would have to remain on them for some period of time... Read more »

Why is genotype testing required for treatment naive patients?

My partner was recently diagnosed with HIV and 13 T-cells. We want to get him on meds immediately and the doctor we are seeing won't write a prescription for 4 weeks because he wants the results of the genotype test before prescribing. My...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Dear Jase,I am sorry to hear about the stress you and your partner are experiencing.A couple of points to consider:1) Since your partner's Cd4 count is 13 it is likley that he has been infected for many years. I do not know how long you have... Read more »

Protein Requirement for AIDS

When calculating a BEE for a pt with HIV/AIDS, what is the injury factor that you should use?...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
This is another one of those "depends on who you talk to" types of questions. So, you will forgive me if I talk around it a bit...BEE is "basal energy expediture" which can be estimated through calculation or measurement. The... Read more »
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Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »

HIV Patients required study Vancouver and Toronto

Posted by estyle
HIV Patients required for paid surveys and focus groups. Earn $150-$350 dependant on study you are selected for. Call 604-628-7647 or 416-907-5465 or Sign up online at www.myfocusgroups.ca
Participants will be accepted on a first come first serve... Read more »

My dad was just diagnosed with advanced AIDS

Posted by ontariogirl, 5 Replies
Hi everyone. I just found this forum and have an intense need to talk about what's going on anonymously. It's been a terrible 24 hours.

My dad is gay and spent pretty much his entire life hiding it from everyone. My parents finally split for good... Read more »

Just Diagnosed with HPV...possible link to HIV?

Posted by am2394, 3 Replies
Hi all,
I had a possible HIV exposure in late July...i am a 21 year old female. I had unprotected sex with the friend of a friend. he did not ejaculate inside me. i have no reason to think he is HIV+, but he is the first person i have ever been... Read more »