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What Is The Name Of The Test To Diagnose The AIDS Virus

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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
...of full blown AIDS is used as a criterion for tracking the epidemic and allocating federal funds. Reporting requirements for HIV infection (not full blown AIDS) vary from state to state. However all cases of AIDS must, by law, be reported to the... Read more »

recently diagnosed with hiv but no viral load

Hey DR. Frascino. I am newly diagnosed with HIV with a repeat of 2 tests. The reason both tests... Read more »

AIDS diagnosis (HIV VERSUS AIDS DIAGNOSIS DEFINITION)

12 months ago I was diagnosed with AIDS as a result of an NHL diagnosis. My CD4 was 40 and VL was... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Update to Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Diagnoses of HIV/AIDS -- 33 States, 2001-2005

...confidential, name-based reporting of HIV and AIDS cases since at least 2001. Of the estimated 184,170 adult and adolescent HIV infections diagnosed during 2001-2005, more (51%) occurred among blacks than among all other racial/ethnic populations... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Expanded HIV Testing and Trends in Diagnoses of HIV Infection -- District of Columbia, 2004-2008

...especially high. In 2008, blacks/African Americans represented 55% of DC's population, but accounted for 78% of those living with HIV infection and 86% of newly diagnosed AIDS cases. 1 , ** The HIV prevalence among blacks/African Americans in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...the National Health Interview Survey to estimate percentages of persons aged 18 - 64 years who reported ever being tested for HIV in the United States. Data from the National HIV Surveillance System were used to estimate numbers, percentages, and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Incidence and Diagnoses of HIV Infection -- Puerto Rico, 2006

...name-based, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection reporting; among territories, Puerto Rico had the second highest rate of HIV infection. 1 To characterize the HIV epidemic in Puerto Rico in 2006 (the year with the most recent available... Read more »
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Just got diagnosed with HIV

Posted by lgb, 3 Replies
...Hey all I'm just a 20 year old guy, who was just diagnosed with hiv about two weeks ago, and I am also in the military reserves. At the beginning I was fine with it, I didnt feel Read more »

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 »

On the rise 3.5 years post HIV/AIDS diagnosis

Posted by PositiveInPVD, 5 Replies
...Well, just some words of encouragement for anyone who is particularly new to this whole thing. After diagnosis in Dec 2002 when I was in very bad shape by the time we found out it was HIV (CD4 = 50, VL >650,000, thrush, wasting, Read more »

documenting a person who is diagnosed with hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...i am asking for anyone who is diagnosed who are willing to let me document them (taking pictures) of what they go through on a daily basis. yet it wouldn't be Read more »