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

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Does 13% CD4 (

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.

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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 »


12 months ago I was diagnosed with AIDS as a result of an NHL diagnosis. My CD4 was 40 and VL was... Read more »
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 »